The city of Oxford congratulates Emory and those who have helped make the school great.
Cheerleaders deserve the same respect as other athletes.
Those who blame others for their problems will never succeed.
A heart-felt thanks goes out to churches who helped children in need.
Political activism can be most effective at home.
I would like to thank the residents of Newton County District 1 who attended my "School Board on Your Corner" public forum at Alcovy High School on July 28. Students, parents, teachers, PTO leaders, school administrators, business owners, seniors and others joined me in a healthy discussion of topics.
On Wednesday, I read that the Rockdale County Public Schools administration has decided to re-program $62,690 to fund the pre-K program for the full 180 days this school year. The state of Georgia had decided that due to shortfalls in the state budget that it could only fund 160 days of instruction this year.
I am writing to commend two very fine writers on the Citizen staff. Darrell Huckaby and Furman Bisher are world class and are as talented as any columnists in the country today.
First let us just look at the word and meaning of scholarship, and then put it with our state use as in "HOPE scholarship."
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of Alvin Leroy Toliver on his recent and very untimely passing.
I've been very interested and somewhat confused by all the chatter about "Charter Schools." I've barely gotten into the rules on the Georgia Department of Education website when it became very clear what is going on. Apparently the state is assisting the federal takeover of education. The whole apparatus of petitions and assistance is geared to obtain federal grant money.
January is a time every year when many individuals begin with New Year's resolutions and a positive outlook on the year ahead. However, victims of stalking do not have that luxury because they are always looking back over their shoulder in pure fear. Since January is observed as National Stalking Awareness Month, I wanted to take a moment to encourage people to educate themselves about the seriousness of this deadly crime.
On Jan. 22, the CARE committee, a nonprofit organization, held a silent auction in Porterdale. This was a benefit to raise funds to assist the needy families of Porterdale. This was our first event like this and we really didn't know what to expect. However, it turned out great as well as a lot of fun and it is all because of the business owners and individuals in Porterdale and Newton County that stepped up to help us.
Rep. Doug Holt is back as a Citizen "guest columnist," although he's been using the newspaper's space for free advertising in every legislative session since memory runneth not. At least you no longer have that other "guest columnist," John Douglas. He overreached with a bid for the Public Service Commission and found himself out of the state Senate and a job as well.
I would like to thank the Rockdale County BOC for not approving the funding of Ceek to Fulfill at the rescheduled BOC meeting on Tuesday. I understand that Commissioner Oz Nesbitt was quoted as saying, "It is not the business of local government to serve as a funding source."
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