Letters to the editor
Macabre news coverage
Dear Editor: It never fails to astound me that even today there are those among us who are fascinated with the macabre. The people who took part in this re-enactment of the heinous murders will, in reality, do nothing to foster racial harmony in our area. The event, at best, will only serve to stroke the inflated egos of the selfabsorbed. This group of galoots are bent on inflicting their version of the murders to suit their politically-correct mind set.
Ms. Wexler, in her antiSouthern diatribe “Fire in the Canebrake” exhibits what history is when it is written in “third person plural.” That she has even given a verbal script to an event which has no witnesses should assign her book to lowgrade pulp fiction. It’s troubling to see these people cherry pick the facts of the murders to mislead the public.
I would hope that these people will someday be able to put their demons to rest. It would be nice if the good folks of Walton and Oconee counties were spared any further re-enactment tirades like this. Lastly, if The Covington News prints stories of this caliber, put it on page eight below the fold. John L. Maxey
Dear Editor: Tech-Able was recently permitted to present a program enlightening the Special Education teachers in Newton County (where there are approximately 2,600 special needs students) to the services we can afford to the teachers, parents and students. We are a non-profit assistive technology organization in Conyers serving Rockdale, Newton, Butts, Henry, Walton and DeKalb counties. We also serve statewide in Georgia.
The following companies donated items for the bags that were made up for distribu-
A note of thanks
tion to the teachers and for several “grand prizes” drawn at the time of the presentation: ASPIRE, F.O.C.U.S., Massey Insurance, Teachers Tool Box, PTO Store, DeKalb Medical Center, Doster’s Food Pride, Watties’ Beauty Shop, Dr. Carolyn Leonard, Jimbo’s Grill At the Mill, Wheeler-Harwell Funeral Home, Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, Central Community Church, BB&T, First Nation Bank, Scott Hubbard Sate Farm Insurance, Dan Babb State Farm Insurance, Wal-Mart, Utopia Salon and Spa, Miracle League and PlyMart.
We would also like to thank Sally Jarrett and Anna Reed Curtis, our volunteers who played such an important part in soliciting these items and bagging them for the 275 personnel involved. Sincerely, Joe Tedesco, M.ED., A.T.P. Executive Director