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Get control of your allergies

Get control of your allergies

Spring is officially here. The flowers, trees, and weather say so. I can remember making all my friends and relatives jealous when I first moved down to Georgia because of the early spring weather. You can gloat a little when you are sitting on your front porch enjoying the sunshine and breeze and everyone in New Jersey is still wearing their long underwear and down coats.

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Hats off for Relay for Life at Hightower Trail Elementary

Hats off for Relay for Life at Hightower Trail Elementary

It was Hat Day at Hightower Trail Elementary on Friday, March 27, as students donated $1 towards Relay for Life in order to wear their favorite hat. Participants in Michelle Darr's Pre-K class are (pictured clockwise) Parapro Susan Nolan, Cade Cashwell, 5, Nuwoh Harris, 5, Tyresse Spooney, 5, Claire Ransom, 4, Vanessa Dingle, 5, and Deon Hardeman, 5.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 7:25 p.m. | Updated: mar. 28, 2015 8:10 a.m.
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Lend a ham Easter donation for seniors

Lend a ham Easter donation for seniors

Just in time for Easter, Commissioner Oz Nesbitt is asking the public to aid senior citizens with donations of ham for seniors in need.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 4:28 p.m.
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Conyers teen becomes Eagle Scout

Conyers teen becomes Eagle Scout

The highest award obtainable from the Boy Scouts of America organization will be presented to a 15 year-old Conyers youth. William Hinton Rogers will receive the Eagle Award in a Court of Honor presentation at Conyers First United Methodist Church.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 9:17 p.m.
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PHOTOS: Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

PHOTOS: Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

The City of Conyers presents the 34th Annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival on March 21 and 22, 2015 at the Georgia International Horse Park (Rain or Shine). The Cherry Blossom Festival originated as a way to encourage cultural understanding and friendship through international music, dance, games, food and crafts. The festival offers multiple stages for continuous entertainment, over 300 booths consisting of arts and crafts vendors, various children's activities and civic and nonprofit organizations. Join the Pink Out! Wear the cherry blossom colors (pink and green) or decorate your stroller or wagon and be picked during the festival by ...

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Posted: mar. 21, 2015 6:58 p.m.
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PHOTOS: Luck O'the Irish for Rockdale Cares

PHOTOS: Luck O'the Irish for Rockdale Cares

Rockdale Cares celebrated the "Luck of the Irish" with their 37th Annual Fundraiser show and silent auction on Saturday, March 14, at Epiphany Lutheran Church to benefit Haven House Respite Home, which provides respite services for developmentally challenged individuals and families. The event featured a catered dinner, live entertainment from clients and the reliably solid stable of items for silent auction. Here are a few scenes from the festivities.

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Posted: mar. 21, 2015 6:24 p.m.
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Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

Signs of Spring are blooming all over Rockdale.

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Posted: mar. 12, 2015 11:17 a.m. | Updated: mar. 12, 2015 11:18 a.m.
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What to look for in a teen's first car

What to look for in a teen's first car

Many parents contribute money toward the purchase of their teenagers' first car. But even those who don't help kids finance the purchase of their first vehicle may still want to offer some advice as their teens start to look for the car they will no doubt remember for the rest of their lives.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 4:34 p.m.
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Shining stars at Linda Wise Awards

The New Depot Players celebrated the brightest and most memorable theatrical performances of 2014 that made us laugh, cry and cheer out loud at the eighth annual Linda Wise Awards held Feb. 7 at the Depot/Welcome Center in Olde Town Conyers, hosted by Vince Evans and Cyndi Evans. For NDP’s 2015 slate, visit www.newdepotplayers.com.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2015 10:41 p.m.
Cutest Couples Contest Winners

Cutest Couples Contest Winners

The votes are in! Congratulations to the winners of our Cutest Couples Contest for 2015, Grace Gilbert and Jarrett Brown, who won gift certificates for a night out at Nagoya Restaurant. Love was certainly in the air as dozens of couples posted their pictures and gave a picture of what love looks like.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2015 7:34 p.m.
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Steppin’ for Stroke with  Chi Tau Omega

Steppin’ for Stroke with Chi Tau Omega

Get ready to turn up the heat on heart health awareness this month with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chi Tau Omega chapter of Newton and Rockdale counties as it hosts "Steppin' for Stroke" Friday, Feb. 6, at Marshalls Sports Bar and Grill in Conyers followed by the Go Red for Women Fashion Show on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m. at The Mall at Stonecrest, 2929 Turner Hill Rd., Lithonia.

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Posted: jan. 31, 2015 5:13 p.m.
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