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Thu
04
Feb

Putnam Poll -- Feb. 4, 2016

This week's respondents include, from left, Jessica Toole, Jonathan Johnson, Lynne Laseter, Chequita Adams and Jake Simmons. (Photos by Don Richeson.)

The Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7 in San Francisco. Which football team are you rooting for? Why?

 

"I don't do football. I'm not going to watch the Super Bowl -- if it's not the Florida Gators, I don't care."

Jessica Toole

Eatonton

 

"Carolina! That's my team, I'm from South Carolina. They have Cam Newton -- he's an unbelievable player. That's the reason they will win."

Jonathan Johnson

Conyers

Thu
14
Jan

Rebecca Rocker introduces new Eatonton mayor, her husband, Walter Rocker Jr.

Rebecca Rocker introduces her husband, new Eatonton Mayor Walter Rocker Jr., during his Jan. 7 community inauguration celebration at the Plaza Arts Center. Her daughter in law, Tara Rocker, looks on. (Photo by Don Richeson.)

By Rebecca Rocker / Guest Columnist

 

EATONTON -- I want to thank you for attending this swearing-in ceremony for my husband, Walter C. Rocker, Jr. We have been overwhelmed by the support from the citizens of Eatonton and Putnam County. We appreciate the confidence you have placed in Walter to serve as your mayor.

Walter graduated from Sparta High School in Sparta. He attended two years at ABAC and graduated from the UIniversity of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Forestry. In 1965 he moved to Eatonton and opened Little River Timber Corporation. For years I’ve described Walter as a serial entrepreneur. Throughout his career he’s had ownership in businesses related to forestry, general contracting, trucking, tree planting, graphic film and paint industry, bar and restaurant businesses, land grading and clearing, a Chevrolet dealership, and land development. Walter was also a registered forester.

Wed
13
Jan

Putnam Poll -- Jan. 14, 2016

This week's respondents include, from left, Frederick King, Pete Miller, David Wallace, Jessica Kuhn and Nicole Lipscomb. (Photos by Don Richeson.)

 

 

 

 

What’s your reaction to President Barak Obama’s recent executive order to expand background checks to cover online gun purchases and gun shows?

 

“I support it. Look at the world – people are getting all kinds of guns without background checks. You have crazy people going into schools and shooting up everything. The president’s plan will slow down the crime rate.”

Frederick King

Eatonton

 

“I’m in favor of it, but I’m not in favor of gun control. But background checks are good.”

Pete Miller

Eatonton

 

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