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We’ll tell ourselves a lot of lies to avoid accepting that truth, because then what? It might get hard if we have to disagree with our peeps.

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Jim Robertson will help us get a lower budget and less spending by our elected officials, for our roadways to be repaired effectively, communication with all elected leaders, votes based on the representation of voters wishes, and fair competitive pay for our deputies and first responders.

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The State Bar of Georgia congratulates Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney Layla H. Zon of Covington on her appointment to serve as a Superior Court judge for the Alcovy Circuit.

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The pile of concrete blocking the intersection and forcing all drivers to turn a direction on Highway 78 that they do not want to go then make a U-turn into oncoming traffic is the best that our engineers could come up with. And for the amazing price of the concrete of just under $74,000. 

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Re: your Opinion article “Old Zoning Rules Create Recent Debate.”  First, I find it disturbing that Andrew Kenneson wrote an opinion piece on this issue when he was also the reporter who covered the meeting the residents of the Pollock neighborhood had with Paul Rosenthal.  I was a journalis…

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GOP Chairman Roy Roberts in his letter replying to my letter on Rep. Jody Hice’s successive columns indicates that I did not make myself sufficiently clear in my letter or that he did not read it carefully.

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It is always intriguing to me how Democrats like Stanley Kelley complain about Republicans increasing the nation debt (Jody Hice) when they increased the national debt under Obama from $10 trillion to $20 trillion in eight years ( More than the total for all of the presidents before him). He…

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By now property owners may have received their Annual Assessment Notices which are sent out by the Walton County Board of Tax Assessors during the first week in May. Many people are concerned that the “100 percent Appraised Value” listed for their property does not accurately reflect its tru…

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The recent article about tax savings in Georgia struck a nerve with me. My gross income and standard deduction were within $200 of the prior year's figures, yet my 2017 Georgia State income tax was $500 more than the year before.

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I would like to clarify some of the statements that were attributed to me in the story “Loganville in line for 2 mill tax increase” that was published in the April 28-29 edition of The Walton Tribune.

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In response to Tim Schnabel and his assessment of the Sons of Confederate Veterans logo sign as being a symbol of hate is irresponsible, and reflects his ignorance of the history of the Sons of Confederate Veterans organization. In some maligned, and convoluted way, he has tried to implicate…

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U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, in his guest column of April 18, 2018, decries the size of the federal debt and deficit. Yet he is happy about the amounts appropriated for the armed forces even though the United States spends more on that item than the seven countries who come after us and some of thos…

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I sat and with somewhat amusement listened as the superintendent of schools present his rationale for changing the opening time of school from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. “The students are coming to school tired and lacking for sleep.”

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Spring was beautiful in Richmond, Virginia. I had come from “Tarheelia” almost two years before with a husband entering a masters degree program at RPI (now Virginia Commonwealth University). My own “PHT” degree (Putting Hubby Through) entailed teaching in a two year sequential kindergarten-…

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As a young child a myth circulated throughout the community concerning a “boogie man.”  It seems the boogie man only made his/her entry at night and only in households where there were children. Signs of this mysterious phenomenon were cracking noises inside the house, leaves and limbs on tr…

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I was glad to read Patrick Graham’s column in the Feb. 11 edition. I was also glad to read the opinions of two other writers. It is healthy when readers are motivated to provide their opinions.  I, especially, like those based on facts and/or statistics with reliable source identification.

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OK. So, certification for the Sheriff of Walton County is on probation. Well, big deal. Our sheriff was right in everything he did in that kerfuffle down in Florida. A man who isn’t man enough to stand up for himself sure wouldn’t be man enough to stand up to the criminal element abroad in o…

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Prior to the 1960s American norms and standards were honorable, for example; 1) get married before having children; 2) stay married; 3) get an education and find a job; 4) work hard; 5) be a patriot; 6) respect authority; 7) avoid criminal activities and those participation in them; and 8) s…

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My Granddaddy said to never argue with the man that uses ink to publish papers, but with your newspaper stating that Joe Chapmans’ situation and the Moore’s Ford tragedy are the two most important news articles for the year, and your treatment of the Republican Party, were about as much as I…

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Last April, some members of our Monroe Area High School class of 1962 got together at a local restaurant to have a time of fellowship and  reminiscing. It was a fun time and was enjoyed by the 20 or so in attendance. It just so happened that one of the couples was celebrating their 53rd wedd…

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It is always refreshing to wake up in the morning and read Crawford’s column of anti-Trump, anti-Gov. Nathan Deal, anti-Republican, anti-conservative, and now anti-Sen. David Perdue.

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Just finished reading the letter in the weekend edition in reference to SEC football. How can we be expected to take someone serious and knowledgeable that thinks that the University of Alabama won all of their conference games this past season? This person, Mr. Harold D. Patterson, must hav…

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There is a new movie on the horizon which points to America and the way we respond to the  world around us.  The movie is entitled “Darkest Hour” and is about Winston Churchill, his philosophies and actions. At least three lessons can be learned from this man and his approach to war and government.

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I see from Cosby Woodruff’s column in the January 10, 2018 edition of The Walton Tribune that he has enjoyed a full glass of the SEC Kool-Aid and wants to share it with us. As I have stated in previous articles,  anyone can take a set of figures and twist them and present any type of results…

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I was preparing to write a column reflecting the positives of President Trump’s first significant legislative victory, Tax Reform. Yes, a victory for almost all Americans. It is one piece of legislation which has and will continue to stimulate economic growth. It has already resulted in very…

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Wondered if it would be possible to do a shout out to Walton County Fire Chief Mike Moore and the chairman of the Board of Commissioners — Kevin Little?  I used to be a resident of Walton County, and though now I live right outside Walton, my husband is a firefighter with Walton County.  Bot…

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Our daughter just started The Bridge of Georgia last week. It is a small private school that caters to students with exceptionalities. To us, it’s been nothing shy of a gift from God. The love and devotion we’ve seen from every aspect from the school, to both the students and their families,…

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The purpose of this letter is obviously not to win friends, but to once again point out how grossly over rated the SEC football conference is rated. The statistics used for this analysis are based upon the USA Today Sports ranking of the top 130 football teams published December 4, 2017.

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I have tried to refrain from commenting on this William Durst and Tom Crawford (whomever they are) and their malicious comments on Trump, Perdue, Hudgens, Deal and any other Republican they can find to spout their ignorance; but the article ridiculing Trump’s condolence call  to the widow of…

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A growing concern of mine has to do with an issue on Highway 78. Myself, along with many of my family and friends, have encountered trouble turning left out of Publix on to the highway.