Not too late

The Covington News - - OPINION -

There has been much talk here in New­ton County that we just might have hit the bot­tom of fis­cal mess we have en­dured for the last four years.

How­ever, the re­lo­ca­tion of some ma­jor busi­nesses to our com­mu­nity, along with a steadily de­clin­ing fore­clo­sure rate and busi­ness peo­ple start­ing to see a slight up­ward move­ment in sales of their prod­ucts, give us hope for the fu­ture.

If you don’t have a busi­ness, you can also be­gin to help with this re­cov­ery by shop­ping lo­cally.

Ev­ery dime you spend lo­cally is re­turned to the county for good use. The money spent helps your neigh­bors and your­self re­main em­ployed. The taxes on that dime pay for roads, schools and other ba­sic in­fra­struc­ture that most of us may not even think about.

We hear from time to time that items are much more in­ex­pen­sive on­line or at some ma­jor busi­ness lo­cated in the metro At­lanta area.

While per­haps this may be true, not one penny you spend on­line or out of our county is re­turned to this county. Most In­ter­net busi­nesses you might deal are lo­cated out of this coun­try and pay lit­tle or no fed­eral taxes.

An­other ben­e­fit of shop­ping lo­cally is that you get to talk to and meet the per­son you are deal­ing with. That alone is worth paying a few cents more.

It’s not yet too late for this Christ­mas sea­son to buy here; you will be help­ing both your­self and our lo­cal com­mu­nity.

If you do buy lo­cally, ev­ery time you see a yel­low school bus go by, you can smile know­ing that your pur­chases helped buy that bus and send those chil­dren to school.

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