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Local news for Rockdale County and the east metro area


Sheriff Levett, school superintendent prepare for Ferguson, Mo., decision

Area officials have attended meetings this week in preparation for any protests that may result of the decision expected any time out of the grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., but Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett said he expects citizens in Rockdale County will react peacefully, regardless the outcome.

Covington police arrest Decatur man in fake bomb threat to C.R. Bard

A Decatur man has been arrested after police determined that he called in a bomb threat to C.R. Bard in Covington earlier this week.

Oxford to celebrate its 175th anniversary at Old Church

Event features address by historian of Methodism and free commemorative book

The City of Oxford will celebrate the 175th anniversary of its founding on Dec. 6 with a convocation at the Old Church. The celebration, which begins at 11 a.m., will feature an address by the Rev. Dr. Herchel Sheets, historian of Methodism in Georgia.

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Monastery bakery in full swing as monks prepare goodies for the holidays

Monastery bakery in full swing as monks prepare goodies for the holidays

Monks make biscotti for the holiday season.

Chief of staff retirement prompts some Rockdale County school system changes

Members of the Rockdale County Board of Education and the superintendent’s cabinet gave retiring Chief Operating Officer Eugene Baker a standing ovation at Thursday night’s board meeting, Baker’s final meeting before beginning his retirement.

Clayton County men accused of playing Keno without paying

Two Clayton County men have been arrested after they allegedly defrauded several convenience stores in Newton County on Thursday of Keno lottery slips.

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Rockdale man charged with selling counterfeit Viagra and Cialis

A Rockdale County man has been arrested on suspicion that he was selling counterfeit Viagra and Cialis pills from a manufacturer located in China.

Rockdale Citizen Poll for Nov. 23, 2014

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

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Smryna Presbyterian Church is a collection site for Operation Christmas Child boxes

National collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 17 to 24.

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Georgia senators oppose immigration action by President Obama

The plan outlined by the president Thursday would affect an estimated 5 million people

Georgia’s senators and senator-elect say President Obama overstepped his powers with the executive action he announced.

Conyers City Council denounces BOC Chairman Richard Oden's actions

Mayor, councilmen, term chairman’s behavior in Tuesday’s budget hearings ‘unacceptable’

The Conyers City Council criticizes Rockdale County Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Oden’s behavior in Tuesday’s county budget hearings as “unacceptable” and “disrespectful.”

Davis Middle School student charged with threatening to shoot another student

A Davis Middle School student was arrested this week after he allegedly threatened to shoot another student.

Acuity Brands expansion in Rockdale County back on track

The Acuity Brands expansion, which was in doubt earlier this month due to a disagreement over tax incentives, appears to be back on track, although the tax incentive offer remains unchanged.

Rockdale County's ethics ordinance to return for more debate

Rockdale County’s ethics ordinance will be on the county’s agenda yet again next week as Post 2 Commissioner JaNice Van Ness works to push through changes in the way members of the Ethics Board are appointed.

Conyers man arrested in road rage incident on I-20

A Conyers man accused of running a driver off the interstate and then pulling a gun on him over the weekend has been arrested.