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Do you really think that the Chamber of Commerce convienced McDonald's to locate in that particular location, first of all it is at an interstate exit right next to I-20, people traveling get off exits for gas and food which explains Wendy's and Taco Bell opening there as well as Quiktrip and Hampton Inn for the tired travelers. and just becasue a few nutjobs act like fools that isn't the Chambers responsibility.
As there really isn't anything to do in Newton County I think something like this should be approved, it's not like everyone is breaking their necks to move into one of the overlay areas for thiose that want to bring it up, as long as it isn't in the overlay boundries it shouldn't matter how close it is to it, if that was the case they should have overlayed the entire county and not a pocket here and a pocket there.
Baxter is a multibillion dollar company, there has to be a legit reason as to why they want to be a part of Covington and not Social Circle. I don't see how going from Social Circle to Covington is a downgrade it's more a a big upgrade to me. everyone isn't going to be pleased with the outcome of whatever zip code they end up in, but at the end of the day Baxter is bringing a lot of jobs to this area which are badly needed and wanted and if it takes making a small minority unhappy for the better of the entire area then so be it.
One more reason why no one who wants a safe area would choose to live in Western Newton County, I can only assume what the demographics was for this party since it was held in the silos, The county should pass a law where if your party is more than 10 people you should have to rent a banquet center or some building where a party would be better held than in a residential area.
5 year degree in engineering AND AN MBA, impressive and here I am attending GPC in my first year. Please tell me how that relates to IHOP, you should be pulling in around 100k a year but here you are arguing about a restaurant for us poor people, obviously you're to educated to eat with us commoners but as you were.
One more thing John, I took your advice and looked at the 2011 Census estimates for Newton County. Guess What!, it shows Newton as the following. 55.4% White and 41.3% Black, so the demographics issue is still mute.
"You HS English teacher would not be proud of you", wow John where was your English teacher?, how about "Your HS English teacher would not be proud of you". The corrector stands corrected.
Well if you look at where the majority of the population lives in Newton County it is in western Newton, they are closer to Conyers and will go there first for convenience, Rockdale is majority black so the demographics theory is still mute, whether a restaurant is a step forward or backwards it would still be a step forward from where we are, and this 2050 plan is isn't going to help encourage anyone to build here, maybe we if Covington would redo 278 which looks absolutely run down it might would help.
Restaurants won't come because of the demographics, Are you serious, I remember when Newton County was majority white which it still is and the Klan was rallying on the square and yet no restaurants were coming here then, I would love to have a Red Lobster or Olive Garden in Newton County, these restaurants aren't looking at the color of anyone's skin but the color of money and right now Newton's average household income hasn't reached the threshold that would make them build here, but I have sent a email to Chili's and Ruby Tuesday and they replied that they were looking at Newton County and have plans to come just not right now.
The oldest rivalry in the area is being renewed between Newton and Rockdale but yet this paper wants to bring up Eastside and Stephens County, are they serious.
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