Soaring homeowner insurance rates in portions of Districts 1 and 5 have prompted the Newton County Board of Commissioners to take steps toward building a new fire station in the area of Elks Club and Dixie Road, Starrsville or other site yet to be determined.
Trump's call to Ukraine's president, which is at the heart of the impeachment articles, does not meet the standard of seriously harming the public or compromising the president's ability to do his job as shown by the China trade deal and the USMCA trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, both signed and passed days after impeachment.
We are including more information in our Restaurant Inspection Reports. All information comes from the Gwinnett Rockdale Newton Health Department.
When I took Office as clerk of Rockdale Superior and State Courts in 2009, we were already on the road to court technology advances owing to the foresight of my predecessor, the Honorable Joanne Caldwell, who held the office for 23 years.
CONYERS — Local Georgia Power employees spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day volunteering at the Rockdale Emergency Relief food bank.
Protections are being sought by Georgia Senate Democrats against racial discrimination toward hair styles like braids, locks and twists.
A powerful trade association representing the chemical industry is testing the air in seven Georgia locations to measure ethylene oxide, a toxic gas used for sterilizing medical supplies.
Dr. Stephanie Gordon, owner of Story on the Square, an independent book store on the square in McDonough, is determined to bring top-notch books and authors to the Middle Georgia area. And thanks to her persistence, on Jan. 14 the New York publisher Harper-Collins partnered with Gordon and her staff to stage a book release in McDonough.
CONYERS — The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners is expected to approve two new department directors at its voting session on Jan. 28. Dr. Ann Kimbrough was recommended as the new Stormwater Department director and John A. Moretto was recommended as the new Department of Transportation d…
CONYERS — Grandparents Tim and Linda Mitchell and family from across the country gathered Saturday afternoon at the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Conyers to celebrate the Eagle Scout Court of Honor recognizing their four grandchildren.
Transportation tech features were on display Tuesday at the first ever Transportation Tech Showcase, held at the Georgia Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta.
Contractors constructing the roundabout at Ga. Highways 162 and 81 were expected to begin moving traffic into the roundabout pattern Monday and away from the four-way stop configuration.
CONYERS — Every year, the Georgia Department of Education releases an online survey allowing parents and guardians to offer critical feedback in regards to their child’s School Climate Star Rating.
Frederick L. Johnson, a Newton County resident known for his willingness to help others and his ability to get the job done, was honored for his contributions to the community Sunday with the 35th annual “I Have a Dream Award.”
Newton County commissioners approved a one-year renewal of the county’s legal services contract with Jarrard & Davis earlier this month, with a stipulation that County Manager Lloyd Kerr evaluate and assess options for creating an in-house legal department.
ALBANY — The Royal Charter for the colony of Georgia ensured that there would be illegal distilleries in the colony even before James Oglethorpe and 114 other colonists landed on the Georgia coast. The charter of the 13th colony, unlike other colonies, stated that both slavery and “the importation of intoxicating liquors is prohibited.”
Valentine’s Day could could be even more memorable for dozens of couples this year if they make plans to take part in the Valentine’s Wedding Extravaganza at Newton County Probate Court and Magistrate Court.
CONYERS — The Rockdale County Branch NAACP and the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce hosted the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast bright and early Monday morning at the Rockdale Career Academy.
Frederick Johnson was named recipient of the 35th annual I Have a Dream Award Sunday afternoon. Additional awards presented included the MLK Trailblazer Award, given to Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson; and the Young Dreamer Award, given to James Wilson and Kaegan Hill. The Legacy Award, …
One Sunday Toni was cleaning up after worship. As I entered the sacristy, I could tell something was bothering her. When I asked her, she told me how angry she was about something I said in my sermon.
In Genesis 8:22 God is responding to Noah’s offering, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
The latest protests in Iran by people angry over the Iranian military's missile launch that "unintentionally" downed a Ukrainian jetliner killing many Iranians, Canadians and others, is different from past protests over rigged elections, rising gas prices, and what Americans like to call "voter suppression."
Last weekend my wife and I went to see the newest Star Wars movie. Obviously we’re not die-hard fans of that saga since we waited several weeks after its release for the crowds to thin out before viewing the film. Nor did we dress up in appropriate costumes as our kids did for one of the pre…
This past week I read a letter by a young woman who was distraught over losing a friend because she (the young woman writing the letter) had lost her faith.
She did something a lot of kids do at that age. She stayed out all night with a friend her mother didn't like. But when Darnell Taylor got home the next morning, her mother met her at the door and told her she was no longer welcomed to live in her house.
The years of lobbying, campaigning and waiting for an expanded Senior Services Center marked a milestone Friday with the groundbreaking for an addition to the Josephine B. Brown Senior Center at Turner Lake Park.
CONYERS — As General Ray Davis Middle School art students prepare for the ninth annual Empty Bowls Dinner, the school also extends an invitation to community residents to come make their own bowl.
Retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis, the former secretary of defense and an exceptionally well-read warrior, has said, "Throughout history, we see nations with allies thrive, and nations without allies wither."
CONYERS — A total of 270 students and three from the east metro area, completed the requirements for graduation from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College at the end of the 2019 fall semester.
CONYERS — The Conyers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two masked men armed with a handgun who robbed the AT&T store at 1550 Ga. Highway 138 SE in Conyers just after 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13.
CONYERS — Director Terry Moore of the A.R. “Gus” Barksdale Boys & Girls Club in Conyers recently announced a partnership with Mallory Minor, chair of Rockdale County’s Census Kids’ Count Subcommittee, in hosting a Census 2020 Parent Informational Session to encourage parents to count you…
CONYERS — Nancy Guinn Memorial Library is ready to take on the new year and will be continuing some programs as well as introducing new ones in the upcoming month.
CONYERS — Piedmont Rockdale Hospital and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s Building A Classrooms.
CONYERS — A vehicle involved in a chase and crash in DeKalb County last Friday had been stolen the day before during a home invasion in Rockdale County. Four suspects being chased by DeKalb Police and two occupants of another car they hit were all taken to area hospitals. Their injuries are …
CONYERS — A 29-year-old Conyers man, wanted in connection with a variety of crimes since February of last year, was arrested at his home on New Year’s Eve and now faces 33 charges ranging from burglary to drug possession.
Film crews for “Legacies,” a spinoff of “The Originals,” will be in Olde Town this week, setting up camp from Wednesday morning to Friday.
County Manager Lloyd Kerr was reappointed to another one-year term by a unanimous vote of the Newton County Board of Commissioners last week.
Georgia Senate leaders cast the prospects for new legalized gambling in doubt Monday on the first day of the 2020 legislative session.
Newton County officials are planning two groundbreakings in the coming days to kick off projects approved by voters in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendums.
As a history of African American travel in the 20th century, “Overground Railroad” is incredible, filled with great continuity and plenty of side-stories to make it come alive.