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State Superintendent Woods visits Heritage High | Newton  Rockdale Newton Citizen

State Supt. Richard Woods came to learn more about what the different extra-curriculars at Heritage High had to offer.



Heritage graduates leave graduation with hope and high expectations  Rockdale Newton Citizen

CONYERS — The graduates of Heritage High School walked across the stage and entered the next phase of their lives in a joyous ceremony Friday at Evans ...



Heritage High theatre program to present “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” this weekend  Rockdale Newton Citizen

CONYERS —The Heritage High School Academy for Performing and Visual Arts will present its production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really ...



Student expelled, charged after allegedly making threats  Rockdale Newton Citizen

A 15-year-old male student has been expelled from Heritage High School after allegedly threatening to shoot up the school.



Heritage High School principal announced  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Mrs. Latonya Richards has been named the new principal of Heritage High School, replacing Greg Fowler who served for 20 years.



Surprise military homecoming at Heritage High | Newton  Rockdale Newton Citizen

SPC Amneiah Hodge, and her mother Candice planned a surprise military homecoming for Amneiah's father Henry, Intel specialist at Heritage, and two younger ...



Army specialist surprises dad, brothers at metro Atlanta high school  WSB Atlanta

SPC Ameniah Hodge, who has been deployed overseas for nine months, returned home and surprised her father and two brothers at Heritage High School in ...



Student charged after video of fight at Heritage High goes viral  WTVC

Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk says one student is being charged after a fight caught on camera at Heritage High School went viral. The incident happened in ...



Second-Year Surge: Kurott Garland  247Sports

GoVols247's ninth annual Second-Year Surge series looking at a player's critical second season in the program continues with a look at redshirt freshman DL ...



Heritage marching band has high expectations for the new season  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

After spending all summer preparing, the Heritage High School marching band will present their new “Through the Ages” half-time show at the Heritage vs.



Servicewoman surprises family at Conyers school  FOX 5 Atlanta

A U.S. Army servicewoman surprised her Atlanta family with an emotional reunion.



Local runners from Heritage, Eastside place at state cross country meets  Rockdale Newton Citizen

20 local athletes representing Heritage High School and Eastside High School competed over the weekend in their respective classifications in the state cross ...



Heritage baseball honored by Rockdale County Board of Commissioners following state championship title  Rockdale Newton Citizen

CONYERS -- With the Patriots still reeling in excitement five days removed from winning their first ever baseball state championship, players and coaches were ...



RCPS celebrates STAR students  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Rockdale's 2019 STAR students were celebrated by the Rotary Clubs of Conyers and Rockdale at a special luncheon on Valentine's Day.



ATLANTA HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTER: TJ Solomon released from prison nearly 20 years after shooting at Heritage High Schooll  WSB Atlanta

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. - The man who opened fire inside a local high school in 1999 and injured six people has been released from prison, three years ...



How Georgia school shooting 1 month after Columbine influenced state's safety policies  11Alive.com WXIA

Columbine and a shooting in Rockdale County both left their mark on the state - one that was felt in recent statewide school security legislation.



Local high school bands spread holiday cheer  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

RCPS high school will each have a special holiday performance in the next few weeks, including the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade.



Heritage High School shooter to leave prison early  WSB Atlanta

The Pardons and Parole Board has granted parole to T.J. Solomon.



Heritage boys win Patriots Early Bird Invitational, Rockdale finishes third  Rockdale Newton Citizen

CONYERS — 21 track and field teams spanning across several different GHSA classifications gathered Saturday morning at Heritage High School for their ...



Heritage boys and girls track finish first NewRock championship  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

The Heritage boys and girls track teams took home first place finishes Thursday night against four other high schools in Rockdale and Newton.



Hall of famer, former Heritage, Georgia Perimeter coach Danny Blue takes Social Circle baseball job  Covington News

Social Circle has some new blood coming in to lead the baseball program next season after one of the most historic runs in school history.



