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  • bhayesva@aol.com said:

    Sad news for me to hear! I attended many Civic functions with Charles. I will always remember him as a very kind and gentle soul.

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    The pastor died after being shot, his wife did not, she died of smoke inhalation after the car was set on fire by Bernard. I don't care what "…

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  • lawyerguy1 said:

    I LOVE the "Veteran's Story" column and miss the regularity of it. This is another great story.

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  • bhayesva@aol.com said:

    This news saddens me. I met Walter many years ago when I first moved to Norcross, Georgia. We played tennis together at the Sturbridge Square …

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  • AnonymousConservative said:

    I think we need to discuss the difference between fear and respect. I respect a police officer when I see them protecting and serving. I fear …

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    Oh boy. Drinking and hanging out with trash talking sidewalk skateboard punks. That'll be a lot of fun, won't it?

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    This is what happens when you have no repercussions for bad behavior in schools, poor parenting who defend these punks bad actions, media push…

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  • Henry S said:

    What can someone expect when the toughs see even worth anti cop attitudes daily on TV. Sadly it appears that this is the effect in Demarcate c…

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    This has been going on for decades with that property, but with this clarification and any luck, Billy will finally get the message.

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  • lawyerguy1 said:

    The premise in this story is ridiculous. Why does it matter the sexual orientation of this person? Seriously. Why does it matter? If the perso…

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  • Optomos said:

    That on-ramp should be extended. There have been a lot of close calls that I have seen. Adding a light will only shorten the time it takes to …

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  • PMA said:

    Morals don't just happen on a 4 year cycle. Allegiance to your party may need to be revaluated when right and wrong is at stake."The mystery i…

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  • Trmech3 said:

    Increasing the parks and rec by 707,000? With the shut down, most the parks and services have been closed or reduced. Is there not a surplus o…

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    No parade because of coronavirus concerns...but no requirement to wear masks for ice skating???

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  • binderd22 said:

    I really miss being a part of this awesome Welcome Center staff. Congratulations y'all on such a wonderful addition.

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  • lawyerguy1 said:

    Well written and insightful column by a knowledgeable political adviser. As Bill said, this country will survive regardless of who wins the pr…

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  • LorrIne Dougherty said:

    Aunt Rowena was the best aunt in the world to me. She always had so many sorties to tell me about my at my grandparents house. She made me lau…

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  • Blkmecca said:

    Never met a man more proud to be number 2! 😂🤣😂🤣.. Guess he realized being number one wasn’t a foreseeable option🤣

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  • PMA said:

    Interesting... so now we're comparing Biden to a dictator?There are multiple readings on how Trump is similar and how the US could be on it's …

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    It's not the county PR director's job to "educate...not just white folks, but Black folks" about Juneteenth, or black history, or any of that.…

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    This is the worst time to be hitting citizens of Rockdale with a giant increase in stormwater fees. In 2020, people have lost jobs, lost incom…

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  • Msknox said:

    Such an amazing person. I was so blessed to talk with Mrs Brandon a short time ago. Thank you to her family for sharing her with us all.

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  • PMA said:

    Unreal that these are the 2 we have to choose from to run this country. A white collar businessman who won't denounce white supremacists' and …

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    Two q's: Are the men in this house from Rockdale, or are we bringing ppl into our area who have addiction problems and criminal histories? And…

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  • ConcernedResident said:

    We definitely don't need another liquor store. We don't need any more mattress stores, car tire/oil change stores, or liquor stores. Can we no…

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    Hopefully the position once again require a four-year degree and more than 5 years work experience this time. And -- this many departures? Wai…

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    We can't get a Trader Joes or Whole Foods, and the kids in school all need free meals and free school supplies, but we have the $$$$ per capit…

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  • PMA said:

    Thanks David-

    We need more of this! I didn't read anything about your blood type though- my blood type is Ragu!

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  • citizenNewton said:

    He said it. Newton county is better off with Ezell Brown. Sheriff Brown is much more qualified or the job. The difference between these two ca…

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  • craybourn said:

    I'm sorry, but did you forget the part where Trump was recorded in interviews by Bob Woodward? I would think that is pretty credible as they w…

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  • Guesswho19 said:

    The use of the County's taxpayers funds is administered by the County Commissioner and not the Sheriff of the county. Perhaps you need to do m…

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  • Neuhierl said:

    The use of County Taxpayer Funds to pay T Craig is not consistent with the high ideals we expect of Law Enforcement. Perhaps it’s time for a c…

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  • citizenNewton said:

    I do not know how any citizen of Newton County could possibly consider voting for anyone else. Ezell Brown is the only Sherriff for Newton Cou…

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  • PMA said:

    National Debt might be the least of concerns if this current administration sticks around. At this point the debt figure just seems like a nev…

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    I wish they could develop a barrier that drivers couldn't crash through in Rockdale County along Iris Drive between Sigman and West Avenue. Th…

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    I am one of those people who found the republican convention deeply moving and uplifting and hopeful. I couldn't get past the first two hours …

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  • craybourn said:

    I am one of those people who found the democratic convention deeply moving and uplifting and hopeful. I couldn't get past the first two nights…

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  • craybourn said:

    "The SCV said the boycott is no reflection on the men and women who are the operators, riggers, shop mechanics and drivers for the crane compa…

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  • craybourn said:

    No, they just want to protect us from morons who will not wear masks or socially distance.

