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Third Tea Party rally set for Saturday on square
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Luke Knight is at it again, hosting his third Tea Party rally this year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday on the square.

The Newton County resident has spent weeks organizing and promoting the event, which will feature several Republican candidates, including Seventh Congressional District candidate Rob Woodall, state Sen. John Douglas, state Senate District 17 candidate Rick Jeffares, and state Rep. candidate Andy Welch. Candidates will be available to take questions from the audience.
Public Service Commission candidate Tim Echols is sending a representative to the event. Knight said Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson and Eighth Congressional District candidate Austin Scott may also attend.

The previous Tea Party on July 24 attracted around 225 attendees Knight said. This event's themes will be fiscal responsibility, limited government and a free market system with reasonable controls.

Knight said the event is open to all political parties and is being held to create a dialogue and educate voters about candidates.

April Draper will sing the national anthem, a bluegrass band will perform and Larry Rowe will sing.

Bottled water will be available for $1, with proceeds going to cover the cost of the event; local conservative group The Patriots Table has also agreed to help fund the event. Knight paid for the July 24 out of his pocket, sending most of the $180 in water sales to the Arizona immigration defense fund, he said.

Knight said he is looking for other people to help organize and fund future events; anyone interested can e-mail him at or call him at (678) 776-6599.