DARRELL HUCKABY: Truly the end of an era at HHS  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

We often talk of “eras,” particularly in politics and sports, and often the term is overused. That said, Monday morning when students return to school at Heritage ...



Heritage student allegedly threatens another with a gun  Rockdale Newton Citizen

A 17-year-old Heritage High School student who allegedly brought a gun to school and threatened another student with it is facing several weapons charges.



Willette, Kidd amongst swimmers to punch tickets to state meet from Heritage and Rockdale County  Rockdale Newton Citizen

CONYERS — With the 2018-19 swim season in full swing, competitors from Heritage High School, Rockdale County High School and Alcovy High School ...



RCPS celebrates 39 graduates from Rockdale Youth Leadership program  Rockdale Newton Citizen

CONYERS — Rockdale Youth Leadership celebrated the development of another cohort of young leaders at Rockdale County Public Schools with a graduation ...



Deputies avert possible gang-motivated fight at Heritage  Rockdale Newton Citizen

A Covington man is in the Rockdale County Jail facing firearm possession and other charges following a tip about a possible “gang-motivated fight” at the end of ...



Getting to Know… Vernon Denmark  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Heritage head basketball coach Vernon Denmark has spent the past six seasons leading the program after spending several years as an assistant at Rockdale ...



Rockdale Schools to hold open houses for speciality programs  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Rockdale County Public Schools will hold important Open House nights during October and November 2018 for the 2019-20 School Specialty and Choice ...



The 'Ham Fam : Effingham County Rebels rolling into GHSA Final Four  WJCL News

Just three squads left. Savannah Christian, Jeff Davis and Effingham County are the lone high school baseball teams from southeast Georgia to reach the ...



Heritage ousted by Richmond Hill in first round of playoffs  Rockdale Newton Citizen

CONYERS — Richmond Hill threw a wrench in Heritage's playoff plans Friday night.



Rockdale announces summer feeding program  ocgnews.com

Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) and Bread of Life Development (BOLD) Ministries are partnering this summer for the annual “Be Bright, Eat Right ...



Heritage swim teams dominate Troup County Invitational  Rockdale Newton Citizen

The Heritage High School swim team picked right back where it had left off over the break in the Troup County Invitational, taking home first place in both the ...



Heritage theater celebrates 40th year | School  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Heritage High School is celebrating the 40th birthday of its theater program with the performance of “Phantom of the Opera” and several alumni events. Heritage ...



Father of Heritage HS victim calls shooter's release 'a huge mistake'  WSB Atlanta

TJ Solomon was 15 years old when he opened fire into a crowd of more than a hundred students at Heritage High School on May 20, 1999, a month after the ...



Heritage High School Homecoming Queen | School  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

Chyna Wright, a senior, is the 2017 homecoming queen at Heritage High School.



Rockdale Public Schools valedictorians, salutatorians  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

Rockdale County Public Schools recently congratulated the valedictorians and salutatorians of 2018. The RCPS Class of 2018 had more than 1080 seniors ...



Heritage wins big at Musical Theatre Awards | School  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

Heritage High School won the award for Best Overall Production at the Ninth Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards on Thursday night. Senior ...



Rockdale's top students and their teachers honored | School  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

The best and brightest of Rockdale County Public Schools and their teachers were honored Monday evening at a ceremony at Salem High School.



Rockdale County Public Schools Important Dates  ocgnews.com

Monday, Nov. 26, 6-8:30 p.m.. Dual Enrollment Information Session. Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Dr., Conyers; Receive information on taking ...



Teacher credits Newton Trails with saving his life  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Randy Norman will tell you that the Eastside Trail in Covington saved his life.



School Shootings List in Twenty Years Since Columbine: 240 and Counting  Westword

Twenty years ago tomorrow, on April 20, 1999, two seniors at Columbine High School killed twelve students and a teacher before taking their own lives in an ...