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  • bocephus1 said:

    Y’all adopt a new ordinance of facial masks & if not subject to a $50.00 fine..... I guess y’all also want to treat us folks like SHEEP....

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  • craybourn said:

    Thanks so much for your comment, H. Gordon. The "guy at the top," as you put it, is the one person who spews the most vitriol towards groups h…

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  • pwilson962 said:

    I've known Mimi for almost 20 years. Not a day went by where she did not touch my life in some way. I used to tease her that her plate was so …

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  • H Gordon said:

    This is an important article. Another labeling I hear so often is Republicans calling all Democrats “the radical left”. That is as harmful as …

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  • Trmech3 said:

    Why do the voters of Rockdale County keep voting for this man? Look at his history, that goes for any public official before you just give the…

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  • ConcernedResident said:

    How is he able to make these decisions if he doesn't have the authority to do so without appropriate steps being taken and approval? If this i…

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  • PMA said:

    Fresh foods market, community center, non-profit work place, something for the kids? Uplift the community!

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  • cdgo19609@att.net said:

    I have lived in Rockdale County since 1972. I have enjoyed this mans articles in the Rockdale Citizen for years. I was saddened to hear of his…

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  • WilliamJohnson said:

    Where would they get officials? What about multi sport coaches/athletes? Who would they play? Wouldn't postponement until spring violate the G…

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  • Dan Turner said:

    I'm sorry that I never met the man in person. However like many others, we know what we read from his personal accounts of current events, fam…

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  • DonnaMo said:

    I was so sorry to hear of Miss Dodie’s passing. My friend invited me to sing with the Singing Saints at Conyers FB. Such a sweet and funny lad…

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  • lawyerguy1 said:

    I agree with Cal Thomas here. If there were mass arrests and lengthy prison sentences of these "protestors" who are rioting and destroying pro…

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  • craybourn said:

    My family fought in the Civil War for the South, and I think monuments such as this should be removed from common public areas and relocated t…

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  • PMA said:

    I think brandishing is the key word here. It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner at those participating in nonviolent protest, …

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  • Henry S said:

    Great move Judge Ott. Even so I am an American by choice history, good and bad, must be remembered. Sadly the terrorist have proven the remova…

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    "Restoration" of the Coke and furniture murals was a huge mistake. They've lost the historic quality which made them interesting. I don't know…

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  • Henry S said:

    Answer to this problem: Outlaw terroristic activities by ANTIFA and BLM terror marches.

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  • Henry S said:

    Since when do we give in to terroristic threads by organizations like BLM, ANTIFA?

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  • GAjett said:

    There is still a chance to halt the destruction of history to please a vocal few. I suggest you show up at the Newton county board of commissi…

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  • PMA said:

    It's unfortunate that in such troubling and divisive times in our country that I'm reading additional ways that only seem to separate people m…

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  • Doctroprint said:

    So to get what you want, just make threats.

    What happened to do the crime do the time?

    Sad what society has become.

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  • gtmike said:

    im wondering why did the threats go through the chairman office , please correct me if im wrong we still have a city police dept and a sheriff…

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  • erf said:

    So how does the county get rid of this relic so that it is not "publicly owned" any longer? Auction it as surplus property? Give it back to th…

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  • craybourn said:

    I have no idea who you're talking about (perhaps administrators), but I have taught English for over 30 years (with a PhD) and the highest sal…

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  • Ddemark said:

    Dad I thought you would be here forever and will be missed. I have been blessed to have a great dad and I have a lifetime of memories. Thank y…

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  • Henry S said:

    Just Amazing! Not a word about cutting the obscene salaries payed to the incompetent commonest professors and the massive amount of administra…

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  • erf said:

    I propose these Jim Crow monuments, especially the ones with the word "noble" inscribed, be pounded back into sand, but left on the squares - …

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  • Doctroprint said:

    There is more to life bud than winners and losers. Guess you need a bit more experience to figure that out.

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  • Doctroprint said:

    Give anyone an inch and they will take a mile. Street names, schools, bridge and town names are next. Each removal feeding the power until the…

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  • bhayesva@aol.com said:

    Sad news for me to hear! I attended many Civic functions with Charles. I will always remember him as a very kind and gentle soul.

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    The pastor died after being shot, his wife did not, she died of smoke inhalation after the car was set on fire by Bernard. I don't care what "…

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