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The Covington News - - OPINION -

The Covington City Coun­cil voted this past week to add a code of­fi­cer to its staff. The city cur­rently has only one of­fi­cer.

We agree with this de­ci­sion. The city has some strong codes that deal with things like too many cars in drive­ways, il­le­gal use of signs, poor con­di­tions of prop­erty, etc. When you pass such codes and rules, they need to be en­forced.

We hope that when the new of­fi­cer is hired, they will hit the pave­ment at full speed. Not only are we look­ing for a quick start, but we hope that the coun­cil and courts fully sup­port both of­fi­cers’ ac­tions and ef­forts to keep our city green and clean.

In an­other ac­tion from Mon­day night’s meet­ing, the coun­cil voted 4-3 to not al­low a cell tower that would im­prove ser­vice for AT&T and T-Mo­bile cus­tomers to be built on Mon­ti­cello Road.

We won­der if the tower was go­ing to be built else­where, if the vote would not have gone the other way.

It was noth­ing less than shame­ful for the low turnout dur­ing the re­cent runoff elec­tion, and when things don’t go right we are sure that some of the same peo­ple who did not vote will be the loud­est com­plain­ers.

In the Ge­or­gia House Dis­trict 112 race Mor­gan county res­i­dent Dave Bel­ton won the seat for­merly held by Doug Holt.

Bel­ton was sup­ported by many of the old time Repub­li­cans in the New­ton County.

His elec­tion in­sured that New­ton County will not have one per­son who lives in the county rep­re­sent­ing it.

We cur­rently have two fed­eral con­gress­man, two state se­na­tors and two state rep­re­sen­ta­tives rep­re­sent­ing us. If we were to hold a quiz we doubt that many of you would even know their names, much less know what they look like.

Dave Bel­ton has promised that he won’t be a stranger to his con­stituents here in New­ton County; we take him at his word and look for­ward to him be­ing our rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

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