This weekend was packed with local events ranging from runs, walks, rides, cookoffs, costume parties, fall festivals and more. Here are a few scenes from Saturday's Booby Ride and Chili Cookoff fundraiser for breast cancer awareness by the Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation, Rockdale Career Academy's Cruising for Careers car show and fall festival, and the Rockdale Cares costume party at the Our Place facility for developmentally disabled adults.
Subscription winner: Eric Butler represented Leer Trucking Accessories. A company that won $250, through a Rockdale News subscription contest, to donate to any charity of their choice. Leer Trucking Accessories decided to donate the money to the American Cancer society.
Calling all scarecrows: The deadline for the scarecrow building contest at the Olde Town Fall Festival has been extended to Thursday, Oct. 18.
Over the last month families residing at Phoenix Pass transitional housing for homeless women and children were treated to complimentary hair services provided by Salon Centerfold located next to Kroger on Ga. Highway 138. The salon was honored by Phoenix Pass for "improving the lives of homeless women and children in our community." Salon Centerfold owner Britani Blouin and her staff have provided services for over 10 Phoenix Pass residents.
The Clothes Closet nonprofit celebrated its re-opening at a new location at 1018 Green Street with a ribbon cutting and showing from supporters.
Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Richard Autry and Rockdale News reporter Kathy Hooks were inducted into the Conyers Rotary Club Thursday. Margaret Ciccarelli (middle) spoke to Rotary Club on behalf of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators' "Vote Smart Program," which urges voters to vote against an amendment to allow public charter schools.
Residents of Rockdale County and surrounding communities attended a Career & Education Expo, hosted by Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Rockdale County, held at Salem High School on July 14. The festive, free community event highlighted GPTC's various programs of study and Rockdale County's outreach to improve the state of employment in the area. The Expo provided an opportunity for attendees to meet with representatives of approximately 30 exhibitors, including GPTC academic programs, admission ...
The newest boutique in Conyers opened in style with the Grand Opening of Serena's Fashion on July 14. Owner Shawntae Serena Gatling and her patrons partied down with music, raffles, hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and bags filled with purchases. The boutique, which carries affordable, chic and unique women's fashions in sizes small to plus along with handbags, shoes, hats and jewelry, has actually been open since February of this year but Gatling said she ...
Jim Henson's Pajaminals are celebrating back-to-school at the Mall at Stonecrest on Saturday, August 4 at noon, 2 pm and 4 pm. Children of all ages are invited to join the amazing adventures of Sweetpea Sue the pony, the excitable duck Squacky, the creative cow Cowbella and the optimistic puppy Apollo as seen on SPROUT and NBC Kids.
Fred Boscarino, president of the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, was named the Chamber Executive of the Year in the state this past Thursday.
The Conyers Civic League donated art work to the Nancy Guinn Library Friday in honor of Judge Clarence Vaughn. Depicting a parent reading to a child, the copper frogs are sitting on a limestone lily pad at the entrance to the library. Pictured above (left to right) are Civic League members Jennifer Edwards and Debbie Digby, who both spearheaded the project, artist Beau Smith and his son Julian. Roland Vaughn attended ...
This week, in our special Back to School Edition we feature an interview with Rockdale County Public Schools' new superintendent Rich Autry. Get to know the man who's been behind the scenes but leading the charge in RCPS's strategic planning for the past several years.
There were pastries and deserts galore at the third annual Pie Contest held by the Rockdale County Coopertive Extension Office at the Farmer's Market Family Fun Day on Saturday.
A veteran paramedic working with National EMS has been honored with the 2012 Georgia Emergency Medical Technician of the Year Award.
The Conyers Police Explorer Post 2222 recently returned from participating in the week-long Alabama Law Enforcement Explorer Academy in Montevallo, Alabama.
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.
In 1904, when Conyers resident Mary Lee Sharp was born, the world was a very different place. That year, Ford rolled out the Model B and C, the game Monopoly was patented, Cy Young pitched the first perfect game, the Georgia-Florida rivalry game was born, and the world was transitioning from the 19th century to the modern age of the 20th cenutry.
Let the fun begin! The Mall at Stonecrest presents the annual Spring Fair at Stonecrest, Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, May 5. The Spring Fair gates open to the public on Thursday, April 25 at 5 p.m. The fair, operated by North American Midway Entertainment features more than 25 thrill rides that include the YoYo, Matterhorn (Himalaya), Cliff Hanger, Fireball, Bumper cars, Sizzler, Family Swing, Raiders, Tilt, Gravitron, Inverter, Power Surge, Mini-Indy, Ferris Wheel, Kiddie ...
It's time to put on the ritz as the Pilot Club of Conyers throws a spring fashion extravaganza in the second annual Pilot Club Fashion Show and luncheon on Saturday, April 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Conyers Presbyterian Church, 911 N. Main Street. Tickets $10. Proceeds go to charities and nonprofits supporting brain injury and development causes. Tickets can be purchased from any Pilot Club member or call 770-483-8964. (Pictured) Volunteer ...
Honey Creek Elementary School participates in Jump Rope for Heart every year and has been a top fundraising school for JRFH for the past six years. As an incentive to raise money, the Physical Education teacher Mrs. Van Heest hosts a party for students that collect at least $25 in sponsorships for the time they jump rope. Other fundraising activities include donating money in exchange for having your hair painted red and ...
Shoal Creek Elementary recently held an Empty Bowls dinner fundraiser as a school wide service project involving students, clubs, staff and partners in education. Participants purchased meals served in bowls created by students that the participants could keep. Proceeds went to Rockdale Emergency Relief our local food pantry. Beta club students served as hosts for the evening, serving the meal and selling the tickets. Some of our partners in education from North ...
The Conyers Garden Club met March 12 at Ruby Tuesday's and celebrated the installation their new officers for two-year terms.
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