Rockdale County news

Local news for Rockdale County and the east metro area


Rockdale County Sheriff's Office requests budget increase

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is requesting a 2015 budget of $23.3 million, which includes an increase of about $2.3 million for personal services and benefits.

Rockdale County Rec Department seeks contract for online registration

Rockdale residents may soon be able to reserve county park facilities or pay recreation fees through an online service.

Reports of shots fired prompt search in Salem Road area

Reports of gunshots fired Tuesday morning in the area of Wall Street and Avalon Boulevard prompted the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office to set up a perimeter in the area and a private school to go on voluntary lockdown, but no victim or suspect had been located as of press time.

Community Calendar for Oct. 22, 2014

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

Tips for avoiding online dating scams offers tips for avoiding being victimized by online dating scams

Rockdale County woman falls prey to online dating scam

Online dating sites, such as, are fertile ground for scammers looking to take advantage of people in vulnerable situations.

Report: Man crashes car into house while chasing pit bulls

An Oxford man crashed into the side of his house when he was reportedly chasing after two pit bulls that attacked his dog.

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Rockdale County High to perferm its version of the Scottish Play

Rockdale County High to perform its version of the Scottish Play.

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Pet of the Week: Aslin and Tootie and Muldune

Aslin and Tootie and Muldune are ready for adoption

Amendments and referendum voters will see on ballot affect taxes, colleges, reckless driving victims

Voters asked to make decisions on income tax rate, reckless driving, tax exemption for university facilities providers

Early voters and voters at the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, will see on the ballot two state constitutional amendments and a statewide referendum concerning a state income cap university facilities and victims of reckless drivers.

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Rockdale County High 2014 homecoming court

Rockadle County High selectes 2014 homecoming court.

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Rockdale County Board of Education to vote on purchase of storage docks for iPads

The Rockdale County Public Schools Board of Education is set vote on the purchase of some more technological updates.

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Conyers Service awards presented police officers Chris Moon and Chase Bagwell

Police Chief Gene Wilson and City Manager Tony Lucas commend officers for excellent service

Conyers, Ga., Police Chief Gene Wilson and City Manager Tony Lucas presented a 10-year service award to Detective Commander Chris Moon and a five-year service award to officer Chase Bagwell.

Low pay, staffing lead to turnover at Newton County Sheriff's Office

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown says turnover in the Sheriff’s Office could be prevented if the Board of Commissioners would increase his budget to hire more deputies.

Conyers City Council approves contract for ice skating rink to return to Olde Town Pavilion

Popular rink that serves Rockdale, Newton and others to open Nov. 21 and run through Feb. 8

A holiday tradition will resurface Nov. 21 when the Have An Ice Day ice skating rink returns to the Conyers’ Olde Town Pavilion, with improved security measures and free skate rental dates.