School jobs on line in funding shortfall
‘Perfect storm’ lines up to hit RISD
Facing a shortfall of one million dollars in state funding for 2012-13, the Rockdale ISD is looking towards personnel reductions, and other remedies, to deal with next school year’s budget.
That’s not all, according to Supt. Dr. Howell Wright, who termed the unprecedented upcoming squeeze a “perfect storm” of financial bad news. Full Story
$30,000 f0r downtown plan
City debates MDD funding of project
Rockdale City Council members approved a $30,000 downtown master plan Monday, after a lengthy discussion.
The vote was 4-0 with council member Joyce Dalley abstaining. She and Mayor Larry Jones voiced concerns about the expenditure, to be funded by the city’s Municipal Development District (MDD). Full Story
Area closings announced for MLK Day
Monday, Jan. 16, is the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Rockdale and throughout the nation.
There are no classes in the Rockdale, Milano, Gause or Thorndale ISDs but teachers have staff training days in Thorndale, Milano and Gause.
All financial institutions will be closed. Full Story
Alcoa ‘permanently’ mothballs two Rockdale lines
A lcoa announced Thursday it was changing the status of two of the six potlines at Rockdale Operations from “idled” to “permanently closed,” a move that can be interpreted in one of two ways. Full Story
Police probing death of 3-year-old Saturday
Rockdale police are continuing their investigation into the death of a three-year-old girl Saturday morning.
Lt. J. D. Newlin said Mercedes Curtis was pronounced dead about 10 a.m. at Richards Memorial Hospital.
Newlin said the child was taken to the hospital from her home on Wilcox Street.
She was the daughter of Veronica Vega and Joshua Curtis. Full Story
ROCKDALE’S FIRST BABY OF 2012
Madisynn Braelynn Ryen Morgan, Rockdale’s first baby of 2012, greets the world, along with parents Courtnee Whitt and Justin Morgan and brother, three-year-old Shane. Full Story