Heritage leads wire-to-wire in 52-39 win over Bradwell Institute at State Farm Arena  Rockdale Newton Citizen

ATLANTA — In a rematch against their Sweet 16 playoffs opponent from one season ago, Heritage faced off with Bradwell Institute in a much different setting this ...



Heritage's Cameron Hooley follows in dads footsteps, signs with Manchester wrestling  Rockdale Newton Citizen

CONYERS -- The first of four athletes at Heritage High School to sign their National Letter of Intent last Friday was wrestler Cameron Hooley, who wrestled at ...



RCPS and NCSS schools in top 25 percent of Georgia Climate Ratings  Rockdale Newton Citizen

The Georgia Department of Education released School Climate Star Ratings for the 2017-18 school year Monday morning. Included in the calculation is data ...



Rockdale specialty program applications available until Dec. 21  Rockdale Newton Citizen

The application for Rockdale County Public Schools 2019-20 School Specialty and Choice programs is open now until December 21.



Rockdale Youth Leadership celebrates graduates | School  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Rockdale Youth Leadership celebrated the development of another cohort of young leaders at Rockdale County Public Schools with a graduation ceremony ...



Heritage High School  Rockdale Newton Citizen

The Heritage boys basketball team had no trouble staying unbeaten Saturday evening in Conyers. Heritage boys soccer ties with Union Grove 1-1. After 80 ...



Students complete Rockdale Youth Leadership program  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Rockdale Youth Leadership (RYL) celebrated the development of another cohort of young leaders at Rockdale County Public Schools with a graduation ...



Conyers DACA recipient advocates at US Capitol  Rockdale Newton Citizen

On March 6, three Dreamers (DACA) and one Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from Georgia traveled to Washington D.C. to advocate directly to their members ...



Rockdale deputies thwart gang fight at Heritage High, two arrested  On Common Ground News

After receiving a tip, Rockdale County Sheriff's deputies intercepted a fight gang members had planned to take place at Heritage High School's parking lot.



Local scholarships available for RCPS seniors  Rockdale Newton Citizen

As the first semester of the school year is coming to a end, graduation day and deadlines for many postsecondary scholarships are getting closer.



Grown-Ass Man #11: Surviving a school shooting  The Tennessean

At 7 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 1999, I walked into Heritage High School in Conyers, Georgia, to turn in a photography assignment early. It was the last day of ...



Heritage girls soccer cruises to 10-0 win over Mundy's Mill in the first round of the playoffs  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Heritage used its experience, fitness and overall team speed to frustrate the Lady Tigers, advancing to the Sweet 16 with a 10-0 victory. A total of nine players ...



Heritage sends five to college football programs on National Signing Day  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

Five Heritage High School football players told the crowd gathered Wednesday night at the school where they will be playing in college as part of National ...



NCSS middle, high school students to participate in 2019 GMEA District IV Honor Chorus  Covington News

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School System was well represented at the recent Georgia Music Educators Association's District IV Honor Chorus as 47 ...



Rockdale high school bands show off talents | School  Rockdale Newton Citizen

The marching bands of all three Rockdale high schools presented their programs to the public on Wednesday evening.



'Lights at Costley Mill' open Dec. 6 - Jan. 6 | Local News  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Get ready to enjoy the holiday season at Rockdale County's “Lights at Costley Mill.”



JH House design firm selected | Newton  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart and Stewart Architects Inc. have been recommended b RCPS superintendent to be the selected design firm to construct the new ...



The Hambrick Foundation awards inaugural MLK scholarships | Local News  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Zora Duncan, a senior at Rockdale County High School, was named the $3000 Grand Prize Winner of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship presented by ...



#Team11 Game of the Week: Rockdale Co. vs. Heritage  11alive.com

UPDATE: Heritage beats Rockdale Co. 39-28. It is the first time the Patriots have beaten the Bulldogs since 2012. Highlights and reaction tonight on 11Alive ...



Rockdale County to offer multiple summer programs | News  Rockdale Newton Citizen

With summer vacation approaching, students of Rockdale County Public Schools will have several options regarding what to do with their free time.



