News for Monday, July 4, 2011


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An American Tradition

Hundreds lined the streets for Oxford Fourth of July celebration as those on parade strutted their stuff in their red, white and blue and temperatures began rising toward their afternoon high.

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Nesbitt waits to announce election plans

CONYERS -- Rockdale County Commissioner Oz Nesbitt said he is still contemplating whether he will seek re-election to a second term in 2012 on the county Board of Commissioners.

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Councilman: Closed door meeting illegal

PORTERDALE -- The City Council went into closed session over the objections of one council member last week for the purpose of reviewing resumes for the Municipal Court solicitor and judge.

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Rec. Commission facing some tough budget decisions

COVINGTON -- Turner Lake Complex will be closed most Saturdays in fiscal year 2012 in order to save money, but a youth financial assistance program will remain in place, the Recreation Commission decided at a called meeting Thursday night.

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Police department receives traffic enforcement grant

CONYERS -- Officers with the Conyers Police Department have a few more tools at their disposal when it comes to traffic enforcement.