Rockdale County news

Local news for Rockdale County and the east metro area


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Congressman Johnson joins Honey Creek Country Club for dinner event

Fourth District Congressman Hank Johnson will be joining the Honey Creek Country Club for a dinner to discuss contemporary issues on Sept. 3.

GDOT reports grates stolen along I-20

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Department of Transportation are seeking information about interstate grates that were reported missing this week along Interstate 20.

Tip leads to arrest for sale of meth

RCSO K9 helps track suspect in Walton County

A tip led to the arrest of a Conyers man for selling methamphetamine to an undercover investigator; RCSO’s K-9 Boeda helped track a man who had fled from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office last week.

Georgia Perimeter kicks off 50th anniversary year

1964. It was a big year. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act into law. The Beatles landed in New York City for their first U.S. tour. And the DeKalb Board of Education officially opened DeKalb College, the first and only public two-year college in the state controlled by a local school district. (There were 763 students enrolled in 1964.)

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Ramsey Furniture one store that's earned a commemorative paver

City Council will place commemorative pavers on sidewalks for businesses on the Square that remained in the family for more than 50 years, and Ramsey Furniture deserves it after 95 years.

Community Calendar for Aug. 31, 2014

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

Event to be held at Conyers library in search of employees

n upcoming job fair, or “talent search” as it has been dubbed by Rockdale County Commissioner Oz Nesbitt, will provide local residents with opportunities to gain employment.

Rockdale Citizen Poll for Aug. 31, 2014

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

DARRELL HUCKABY: Freedom of religion, not freedom from religion

It was a small blurb on the back page of an online publication I was reading. A kid had been injured in a high school football game down in Florida. It was actually the head coach’s son.

Covington man struck with golf club then hit with stun gun for refusing TPO

After being beaten with a golf club by an angry homeowner and then being hit with a stun gun by deputies attempting to serve a temporary protective order, it’s safe to say that one Covington man had a very rough couple days.

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Concert benefits housing program for homeless families

Concert benefits housing program for homeless families

Phoenix Pass offers transitional housing for homeless families and will have a fund-raising concert.

Newton detention deputy fired on allegations of sending images to teen

A Newton County detention officer has been terminated after he was arrested this week on charges that he sent pornographic images to a 16-year-old female.

Misunderstanding leads to search for bomb at Lorraine Elementary School

RCSO: School was cleared by noon

A simple misunderstanding prompted a lockdown of Lorraine Elementary School Friday when authorities feared a bomb threat had been made.

Airport authority digging into groundwork for lofty goals

The Covington Municipal Airport Authority is on a mission to make the airport a premier air transportation facility to serve the area.

Chairman Ellis takes responsibility for Commissioner Henderson's loan from county funds

BOC Chairman Keith Ellis tells media and commissioners that he acted alone in issuing a $4,500 payroll advance to Commissioner J.C. Henderson