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sweetpotato 1 year, 8 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 18, 2012

To the very uninformed person that said that a large portion of Newton Co does not hold the City of Covington in high esteem. As a proud resident of the City of Covington I happen to personally know that: The City of Covington is the driving economic island in Newton County. The City of Covington is and has been for quite some time considered probably one of the best and most efficiently ran municipalities in the State. The Police Dept was the FIRST in the State of Georgia to be CALEA accredited that was in 1983 and they have maintained that status . The Sheriffs Office some 30 yrs later just reached State certification which pales in comparison to the CPD. CPD has majority college educated officers with many supervisors holding more than one degree. The City realizes the importance of maintaining quality employees they pay them more but in turn they expect more from them. For your information the evil City of Covington has covered more than its fair share of expenses in many joint projects that benefit all of Newton, public safety being the main one ! Your comment seems to center around the defeat of a CPD Captain for Sheriff. So it sounds like you want The City of Covington to stay out of the affairs of Newton County and stop picking up the tabs for programs that the County can not afford to fund , I would say be careful what you ask for........ you might get it !

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sweetpotato 1 year, 9 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for Oct. 28, 2012

The new real bright white lights on the Square hurt my eyes !! They are too bright !

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sweetpotato 1 year, 9 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for Oct. 28, 2012

@covingtonian you are right sir...........we let stuff like that go on and then later parents are shocked that lil Suzy comes home with a baby in her belly. There is a culture among us that will be our demise if we dont make some changes.

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sweetpotato 1 year, 9 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for Oct. 21, 2012

I was listening to a local radio program this afternoon and heard a Democratic candidate for a county wide position here in Newton Co. speaking................seriously? Almost every sentence he used incorrect grammar or used an inappropriate word. Is there no standard anymore.........? The Democratic party would do themselves a big favor if they would send some of these people through english courses and improve their vocabulary and grammar its pitiful and embarrassing.

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sweetpotato 1 year, 9 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for Oct. 21, 2012

Just to clarify (because I looked into this) The City of Covington Police Officers you see working for Vampire Diaries are off duty and are being paid by Vampire Diaries. Vampire Diaries is doing just like other production companies and events that come in they hire off duty officers to stay there with them. I am getting tired of people complaining about people filming around here, sure its an occasional pain in the rear but its better than the alternative: a sad dried up downtown where nobody goes or wants to go, a town that nobody gets off the interstate to spend money in. REMINDER: people from other places that spend money here pay sales tax here, they leave the tax they paid stays and that helps you and I / The End

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sweetpotato 1 year, 9 months ago on Man robbed at gunpoint while hanging clothes on line

I have noticed that Covington PD dont mess around they will sho lock you up ! Good job Thanks CPD

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sweetpotato 1 year, 9 months ago on Mayor wants evaluation of Main Street

If you watched the council meeting a few weeks ago one of the downtown building owners went before the Council asking for help said the Fire Marshall pretty much shut down anything he wanted to do. He was given either a NO or yes IF and the IF was so much money that it didnt make any sense to do it for the rent he can charge. The City has got to realize that the buildings up there are old and you cant make them new and then rent them at a reasonable rate. If they dont get a reality check on the regs for these old buildings up there and make it EASY to do business up there it will continue to go down.

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sweetpotato 1 year, 11 months ago on Aug. 19 Newton Citizen Poll

take it public like a Council Meeting , w/ names go to somebody thats going to do something about it not just on here. The people that need to know about are not going to do anything based on some Citizen Poll comment because they know that half of the posts are not correct or have no basis and so many of the people are ill informed and just assume things. Like the lady below that assumed the officer was asleep. I was told they can do their reports in their vehicles now on an in car computer so I am assuming they were doing a report, some people always got that negative frame of mind

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