Category: eMetro News
Raise your hand if you and your children are irritated about summer reading…you are not alone! One of my least favorite end-of-the-year rituals in high school is the annual signing of the roster as evidence that each child received his summer reading instructions.Read More
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jason Witcher recently received the firm’s Eagle Award for “clear vision of both client and business goals” over the past year. Only 1,607 of the firm’s more than 16,000 financial advisors received the award.Read More
The streets and roadsides of Rockdale County are interesting places to observe the personality of litter. The county is beautiful with its trees, pastures, bodies of water and rock formations. The sad part is that the roadsides reflect a personality that can be seen in its litter.Read More
You have asked, and we are answering. “Who is AWAKE Communities International and what do they have to do with The Metro Times?” In short, we are a young community of passionate leaders dedicated to seeing communities and individuals thrive through training and inspiring youth and young adults to pursue their God-given destinies while learning to serve the cities they live in. How we do that is the real news.Read More
Conyers, Ga. – The Rockdale County Planning Department will be holding a public meeting to receive comments on the draft of the Comprehensive Plan. This meeting will be held Thurs., June 7, 4:30 p.m., at J.P. Carr Community Center, located at 981 Taylor St., Conyers. The meeting begins with a brief presentation, followed by activities for citizens to give strategic feedback on new development.Read More
Publix Super Markets, Inc. with the extraordinary generosity of their customers and Publix associates is helping children and families have the nutritious food they need by providing Rockdale Emergency Relief with a $26,550 grant from the Food For All Campaign. Publix raises funds to support agencies that fight hunger while advocating self-sufficiency at the local level.Read More
I am using this little space in this friendly little newspaper to try and do something that hopefully will have a not-so-little impact. A community is not only made great by natural beauty, proximity to desirable areas and existing capital base. A community is made enjoyable by the people who live there. It is how they approach their daily lives. Do they know and love their neighbors, despite the flaws?Read More
The discovery of great food is always a worthy venture. After all, cuisine is an excellent expression of local culture. When traveling, it’s always nice to find a fun way to check out the food scene. A great way to connect yourself to this food adventure nationwide is to attend a “Taste of” festival.Read More
Are you trying to raise your children or grandchildren to be good eaters? Is every meal a struggle to get the kids to eat enough fruits and veggies? Are you looking for some free entertainment over the summer? Well, you are in luck! UGA Extension has a solution to all these issues in the form of the Fun with Fresh Food program.Read More
The 2018 Newton County Relay For Life event is fast approaching. A premier fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life in Newton County brings the community together to support cancer research and hopefully eliminate cancer in the very near future. With approximately 60 community teams involved, the Relay event will again be held at The Church At Covington on Highway 142 in Covington. Beginning with opening ceremonies at 6pm on Friday, April 27, this year’s event will close at 12 midnight as we ring in a new day and become one step closer to finding a cure for cancer.Read More
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Wednesday 07/18 20%
Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High around 90F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 07/19 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms developing during the afternoon. High near 85F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday 07/20 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Cloudy skies during the morning hours followed by scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 86F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.