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GPTC cuts ribbon on New Transit Vehicle Maintenance Training Facility

GPTC cuts ribbon on New Transit Vehicle Maintenance Training Facility

DECATUR - Federal, state and local officials were on hand as Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) held a ceremonial ribbon cutting Thursday to celebrate the opening of its new Transit Vehicle Maintenance Training facility located at the institution's transportation training center in Lithonia, Georgia.

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$139M Rockdale Schools budget adds technology, special ed positions, 3 percent pay increase

UPDATE: No public comments were heard for the Rockdale County Public Schools budget hearing Thursday. RCPS Finance Director Lee Davis presented a brief summary of the proposed budget, including the 3 percent pay raise for all employees, additional technology support teacher, additional special education teachers, more money coming from the state, and more "flex" points for hiring teachers and parapros.

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Posted: jun. 11, 2015 5:40 p.m. | Updated: jun. 11, 2015 8:15 p.m.
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Freedom Funds help three go to college

Freedom Funds help three go to college

Rockdale-Three local Rockdale students and their families were aided in their pursuit of higher education with $1000 scholarships from the Rockdale County NAACP chapter, presented at the June 1 meeting.

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Posted: jun. 05, 2015 3:44 p.m. | Updated: jun. 06, 2015 12:30 p.m.
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4 Rockdale Magnet School students shine on international science stage

4 Rockdale Magnet School students shine on international science stage

CONYERS - Four students from the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology (RMSST) - Ramar Allen, Carlan Ivey, Bhaskar Patel and Lilith South - were honored last month at science competitions across the country. Allen and Ivey each took home $150 and third place medals from the Eighth Annual International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering & Environment Project Olympiad (ISWEEEP) held in Houston, Tex. Patel and South shared $1,000 and third place honors in the field of Microbiology awarded May 15 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Pittsburgh, Penn.

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Posted: jun. 02, 2015 10:49 p.m.
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PHOTOS: Salem Graduation 2015

PHOTOS: Salem Graduation 2015

Salem High School's Class of 2015 held its commencement ceremony Saturday, May 23, 8 a.m. at the Ga. International Horse Park.

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Posted: may. 23, 2015 7:11 p.m.
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PHOTOS: RCHS/Rockdale Magnet School graduation 2015

PHOTOS: RCHS/Rockdale Magnet School graduation 2015

Rockdale County Horse Park and Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology have their commencement ceremony Friday, May 22, at the Ga. International Horse Park.

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 5:32 p.m.
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PHOTOS: Heritage Graduation 2015

PHOTOS: Heritage Graduation 2015

Heritage High School's Class of 2015 walked the stage for commencement on Thursday evening at the Georgia International  Horse Park.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 7:38 p.m.
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Live Stream of high school graduations

Live Stream of high school graduations

Graduation for Rockdale, Heritage and Salem high schools will be live streamed online.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 3:55 p.m.
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Rockdale's Best and Brightest

Rockdale's Best and Brightest

Posted: may. 20, 2015 12:17 a.m.
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RCPS Valedictorians and Salutatorians announced

RCPS Valedictorians and Salutatorians announced

Rockdale County Public Schools high schools announced the following valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2014-2015 graduating class:

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 1:28 p.m.
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Teddy Riley to keynote GPTC commencement

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) announced that internationally renowned recording artist and producer Edward Theodore "Teddy" Riley will be the college's 2015 Spring Commencement Speaker.

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Posted: may. 13, 2015 8:10 p.m. | Updated: may. 14, 2015 8:06 a.m.
Mother's Day plant sale at RCA May 9

Mother's Day plant sale at RCA May 9

Just in time for Mother's Day, the Rockdale Career Academy's Future Farmers of America Club is holding a plant sale to raise funds for student activities.

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Posted: may. 08, 2015 1:26 p.m.
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UPDATE: Student faces charges for firing gun in school

UPDATE: Student faces charges for firing gun in school

UPDATE: The student who brought the gun that accidentally fired in a boys bathroom of Conyers Middle School, putting the school on lockdown Tuesday afternoon, now faces criminal charges.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:13 p.m. | Updated: may. 05, 2015 10:29 p.m.
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Rockdale students nominated for West Point, Air Force Academy

Rockdale students nominated for West Point, Air Force Academy

Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the names of the 21 Fourth District students, including two Rockdale students, who have been nominated to attend a U.S. military service academy - Military Academy (West Point), Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, and Merchant Marine Academy.

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Posted: may. 06, 2015 12:53 a.m.
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GPC's last commencement before merger

Georgia Perimeter College's 50th and final graduation under the GPC banner will take place Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. The college expects to become a unit of Georgia State University next January.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:09 a.m.

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