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Leaves are falling, apples are picked and kids are plotting Halloween costumes. There’s no avoiding the fact we’re nearing the end of October, the official time of thrill and chills (although the chills are likely due to us thrifty folks …  Read more

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Letter to the Editor Policy

As a community newspaper, the Milton Independent seeks to foster constructive dialogue on local issues. Please adhere to these guidelines.

  • Letters must be 400 words or less.
  • Email letters to the Friday before publication at 5 p.m.
    Exceptions can be made if the editor expects your letter and reserves space.
  • Include your full name, phone number and address for verification.
    No anonymous letters will be printed.
  • Letters should respond to content in the Independent and/or be relevant to our coverage area.
  • If submitted from out of town, a letter-writer must establish his or her connection to Milton/Georgia.
  • The Independent will publish comments left on its Facebook wall or to its Twitter account (@miltonindy).
  • The editor will not publish a letter:
    • If it is an advertisement or promotes a fundraiser or
    • If it contains crude, potentially libelous or uncorroborated material.
  • The Independent encourages dialogue. A few things to keep in mind when responding to other letters:
    • Public figures, by nature, are more open to public scrutiny, but keep criticism civil and constructive.
    • The editor is less likely to print letters that are critical of private citizens.
      If named in a letter, the subject may respond to it.
  • The editor reserves the right to withhold publication of any letter.

Effective: June 13, 2013

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