Thousands participate in Great Bull Run at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers
Thousands participate in Saturday’s Great Bull Run at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers
The filming of the television series “The Originals” in and around Conyers has garnered its share of attention from fans of the show and the curious since production began in July.
Fifty years ago, the paths of Cheryl Board and Claude Sitton crossed in Washington, D.C., among the thousands who heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech. Though neither met that day both Board and Sitton said the event had a profound effect on their lives.
CONYERS -- The GeorgiaRevolution played a fierce brand of soccer for 90 minutes Tuesday night with hopes of advancing in the U.S. Open Cup tournament, but the more experienced Atlanta Silverbacks came out on top 3-2 at the Rockdale Youth Soccer Association complex.. Midfielder Pablo Cruz scored in the 57th
Rockdale County will move forward on a $5 million contract to upgrade its public safety radio system despite public opposition leading up to the vote by the Board of Commissioners.
The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners will take up revising the county's ethics ordinance this month with the goal of getting into compliance with the local law.
Eagle Scouts and Gold Award Scouts from Rockdale and Newton counties were honored Thursday for their achievement by the Rotary Club of Rockdale County during the club's annual recognition banquet.
Today is Arbor Day in Georgia and residents are encouraged to plant trees now to give them the best chance to establish themselves in time for warmer weather.
Rockdale County Sheriff Jeff Wigington made it official by announcing Wednesday he will run for reelection to a fifth term this year.
Local legislation scheduled to be introduced at the Georgia General Assembly in the coming days will address membership appointments to the Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration.
Seven Salem High School students were involved in a Tuesday morning brawl that resulted in the arrest of four individuals.
Motivational speaker and pastor Chris Vaughn said job creation will be a hallmark of his campaign after he recently announced he is running for the Fourth Congressional District seat.
A house at the corner of Irwin Bridge Road and Green Valley Drive was destroyed by fire Friday morning.
A school resource officer has been placed on administrative leave in the wake of allegations that he may have been involved in a relationship with a student.
The Conyers City Council is expected to decide next month on outsourcing garbage pickup service in the city after hearing proposals from three companies.
One of the two Georgia Army National Guardsmen accused of being involved in a 2010 armed robbery of a local credit union pleaded guilty Tuesday in Rockdale County Superior Court.
Travis Rabon faces a sentence of life without parole after a Rockdale County jury found him guilty in 10 of 12 charges against him including murder of one woman and the rape of another in 2008.
A new year brings a new set of issues. That was the message the Conyers City Council had during an annual retreat this weekend as they sought to find ways to improve service and quality of life while encouraging business growth.
Business and economic development were the highlights provided by Rockdale County Commission Chairman Richard Oden Thursday during the annual State of the County address.
Officials with Snapping Shoals EMC said Thursday they are still committed to moving forward on a billion-dollar, coal burning power plant after Cobb EMC decided to leave the partnership on the project.
Local resident and a regular at Rockdale County government meetings Sam Smiley tossed his hat in the ring for the post 1 seat on the county Board of Commissioners.
City officials expect the Conyers Police Department will regain its state recertification by the end of February and new national accreditation by the end of this year.
Local realtor Ethel Boyle received the A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Lifetime Achievement Award Tuesday for her work in the community and service on several boards and authorities.
Rockdale Chamber calls on residents to ‘Shop Local’
Local publisher Lorraine Harrison took over as chairwoman of the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and said the public will learn more about the importance of shopping locally as part of a new initiative this year.
Sen. Ronald Ramsey has co-sponsored legislation in the Georgia Senate that is aimed at curbing metal theft in Georgia.
Absentee voting by mail begins today for the Presidential Preference Primary and two local referendums on Sunday alcohol sales.
Rockdale County Commission Chairman Richard Oden plans to focus on the future in his fourth State of the County address next week with the theme "Reuniting, Rebuilding and Reenergizing Rockdale."
Heritage High School teacher and Citizen columnist Darrell Huckaby learned a lesson in caring last week when he walked into the school and was greeted with students wearing red "We love Huck" shirts.
The Rev. Layne Fields reminded those gathered Monday for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast in Conyers that there is still a cause for social justice and people of all backgrounds working together.
The Hospital Authority of Rockdale County has announced it will accept applications for the grants program that supports local charitable health care initiatives.
Organizers are looking for projects for volunteers to work on for the first "Hands Across Rockdale" community event this spring.
The parent company of Food Lion announced Thursday that the Conyers store will be among 113 locations to close as part of a broad restructuring.
Local pastor Layne Fields will deliver the keynote address at this year's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Breakfast to honor the civil rights icon and his message of unity.
Though top hats and tails are optional, this year's annual father-daughter ball by the Rotary Club of Rockdale County is sure to be super duper.
The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners declined to ratify Tuesday a contract change that would have resulted in a $16,000 raise to a contractor.
Mayor Randy Mills and the Conyers City Council recognized out-going councilman Marty Jones for his 23 years of service while also looking ahead to the coming year during Thursday night's annual State of the City address at the Cherokee Run Golf Course.
Commissioner JaNice Van Ness voiced her opposition to ratifying a contract revision for the county's Neighborhood Stabilization Program that results in a $16,000 raise for its administrator.
The Rockdale County Board of Elections will move forward this month on interviewing a new set of candidates for its at-large seat and could name a new member by February.
Local Democrats and Republicans are giving a collective thumbs down to a proposed bill filed for next month's General Assembly session that proposes to make county-wide elected offices nonpartisan.
Recent rains have helped to replenish the water level at Randy Poynter Lake, the drinking water source and largest recreation area for Rockdale County residents.
Rockdale County announced two finalists for its community relations director to replace Erica Fatima, who resigned in September.
CONYERS -- The American Red Cross is asking residents to give the gift of life and donate blood at several blood drives planned in the coming days to help metro Atlanta hospitals meet the demand for blood for the Christmas and New Year's holiday period.
The American Red Cross is asking residents to give the gift of life and donate blood at several blood drives planned in the coming days to help metro Atlanta hospitals meet the demand for blood for the Christmas and New Year's holiday period.
The Rockdale delegation in the Georgia General Assembly will host a pre-session listening meeting next month to discuss upcoming issues state legislators will face in 2012.
Wait staff in Rockdale County restaurants may soon be asked to obtain a county permit to be allowed to serve alcohol.
CONYERS -- Wait staff in Rockdale County restaurants may soon be asked to obtain a county permit to be allowed to serve alcohol.
A local dog rescuer recommends that people consider the type of breed, cost and the time commitment before making a dog part of their new year.
Elks Aidmore Children's Center announced it has received a $5,000 grant to support capital improvement projects at its 141-acre campus in Rockdale County.
Recent vacancies on county boards and authorities brought up conversations among the Rockdale County commissioners on finding a better vetting process of candidates.