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I want applaud our local law enforcement for visiting with local Christians to build better community relationships this weekend as part of the National Faith & Blue Weekend. (Area Police Agencies to Observe Faith and Blue Weekend, rockdalenewtoncitizen.com, Oct. 4, 2021.) Unfortunately,…

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For centuries when someone wanted to emphasize a point they would use the polite and humble word "quite," as in "I am quite sure."

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It’s that time of year! And you thought that I was referring to Tax Day, April 15th, now with the regular deadline extended to May 15th. Please know that the Newton County Tax Commissioner's Office is here to listen and assist all Newton County citizens, businesses and organizations with the…

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The Covington Police Department (CPD) vacated its headquarters on Oak Street a few months ago, and now the property is being re-purposed for outdoor recreation, a welcome center and as a home to multiple city offices. There are raised beds for a community garden, a grill and picnic tables, a…

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News stories about mail-in voting and whether the U.S. Post Office can deliver mail-in ballots in time to be counted are disturbing. I feel compelled to clarify those issues as they apply to Newton County.

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Our local Recreation Commission was quite generous with our money in 2019 in that they gave Christmas bonus payments to six of their top managers. The bonus checks ranged from $4,171 to $6,166 each with the Recreation Commission director getting the biggest bonus despite his being hired just over one year ago.

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First Presbyterian Church of Covington will be saying good-bye to the Rev. Steven Barnes, who has served the church as interim pastor for the last 17 months.

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Are you tired of churches arguing over who is right and who is wrong? Fighting over seemingly little details, especially considering they are supposed to all be serving and talking to the same God? 

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For centuries the Catholic Church has taken billions of dollars of wealth from Mexico and Central America, and now that those who are from those countries are in need it, the church turns its back on them.

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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.

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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.

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Larry Stanford’s article on the new stop signs in the Covington Square area was a good explanation for why this decision was made to improve our city’s safety.

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.

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