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Armed robber convicted for string of attempted robberies

Armed robber convicted for string of attempted robberies

CONYERS - A part-time robber who hit retail stores at gunpoint before clocking-in for his day job as a grocery store worker will be going to ...

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Former Monroe Public Works director guilty of bribery

Former Monroe Public Works director guilty of bribery

A former Monroe Public Works director pled guilty in federal court for bribery on Friday.

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Posted: aug. 31, 2015 3:56 p.m.
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Nonprofit summit Oct. 31

CONYERS - A nonprofit summit will be held Oct. 31 focusing on the primary responsibilities and legal obligations of nonprofit boards and individual board members, as ...

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Posted: aug. 31, 2015 11:54 a.m.
It's Electric: Rockdale unveils electric vehicle charging station

It's Electric: Rockdale unveils electric vehicle charging station

CONYERS - Rockdale County Tax Commissioner RJ Hadley unveiled the county's first public electric vehicle charging station as part of his ongoing clean air and ...

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Posted: aug. 29, 2015 4:57 p.m.
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Alcohol suspected in crash that closed Ga. 20

Alcohol suspected in crash that closed Ga. 20

CONYERS - A Lithonia man is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol in an accident that closed Ga. Highway 20 south for several hours ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 6:51 p.m.
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Covington man killed in motorcycle crash with SUV

Covington man killed in motorcycle crash with SUV

CONYERS - A Covington man was killed in a crash with a SUV on Flat Shoals Road Tuesday morning.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 6:41 p.m.
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Shopping center curfew for unaccompanied minors after 7 p.m.

Shopping center curfew for unaccompanied minors after 7 p.m.

CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) will be working with the Conyers Crossroads shopping center to help enforce the private property's new curfew and ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 12:26 p.m.
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Armed robbers strike motel customer

Armed robbers strike motel customer

CONYERS - A male victim told Conyers Police (CPD) he was tied up and robbed in his motel room by three suspects Sunday night.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 10:14 a.m.
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Unemployment rate in Rockdale stays steady

CONYERS - The unemployment rate for Rockdale County held steady at 6.8 percent for the month of July, which is the exact same rate as ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:53 a.m.
Conyers woman arrested for exploiting, neglecting disabled in illegal personal care home

Conyers woman arrested for exploiting, neglecting disabled in illegal personal care home

CONYERS - A Conyers woman who moved her mentally disabled clients of an illegal personal care home from place to place to keep ahead of authorities ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 1:14 p.m.
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Escaped inmate Tim Ward captured

Escaped inmate Tim Ward captured

CONYERS - The inmate who escaped from the Rockdale County jail three weeks ago was captured and arrested in Portsmouth, Ohio Wednesday evening.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 11:42 a.m.
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Father, daughter charged with incest after being caught in motel bathroom

CONYERS - Two adult family members were arrested for engaging in sexual acts together and abusing a juvenile.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 6:55 p.m.
Rockdale students ACT scores remain steady

Rockdale students ACT scores remain steady

CONYERS - Rockdale County Public Schools' newly released ACT test scores remained steady despite a larger number of students taking the test compared to last year.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 6:16 p.m.
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Hearing for third kidnapping suspect delayed again

Hearing for third kidnapping suspect delayed again

CONYERS – The preliminary hearing for one of the suspects involved in the security guard kidnapping case was postponed for the second consecutive week.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 5:54 p.m.
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Two more plead guilty in racketeering case in Newton

Two more plead guilty in racketeering case in Newton

COVINGTON - A defendant in a racketeering case returned to court on Thursday and pled guilty to one count of racketeering and carrying a firearm during ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 10:44 p.m. | Updated: aug. 26, 2015 12:40 p.m.
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Shape The News: Take this survey, enter to win a Kindle

Shape The News: Take this survey, enter to win a Kindle

Posted: aug. 24, 2015 6:28 p.m. | Updated: aug. 26, 2015 12:07 a.m.
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Details revealed in security guard kidnapping

Details revealed in security guard kidnapping

CONYERS - More details related to the three teen suspects who allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a security guard a month ago were revealed during their ...

