Speak­ing Out

The Covington News - - OPINION -

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.

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