This small city in eastern Newton County is on the move, adopting a new logo, dedicating city hall to a beloved former mayor and his wife, and making progress to update the downtown area with new sidewalks.
A man who fled from deputies Friday afternoon in south Rockdale didn’t stay on the run for long.
Rockdale officials on Tuesday approved changes to the county’s parking ordinance designed to curtail the use of residential rental properties as venues for large gatherings.
Enrollment at Georgia Perimeter College’s Newton Campus is expected to hover around the 2,000 mark this fall, a number that has decreased from previous years.
The residents of Mansfield will find it easier to “get connected” following a test of free WiFi in the downtown area.
Despite assurances from officials that some of the most controversial provisions of the 2050 Plan baseline ordinances will be changed, residents continue to be wary.
A specialty glass manufacturer in Madison has announced it will move approximately 150 manufacturing jobs to Conyers.
James Woodard, chief executive officer of Newton’s College and Career Academy and director of the Career, Technical and Agriculture Education program, has been named as the sole candidate for the superintendent position in Morgan County Schools.
Citizens were given a chance to have one-on-one conversations with elected officials about the 2050 Plan baseline ordinances at a public hearing Tuesday night at Eastside High School.
The Covington Police Department’s Fuzz Run, widely considered to be the largest participatory event in Newton County, will be run for the 31st time on Sept. 13.
What an incredible weekend it was. To begin with, any time you can visit the Big Apple with 55 of your closest friends, you are having a good day.
A citizens panel made up of 13 appointees will be asked to review items in the baseline ordinances of the 2050 Plan and make recommendations to the Newton County Board of Commissioners.
A group of business people with properties along U.S. Highway 278 have taken another step toward forming a community improvement district.
About 5 miles of roadways in Rockdale County will get some maintenance work as part of the state Department of Transportation’s Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program.
Citizens who attended a public hearing at Flint Hill Elementary on the baseline ordinances of the 2050 Plan were assured Thursday night that the county won’t be taking action on the proposal anytime soon.
Thousands of Snapping Shoals EMC members continued a summer tradition of attending the cooperative’s annual meeting Thursday at the Georgia International Horse Park.
A bolt of lightning struck the cupola atop the roof of Rockdale Healthcare Center on Renaissance Drive Thursday afternoon, resulting in the evacuation of some of the facility’s patients.
Local elections on the ballot likely helped boost voter turnout in Newton County for the General Primary runoff.
A long campaign season in the state House District 112 race finally came to an end Tuesday night with Dave Belton emerging as the winner in a hard-fought, thin-margin Republican runoff.
Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation members are invited to gather on Thursday for the annual meeting at the Georgia International Horse Park.
Discussion of the baseline ordinances of the 2050 Plan turned contentious Thursday night as hundreds of residents gathered at Mansfield Elementary School to express their views.
Newton County Commissioner John Douglas said county residents should be assured that the baseline ordinances for the 2050 Plan will look much different when they come up for a vote than they do now.
The City Council approved a change to Covington’s parking ordinance just in time to meet the needs of a hotel developer looking to build a $20 million property in the city.
Interim Mayor Jefferson Riley announced Monday night that he plans to run for the office in an upcoming special election.
More than 100 Newton County residents came out for the first in a series of public hearings on the 2050 Plan Monday, but not one of the half-dozen or so who spoke was in favor of the proposal.
A man accused of striking a stranded motorist and driving away turned himself in to authorities after he apparently concocted a cover story for the damage to his car.
The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 48-year-old man who allegedly stabbed his younger brother twice in the side.
A suspected shoplifter who fled from police Wednesday afternoon was apprehended after officers waited for him to come out of hiding.
A proposal to keep the school system’s maintenance and operations millage rate at 20 was presented during the first of three public hearings on the millage Thursday night.
The Explorers program with the Rockdale County Sheriffs’ Office will hold a fundraiser Saturday to help pay for the group’s trip to Savannah.
One of three suspects in the July 3 murder of a Newton County man has been arrested in Orlando.
A lookout has been issued for one of three suspects in the July 3 murder of a Newton County man.
The Conyers Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the driver of a car who struck a stranded motorist early Sunday morning and left the injured man on the roadside.
The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation to determine how the wrong woman ended up in the county jail on charges that she unlawfully received unemployment benefits.
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice has completed the transition of youthful offenders from the Gwinnett County Regional Youth Detention Center to a newly renovated facility in Rockdale County.
The Mansfield City Council will call for a special election to be held Sept. 23 to fill the mayoral post.
As the 2050 Plan, a strategy designed to guide Newton County’s future growth, moves closer to implementation, some residents are raising concerns about the details that support the plan’s broader concepts.
The Rockdale Board of Health plans to increase its Environmental Health fee schedule in response to increases in its costs and decreases in funding.
After 30 years as the ranger at Factory Shoals Park, Mike Beyer knows every inch of the river that courses through the rolling, wooded landscape.
It is officially summer. The calendar and the thermometer are in agreement. But summer doesn’t mean what it used to — not to me and not to children anywhere, at least not so far as can be determined by me.
Even as the school system makes advances on the CRCT, the rules for standardized testing are changing in a big way.
A Rockdale County man reportedly killed a fox with a knife Monday night after it attacked a child who was visiting at his home.
Those wishing to pursue a career in firefighting are invited to apply with Rockdale County Fire Rescue beginning Monday.
Rockdale County renewed a business license for Georgia Stone Industries, owner of a granite quarry on Ga. Highway 20, after the company notified the county that it intended to file a lawsuit if the license wasn’t issued.
Supporters will ride in remembrance on Saturday, June 7, as part of the Brian Mahaffey Memorial Ride to raise money for the Georgia chapter of COPS.
VFW Post 5290 and the VFW Auxiliary in Conyers have joined with Georgia Cancer Specialists to host a free informational seminar on breast cancer.
Parents of dancers who took lessons at Starbound Performing Arts are scrambling to find a way to stage a recital following the abrupt closing of the dance studio Wednesday.
Alcovy High graduates more than 300 Friday night
More than 300 seniors received diplomas in commencement ceremonies that kicked off a weekend of graduations for Newton County high schools.
The Rockdale County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to “pursue a contract” with attorney Santana T. Flanigan to succeed board attorney Jack Lance, who is retiring.
The Rockdale Board of Education gave tentative approval to a $129.9 million budget for 2014-15 at a special called meeting Thursday night.