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  • LongtimeRez said:

    I, too, would like to know what school admin is going to do. Student performance has declined over the last decade or more. Rockdale went from…

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  • Dan Turner said:

    196 School Rankings in the State of Georgia with Rockdale at 114. 2nd smallest county in the State with one of the highest school portions of …

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  • Brian L. Jenkins said:

    In a city that is predominantly Black (66%), with three out of the five council members also being Black, why wasn't a Black attorney given th…

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  • Brian L. Jenkins said:

    "Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.Don't Threaten. Threat…

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  • PDXLear said:

    Congratulations Rockdale County. Mr. Lewis will serve your community well. He is a dedicated, ethical public servant and a great leader. We wi…

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  • Stop tax increase said:

    That makes the owner of the property default on the mortgage especially if they are fixed income. I have a condo I rent out a tenant only paid…

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  • mamaknock said:

    [angry] 5 years isn't enough imo. Examples need to be set for other white collars.

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  • American said:

    This is what happens when people cast their votes based solely on party affiliation.

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  • LaDonna Price Hickey said:

    Our hearts are aching for you. We pray that God will grant you the sweet memories, serenity and peace that you and your family need to get thr…

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  • Dan Turner said:

    Dean had the option NOT to do any of the items in the counts now before him along with losing more than half of the investments by those that …

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  • tomgahunter said:

    Bailey-Butts was elected to a part time job but can't do it, the simple solution is her resignation

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  • PMA said:

    Like I said in a previous comment regarding this trial, murder is still murder. You can't murder someone and expect to go home that night simp…

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  • Chuck Hall said:

    It's interesting to refer to the rally as a "peace" rally when the statue stands for violence against a segment of the population. I might sug…

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  • Sharona61bio said:

    Jesus was a socialist, and I follow Jesus over anybody. For all of those who have been up in arms over the 'evils' of socialism, did you sent …

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  • mamaknock said:

    [ohmy] So what of Fulton County?!? Wolf is guarding the hen house? Is he under investigation yet? What a joke.

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  • joannafarmer said:

    I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was such a beautiful person. It was such a privilege to work with both Monty and Mary and to coun…

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  • PMA said:

    Hal, I'm not a lawyer, but have watched some Matlock over the years. The argument suggests that the cop and his knee on the neck of subdued an…

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  • MartySellers said:

    I met Patsy about 21 years ago. She called me and introduced herself and expressed her concern regarding the wellbeing of two children related…

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  • Zachary Zaretsky said:

    It looks like my great grandfather had made a huge impact. Thank you for sharing this interview online. [thumbup]

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  • bocephus1 said:

    The attorney says hearsay. Mighty mighty funny that she said at the BOC meeting that she does not transport bodies & then committed the of…

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  • PMA said:

    Imagine if Trump were to testify! Think of the ratings that would bring! He must really be scared of committing perjury!A lot of folks are pic…

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  • tomgahunter said:

    There should be a board like this that removes incompetent BOC members, we have 3 that need to go.

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  • Sonya Thompson said:

    Mrs. Jan I'm so sorry for your loss. I asked the Lord to please wrap his loving arms around you and fill your heart with peace and love.

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    "She said she had worked 456 hours in the first 19 days of the month — which would mean she worked 24 hours each day..." She doesn't understan…

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  • Neuhierl said:

    I agree with Commissioner Edwards. We need to move forward with the bonding for these fire stations. To hold it hostage for other projects is …

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    Hope grandma doesn't get covid, don't see anyone wearing masks or social distancing. Isn't Covington one of the worst spots in the state for c…

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    What happened to street names on Rockdale blotter? Newton blotter has them and we need to know what neighborhoods to stay out of too.

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  • PMA said:

    Good job, Hal. By denouncing Trump, you've done what's right and what so many others need to do. In many cases, a politician is a politician i…

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    If you don't wont to buy a pass or like some of us cannot afford to they have passes at the library you can check out.

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    How did beekeeping become a issue in Rockdale? I do not know anyone who has problems with bees or hives. This sounds like some junk started by…

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  • craybourn said:

    Please allow beekeepers to operate under less restrictive guidelines. There is little danger from honey bees and tremendous advantages. Be sensible!

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  • Neuhierl said:

    The Newton County Republican Party is using the Intimidating Risk of health and life to exclude others from this part of the voting process. H…

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    I could not for the life of me understand why someone who wasn't an engineer was put in charge of stormwater. We have a public relations depar…

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  • Neuhierl said:

    The Newton County Republicans involved in the vote adjudication and counting process were in violation of the mask mandate during the November…

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  • Paul Rice said:

    Tom, without a total rewrite of your last paragraph I believe that the government analysis would be better described by deleting the word "if"…

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    Went to Rockdale tax office today. According to the website, they opened at 9:30, but its 10 minutes til 10 and its closed. No note on the doo…

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  • LongtimeRez said:

    They're the "person of the year" instead of first responders? Instead of health care workers? Instead of covid research working on vaccines? I…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • LongtimeRez said:

    I, too, would like to know what school admin is going to do. Student performance has declined over the last decade or more. Rockdale went from…

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  • Dan Turner said:

    196 School Rankings in the State of Georgia with Rockdale at 114. 2nd smallest county in the State with one of the highest school portions of …

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  • Brian L. Jenkins said:

    In a city that is predominantly Black (66%), with three out of the five council members also being Black, why wasn't a Black attorney given th…

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