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Lo­cal Cov­ing­ton News colum­nist Bar­bara Mor­gan wrote in her col­umn this past week about lo­cal lead­ers who have dreams about the fu­ture of Newton County. If you missed her col­umn, it can be seen at cov­news.com.

We be­lieve a com­mu­nity needs its dream­ers — those are the ones who have a vi­sion and a de­sire to see what the fu­ture will bring from those vi­sions .

It is true Newton County has been hit very hard dur­ing this eco­nomic cri­sis, and some very good peo­ple and lead­ers of our com­mu­nity have been brought to their knees by the af­fects of one of the worst down­turns since the de­pres­sion. Nev­er­the­less, we still have vi­sion­ar­ies.

The com­ments from some of the lo­cal folks Ms. Mor­gan wrote about are not only en­cour­ag­ing, but are nec­es­sary for us as mem­bers of our com­mu­nity. Their com­ments en­cour­age us not to fal­ter in our vi­sion of what Newton County can be­come for all of us who live here now and for those who will come to live here in the fu­ture.

What we need is to take those vi­sions and to work and sac­ri­fice in or­der to make them come true. We need men and woman with strong de­ter­mi­na­tion and char­ac­ter who are will­ing to de­vote the time and ef­fort in to tak­ing vi­sions of those who dream and turn them into re­al­ity.

Our fore­fa­thers here in Newton County had their vi­sions, and we are for­tu­nate that they were stout-hearted men and women avail­able to carry out those vi­sions. We just lost one of our finest vi­sion­ar­ies, Roy Varner.

That is why, con­sid­er­ing all things, Newton County is in good shape and poised to be­gin an un­prece­dented con­trolled growth of in­dus­try and pop­u­la­tion that will in turn make our county one of the most vi­able coun­ties in Ge­or­gia to work, live and play when there is an up­turn in the econ­omy.

En­cour­age our vi­sion­ar­ies.

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