News for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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BOC approves rollback millage

COVINGTON - County commissioners Tuesday night approved the rollback millage rate of 11.54 mils by a vote of 4 to 1, despite public outcry against the move at the public hearing prior to the meeting and citizens comments during the meeting.

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THOMAS: Zimmerman verdict and double standards

When it comes to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, we are all influenced by our backgrounds.

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Sammie the goat and Otis the Beagle are looking for new homes

Sammie the goat and Otis the Beagle are looking for new homes

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Hong Kong representatives visit Oxford College

Hong Kong representatives visit Oxford College.

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Dalton admits operating businesses without paying fees

Councilman will not be charged retroactively by city

Councilman Keith Dalton has admitted to operating two businesses for years without paying the proper tax.

Rockdale commissioners ready to make decision on day care center

Rockdale County commissioners said Tuesday morning they are ready to move forward with a decision on a rezoning request from a local day care center.

Family Promise hosts Cool Off Family Day on July 27

Family Promise of New Rock will host Cool Off in Conyers Family Day on July 27.

Newton GOP looking for talent contestants

Have a talent you’d like to share with the community and maybe even be discovered by the entertainment industry? Here’s your chance. The Newton County Republican Party is sponsoring Covington’s Got Talent, a talent contest open to both Newton and Rockdale residents ages 8 and up.

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Enjoying Salem

The 185th annual Salem Camp Meeting is being held this week at Salem Campground.

Newton student registration opens next week

Student registration opens next week for Newton County School System.

Casting agency seeks extras for new TV show

Extras are being cast for the new ABC drama “Resurrection,” which will film in and around Newton County from July 22 to mid-October.

Correction

An article in Tuesday’s Citizen, “Agency seeks extras for new TV show,” contained an error. The correct email to send headshots and name, size, height, weight, telephone number and place of residence is info@cynthiastillwellcasting.com. The Citizen regrets the error.

Knight returns to work following heart attack

City Manager Leigh Anne Knight returned to work Monday two weeks after suffering a heart attack.

Farmer gets his work in for Connecticut

Buck Farmer made his fourth starter for Connecticut of the NY-Penn League

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Darrell Huckaby: Another 'love letter' from a dear old friend

Thank you Milton for caring enough to voice your opinion.

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Jeff Meadors: Will we have a Kelley Blue Book of school choice?

While not federally developed, Common Core looks and feels like federal intrusion.

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