Rockdale Schools fills several administrative positions | Local News  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Rockdale County Public Schools welcomes several new leaders and familiar faces in new leadership roles for the 2018-19 school year.



DAR awards Outstanding Cadet Medals and Certificates | Community  Rockdale Newton Citizen

The Conyers Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) of Conyers recently recognized the outstanding JROTC cadet in each local high ...



Rockdale County Schools' Be Bright Eat Right program returns this summer  Rockdale Newton Citizen

CONYERS — Rockdale County Public Schools and Bread of Life Development Ministries have teamed up once again to offer their annual “Be Bright, Eat Right ...



Restaurant Health Inspection Reports | Newton  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Editor's Note: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only the restaurant's name, address, score and date of ...



Rockdale, Newton sets graduation dates, venues | School  Rockdale Newton Citizen

The second semester for students in the Newton County School System and Rockdale County Public Schools has started, but it has already set the dates for ...



St. Patrick's Day, Cherry Blossom Festival highlight March events  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

March is going to be a busy month in Conyers, with the annual World's Fastest Growing St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 15, the 2019 inductions in the Black ...



Rockdale teen named Barksdale Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Jymion Moore has been announced as the A.R. “Gus” Barksdale Boys and Girls Club's 2018 Youth of the Year.



NSDAR honors top JROTC cadets | Scrapbook  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

Col. John McIntosh Chapter, NSDAR of Conyers recently recognized the outstanding JROTC cadet in each local high school by awarding the DAR Outstanding ...



Dozens of Rockdale student athletes accept college scholarships on National Signing Day  On Common Ground News

Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) marked National Signing Day on Feb. 1 with dozens of accomplished student-athletes from Salem High School, ...



General Ray Davis teacher to host Rockdale's first Youth Orchestra Concert  Rockdale Newton Citizen

The first ever Rockdale County Youth Orchestra Concert will be Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Rockdale auditorium. Angela Bobbitt, General Ray Davis Middle School ...



UNA Football adds two transfers  WZDX

FLORENCE, Ala. – University of North Alabama Head Football Coach Chris Willis has announced the addition to two transfers who will help fortify the Lions' ...



Lorraine Elementary and Davis Middle salute Rockdale Veterans  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Lorraine Elementary School and General Ray Davis Middle School both invited reitred and active veterans to join ther students for lunch Friday afternoon.



Wescott to run for Porterdale City Council Post 1  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Niki Wescott has announced her intention to run for Post 1 on the Porterdale City Council.



Grovetown girls; Evans, Greenbrier boys to play for titles  The Augusta Chronicle

Grovetown girls coach Jaime Echols had a simple message for his team when its game Thursday in the Region 3-AAAAAA basketball tournament began more ...



Young Rockdale filmmaker New York bound  ocgnews.com

Christian Anderson, a 16-year-old junior at Heritage High School in Conyers, has been selected to participate in the 2017 All American High School Film ...



Local officer meets President Trump in Iraq | Newton  Rockdale Newton Citizen

A local military officer met President Trump Wednesday during the president's surprise visit to Iraq.



Rockdale High's Craft named STAR Student for Rockdale County  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

Noah Craft, a senior at Rockdale County High School is this year's STAR Student for Rockdale County Public Schools, while his teacher, Nola Costin, is this ...



Snapping Shoals EMC awards grants to Rockdale teachers  Rockdale Newton Citizen

A number of teachers from Rockdale County Public Schools will share in total, over $15000 awarded through the Snapping Shoals EMC Bright Ideas grant ...



Lady 'Cats soccer scores a place in school history  Valdosta Daily Times

After graduating most of their starting lineup from the 2017-18 season, many assumed that the Valdosta Wildcats girls soccer team would be a weak opponent ...



Despite position switch, Heritage grad Jordan Thomas shines in debut season at Georgia College  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

The transition from high school basketball to college basketball isn't supposed to be easy, especially when you're asked to play a different position.



