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Our Thoughts: Fighting for Rockdale Cares

The local delegation of our legislators was responsible for putting $50,000 back into the state budget for Rockdale Cares, which provides services and programs for the mentally and developmentally disabled.

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Updated: apr. 05, 2014 5:30 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Business Person of the Year

Congratulations are in order for local attorney Thua Barlay.

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Posted: apr. 04, 2014 7:30 p.m. | Updated: apr. 05, 2014 5:29 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Community Leadership

Last week we ran interviews from two of our community’s brightest leaders — Deborah Armstrong, CEO of our local hospital Rockdale Medical Center and is the chair-elect for the local Chamber, and Superintendent of Rockdale County Public Schools Richard Autry.

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Posted: mar. 28, 2014 6:16 p.m. | Updated: mar. 29, 2014 6:15 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Civic Duty

Next Thursday is a day full of opportunities to talk to your local legislators and meet the people running for office in this year’s elections. 

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Posted: mar. 28, 2014 6:14 p.m. | Updated: mar. 29, 2014 6:12 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Election Time

Just as sure as you see the  local pear and cherry trees blossoming and know spring is here, when you start seeing elected state officials who have been scarce in Rockdale the rest of their term suddenly showing up at your club or church or event with big smiles and their hand out, you know its election time.

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Posted: mar. 21, 2014 5:00 p.m. | Updated: mar. 22, 2014 6:56 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Medical? Sure, but not recreational

Medical marijuana, or cannabis, is a hot topic in the state right now. We don’t have any problem with testing that will help determine if marijuana-derived products are effective in the treatment of severe seizures and glaucoma and recovery from cancer chemotherapy and radiation.

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Posted: mar. 07, 2014 5:10 p.m. | Updated: mar. 08, 2014 6:09 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Too Far

Life is like a pendulum; on each side of the pendulum is an extreme. The best part of the pendulum is when the needle is pointing to the middle. 

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Posted: mar. 07, 2014 5:09 p.m. | Updated: mar. 08, 2014 6:07 a.m.

Our Thoughts: Prepare

We are now entering storm season this month. To help prepare, the county is placing special emphasis on disaster preparedness this month, especially for local businesses.

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Posted: feb. 28, 2014 6:35 p.m. | Updated: feb. 28, 2014 11:34 p.m.

Our Thoughts: School system pride

Last week we were pleased to write positive things about our Rockdale County Public Schools.

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Posted: feb. 28, 2014 6:36 p.m.

Our Thoughts: Great Effort

There is an endearing, family-like quality about the people in Rockdale County. You can disagree with one another here and you can almost come to blows on any given issue, but, as in a family, those disagreements usually are forgiven and the whole family bands together to tackle the next issue.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2014 7:28 p.m. | Updated: feb. 22, 2014 7:27 p.m.

Our Thoughts: Smoking what?

Last week, the CVS chain pharmacy announced that beginning later this year, it will no longer sell tobacco products in any stores.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2014 3:12 a.m.

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