Our thoughts... Lead­er­ship bless­ings

The Covington News - - Local news -

As this year comes to a close, we are for­tu­nate to have had good man­age­ment of our county. We have been blessed with lead­er­ship over the year that has man­aged to en­sure that, with all the fis­cal un­cer­tain­ties swirling around us here in Ge­or­gia, New­ton County stands tall and se­cure.

We are los­ing some very good leaders on Jan. 1, leaders in county gov­ern­ment in our court sys­tem, our law en­force­ment, ed­u­ca­tion and even our coroner’s of­fice.

All of th­ese men have fol­lowed the prin­ci­ples that John F. Kennedy set forth in his inau­gu­ra­tion speech, when he said, “Ask not what your coun­try can do for you, but what can you do for your coun­try.” When think­ing of th­ese men we can eas­ily sub­sti­tute the word county with coun­try.

We salute Sher­iff Joe Ni­chols, Chair­man Aaron Varner, Com­mis­sioner Ester Flem­ing, Com­mis­sioner Monty Laster, Coroner Bob Wheeler and Judge Bil­lyWaters.

We thank them for their ser­vice and we hope they will stay avail­able if their ser­vices are ever needed again.

We also are looking for­ward to work­ing with our new crop of leaders. We will ex­pect noth­ing less from them as we did of their pre­de­ces­sors.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.