Tornado warning

A tornado warning is in effect until 2 p.m. for west central Rockdale, southwestern deKalb, northwestern Henry and northeastern Clayton counties. At 1:43 PM EST, a severe squall line capable of producing both tornadoes and extensive straight line wind damage was located over Ellenwood, or 8 miles northeast of Jonesboro, moving east at 40 mph.

Locations impacted include…

Stockbridge, Forest Park, Morrow, Lake City, Hidden Valley Park, Fort

Gillem, Rex, Panola Mountain State Park, Ellenwood and Conley.

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Editor

I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.