Dozens of concerned citizens attended as 13 addressed the Thomaston-Upson Board of Education throughout two public hearings Monday for the 2022 millage rate.

Keith Rohling was the lone participant to address the board in support of the decisions being made, while those in opposition voiced concerns regarding the state of the economy, the public being misinformed, and the board being in violation of Georgia Sunshine Law Open Meetings Act.

During the 7:30 a.m. public hearing, Ken Morgan, Sherry King, Sabrina Lancaster, Kay Edmondon, and Upson Beacon Publisher Debbie McClain addressed the board, all expressing concern regarding a millage rate increase, sharing similar issues including overspending, the state of the current economy, and struggles that the community is facing.

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