“If you think you can win, you can. Faith is necessary to victory.”
- William Hazlitt
Eastside High School’s soaring football Eagles after a rocky start have battled back to play in the second round of the playoffs tonight on the road against their nemesis, Cairo High School.
Cairo knocked the Eagles out of the semifinal round of the playoffs two years ago and then went on to win the AAA state championship.
Our Eagles seem to have reached their full fighting stride and have a good chance to come home with a win.
We wish the Eagles well in their quest for victory tonight. They are carrying with them the pride and hopes of our whole community.
Covington and Oxford are sister cities, each with unique personalities, but sisters nonetheless.
The sibling cities are linked by the Ga. Highway 81 bridge over I-20. It’s a heavily-used route by motorists, and it’s also regularly used by pedestrians. We’ve seen a lot of younger folks walking across that bridge, sometimes with child in hand.
It’s a long way down to the Interstate, and the guard rail is at a level to protect a car from going over the edge, but would do little to protect a slipping pedestrian.
That’s why the city of Covington’s pursuit of a grant and state money to build a $700,000 footbridge there seems like a good idea.
The footbridge would be to the west (the Atlanta side) of the existing structure and would provide a safer way for walkers and bicyclists to travel between the cities. It would be built offsite and could be installed within hours, we reported online on Tuesday at our website, Covnews.com.
It also would encourage Oxford College students to stroll down to Covington’s commercial corridor.
We know money is tight now. Government should never spend our money frivolously, but a project that would enhance safety and draw two sibling communities closer is worth pursuing.