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Posted: aug. 25, 2015 11:23 p.m.
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Suspect robs store at gunpoint in Conyers after getting a 'jump' from police

CONYERS - Authorities are currently looking for a suspect who robbed an athletic sports store at gunpoint Saturday night.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2015 6:09 p.m.
Enter the Dragon Con: Fans celebrate love of story, imagination at sci-fi/fantasy convention

Enter the Dragon Con: Fans celebrate love of story, imagination at sci-fi/fantasy convention

It's kind of a big deal.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2015 4:31 p.m.
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Passing the sniff test? Atlanta granted relaxed sewage permit affecting South River

Passing the sniff test? Atlanta granted relaxed sewage permit affecting South River

ATLANTA - The Ga. Department of Natural Resources' Environmental Protection Division (EPD) granted new permits for Atlanta's Combined Sewer Systems (CSS) that relaxes requirements for ...

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Posted: aug. 20, 2015 9:53 p.m. | Updated: aug. 25, 2015 1:06 a.m.
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Fourth suspect caught for aiding escaped inmate

Fourth suspect caught for aiding escaped inmate

CONYERS - Another suspect was taken into custody by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office for assisting Timothy Allen Ward to escape from county jail earlier ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 5:03 p.m.
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CPD Citizens Police Academy classes begin Sept. 22

CPD Citizens Police Academy classes begin Sept. 22

CONYERS - If you've had an interest in learning how law enforcement works, this may be the class for you: The Conyers Police Department (CPD ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 4:29 p.m.
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Hair weave shooter found guilty of murder, sentenced to life

Hair weave shooter found guilty of murder, sentenced to life

CONYERS - One suspect involved in the infamous hair weave case has been convicted of felony murder.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2015 5:55 p.m.
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Serial burglar caught

Serial burglar caught

CONYERS - A man allegedly responsible for numerous burglaries across the state, including Conyers, was arrested by the Doraville Police Department (DPD) Wednesday evening.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2015 6:12 p.m.
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Two arrested for fatal shooting

Two arrested for fatal shooting

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) has made two arrests in connection with Monday night's fatal shooting in the Ashford Brook apartment ...

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Posted: aug. 21, 2015 11:07 a.m.
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Bridgework closes ramps on I-20 near Exit 90 in Newton County

The on and off ramps for Interstate 20 near Exit 90 in Newton County will be closed Friday to Monday this weekend.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2015 10:53 a.m. | Updated: aug. 21, 2015 7:51 a.m.
Crashes close GA Hwy 20 Thursday in south Rockdale

Crashes close GA Hwy 20 Thursday in south Rockdale

A multi-vehicle multi-wreck accident closed Georgia Highway 20 S southbound and northbound, just north of Honey Creek Road, Thursday evening. The crashes involved serious injury ...

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Posted: aug. 20, 2015 9:01 p.m.
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Cherokee Run to purchase 64 new golf carts

Cherokee Run to purchase 64 new golf carts

CONYERS - A new fleet of "smart" golf carts will soon be coming to the Cherokee Run Golf Course.

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Posted: aug. 20, 2015 8:33 a.m.
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Security cameras to go up on Olde Town PATH trail

Security cameras to go up on Olde Town PATH trail

CONYERS - Two more security cameras will be going up behind 1400 Parker Road on the Olde Town portion of the PATH walking-biking trail in Conyers ...

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Posted: aug. 20, 2015 7:43 a.m.
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Cameras at trail for surveillance, not security

Cameras at trail for surveillance, not security

CONYERS - The language used to describe the new camera system being installed along the South River trail will be altered slightly.

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Posted: aug. 18, 2015 5:39 p.m.
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Man found dead in his truck following altercation in Rockdale County

Man found dead in his truck following altercation in Rockdale County

CONYERS - A man was found dead in his truck Monday night after an alleged verbal altercation, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO).

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Posted: aug. 18, 2015 4:14 p.m.
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Help sought in kidnapping case, reward offered

Help sought in kidnapping case, reward offered

Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in a case of aggravated ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2015 3:50 p.m.
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Film, TV production continues to roll in Rockdale, Newton counties

Film, TV production continues to roll in Rockdale, Newton counties

Once again, it’s been a busy week for film production in the metro Atlanta area.

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Posted: aug. 14, 2015 6:43 p.m. | Updated: aug. 18, 2015 2:30 a.m.
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Trailblazers Awards celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘Freedom of Choice’ school integration

Trailblazers Awards celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘Freedom of Choice’ school integration

Students across Rockdale County recently kicked off the start of a new school year with a flurry of excitement.

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Posted: aug. 14, 2015 6:41 p.m. | Updated: aug. 17, 2015 3:00 p.m.
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Covington Library closed due to HVAC breakdown

Covington Library closed due to HVAC breakdown

COVINGTON - The Covington branch of the Newton County Library System is closed after the HVAC unit broke down Friday.

