Panola Mountain State Park is offering an assortment of free outdoor activities for National Kids to Parks Day on May 18.
Rockdale resident Albert Murray has been re-elected chairman of the state Board of Pardons and Parole.
Gov. Deal signed the state's new ethics bills Tuesday.
Newton and Rockdale officials expect only moderate flooding following heavy rains.
The Conyers-Rockdale Heritage Foundation is sponsoring "an evening of celebration" to commemorate the heritage of Rockdale County.
The city of Conyers and the Georgia Department of Transportation are working to upgrade traffic signals.
Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon was arrested in Atlanta last month for alleged disorderly conduct after her husband, talent agent James Toth, was stopped by police on suspicion of drunken driving.
The 2013 East Side Scottish JROTC Awards Ceremony honored several area students.
The Rotary Club of Conyers recently honored its annual Laws of Life Essay Contest winners.
JEFFERSON -- A pair of local athletes won titles in this weekend's track and field state meet at Memorial Stadium in Jefferson.
Charlie Elliott hosts the annual JAKES Day event Saturday.
A man was robbed and his car hijacked by someone he met on a social network site.
A 2011 Eastside High School graduate who now attends Georgia Perimeter College recently won the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Alcovy softball player Chelsea Murphy will continue her softball career locally after signing her letter of intent with Georgia Perimeter College.. Murphy, a four-year varsity starter, had a .471 batting average and hit a .526 with runners in scoring position finishing her senior year with 10 doubles. While in
Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful is sponsoring a free batteries and electronics recycling event.
CONYERS -- Ten local track and field athletes from the Rockdale Striders are headed to the parks and recreation state meet after standout performances at the district level.. The Striders, based out of Rockdale County, placed in the top 3 in a number of events at the Georgia Recreation and
Georgia Piedmont College's Law Enforcement Academy Director Harry McCann graduates from FBI Academy.
The Georgia College and State University Alumni Association recently awarded Roger Harrison, a 2009 graduate, the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award.
Golden State Foods, one of the largest diversified food processors and distributors in the U.S., recently announced that the Conyers facility, located at 1525 Old Covington Road, is the winner of its 2012 Chairman's Challenge award.
The Rockdale Medical Center information technology and radiology departments recently implemented PowerScribe 360, a voice recognition software that has replaced the standard dictation of patient imaging results by a physician and report typing by a medical transcriptionist.
The Georgia Office of the Attorney General, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, and the Georgia Food Bank Association have joined forces to create the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.
Rockdale's Task Force Against Family Violence has received a $100,000 federal grant.
GAINESVILLE -- Everything happened to fall in line for Eastside's baseball team as it won the Region 8-AAAA championship with a 7-2 win at Chestatee and a loss by Stephens County on Friday.. "I am very happy for our school, our community and most importantly for our players,"
CONYERS -- Coming into the 2013 season, the Rockdale baseball team had lost 15 consecutive games to county rival Heritage. Things have changed a bit over the last month.. Tyler Page tossed six innings to pick up the win as the Bulldogs held off Heritage, 6-5 to sweep the season
A Georgia Perimeter College alumnus will be the speaker at Georgia Perimeter College's spring 2013 commencement ceremony.
Amanda Davis announced during Thursday's Fox 5 newscast that she is retiring. She has been off the air since a DUI arrest last year.
Georgia educators now have access to digital resources aligned to the state's curriculum through the new Teacher Resource Link.
Rep. Hank Johnson recently held a reception for Fourth District students at ART Station in Stone Mountain for being nominated to attend a U.S. Service Academy.
Fifty-four counties in Georgia will be under a burn ban beginning May 1 and continuing through Sept. 30.
The A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Boys & Girls Club will host "The Rockdale Comedy Explosion" on May 3.
CONYERS - Three local soccer teams are set to play first round state playoff games.. Both Heritage teams will compete in the Class AAAAA tournament, thanks to third-place finishes in Region 8-AAAAA. The girls (12-4-2) will travel to Region 5 runner-up Allatoona May 1, while the boys, 13-3-2
The Georgia Office of the Attorney General, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, and the Georgia Food Bank Association have joined forces to create the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a food and fund drive competition among Georgia law firms, law schools and legal organizations to support
The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is host site for Georgia's DEA National Take-Back Initiative on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 911 Chambers Drive.
Safe to say, it was a good night at the plate Wednesday for the Rockdale baseball team.
The Southeast Striders track and field club qualified 10 athletes for the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District Track and Field Championships April 20 at Monroe Area High School.
The fifth annual Fairy House Festival at Chimney Park is set for Saturday, May 4.
The emergency department staff at Rockdale Medical Center recently received the LifePoint Hospitals 2012 Operational Excellence Award for Best Emergency Department Operations. The award recognizes significant achievement in key performance measures around quality, wait times, time between treatments, and time to discharge.. Rockdale Medical Center's Emergency Department cared for almost
The East Metro Board of Realtors recently held its annual awards luncheon to highlight member contributions to the association and the profession of real estate, according to a press release.. Rebecca Thompkins, agent with Solid Source Realty, earned the 2012 Realtor of the Year, given to the Realtor who has
Belk's first charity sale of the year will take place from 6 to 10 a.m. April 27 in all Belk stores, including the location in Conyers. The four-hour, in-store shopping event is a fundraising tool for participating organizations that sell $5 tickets to their supporters. It's also an
The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office will hold an open house at the new Southside Precinct Monday.
COVINGTON -- The Eastside Baseball team is extending an invitation to all little league baseball players in uniform to the Eagle baseball field on Wednesday for Youth Baseball Day.. Youth players are encouraged to show up at the field at 5:30 p.m. to participate in the scheduled events.. Some of
ACWORTH -- The Heritage track and field team finished third, thanks to a pair of championships and seven second-place finishes at last weekend's Allatoona Invitational.. Myles Hunter won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.82 to help the boys finish third, while C.J. Stone was the runner-up in the
ATHENS -- Matt Studdard pitched a complete game two-hitter and Domenic Bazzani drove in four runs as the Heritage baseball team defeated Cedar Shoals 13-0 in six innings Friday.. Studdard, a freshman right-hander, allowed just two singles and struck out seven, while Bazzani had three hits, including a
The Chick-fil-A Leadercast will be presented in Conyers at the First Baptist Church of Conyers.
A stolen car was recovered through the use of a license plate reader.
The Montessori School of Covington is expanding to offer high school classes.
DNR clears up misconceptions about proposed changes to deer hunting season.
Ryan Sutton pitched a five-inning shutout, allowing just three hits, and Tyler Holcombe drove in three runs as the Heritage baseball team defeated Clarke Central 10-0 on Wednesday.. Heritage (5-14, 4-6 Region 8-AAAAA) sent nine batters to the plate and scored six two-out runs in the fourth
COVINGTON -- Eastside's defense came to play behind pitcher Peyton Pallay as the Eagles remained perfect in Region 8-AAAA play following their 5-1 win over Lanier on Wednesday.. While sporting pink jerseys to help raise awareness for breast cancer, the Longhorns (13-6, 6-3) were unable to get anything going
The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office has assigned a deputy to the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force.