Rockdale County news

Local news for Rockdale County and the east metro area


Weekend calendar of events for April 25 and 26

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Easy creamsicle cake is ready in half an hour

Everyone should have a cake recipe on hand that doesn’t call for eggs, butter and oil.

Newton County man jailed for failure to appear for jury duty

A Newton County man spent two days in jail after he failed to appear for jury duty and apparently ignored summonses to appear before the Superior Court judge.

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy terminated, four resign amid allegations of steroid use

A Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputy was terminated this week and four more resigned, with one being arrested by the GBI, amid an internal investigation into alleged use of anabolic steroids.

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Authorities search for serial robbery suspect

Suspect believed to have robbed CVS in Conyers, Walgreens in Covington on same day

Police are searching for what is believed to be a serial robber who robbed a CVS pharmacy in Conyers Thursday morning and allegedly robbed a Walgreens in Covington Thursday evening.

Newton County Purchasing Police Committee makes progress on revisions

Pending a review of the ethics component and input from the county’s constitutional officers, recommendations for changes to Newton County’s purchasing policy should be finalized in early June.

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Conyers Rotary Club honors outstanding Rockdale high school seniors

Thirty-eight Rockdale County seniors have been recognized for their academic achievements.

Rockdale Citizen Poll for April 26, 2015

Rockdale Citizen Poll

Conyers Rotary golf tournament set for May 1 at Cherokee Run

It’s almost time to tee up again for the Rotary Club of Conyers golf tournament, which will be played for the ninth consecutive year.

Rockdale County school board appoints two new principals

Michelle Glover named principal of Memorial Middle; Penny Mosley to head Hightower Elementary

The Board of Education of the Rockdale County Public Schools approved recommendations by Superinendent Richard Autry to appoint Michelle Glover as principal of Memorial Middle School and Penny Mosley as principal of Hightower Elementary School.

Barksdale and Flat Shoals to get new roofs

Flat Shoals Elementary and Barksdale Elementary will be getting some roofing work done, as well as receive new canopy additions.

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Family of missing Newton County man join with Sheriff's Office to appeal for information

The family of Bobby Weaver and the Newton County Sheriff’s Office are hoping to breathe new life into the ongoing investigation of locating the 29-year-old man who has been missing for more than 18 months.

Festival at Parker Road Government Annex features veteran ceremonies, craft booths, children's activities

Conyers resident organizes festival to benefit Walk of Heroes Memorial.

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Haler leaves Porterdale Main Street post for Conyers tourism job

New tourism specialist brings unique video and design background to job of promoting Conyers attractions

Teri Haler is leaving her Porterdale, Ga., Main Street director job to become tourism specialist in Conyers, Ga., bringing a unique video and design background to promote Conyers attractions

Community calendar of events for April 24

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.