A roundabout will be coming to the busy intersection of Ga. Highway 138 and East Fairview Road in the next couple of years.
Rockdale County Public Schools registration for 2013-2014 pre-kindergarten classes will soon be open and registration for kindergarten is already open until April 30.
Rockdale County Public Schools is hiring 40 new substitute teachers to add to the existing substitute pool.
Boy Scouts and one Girl Scout were honored Tuesday night in a ceremony awarding their achievement of the highest status possible, Eagle Scout or Gold Scout.
IN BRIEF: A refinancing of about $98 million in bonds for sewer services will save about $7.7 million, some of which will be used to extend sewer services to the western part of Rockdale County.
Moms RUN This Town, a free running club for moms and women of all levels and paces, now has an active chapter in Covington/Conyers/Social Circle.
A local man is in jail on theft and drug charges after a Conyers woman allegedly spotted him driving her stolen car last week.
The free concert by the US Air Force Academy Band originally scheduled for March 22 in Conyers has been canceled, due to budget cuts.
The Rockdale County Planning Commission and the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners are hosting two public hearings to discuss the county's current policies on places of assembly and potential changes to them.
Local temperatures surpassed 70 degrees Sunday for the first time this year since Feb. 6, but, befitting the up-and-down pattern this year to date, the rest of the week is expected to be markedly colder.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has selected Rockdale County resident Dylan Veneziano of Young American's Christian School as a 2013 Certificate of Merit Finalist.
Crossover Day is a rite of passage all remaining Senate bills must go through before transferring to the opposite chamber – the House of Representatives. In order to meet the midnight deadline, the Georgia Senate worked hard to adopt nearly 30 pieces of legislation.
Dear Editor: A little over a month ago, the Board of Commissioners took up the approval of a cost overrun on an RWR contract. After watching the BOC debate this overrun and the eventual approval of it, I sent Chairman Oden an email asking him to put protocols in place to prevent overruns on BOC approved contracts in the future. Chairman Oden politely replied, "Thanks... Arthur we are working on corrective protocols to avoid this ...
Members of the Chi Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., of the Conyers and Covington area, attended the 2013 AKA "Day at the Capitol" on Feb. 18 at the Georgia State Capitol. This year was the 20th anniversary for AKA "Day at the Capitol" with the theme "Global Empowerment: Moving from Discussion to Action." Marjorie Young was the convener and Rep. Carolyn Hugley was the AKA legislative liaison. Approximately 275 AKA members ...
The 25th annual Freedom Fund scholarship banquet and awards ceremony will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Georgia International Horse Park's Carriage Room.
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.
What if coffee could change a community?
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.
Students needing to test for an instructional permit or driver's license need to obtain a "Department of Driver Services Certificate of Attendance Form" from their school administration before the end of the school year. Students planning for an on-the-road test will also need a Georgia Alcohol Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) certificate of completion.
Dear Editor: For those who are our elected officials who never pay attention to the absolute consequences of building communities where the greater majority of residents are renters, here is a concrete rule of thumb: The more renters you draw to your town, the more services they will demand and you must provide by law!
A portion of Ga. Highway 212 just north of the Monastery will be closed on Tuesday, May 14 to allow for the installation of a covered pedestrian bridge as part of the Rockdale River portion of the PATH Trail leading out to the Monastery.
The Rockdale/Newton County Section of the National Council of Negro Women will be officially chartered in a ceremony on May 11, 6 p.m., at the J.P. Carr Community Center, 981 Taylor Street in Conyers.
Conyers Police Cpl. Corey Hambrick was awarded the department's Medal of Valor for his actions taken during a November 2012 incident involving a man stabbing his own mother.
Snapping Shoals EMC will hold its first annual Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) competition on Friday, May 3 at the co-op's headquarters in Covington.
The city of Conyers is working with the Georgia Department of Transportation to upgrade traffic signal controllers, software, cabinets and all internal components at seven busy city intersections.