The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest. The Newton Citizen publishes as many comments as space allows. Comments, which may be edited for space or content, are published anonymously on Sunday. To submit a comment, call 770-483-7108, ext. 403, email: poll@newtoncitizen.com or complete the online form.

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“Glad to see your report about the Chamber; jobs, retail, and vampires. Its one of the few good things this county has going these days.”

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“How many times have we said that Mr. Craig was making a laughingstock of the commissioners? This past Tuesday he ran the bus right over each of you when he explained how his line item was appropriated each year. On top of that, he explained that the past five boards probably ‘did not know’ how that line item was created. Unbelievable. I think this answers Mr. Ellis’ question about who will run the county if we don’t have a county manager … the same person that has been running it for 38 years.”

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“OK school is out, time for our BOE and BOC report cards. BOE District 1 B, BOE District 2 F (would go lower than an F but F is low as we can go), BOE District 3 C, BOE District 4 D, BOE District 5 D, Superintend C. Now For the BOC, BOC District 1 D, BOC District 2 C, BOC District 3 C, BOC District 4 F, BOC District 5 F, Chairman F. County GPA is 1.16 a D-.”

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“I have a special needs young adult son that has been patiently waiting on the Miracle League Field to be completed in Newton County. We have played on the field in Rockdale County for 10 years and we were very grateful for them allowing him to do so. This field was built for the special needs community and it has been known since the first talk of it that it was going to be open to those in surrounding counties. The out-of-county participants do pay a slightly higher fee than in-county residents. I have no problem whatsoever where these special needs children or young adults come from to play … Let them play and leave them alone! I love to see any special needs child or young adult from anywhere play on this field. What bothers me more is the Rec Department allowing children who do not have special needs use it … they have plenty of their own fields!”

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“Honestly, you would think that with all of the issues facing the Village of Porterdale, that ‘Disk Golf’ would be a lot further down on the list? There again, it came from the same guy that resurrected wraslin’!!”

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“Can you believe the Newton GOP is using Obama tactics? I can, after all isn’t some of the leadership Democrats at one time. And where in Robert’s Rules of order can the GOP chair call a time out in the middle of the county convention. Maybe she was confused and thought she was at a football game. What a joke. The question is why John Douglas is standing with the GOP RINO former Democrats.”