PREP BASKETBALL: Byrd gives Rome High major weapon on the court  Northwest Georgia News

The list of attributes given to Rome High boys' basketball player Caleb Byrd by one of his coaches is a solid checklist for an athlete that is putting up the.



Couple finds happily ever after at Masters  The Augusta Chronicle

Cody Garrett of Clayton, Ga., proposed to his now-fiancée Shea Smith at Founders Circle at Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters Tournament.



Greenbrier Wolfpack at Heritage Patriots football preview  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

After coming off a game where the Patriots lost 42-39, despite gaining 674 yards, Heritage knows what they have to in order to turn everything around.



'Be Bright, Eat Right Rockdale' beginning summer lunches  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) and Bread of Life Development (BOLD) Ministries partner this summer in the fifth annual “Be Bright, Eat Right ...



Mother, daughter build tradition of teaching at Lorraine Elementary  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

When school begins next week, Abbey Dunlop will be walking the same halls her now-retired mother just left.



Huckaby: Banding together: A lasting bond built with a Redcoat  Online Athens

I first met Jacob Weinstein at one of Carter and Julie Rogers's infamous Christmas parties. He must have been 16 or 17 at the time, but had the maturity of, well, ...



Future teachers honored on 'Signing Day'  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Rockdale County Public Schools and Rockdale Career Academy joined the Georgia Department of Education in a state-wide celebration of Future Educators ...



Rockdale changing some voting precinct locations | Local News  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

When voters in Rockdale County head to the polls for the May 22 General Primary and Non-Partisan Elections, there will be two fewer precincts than there were ...



Polling place changes coming in Rockdale | Local News  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

Voters in nine Rockdale County voting precincts currently located in schools are invited to public information sessions regarding relocation of those precincts at ...



Rockdale Public Schools Community Calendar  On Common Ground News

Kindergarten Registration Now Open. 2017-18 Rockdale County Public Schools Kindergarten registration now open for children who will be 5 years old by Sept.



NSDAR honors top JRTOC cadets in Rockdale County  rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

Col. John McIntosh Chapter, NSDAR of Conyers GA recently recognized the outstanding JROTC cadet in each local high school by awarding the DAR ...



International opera star, music teacher and now author: Hamm-Smith writes 'Hero Finds His Voice!'  Rockdale Newton Citizen

This all started as a little something she heard early one morning while sitting on her front porch. Off in the distance, Theresa Hamm-Smith heard the bold, clear ...



Mural unveiled at JP Carr Gymnasium | Local News  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Community members joined Rockdale County and city of Conyers elected officials and staff Tuesday afternoon for the unveiling of a new mural that has been ...



Donations sought for service dog for autistic teen | Local News  Rockdale Newton Citizen

A 19-year-old suffering from autism and with a history of running away may soon find his life safer with the help of a *service* dog.



Wes Herrmann | Obituaries | bismarcktribune.com  Bismarck Tribune

WATFORD CITY — William Wesley “Wes” Herrmann, 37, Watford City, passed away Jan. 14, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn., due to injuries sustained in an accident in ...



Tyler Austin's cancer scare has motivated him to save others  New York Post

As a guy who probably would be in Scranton right now if not for Greg Bird's latest injury, Tyler Austin has plenty on his plate. He has showcased himself...



Union Grove taps Chad Frazier as head football coach  Henry Herald

Frazier spent the last four seasons as head football coach and athletic director at Villa Rica High School. He spent 2007 to 2012 as the head coach at Heritage ...



Tyler Austin homers in his Twins debut, hopes his impact spreads off the field  St. Paul Pioneer Press

DETROIT — Twins manager Paul Molitor made an interesting observation about Tyler Austin before watching him homer in his Twins debut at Comerica Park.



Georgia Twins Charged With Stabbing Death of Beautician Mother Jarmecca Nikki Whitehead  ABC News

Friends described Jarmecca "Nikki" Whitehead as a "loving and open" mother whose rebellious teens increasingly challenged her on issues of dating, cell ...



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