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Message from the Rockdale and Newton Citizen editor concerning coronavirus update

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Dear Rockdale Newton Citizen reader,

This is a challenging time in our communities. The coronavirus outbreak directly or indirectly affects everyone in some way, including here at the Citizen.

Our staff is working tirelessly to provide you with updates on the virus, information on local businesses and organizations that might be affected, and possible changes to your daily routine.

This is an inconvenient and uncomfortable time for us all; however, I want you to know we are a partner in our community and with you and your family during this difficult time.

We are publishing coronavirus updates online throughout the day at Bookmark this page on your mobile phone, laptop, or tablet to keep this important information accessible.

Between our local coverage of Rockdale and Newton Counties, the statewide coverage provided by our sister newspapers across Georgia, and national and world-wide coverage by our news partner CNN, we will keep you informed and connected to the key information.

We can’t do this without you, the reader. If you have any information to share or news tips, please submit them here:

I also encourage you to submit letters to the editor at any time you feel the need to share your viewpoint here:

Thank you for being a member of our community and your continued readership over the years.


Alice Queen

Editor, The Rockdale and Newton Citizen

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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