Let­ters to the ed­i­tor

The Covington News - - OPINION -

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

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