Rockdale’s fire station got a cleaning last week thanks to employees from Alcoa Rockdale Operations. Volunteers manicured the lawn and outer building area and washed the bays and fire trucks. Full Story
Thorndale BBQ Cookoff ahead this weekend
THORNDALE—It’s that time again. They’ll be cooking, dancing and trying to keep cool this weekend at the the 20th annual Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue Cookoff.
Activities include a softball tourney, dances and, of course, lots of cooking.
Most activities are Saturday and all events are at the Thorndale City Park. Full Story
Joshua Shan, the driver of this Ford F-350 pickup, escaped uninjured when the vehicle burst into flames at 5 p.m. June 14 on County Road 248 near Gause. According to the Gause Volunteer Fire Department, which answered the call, an electrical short apparently started the fire. Volunteers said the vehicle was a total loss as were three chain saws and electrical winch in the back. Full Story
Downtown eyes a zone of its own
“When you’re alone and life is making you
lonely, you can always go...
Petula Clark’s 1964 hit probably doesn’t conjure up downtown Rockdale in many minds but there actually is one and it’s about to become “legal.” Full Story
Hospital board gets new member, chair
A unique set of circumstances combined Monday to give the Rockdale Hospital District board a new member and a new president at the same meeting.
Terry Browning was appointed as the board’s newest member, replacing Mike Vance.
Carl Hudson moved up to become board president, replacing Dr. John M. Weed III.
Dr. Weed remains as a board member. Full Story