Rockdale County news

Local news for Rockdale County and the east metro area


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Olde Town Fall Festival returns

The Olde Town Fall Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Report: Man warns Conyers police about ISIS

A Conyers man with a history of threatening public safety employees has been arrested after he suggested to police that they should watch out for the terrorist group, ISIS.

Georgia Department of Labor: Rockdale and Newton unemployment rates drop

Unemployment rates in Rockdale and Newton counties went down in September, coinciding with a drop in joblessness across the metro-Atlanta area.

Community Calendar for Oct. 24, 2014

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

Johnson Park to host annual Halloween Fest

Johnson Park will be hosting a Halloween festival for local children who are seeking an alternative trick-or-treating option.

Rockdale County Public Schools puts Ebola protocol into place

In light of the recent Ebola outbreak, Rockdale County Public Schools is joining other school systems in the state by creating a protocol for enrolling students who have visited West Africa.

Two people report being bitten by dogs in Lakeview Estates

Two people reported being bitten by dogs in the Lakeview Estates community this week.

Rockdale Jail Blotter for Oct. 24, 2014

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

Rockdale County eyes 'green' policies

Rockdale County continues to press forward in efforts to certify the county as an Atlanta Regional Commission Green Initiative community.

Conyers police make another arrest in Keswick Village fight and shooting

A sixth person has been arrested in connection with the fight and shots fired at Keswick Village apartments last week.

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Rockdale County proactive on Ebola preparedness

Training and awareness are key elements to preparedness for response to a potential case of Ebola in Rockdale County, according to the county’s Emergency Management director.

Early voting continues in Rockdale County

More than 3,000 Rockdale County voters have cast early ballots in the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election.

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Rockdale County High celebrates homecoming week with Character Day

Rockdale County High celebrates homecoming week with Character Day.

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.