A local man who has assisted the elderly in this community for over 50 years has been named a finalist for the Salute to Senior Service program and now needs the support of Conyers residents to take home the prize for Georgia.
The Conyers Garden Club met March 12 at Ruby Tuesday's and celebrated the installation their new officers for two-year terms.
IN BRIEF: Former Rockdale Bulldog Bernard Thompson and No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast upset second seed Georgetown for a 78-68 victory Friday night. Thompson scored 23 points in the Eagles' first ever NCAA appearance. With the win, FGC became the seventh 15th seed in history to beat a No. 2 seed.
Georgia Public Library Service will upgrade its PINES catalog, used at more than 275 participating libraries around the state, this coming weekend.
Dee Barnes, owner of Evans Tool and Die, was named as the winner of the 2013 Jerry Barboe Small Business Person of the Year by the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce in recognition for her contributions and the difference she has made in the community.
The Air National Guard Band of the South will perform a free concert featuring a pop music ensemble in Conyers Saturday, March 30.
Theater Salem stages the Shakespearean classic teen love tale "Romeo and Juliet" this weekend, March 22-24.
Conyers police arrested a 25-year-old Decatur man early Wednesday and charged him for at least 21 car break-ins that had been plaguing the Conyers-Rockdale area for more than a month after locating him using a combination of forensic evidence, video surveillance and investigation.
Rockdale Medical Center's IT team was recently awarded the LifePoint Hospitals 2012 Information Technology Leadership Award for technological improvements enhancing patient safety and physician satisfaction.
A pilot for a new paranormal-themed ABC drama will be filming in Covington later this week.
IN BRIEF: Commissioners took up questions of fairness in county contract procedures and giving local businesses slight preference in the bid process during Tuesday's work session. Purchasing Officer Tina Malone explained that for contracts of $15,000 to $100,000 the county can send an invitation for bids or a request for proposals. A new proposed policy would give a local business that holds a valid license from the city or county a bonus of five points, ...
Snapping Shoals EMC recently awarded $40,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. Twenty students from the Covington-based co-op's territory were chosen to receive the scholarships from among more than 100 applicants.
(7:10 p.m.) Rockdale, Henry and Newton are back under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. --------------------------------- (6:30 p.m.) A tornado warning has been issued for parts of southern Rockdale, northern Henry and central Newton counties until 7 p.m. by the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. A warning means a tornado has been sighted or picked up on radar in the area. ---------------------------------- (4:36 p.m.) A tornado watch has been issued for areas ...
Job seekers looking for a little extra coaching in their job search will want to take note of a free job readiness seminar series organized by Commissioner Oz Nesbitt in partnership with the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library.
The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the 2013 Jerry Barboe Small Business Person of the Year Award, the winner of which will be named in a ceremony on Thursday.
A sergeant with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office was arrested following an early morning crash Friday on McCalla Road in Rockdale County.
IN BRIEF: Rockdale County Public Schools reported it is facing a much larger than anticipated budget deficit of about $20 million after receiving preliminary estimates from the county Tax Assessor that the digest, or total value of taxable property, dropped by nearly 20 percent, rather than 4 to 9 percent as in recent years.
The community is invited to participate in the Brian Mahaffey Memorial Ride this Saturday to honor the local deputy who was killed in the line of duty in May 2010.
Hightower Trail Elementary was named as one of five runners-up in the state for the 2013 Ga. Department of Education's Family-Friendly Partnership School award.
A car caught on fire at the Citgo gas station on Sigman Road near Irwin Bridge Road after it ran into a fuel pump and knocked it over Wednesday night.
IN BRIEF: Drivers will soon see many of the holes that have developed in the fencing along Interstate 20 in Rockdale closed up and repaired as part of ongoing efforts to beautify the county's entrances and gateways.
All Chick-fil-A coupons are not created equal. Some residents hoping to use an internet coupon for a free sandwich in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week learned that the coupons, which went viral on Facebook, were only for a Chick-fil-A in Texas. However, someone had apparently posted a version that had cut out the name and address of the Texas store where the coupon originated.
Heritage boys' soccer teams lost a heartbreaker in the second round of the state playoffs against Lakeside on Tuesday. Heritage lost in penalty kicks 4-2, after a 1-1 tie in regulation.
The state released the first ever Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index, which replaces the federal No Child Left Behind measurements, and Rockdale's schools scored higher than the state average for elementary and middle schools but below average for high schools.
A local resident and registered sex offender was arrested Friday and charged with pimping after allegedly forcing two Memphis women to perform sexual acts for money at a Conyers motel.
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Dr. Chuck Garner, math teacher at Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, was chosen from more than 400 nominees as one of the top five "Teachers Make a Difference" Award Winners by Georgia United Credit Union & Star94 Radio. He'll be honored in a special luncheon Tuesday.
The Olivia Haydel Senior Center will hold its annual Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration event, or S.P.A.R.C, once again at the end of this month. The adult general public is invited.
Sheriff's office deputies at the new Southside precinct and Rockdale Fire and Rescue helped save the life of an elderly man.
A flood warning has been issued for the South River near Magnet, affecting Rockdale and Henry counties from Sunday afternoon until further notice from the National Weather Service at Peachtree City.