Rockdale County news

Local news for Rockdale County and the east metro area


Mandatory residential trash pickup too costly

I am opposed to a mandatory residential trash pickup which would cost $150 to $250 a year for something that costs me less than $20 a year.

Rockdale Jail Blotter for Aug. 1, 2014

Rockdale Jail Blotter for Aug. 1, 2014

Sheriff's offices step up patrols for first of school year

Now that school is back in session in both Rockdale and Newton counties, local law enforcement agencies are reminding drivers to be extra cautious – and patient – on the roads.

Manufacturer to bring 150 jobs to Conyers

A specialty glass manufacturer in Madison has announced it will move approximately 150 manufacturing jobs to Conyers.

Community Calendar for Aug. 1, 2014

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

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Discover Point Church renovates former theater into worship space.

Rockdale commissioners set 2014 millage rate

Homeowners to see 100 percent HOST exemption

Rockdale County commissioners set a rollback millage rate of 20.24 mills at a called meeting Thursday morning.

Rockdale BOE approves new millage rate for 2014-15

The Rockdale County Board of Education has adopted a new maintenance and operations millage rate of 25.39, a slight decrease from last year’s rate of 26 mils.

Woman accused of 2008 bank robbery booked in Rockdale jail

A woman who went on a bank-robbing spree in metro Atlanta several years ago disguised as a cross-dresser has been booked in the Rockdale County jail to face charges here.

New security measures cause delays on Lorraine's first day

While the first day of school got off to a good start at some Rockdale County Public Schools, many parents complained of waiting in long lines to walk their students to their classrooms at Lorraine Elementary on Monday morning.

Conyers adopts rollback millage rate

During a called meeting Wednesday, the Conyers City Council approved a 13.63 millage rate to support the $13.89 million budget that was passed in June.

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Getting ready for opener

A pair of Heritage lineman work on a drill during practice Wednesday in Conyers.

Marijuana packaged for sale, gun found during traffic stop

Deputy finds marijuana packaged as if for sale and a gun during traffic stop

Community Calendar for July 31, 2014

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

Deputy finds stolen checks from Newton County businesses during traffic stop

A Rockdale County deputy who pulled over a suspicious vehicle found approximately 30 checks apparently stolen from businesses and individuals in Newton County totaling nearly $2,800.