Statement from the Newton County Board of Commissioners regarding peaceful discourse
We, your Newton County Board of Commissioners, have heard from several people regarding the monument at the center of the Covington Square.
Other cities and towns throughout the nation have seen violence and division come to their communities over similar markers. This Board of Commissioners urges respect and will not see our community become a place where people of any color, race, religion or creed are pitted against each other.
We encourage discourse on this and all matters but must insist on civility and respect. The driving force behind our thoughts and desires as your board of commissioners is to provide a community fostered on safety and respectfulness.