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.
Former Rockdale star Bernard Thompson scored a game-high 23 points to help Florida Gulf Coast make history in the NCAA Tournament Sunday night.
Attendees who braved the drizzle and clouds were rewarded with great crafts and gifts at vendor booths and lively entertainment at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, presented by the Conyers Main Street program at the Georgia International Horse Park. Here are a few scenes.
She's been in the area recently filming the TV series, "The Vampire Diaries," but actress Jasmine Guy will be speaking about real predators when she comes to Georgia Perimeter College Monday.
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.
Just as it has in the past several years, the City of Conyers plans to borrow $2 million from United Community Bank in order to operate until the fiscal year ends June 30.
"Ugandan Thunder," an internationally acclaimed choir consisting of 22 multi-talented children is currently thrilling audiences across the country and will soon make a stop on Salem Road.
IN BRIEF: A crash on Interstate 20 westbound, just after the West Avenue exit, or exit 80, in Rockdale County has at least three lanes blocked off. Traffic is backed up at least to Ga. Highway 138. Deputies and first responders are on the scene; no fatalities reported. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.
Davis Middle School's Fine Arts Department tells a tale as old as time as it stages the beloved Disney musical "Beauty and the Beast," directed by Gretchen Swanson.
The Conyers facility of Golden State Foods, one of the largest diversified food processors and distributors in the U.S., was recently named the winner of its 2012 Chairman's Challenge award for the second year in a row.
The Rockdale Parks and Recreation Southeast Striders Track and Field Club will send 10 young athletes to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State track and field championships in Augusta on May 3 and 4.
Davis Middle School swept most of the honors in the middle school division of this year's Clean Air Campaign Young Lungs at Work art competition, even claiming the overall middle school crown with sixth grader Raegan Owen. Elementary and high school winners were also named. These awardees were selected from the more than 300 entries received.
The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast on Thursday, May 2.
The federal Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women has awarded Rockdale County a $100,658 grant as part of the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative (DVHP Initiative) to reduce homicides caused by domestic violence.
Hundreds gathered in the fight against cancer for the 2013 Rockdale Relay for Life on Saturday, which returned this year to a previous location on Parker Road.
Rockdale County Board of Commissioners announced the names of two finalists for the Chief of Staff position that was vacated earlier this year.
UPDATE: Heavy storms tore through Newton County Sunday, and a tornado touched down in the Rocky Plains area, but according to Newton County and Covington fire officials, there was no major damage reported.
The 100th anniversary of Rockdale County's Confederate Veterans Memorial was observed Friday with a dedication ceremony held at the base of the monument on Main Street.
Schools and teams were raising money left and right in the last weeks before Saturday's Relay for Life event.
A suspect tied to the armed robbery of a couple using an ATM in February has been arrested.