ELECTION 2014: BOC candidates answer questions on MARTA, economic development

Rockdale Board of Commissioners candidates took part in a political forum Saturday.

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ELECTION 2014: VanNess points to accomplishments in parks & rec, public safety

While an incumbent seeking re-election is on the campaign trail in some form or fashion nearly every day, Rockdale County Commissioner JaNice Van Ness says she’s in the process of cranking up her run for a third term on the Board of Commissioners.

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ELECTION 2014: Williams seeks to be 'voice of reason' on BOC

In her campaign literature, Rockdale County Board of Commissioners candidate Doreen Williams touts that she is “Your Calm Voice of Reason,” adding that she can serve as an anchor of good judgment to a sometimes fractious legislative body.

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ELECTION 2014: McBrayer says he strives to be advocate for teachers

As a former teacher with nearly 40 years of classroom experience, Rockdale County Board of Education member Jim McBrayer said his four years on the board have provided him with a renewed admiration for his former colleagues.

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ELECTION 2014: Dean says she'll push for 5-member board, will work to build consensus

Although Josie Dean has never before run for office, she’s very much a public figure for those who attend Rockdale County Commission meetings or watch the proceedings on public-access television.

Officials oppose three bills with local impact

The Georgia Municipal Association and several local officials are opposed to three bills that would impact local governments.

Knight named Covington city manager

Covington Finance Director Leigh Anne Knight was appointed city manager Thursday evening.

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Jeffares named Senate floor leader

State Sen. Rick Jeffares is a new state Senate floor leader.

Salem Overlay nears vote

Newton County commissioners heard a presentation on the proposed Salem overlay at a recent work session.

City looks at utility policies

The city is set to adopt new policies related to utilities.

Holt to try again with legislation spurred by power line dispute

State Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, will again introduce legislation during the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly to attempt to get regulations over Georgia Transmission Corporation and similar entities.

Covington Council to consider nighttime filming policy

Mayor Ronnie Johnston has requested the Covington City Council develop a policy related to filming at night in residential areas.

VP Debate: Biden, Ryan at each other on everything

At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate.

Attorney General: Local boards can't use resources to persuade voters

Local boards can't use resources to persuade voters.

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Obama, Romney clash on economy in first debate

DENVER -- In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. "The status quo is not going to cut it," declared