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Posted: aug. 18, 2015 7:12 p.m.
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RCSO trying to identify armed robber caught on camera

RCSO trying to identify armed robber caught on camera

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) is currently seeking help to identify a suspect involved in an armed robbery that occurred this weekend.

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Posted: aug. 17, 2015 11:30 a.m.
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Arrest made in Pebble Brook murder

Arrest made in Pebble Brook murder

UPDATE: COVINGTON - William Dontrel Winston has been arrested for the murder of 19-year-old Caylen Gooch.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2015 10:44 a.m. | Updated: aug. 17, 2015 10:55 a.m.
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Arrest made in Pebble Brook murder

Arrest made in Pebble Brook murder

UPDATE: COVINGTON - William Dontrel Winston has been arrested for the murder of 19-year-old Caylen Gooch.

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Posted: aug. 17, 2015 10:30 a.m.
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First Baptist Church of Conyers leaving Boy Scouts after gay ban lifted

First Baptist Church of Conyers leaving Boy Scouts after gay ban lifted

CONYERS- After a ten year partnership, the First Baptist Church of Conyers will be ending its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

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Posted: aug. 14, 2015 5:49 p.m. | Updated: aug. 17, 2015 9:00 a.m.
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Man uses camera hidden in cup to spy on stepdaughter showering

Man uses camera hidden in cup to spy on stepdaughter showering

LITHONIA- A DeKalb County man was arrested recently for having inappropriate behavior with his stepdaughter. 

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Posted: aug. 14, 2015 6:38 p.m. | Updated: aug. 17, 2015 3:00 a.m.
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Three arrested for helping escaped inmate

Three arrested for helping escaped inmate

CONYERS - Three people have been arrested by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) for allegedly assisting Timothy Allen Ward, the inmate who escaped from ...

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Posted: aug. 13, 2015 7:03 p.m. | Updated: aug. 14, 2015 6:00 p.m.
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Board of Elections seeks applicants

Board of Elections seeks applicants

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Board of Elections and Registration is looking for a new at-large board member who will also serve as its board chair.

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Posted: aug. 14, 2015 11:18 a.m.
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School system enrollment grows

School system enrollment grows

CONYERS - After recent years of flat enrollment during the recession, Rockdale County Public Schools' student body is growing again.

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Posted: aug. 13, 2015 7:06 p.m. | Updated: aug. 13, 2015 7:55 p.m.
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Truck fire at Pratt

Truck fire at Pratt

The cab of a tractor trailer truck carrying paper became fully engulfed in flames Thursday around 5 p.m. at Prat Industries on Sarasota Parkway ...

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Posted: aug. 13, 2015 7:05 p.m.
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Truck fire closes I-20 westbound in Newton County

Truck fire closes I-20 westbound in Newton County

A truck fire on Interstate 20 westbound has all lanes blocked between mile marker 101 and mile marker 93 in Newton County. Traffic is being ...

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Posted: aug. 13, 2015 4:41 p.m.
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Ticked: Oxford professor looks at tick populations

Ticked: Oxford professor looks at tick populations

Ticks.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2015 11:21 a.m. | Updated: aug. 13, 2015 1:16 p.m.
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Rescued horse 'doing very well' after dramatic rescue from mud pit

Rescued horse 'doing very well' after dramatic rescue from mud pit

Thanks to quick-thinking neighbors and the Newton County Fire Service, Ombre the horse was saved from near certain death Sunday after an apparent prank gone ...

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Posted: aug. 13, 2015 11:19 a.m.
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Smoke But No Fire: Sewers smoke testing prompts calls to fire department

Smoke But No Fire: Sewers smoke testing prompts calls to fire department

CONYERS - Rockdale residents might see smoke coming out of the ground or plumbing fixtures. But that doesn't necessarily mean there's a fire.

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Posted: aug. 12, 2015 5:45 p.m.
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Three arrested in Green Acres shooting in Newton

Three arrested in Green Acres shooting in Newton

UPDATE: COVINGTON - Three arrests were made in the shooting that occurred last night at 6119 Pine Needle Drive. All three suspects are charged wtih aggravated ...

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Posted: aug. 12, 2015 10:31 a.m. | Updated: aug. 12, 2015 4:10 p.m.
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Man stabbed in Conyers

CONYERS - A Conyers man was stabbed in the left shoulder Friday night following an argument, according to a Conyers Police report.

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Posted: aug. 11, 2015 6:22 p.m. | Updated: aug. 12, 2015 3:21 p.m.

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