We are including more information in our Restaurant Inspection Reports. All information comes from the Gwinnett Rockdale Newton Health Department.
Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts announced Wednesday that the school system will begin high school athletic competition in the coming weeks.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) has announced that 15 counties, including Newton and Rockdale counties, and 18 cities in Georgia have received a total of $1.76 million in U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) grants to help states and local governments prevent and control cri…
The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives conservatives and Republicans what they claim to have wanted since judicial activism became the norm in the 1960s.
COVINGTON — Chief Superior Court Judge John Ott issued a tersely worded order Tuesday forbidding anyone from removing the Confederate statue on the Covington Square until the appropriate appeals court has ruled on its removal. Anyone who attempts to remove the statue will be subject to arrest.
SAT scores for Rockdale County Public Schools increased in 2020, while scores for the state and nation decreased slightly from 2019.
The Arts Association in Newton County is now accepting submissions for its first ever Healing With HeART Virtual Exhibit to be celebrated in October - National Arts & Humanities Month.
Newton County Attorney Megan Martin is disputing a claim that two local elected officials are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in back wages by the county.
CONYERS — A 15-year-old girl from Conyers who was rescued from possible sex trafficking in Rutledge on July 19 is missing again, and her mother, Delores Hammond, is desperately trying to find her. Hammond has placed her daughter, Brooke Cook, on the National Center for Missing and Exploited …
State Rep. Pam Dickerson, D-Conyers, encourages residents in House District 113 to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census before the Sept. 30 deadline.
The Covington Police Department (CPD) vacated its headquarters on Oak Street a few months ago, and now the property is being re-purposed for outdoor recreation, a welcome center and as a home to multiple city offices. There are raised beds for a community garden, a grill and picnic tables, a…
Being an entrepreneur isn't intuitive. It might not be the best option for your life now – or ever. Then again, you might be burning with ideas and solutions to problems you've spotted, bubbling with enthusiasm, but feeling as though you're utterly rudderless.
Let’s deal with an inconvenient truth: you are not basically a good person. Neither am I. The reason we think we are good is simple; our standards are too low.
The Conyers City Council has cleared the way for a transitional home for men with mental health and substance abuse issues to open at 1555 Milstead Road NE following a split vote Wednesday.
Today let us reflect on Psalm 119:27 “Make me understand the way of Thy precepts, so I will meditate on Thy wonders.” The Genesis account of creation profoundly states mankind is made in the image of God. Yet no two of us are identical. Each of us are influenced by our environment in unique …
There are times to be angry over wrongdoing and injustices. There are appropriate occasions for peaceful protest, for letting our voices be heard, and for calling for change. However, it seems that our current atmosphere is one saturated with anger, fear, and gloom.
The Rockdale County school system will continue with its plan to return to in-person instruction after the first semester, according to an update Thursday night from Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts.
The original version of this classic brunch dish includes a toasted English muffin, Canadian bacon, a poached egg and creamy hollandaise sauce. For my recipe this week, I’m going to substitute crab cakes for the Canadian bacon. Don’t be intimidated by the process of poaching the eggs and making the hollandaise sauce. With a little practice, you’ll get the hang of both very quickly. This recipe will make four individual servings.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, and Georgia Pardon and Parole for the period of Sept. 8-14 2020:
CONYERS — The 40th Annual Olde Town Conyers Fall Festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the streets of historic Olde Town Conyers.
Plans to open a liquor store at 1081 Iris Drive can move forward after the Conyers City Council approved a conditional use permit for the business on Wednesday.
There was a time in America, unknown or not experienced by people under the age of 50, when politics was a contact sport played with mostly accepted rules and the equivalent of "sportsmanship."
ATLANTA -- September is National Preparedness Month, and the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division is here to assist Georgians with free legal assistance for anyone who is impacted by a disaster or other emergency but cannot afford to hire an attorney.
Facebook announced Thursday it will move forward on its original plan to construct five data centers at Stanton Springs in Newton County, with a total potential investment of $42 billion.
CONYERS — Deputy Finance Director William Vaughn will lead the Rockdale County Finance Department as the county begins a search for a new director and launches a transitional audit of the department.
Gov. Brian P. Kemp on Thursday announced that his chief of staff and longtime advisor Tim Fleming is departing his administration to pursue new opportunities in the private sector.
Anderson Bailey, member-elect for the District 4 Board of Education seat, was appointed Tuesday night to fill the unexpired term of former board member Almond Turner, who died last November. Bailey’s appointment was approved unanimously.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced at the end of August that he will retire, capping a remarkable career of domestic and international leadership success.
I was grabbing a couple of sausage biscuits, and witnessed a couple of old codgers arguing over their coffee. One was a bit on the heavy side, with wild hair and a loud voice. The other was silver-haired, more soft-spoken, and would occasionally seem to lose his train of thought.
The human remains found at Bert Adams Boy Scout Camp in Newton County in August have been identified as those of an elderly Covington man, and the man’s daughter has been charged in connection with the case.
Rockdale Fire and Rescue firefighters were expected to keep watch at the scene of a BioLab chemical fire throughout the day Tuesday after fire broke out in a warehouse early Monday morning.
Chief Superior Court Judge John Ott on Monday ordered that two parties who had filed petitions to prevent Newton County from removing the Confederate monument from the Covington Square do not have standing to bring suit against the county, and even if they did, the county is protected by sovereign immunity.
Georgia voters still strongly support public charter schools eight years after ratifying a constitutional amendment letting the state create charter schools, according to a new poll.
ATLANTA -- Georgia is one of only three states with more than one public university in the nation’s Top 20, according to rankings released Monday by U.S. News & World Report.
“The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty” (Proverbs 22:3). These are wise observations that may be applied to people regarding the control of thistles, especially today’s thistle.
I made it through the summer of COVID-19 – though I’m thankful that neither I nor any of my family have contracted the novel coronavirus.