Facebook responses to “Jim Beam being acquired by Japan’s Suntory”: Heather Smallwood Hall: That is not cool. But China and Japan own half this country anyway.
Ed Applewhite: No difference in this and the foreign companies buying up Newton County as they are.
Monica Phillips Stapp: This is BS. Shame on them for selling out. Facebook responses to “NCSS graduation rates up”:
John Dexter Boling: What a concept. Newton County learned to count.
Candi Pollitt: Basically someone got the numbers wrong, which made a good thing look like a bad thing. Makes you wonder if the “good” thing is really good.
Dennis Taylor: What are we supposed to believe? Just in the past couple of weeks we have learned of another open meeting violation by the Newton County Board of Education. We have learned that some schools have not done the fire drills required by state law while others they say did them but failed to do the required reporting. The Newton County School System didn’t do the required posting of ESPLOST by December 31st as required by state law. They were required to post conditions of all ESPLOST projects on their website - O.C.G.A 48-8-122 as were all Newton County governmental agencies receiving SPLOST proceeds. NONE fully abided by the law even after I sent reminders to the BOE, BOC and the city of Covington months ago. If we have executives in the school system who are too LAZY to do the proper reporting it is time to let them go.