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$20,000 in scholarships awarded by AKA Chi Tau Omega chapter

$20,000 in scholarships awarded by AKA Chi Tau Omega chapter

The Chi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated of Covington, Ga., serving Newton and Rockdale counties, awarded $20, 000 in scholarships on June 21, 2015 at Antioch AME Church in Conyers to high school students heading to various colleges and universities including HBCUs in the state of Georgia and nationwide. 

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Passing the Rotary torch

Passing the Rotary torch

The Rotary Club of Rockdale County celebrated the installation of its new leaders June 17 and recognized members for their service and steadfast contributions. Outgoing President Alain Bouzoubaa passed the gavel to incoming President Tony Dowdy. Dowdy is pictured with his father Clark Dowdy, who also served as the club president in 1996-1997, the first time since the club was chartered in 1993 that two generations served as president. Rotarian of the Year Cheryl Cooper was also honored as the recipient of the Pat Atkins “Service Above Self” award. The award was named in 2006 after the late National EMS ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2015 3:50 p.m. | Updated: jun. 26, 2015 3:00 a.m.
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RCSO at Fieldstone View

RCSO at Fieldstone View

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) hosted a block party for the Country Walk Fieldstone View subdivisions June 13. The party is part of the RCSO initiative to address crime in the Salem Road corridor and “to bring neighbors together for the purpose of making the community better.” Residents were able to interact with members of Rockdale Sheriff Eric Levett, RCSO deputies and task force members and ask questions about the revitalization initiative. Members of the Rockdale Fire Department, Animal Control, and other elected officials, including Post 2 County Commissioner Doreen Williams, made an appearance at the party. The ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2015 4:18 p.m. | Updated: jun. 22, 2015 11:00 a.m.
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Leadership Rockdale Class of 2015

Leadership Rockdale Class of 2015

The Leadership Rockdale Class of 2015 celebrated its graduation June 16 at Hawthorne Suites in Conyers. This year’s LR program graduates built a legacy garden and outdoor classroom from the Conyers Head Start program, and spent one day a month for six months learning intensively about Rockdale and Georgia and developing leadership skills. The Leadership Rockdale Program, operated by the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, is a once-a-month,  eight-month long program running October-May that develops leadership skills and networking contacts while intensively educating potential leaders about many things they need to know about Rockdale-Conyers. The Chamber is looking for nominations ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2015 4:23 p.m. | Updated: jun. 22, 2015 10:00 a.m.
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#BragOnDad Father's Day Contest Winners

#BragOnDad Father's Day Contest Winners

Congratulations to #BragOnDad contest winner Holly Foster and her dad, Eric Nimmons, chosen at random out of the entries submitted. She won a $25 gift certificate to Nagoya restaurant in Covington.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2015 4:02 p.m.
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Rubber Ducky Roundup

Rubber Ducky Roundup

(For more photos, click here  ) The 11th Annual Rubber Ducky Race was held Thursday, June 18, at the beautiful Costley Mill Park. The event, sponsored by the Rockdale Senior Site Council, was attended by 170 people and raised more than $15,000 for senior programs including Meals-on-Wheels, congregate meals, transportation vouchers, Kinship Care and wellness programs. About 1,075 ducks raced down the river at Costley Mill toward the finish line. Gala Tray’s duck crossed the line first and won Ms. Tray a mega entertainment package including a flat screen TV, blu-ray player, sound system and more. Other prizes ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2015 8:18 p.m. | Updated: jun. 20, 2015 7:00 a.m.
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Welcome to Your Weekend: Home Grown

Welcome to Your Weekend: Home Grown

June 12

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Posted: jun. 12, 2015 6:43 p.m.
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EMS Pioneer Award to National EMS's Riki DeLamar

EMS Pioneer Award to National EMS's Riki DeLamar

Riki DeLamar, a veteran Paramedic with National EMS for three decades, has been recognized by the Atlanta Region III EMS Council with the 2015 Dennis Lockridge EMS Pioneer Award for her contributions to the development of Georgia's Emergency Medical Service System.

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Posted: jun. 08, 2015 12:09 p.m.
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Van Ness honored for service in Rockdale County

Van Ness honored for service in Rockdale County

The Rockdale Rotary Club honored former Commissioner JaNice Van Ness for her years of service to the community with the presentation of a Rockdale County letterman's jacket on Wednesday, June 3. Van Ness joins a team of former elected officials who have served the community, including former Rockdale County Tax Commissioner Dan Ray, pictured wearing his own letterman's jacket, which was given to him by the community when he left office. Others in the photo are Alain Bouzoubaa, charter member and president Rockdale Rotary Club, and David Cooper, former president of the Rockale Rotary Club.

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Posted: jun. 05, 2015 3:33 p.m. | Updated: jun. 06, 2015 12:30 p.m.
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Savage 5K Run and Mahaffey Memorial Ride, June 6

Savage 5K Run and Mahaffey Memorial Ride, June 6

Runners and riders, heads up - there are two worthy events happening in town Saturday, June 6.

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Posted: jun. 05, 2015 5:22 p.m.
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Streetball event sees Dominique Wilson, Grady Jarrett

Posted: may. 20, 2015 1:10 a.m. | Updated: may. 21, 2015 7:09 a.m.

CMS hosts community wellness fair

Conyers Middle School will host its first annual Community Wellness Fair for the residents of Rockdale County on Saturday, May 16, from 8 a.m. until noon.

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Posted: may. 13, 2015 6:34 a.m. | Updated: may. 13, 2015 4:32 p.m.
Battle Frog returns to challenge hardcore May 16

Battle Frog returns to challenge hardcore May 16

Over 2,000 people are expected to flood the streets of Conyers this weekend as they participate in the BattleFrog Obstacle Course Race Series (OCR).

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Posted: may. 12, 2015 9:24 p.m.
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