After reading Don Shellenberger’s letter concerning Darrell Huckaby’s laughable opinion piece on “the fall of London,” I felt it was necessary to bring up some other awful things Mr. Huckaby has said in his columns.
I would like the privilege of explaining to the neighbor who seems to have some misconceptions about Mr. Darrell Huckaby and his recent report of conditions in London.
I was raised as a Muslim in a country where 96 percent of the population was Muslim. I witnessed the same kind of killing and terror between two or more groups of Muslims.
Traveling far from home to meet with our Georgia representatives in Washington, D.C., is a daunting task, but it’s worth it when there’s so much on the line.
On Thursday night, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m., Homeowners For Better Government will hold a meeting for the citizens of Rockdale to learn the right way to spend our tax dollars on a new improved judicial complex.
I’ve just gotten home from the Bond Referendum Committee meeting on Feb. 12. Let me just say this: I’m tired of all the whining and back-and-forth backbiting.
On Feb. 5 and Feb. 7, the bond committee will be presenting their “options” to the public for judicial improvements. Remember that the committee was started because the county said we need more space for our courts.
The past economic recession has made it difficult to spend the funds when needed and has pushed us to a point where we need to address our courthouse. There is no blame; however, it is time to address the issue.
It is amazing the lengths that our county leadership will go to convince citizens of the need to build a new courthouse for their personal glory.
I attended the Rockdale County Courthouse Committee meeting on Tuesday Dec. 11 and was ashamed of the attitude most of the members took toward the general public and how the committee wants to restrict the public’s right to speak at the upcoming town hall meetings.
I got one of my degrees 40 years ago from a very reputable, nationally known institution in metro Atlanta. I went back earlier this year to take a variety of soft discipline classes from their undergraduate catalog. Let me share with you what I have learned first-hand from this “before” and “after” snapshot of the same school. It’s not pretty.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to Frank B. Turner Jr., a partner at Greer Stansfield & Turner LLP in Covington, on his recent reappointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the Georgia Board of Community Affairs.
Join ALA Unit 77 in remembering our men and women in the military. For years, The American Legion supported a National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which is now recognized annually on the third Friday of September.
As we approach our 30th year of service in our community, we are excited to announce that we have a new name: Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale/Newton!
It’s been a fast-paced start to the school year, but I would be remiss if I didn’t stop and take a moment to thank some very special people who helped us get the year started off right.
As summer winds down and families are preparing for their students to return to school, I am reminded of the difficulties that many face with back-to-school expenses.
After reading about Newton County’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget in the local newspapers and studying the actual budget documents on the county’s web site, a few observations are in order.
Early voting has already begun or citizens can vote on May 22 on bond referendums being sought by our two local governments: the city of Conyers and Rockdale County. Frustration has been experienced with both because of confusion or anger over the audacity of the request.
I find it interesting that Mr. Fred Straub penned a letter to the editor in support of the $140 million bond without disclosing his vested interest in the issue.
When I explain Covington to someone who isn’t from the area, the first things that come out of my mouth are: hospitality, Southern charm and community.
All three of Newton County School System’s high schools — Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton — have completed the junior and senior prom season with the last of the proms having taken place on Saturday, April 14th.
I have never seen so much lipstick on a pig as this Rockdale County Board of Commissioners is trying to put on this $140 million courthouse/government complex since I was at a county fair in Alabama.
As a resident of Rockdale County and owner of buildings in Olde Town Conyers, I am also a supporter of Chairman Oz Nesbit. I will be voting “no” on the courthouse complex. It simply is not thought out well.
For decades, members of the National Association of Realtors have supported a free, open market that embraces fairness and equal opportunity for all buyers and sellers.
As past chairman of the Democratic Party of Rockdale County from the late 1990s to mid 2000s, I would like to put it on the record that I have worked to elect the best people to move our county forward, even when we did not have a candidate on the ballot.
The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners met in a public meeting on Feb. 6 to hear citizen comments on possible changes to garbage pickup services and the awarding of a contract for waste management services given to Greenhood Industries and Charles “Champ” Walker Jr.
The last time Commissioner Oz Nesbitt proposed county garbage pickup, the citizens blasted the idea and he quickly divorced himself from the issue. He was shocked by the response.
Like much of the Southeast, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, Rockdale woke up to a beautiful scene outside – it was covered with a blanket of white snow. A regular winter wonderland! However, as the temperatures started rising in the next few days, the blanket of snow was gone, revealing an ugly sight we have started getting used to – litter.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of W. Gregory “Greg” Pope, founder of the Pope Law Firm P.C. in Covington, on his recent and very untimely passing.
Who are Larry McSwain and Barbara Morgan and what experience do they have with Sheriff’s Office legal problems and expenses? These people have never run for nor held an office and have have never tried to do anything for the common good of this community. Yet, they want to be the shot-callers and dictate how others should run their office with no valid information.