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October 13, 2021

CONYERS, GA– Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) scores increased on the American College Test (ACT), according to results recently released by the Georgia Department of Education for Class of 2021 graduates. RCPS had an overall ACT composite score of 20.8, an increase over last year’s score of 19.6 and above the national average of 20.3.  […]

October 13, 2021

    STONECREST– Stonecrest Resorts, LLC, a real estate company created to repurpose vacant real estate at the Mall at Stonecrest, announced today the closing on the sale of the former Sears building located at the Mall at Stonecrest, for approximately $2.1 million. The 15.1-acre parcel, which includes two buildings totaling 142,000 square feet, was […]

October 12, 2021

  BROOKHAVEN, GA— The City of Brookhaven’s popular Paint the Park event returns to Blackburn Park after being held virtually last year due to COVID-19. Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to use the changing fall colors of the park as inspiration on Sunday, Oct. 24, 1 o 4 p.m. The free event […]

October 12, 2021

  ATLANTA— Clarence Dean Alford, a former member of the Board of Regents representing Georgia’s 4th Congressional District, has pleaded guilty to Racketeering, the Office of the Attorney General announced. Chief Superior Court Judge Robert F. Mumford sentenced the Alford to 15 years.  He will serve 8 years in prison and spend the remainder on probation.  As […]



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September 12, 2021

        DEKALB COUNTY, GA—DeKalb County School District officials are working to resolve issues and concerns with school bus drivers, hoping to avoid massive absences this week such as the one that occurred in Region 1 on Friday, Sept. 10. A “high” number of school bus drivers did not show up for work […]

September 12, 2021

      DEKALB COUNTY, GA– Henderson Mill Elementary School received a $5,000 donation from Burlington Stores, the national off-price retailer, through the company’s partnership with the national non-profit organization, AdoptAClassroom.org. The donation, which will be used for school supplies, was made l in celebration of Burlington’s  new store now open in Tucker at 2126 […]

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