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Our Thoughts: Good Choice

It’s important that we have excellent leadership at our local high schools. We believe the selection of Mary Ann Suddeth was an excellent choice by the Rockdale County school board.

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Our Thoughts: Amazing

This past week a local corporation the Sika Company which has been here in Conyers since 2003, celebrating the opening of a new division in the county.

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Posted: jul. 12, 2014 8:01 p.m.

Our Thoughts: Pete Mecca

Sometimes as we look for good things to report on we forget that in our own backyard we have plenty of gems. One of those gems is Pete Mecca.

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Posted: jul. 07, 2014 8:43 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Faces of Rockdale

Last week we ran our annual special section in The News called Faces of Rockdale County. In the section we highlighted nine local people who through their profession or through their good deeds - or both - make an everyday difference in the lives of folks in Rockdale County.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2014 7:30 p.m. | Updated: jun. 28, 2014 5:48 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Death Penalty


This past week Marcus Wellons, 58, was put to death for the 1989 murder and rape of a 15-year-old girl.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2014 9:02 p.m. | Updated: jun. 21, 2014 5:59 a.m.
Our Thoughts: Leadership Rockdale

Our Thoughts: Leadership Rockdale

We have stated this before: Rockdale County is fortunate to have a strong and thriving Chamber of Commerce.

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Posted: jun. 06, 2014 8:39 p.m. | Updated: jun. 07, 2014 6:36 a.m.
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Our Thoughts: Lack of Leadership

This week the President, the Commander in Chief of our military, addressed the graduating class at West Point. His speech was filled with his usual silver-tonged rhetoric and empty promises and a genuine display of non-concern for the future leaders of our military. He said nothing about protecting them after their service as if there was no problem with the Veterans Administration; he pushed instead his philosophy on global warming. His speech was met with tepid applause by our future military leaders.

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Posted: may. 30, 2014 7:21 p.m. | Updated: may. 31, 2014 7:20 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Memorial Day

“The United States and the freedom, for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper. Their lives remind us that freedom is not bought cheaply. It has a cost; it imposes a burden. And just as they whom we commemorate were willing to sacrifice, so too must we -- in a less final, less heroic way -- be willing to give of ourselves.”

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Posted: may. 26, 2014 10:22 a.m.

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