News for Wednesday, September 28, 2011


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Alcovy announces homecoming court

Alcovy High School has announced its homecoming court.

Social Circle studies reporting structure

The Social Circle City Council is exploring a charter change that would have the city's Public Safety director report to the mayor and council.

Seminoles and Bulldogs get together Friday

Two football rivals headed in opposite directions will get together Friday in Conyers.. Salem, which will have its Homecoming celebration, ran away from Loganville last week in a 41-17 victory, the Seminoles' second consecutive win to improve to 3-2. Meanwhile, visiting Rockdale, rebuilding after losing its three top defensive players

Lady Eagles end season with 5-0 win

COVINGTON -- A senior night opponent is usually considered an easy win. While the Lady Eagles won their final game of the season, it wasn't against a pushover.. The Lady Eagles took the game against St. Pius, the No. 1 seed from Region 5A-AAA on Wednesday.. "We scheduled St

Field of Greens Festival set for Sunday in Walnut Grove

There will be feasting Sunday at Whippoorwill Hollow Farm in Walnut Grove and everybody is invited to the table. The Field of Greens Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature mouth-watering cooking from some of the area's top chefs.

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Golden days in Conyers

Above, Heike Stroup of Clarksville, Tenn. presents Ray-Passion's WLD Navigiter, a 10-month old male, during the National Specialty Competition for golden retrievers this week at the Georgia International Horse Park. The competition has nearly 2,700 entries and continues through Saturday. Stroup and her dog are from Clarksville, Tenn

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YMCA celebrates Yoga Month

The YMCA is celebrating National Yoga Month.

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Family farm honored with state award

King Farm is being recognized with a Centennial Family Farm Award, as it has been in the same family for more than 100 years.

Cars of the Past Show returns to Covington Square

The Rotary Club of Covington sponsors the Cars of the Past Shown this Sunday in downtown Covington.

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Mercy Heart Clinic receives $50,000 grant

Mercy Heart donation

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Conyers Police officers recognized for service

The city of Conyers honored its public safety officers at the city council meeting last week for service during two high profile armed robberies.

Rockdale County sees jump in sales tax revenue

SPLOST revenues have been higher than expected in Rockdale County, according to a report given at the 2011 SPLOST Oversight Committee.

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State School Superintendent visits Rockdale Career Academy

Georgia School Superintendent John Barge said in Conyers Wednesday that the state is doing a better job of educating children than most think but still has to do a better job of preparing children for vocational training after high school.

Louisiana man arrested in Conyers armed robbery

A Louisiana man has been arrested in connection with a Conyers armed robbery.

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Georgia asks U.S. Supreme Court to strike down health care overhaul

Georgia is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entire health care overhaul.

Conyers man charged with growing pot

A Conyers man was arrested Monday in connection with a marijuana grow operation at the Conyers Housing Authority.

Rockdale Community Affairs director Fatima resigns

Erica Fatima, director of Rockdale County's Department of Community Affairs and Innovative Programs, will resign from her post effective next week, according to an announcement released Wednesday by the county government.