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Local news for Rockdale County and the east metro area


Community calendar of events for May 27

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

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Rockdale library introduces adult summer reading program

Libraries offer summer reading programs.

Lightning ignites fire at home in Westchester Lakes

A Rockdale County family has been displaced from their home when a lightning strike Monday night ignited a fire in the two-store house.

Probate Court Judge Charlres Mays to run for re-election in Rockdale County

Rockdale County Probate Court Judge Charles K. Mays Sr. announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election to a second term.

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Attorney for Rockdale Probate Court Judge Mays says case has been dismissed

Defense attorney Gary Washington announced at a press conference Tuesday morning that a case he says has unfairly tarnished the reputation of a judge has come to a close.

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Pet of the Week: Kurt and Tom

Kurt and Tom are ready for adoption

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Newton High School has special place in hearts of Class of 2015 | PHOTOS

The last hurrah from the class of 2015 echoed through the sanctuary of Springfield Baptist Church Saturday afternoon as more than 450 Newton High School seniors were handed their diplomas in the presence of gathered family and friends.

Weekend calendar of events for May 23 and 24

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

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Alcovy High School graduates move forward with solid foundation | PHOTOS

In a warm-hearted, excitement-filled and sometimes emotional ceremony, the Alcovy High School class of 2015 accepted their diplomas and turned their tassels Saturday morning.

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'Best is yet to come' for Salem graduates | PHOTOS

Salem High School graduates

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Success defines Rockdale County High School's Class of 2015 | PHOTOS

Rockdale County High School graduates surpassed their predecessors by accepting about $9 million in academic and athletic scholarships and awards this year.

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High school graduation weekend in full swing

Graduation is in full swing in Rockdale and Newton counties with commencement ceremonies continuing into the day Saturday.

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Commissioner Nesbitt to host job readiness event for those seeking work

Rockdale County Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt is hosting a job readiness event that is designed to help those looking for jobs find local employment opportunities.

Rockdale Citizen Poll for May 24, 2015

The Citizen Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest.

Divorced couple killed in apparent murder-suicide

A divorced couple died late Thursday night in an apparent murder-suicide in Covington.