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Driver injured in truck crash, fire

The Georgia State Patrol, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office and Rockdale Fire Rescue responded to an accident and auto fire on Interstate 20 westbound early Monday morning.

Red Cross says urgent need for donations continues

In the face of an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, the American Red Cross is encouraging residents to roll up a sleeve and give.

Passenger arrested on drug, counterfeit charges

A Covington man was arrested on drug and forgery charges after the car in which he was a passenger was pulled over for a traffic offense.

Second armed robbery suspect arrested

A second suspect in a recent gas station armed robbery spree across metro Atlanta is behind bars after being arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force last week.

Rockdale to consider prorating alcohol license fees

The first reading of an ordinance that would allow proration of county alcohol license fees is slated to be on the Board of Commissioners’ July 23 agenda.

Rockdale commissioners ready to make decision on day care center

Rockdale County commissioners said Tuesday morning they are ready to move forward with a decision on a rezoning request from a local day care center.

Rockdale clerk changes passport fee allocation

Rockdale Clerk of Courts Ruth Wilson has changed her plan to give away 100 percent of passport processing fees collected in her office.

Planners recommend denial for 308-acre rezoning

The Conyers-Rockdale Planning Commission recommended denial of a rezoning request for a mixed-use development in Conyers.

Covington woman charged in assault of waitress

A Covington woman faces aggrevated assault charges after allegedly attacking waitress.

Cable equipment stolen from Rockdale neighborhoods

More than a dozen cable signal amplifiers were stolen in Rockdale County.

Conyers thieves follow victim from bank, steal money from car

Thieves apparently followed a woman from the bank to a shopping center where they stole money from her car.

Businesses, residents contribute to fireworks celebration

Covington's fireworks celebration will be bright, thanks to the contributions of local businesses and residents.

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Hospital Authority donates AEDs to county facilities

The Hospital Authority of Rockdale County is partnering with the county to install AEDs at 11 public locations.

GSP: Woman thought to be driver in fatal crash was a passenger

A woman initially thought to be the driver in a fatal accident has been determined to have been a passenger in the car.

Citizens call for deliberation on Four A decision

Citizens are requesting collaboration from local governments on a proposed mixed-use development.

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Winning wildlife tag has Conyers connection

A local firm was honored last week for its design of a winning wildlife tag.

Rockdale to be home to new youth detention center

A new Regional Youth Detention Center will open in Rockdale County in July.

Shoplifting scheme backfires, leads to arrests

Three people were arrested Wednesday in an apparent scheme to shoplift items and return them for refunds.

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Assisted living residents relocated after facility shuts down

About 50 residents of an assisted living facility in Conyers were forced to find new homes.

Covington man arrested for alleged driver's license fraud, drug trafficking

An attempt to obtain a Georgia drivers license with allegedly false documents led to a drug trafficking arrest.

Two Covington women arrested in Conyers sex sting

Nine people were arrested on various sex charges as a result of stepped up patrols at a local motel.

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Family escapes burning home, firefighters rescue dog

Rockdale County Fire-Rescue saved a dog from a house fire Sunday.

Conyers chase suspect arrested in Newton

A shplifting suspect who led police on a chase has been arrested in Newton County.

Man gets one day of freedom before going back to jail

A convicted burglar was out of jail one day before being arrested again.

Conyers house fire claims woman's life

A Conyers woman died in a fire at her home Thursday.

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EHS grads told to embrace the possibilities that lie ahead

Nearly 300 seniors received diplomas in Eastside High School's graduation ceremonies Saturday morning.

Wicks: Developer would pay for sewer line upgrade

RWR Director Dwight Wicks said the county has enough sewage treatment capacity to serve the first phase of a planned mixed-use development.

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Suspects charged with selling counterfeit designer merchandise

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office has charged six people with selling counterfeit merchandise.

Portion of Ga. Highway 212 to be closed Tuesday

A portion of Ga. Highway 212 will be closed Tuesday.

GIHP to host 'Bull Run'

Conyers will host its own bull run this fall.

Rockdale delegation reviews 2013 legislative session

Members of the Rockdale legislative delegation recapped the 2013 session Thursday.

Sleeping suspect arrested on drug charges

A man who was asleep in his vehicle was arrested on drug charges last week.

Woman carjacked at Conyers fast food drive-through

Conyers police are looking for a man who carjacked a woman's vehicle Thursday night.

Covington man hospitalized after alleged beating, robbery by girlfriend's ex

A Covington man was injured Sunday when he was the victim of an armed robbery.

Water Authority approves resolution seeking rate increase

The Rockdale Water and Sewerage Authority has approved a resolution asking the Board of Commissioners to implement a rate increase.

Horse euthanized after collision with car

An accident involving a horse and car was reported on Saturday afternoon.

Appeals Court rescinds Mt. Zion Baptist ruling

The Georgia Court of Appeals has vacated a Superior Court ruling returning the property of Mt. Zion Baptist Church to its congregation.

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In fair or foul weather, Cherry Blossom show goes on

Rain and wind didn't stop some festival-goers from coming out for the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival.

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Barnes honored as Small Business Person of the Year

Deanne Barnes was chosen as the Jerry Barboe Small Business Person of the Year Thursday.

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Longtime barber closing his doors

After nearly 30 years in the same location, Wain & Co. is pulling up stakes.

Deputy arrests armed drug suspect

A convicted drug trafficker was arrested on drug charges in Rockdale County.

I-20 motorist killed by falling tree

A tree fell across Interstate 20 westbound Tuesday morning, killing a motorist.

'Prisoners' filming closes Conyers thoroughfare

A portion of Flat Shoals Road in Conyers will be closed Friday for filming of the Hugh Jackman movie, "Prisoners."

Men arrested by Newton authorities tied to Rockdale burglaries

Three men have been arrested and charged in connection with burglaries and attempted burglaries.

Top Class Bus Co. ordered to cease operations

A bus company that lists its address in Conyers was ordered to shut down Friday.

Republicans speak out against divisive commentary

Several members of the Rockdale Republican Party spoke out against a commentary posted by one of their members.

RWR plans informational meeting on proposed rate increase

Rockdale Water Resources will host a public meeting Thursday, Feb. 21.

Newton Sheriff Brown joins others in opposition to House Bill 1

Georgia Sheriff's Association oppose House Bill 1 which would turned seized assets over to Board of Commissioners.

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Past year achievements, 2013 goals highlighted in State of the County address

Rockdale County Commission Chairman Richard Oden presented the State of the County address Thursday night.

National EMS response times better than goal

National EMS provided an update to Rockdale County Commissioners.