During a December 2015 debate among Republican presidential candidates in Las Vegas, former Florida governor Jeb Bush said to Donald Trump: “You can’t insult your way to the presidency.”
Some retailers insist on good customer service, while others treat it as an afterthought. A few years ago, I entered a certain supermarket, we’ll call it Chain Store 1, and during my brief visit, a sudden rain shower began. The employees practically smothered me as I started to exit, offering the use of an umbrella or rain coat, and even offering to fetch my car.
COVINGTON — Covington will have its own independent monitoring of ethylene oxide from the BD plant after the City Council unanimously approved hiring Montrose Air Quality Services to do the testing for $66,815. The action came at the council meeting Monday night.
Visitors to Jarrell Planation are invited to step back in time this Labor Day weekend and celebrate the hard work and ingenuity of the Georgia farmers who labored to keep their farms alive through General Sherman’s “March to the Sea,” industrialization and the cotton boll weevil.
CONYERS — The Rockdale Youth Leadership program is accepting applications until Sept. 5 from high school sophomores aspiring to lead and share their passion for serving the community.
Dedication, drive and passion! The three finalists for Rockdale County's Teacher of the Year received a surprise visit from RCPS administrators Tuesday morning.
COVINGTON — Teachers and students across the state are invited to explore Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests through the 30th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.
COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers recently completed the Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings course in Socorro, New Mexico. The training was conducted June 24-27.
CONYERS — Rockdale County Sheriff Eric J. Levett will kick off the RCSO annual ‘Walk It and Talk It with your Sheriff’ this Thursday, Aug. 22, from 7-8 p.m. with the Brentwood community. It will start at the Cabana at 1601 Brentwood Crossing in Conyers.
CONYERS — Tiptoeing down the hallways, Rockdale County Public Schools administrators and Board of Education members made surprise classroom visits Tuesday morning to the three 2019-20 Teacher of the Year finalists.
A 2018 EPA report found elevated cancer risks in three census tracts in metro Atlanta — two in the Smyrna area and one in Covington, where another medical sterilizing plant operates.
The third round of Democratic primary debates, hosted by ABC and Univision, will take place the second week of September. Presidential candidates have until late August to reach polling and grassroots fundraising thresholds set by the Democratic National Committee.
A North Carolina father walked into the Union County Sheriff's Office Sunday and told the dispatcher that he had killed someone, the sheriff's office said.
Gov. Brian Kemp offered two economic messages as he addressed the Gwinnett Chamber at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth Monday: business is good and be prepared for a possible downturn.
CONYERS — The Rockdale County Board of Elections will hold a free Voter Education Training Class from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Aug. 24. The class will be held at the Board of Elections office at 1261 Commercial Drive SW, Suite B, in Conyers. Drive around to the back of the building to…
Twitter will no longer accept advertisements from state-controlled media outlets, the company announced Monday, hours after it joined with Facebook to take down a covert Chinese social media campaign that sought to undermine pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) announced Friday an air quality monitoring plan to measure ethylene oxide levels around two plants in suburban Atlanta. Sterigenics in Smyrna and BD in Covington use the gas to sterilize medical equipment.
CONYERS — Rockdale County Parks and Recreation amenities are now closer to you through a new and improved mobile app. The app, Rockdale Parks & Rec, is now available for free and includes push notification on updated information, cancellations and schedule changes.
CONYERS — Rockdale County District Attorney Alisha Johnson is joining a growing list of district attorneys and solicitors who say they will not prosecute people charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana until better testing is available or the General Assembly clears up confusion with…
CONYERS — Thousands of runners of all ages came together Saturday at the Georgia International Horse Park for the Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race. Released every 15 minutes in “waves” of 200, the runners followed a path through the Steeplechase area of the park, taking on more than 20 obstacl…
Attorney General William Barr removed the acting head of the Bureau of Prisons, the Justice Department said Monday, replacing the agency's top official in the wake of the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein earlier this month.
Georgia gas prices fell 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.40 a gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 stations. Gas prices in Georgia are 20.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 26.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Suspecting her 6-year-old daughter with autism was being abused at school, a West Virginia mother hid a recording device in her daughter's hair, court documents say. On Friday, the girl's former teacher and two former aides were arrested, the state's attorney general said.
The New York police officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner in 2014 has been fired and will not receive his NYPD pension, Commissioner James O'Neill said Monday.
COVINGTON — The National Beta Club has announced that Oak Hill Elementary School is a 2019 National Beta School of Merit. The school earned this recognition by offering National Beta to all eligible grades on their campus.
Newton County School district has earned another source of accreditation from the AdvancED Global Commission.
The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of Curtis McCammon, who was found guilty of malice murder, attempted armed robbery and a gun crime in connection with the 2015 shooting death of Nigel James at the Silos of Ellington subdivision in western Newton County.
The marriage contract had just been signed, and the festivities were in full swing. But just as close relatives of the newlyweds were emerging from an upstairs room to join hundreds of friends and family members at a Kabul wedding hall, an uninvited guest walked forward. What should have been a moment of celebration turned into a scene of unimaginable carnage, as an ISIS suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the band playing in the men's section of the venue.
MCDONOUGH — The sudden and unexpected death of a Marietta couple’s beloved dog after swimming with its owners in Lake Allatoona has filled social media feeds since the incident on Aug. 10. The incident brings to light the dangers of toxic algae growth. In neighboring North Carolina, another couple lost three dogs in one day after an afternoon swim in a pond.
The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is a historic initiative where Georgians will record the numbers and types of pollinators that populate the state during late summer.
The Dow soared Monday and US stocks scored their third straight rally as investors grew increasingly optimistic about a potential resolution to the the trade war and a limit to its economic fallout.
President Donald Trump says that Apple CEO Tim Cook has made a "very compelling argument" that new tariffs would harm the US tech giant's ability to compete with its top rival.
Authorities this weekend announced they had foiled three potential mass shootings after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out.
Stacey Abrams, the 2018 Democratic for Governor of the State of Georgia, held a rally in the gym of Annistown Elementary School on Saturday.
The rally marked the launch of Fair Fight 2020, an initiative that aims to staff, fund and train voter protection operations in 20 battleground states, including Georgia, leading up to the 2020 general election.