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We are including more information in our Restaurant Inspection Reports. All information comes from the Gwinnett Rockdale Newton Health Department.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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Sometimes it takes a long time before you’re able to pay forward a kindness. This one took me 12 years to repay.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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