News for Saturday, March 19, 2011


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Nuclear plant still on track

The groundbreaking for two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle that the city of Covington is investing more than $160 million in will not be delayed due to a potential meltdown in Japan, a spokesman said this week.

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For the athletes: Wine tasting dinner to benefit Special Olympics

Even though Aundrea Lamondo won't be competing in State Special Olympics bocce ball until August, she's got it marked on her calendar and can't wait for the date to arrive.

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Man guilty of selling fake cigarettes

A man who pleaded to selling fake cigarettes and cigarettes with bogus tax stamps was defrauding the state of Georgia out of money, according Rockdale County Chief Superior Court Judge Sidney Nation.

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Businessman glad family is safe in Japan

The back-to-back natural disasters that shook the country of Japan last week have also affected our local area.

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RCPS settles with FSU over school logos

CONYERS — Rockdale County Public Schools will have to replace athletic and band apparel, wall and floor paintings and school stationery at Salem High School and Memorial Middle School after a settlement with Florida State University for alleged violation of trademark rights.

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GBI certifies RCPS employees in cyber safety

CONYERS — Several employees at Rockdale County Public Schools now know a little more about online safety, and they hope to help make students and the community more safe while using the Internet.