Rockdale County commissioners continue to work on whittling down its proposed 2016 budget to reduce the amount that must be used in the reserve fund to bring it into balance.
Candidates speak on Syrian refugees, creation of jobs and top priorities for Tuesday’s runoff special election
Conyers, Ga., resident JaNice Van Ness and Lithonia’s Tonya Anderson rose to the top of the heap of candidates in the Nov. 3 election to flll the vacant State Senate District 43 seat, but since neither collected a majority of the votes, they are in a runoff that will be decided by a special election next Tuesday, Dec. 1, and here is a Q & A on some issues facing the district.
The average price of gasoline nationwide is $2.08, which is 72 cents lower than last year’s average of $2.80 on Thanksgiving Day.
For the second time in 10 months an execution date has been set for a man convicted in the 1992 slaying of a 70-year-old Newton County man. On Monday, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced that the execution of Brian Keith Terrell will take place on Dec. 8.B
Newton County Commissioners on Monday night tied up some loose ends left dangling after their decision last week to terminate the services of County Attorney Tommy Craig and transition to an in-house attorney.
Dusty and lots of cats are this week’s pets of the week
Restaurant health scores, Nov. 16-23
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Volunteer Auxiliary at Rockdale Medical Center is hosting a Masquerade Jewelry sale Dec. 1 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Classroom 3 off the East Tower entrance lobby.
An argument between a couple in a car turned violent – and nearly deadly – when the female jerked the steering wheel, causing the car to strike the guardrail along Interstate 20, after her boyfriend allegedly threatened to kill her.
The Rockdale County Board of Education approved its legislative priorities for the upcoming session of the General Assembly, pinpointing key areas for legislative consideration.
Newton teens find forever families during National Adoption Month
Two families adopt Newton County teens
It took detectives less than a week in an investigation that spanned three states to arrest two people believed to be responsible for the homicide of Marsha Johnson outside the Walmart in Covington.
Janice Van Ness and Tonya Anderson on ballot for Dec. 1 special election; early voting ends Wednesday
Early voting is underway and continues through Nov. 25 for the Dec. 1 special election runoff for the vacant State Senate District 43 seat, a vacancy that will be filled either by Republican Janice Van Ness or Democrat Tonya Anderson.
After hearing the proposed 2016 budget last week, Rockdale County commissioners have had the opportunity to submit their recommendations and a first reading of the appropriations budget will be held Tuesday.
Throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, GSP troopers will be conducting concentrated patrols and road checks throughout the state, strictly enforcing seat belt laws and watching for impaired drivers.
Crime and police news for Conyers and Rockdale County
- Newton blotter, Nov. 11-17
- Rockdale blotter, Nov. 10-16
- Rockdale blotter, Nov. 3-9
- Newton blotter, Nov. 4-10
- Newton blotter, Oct. 28-Nov. 3
- Rockdale Jail Blotter, Oct. 27-Nov. 2
- Rockdale blotter, Oct. 20-26
- Newton blotter, Oct. 21-27
- Rockdale blotter, Oct. 13-19
- Newton blotter, Oct. 7-13