The Covington News - - Opinion -

Our friends on Face­book are talk­ing about the ap­pro­pri­ate name for the new ele­men­tary school on Air­port Road. Some want the new school named Palmer-Stone Ele­men­tary as the old Palmer-Stone build­ing in Ox­ford is sched­uled to be phased out. See Page 4A for a story to learn more.

Here’s a sam­pling of what’s be­ing said on Face-



TOWNS: “They should honor the spirit of the school and the peo­ple that have made it so won­der­ful by mov­ing it with those peo­ple to the new build­ing. Cousins did that and now when I say I went to Cousins (in the old build­ing) peo­ple still know the school I am talk­ing about, but if my hus­band were to say that he went to Sharp, he would have to clar­ify that it was a mid­dle school then and not the al­ter­na­tive school like it is to­day. Don’t leave the good mem­o­ries of Palmer Stone to de­te­ri­o­rate with the old build­ing for the sake of his­tory & tra­di­tion. Let it live on for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.”

TERRI KIM­BLE: “The City of Ox­ford voted to request that the board NOT use that name--and in­stead leave it on the cur­rent build­ing. I, per­son­ally, would love to see the name move with the stu­dents, though. (On the other hand, I’d also love to see a school named for GC Adams and PD John­son- two great Newton County ed­u­ca­tors from 100 years ago!)”

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