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Our thoughts: Great Choice
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The Rockdale County School Board made a wise decision last week as they voted unanimously to name the new Rockdale County High School gymnasium after an outstanding community leader and long-time teacher, coach and mentor to the children of Rockdale County - Coach Cleveland Stroud.

Among his many accomplishments, Coach Stroud helped lead the county through a period of school integration.

In choosing Stroud, the school board chose a man of the highest moral character and a true gentleman.

If you missed the story on the naming of Coach Stroud, you can read it at

We salute the school board for making this choice and we know that by having his name attached to the new gym, the citizens of the county and our visitors will immediately know they are stepping into a place of excellence where character and determination will be rule and not the exception.