We need help on McGib­boney Road

The Covington News - - OPINION -

Dear edi­tor,

With all the earth shat­ter­ing news this week and the pos­si­bil­ity of a naval con­fronta­tion in the Mid­dle East this may seem triv­ial, but only be­cause you don’t live on McGib­boney Road. This prob­lem with speed­ers, wrecks and way too much traf­fic for a neigh­bor­hood street con­tin­ues and the ‘so­lu­tion’ to the prob­lem, the so called en­gi­neer, Tom Gar­rett, who was ap­pointed County Manager — il­le­gally I might add — ‘worked on it’ for over an year and it is still just as much of a prob­lem to­day as it was be­fore the com­mis­sion­ers and their golden boy got on it.

As a re­sult of this situa- tion, I de­cided to see what other ar­eas have such sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tions. As I ride around the state I seek ar­eas which look familiar to the McGib­boney Road prob­lem. I would like to point out that the one I liked the best is on Bell Road in Cony­ers, Rock­dale County. I will get around to talk­ing to a few res­i­dents when I get a chance to see how this started and how it has played out.

I sup­pose we will have to go up and take ac­tual pho­tos of th­ese and have them en­larged so the com­mis­sion­ers in New­ton County can see just how sim­ple it is to fix prob­lems like th­ese.

Again, if I were a com­mis­sioner I would sim­ply say, “You see this photo of a speed hump? I want you to go to McGib­boney Road and place enough of th­ese on the street to as­sure the res­i­dents there will be no more speed­ing and no more wrecks. You may start first thing on Mon­day morn­ing. I ex­pect the work to be com­plete by the end of the week. If you can’t get the job done, you just let me know and I will find some­one who can.”

Do we have any man­age­ment skills on the com­mis­sion what­so­ever?

Sam Martin Hay III

Thank you

Dear edi­tor,

Thank you New­ton County for the warm re­sponse to the fundraiser, “Feed the Hearts of the Hun­gry.” Two-hun­dred books were sold, which net­ted $1,600 to The Gar­den of Geth­se­mane and $1,420 to The Re­pair­ers of the Breach.

Many thanks go out to those who sub­mit­ted recipes and ar­ti­cles and for all who pur­chased the cook­books. A spe­cial note of ap­pre­ci­a­tion goes out to YaYa Sis­ters Gifts ‘n more for stock­ing and sell­ing the books and to The Cov­ing­ton News for net­work­ing the fundraiser.

We can all work to­gether to feed the hearts of the hun­gry. With the re­sources at hand in our com­mu­nity, no one should ever be hun­gry, home­less, or with­out a friend who will share God’s love and the mes­sage of sal­va­tion through Je­sus Christ.

Sin­cerely, Colleen Capes Jack­son

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