ROCK NESS monster
Rockdale Ness, that is. Rockdale Ness, that is. If someone tells you they’ve sighted the Loch Ness Monster in a field off Oak Park Three, Full Story
Buildings, incentives eyed for businesses
MDD board adopts economic recovery strategy for Rockdale
The Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) means business. Pun intended.
Thursday, the MDD board adopted a far-ranging economic development plan for Rockdale, which of course is still coping with the loss of more than 1,000 jobs from the closing of Alcoa’s smelter in 2008-09. Full Story
‘Ride for Cure’ set Saturday for downtown
The third annual “Ride for the Cure” benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will be held Saturday, beginning and ending at Cliff’s Tavern, 218 North Main.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the first bike out at 11 a.m. and the last bike in at 4 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per rider ($25 with passenger) and the fee includes a meal. Full Story
Runnin’ Rotiches roll to rainy 5K wins
Wet racers net $3,650 for theatre
There’s just something about Rockdale 5K runs and rain.
Four years ago Rockdale got 2.5 inches of rain during the spring-summer months, all of it during the Dewberry Jam 5K.
Overnight Friday, the town received almost the same amount, forcing most of the running crowd which had planned to attend the seventh annual Run For the Kay 5K to stay home. Full Story
Art by Michael Boyd
Art by Michael Boyd, a sophomore at Rockdale High School. Full Story
Art by Lou Nesbit
Art by Irma Lou Nesbit, a fourth-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Full Story
Hillsboro hunts for winning outlet
Brinkley will return to starting lineup Friday
When the University Interscholastic League holds its bi-annual re-alignment, sending coaches scrambling for opponents to fill their schedules, Jeff Miller likes to pencil in teams that are unknown to the RHS program.
He couldn’t have picked a more obscure school than Hillsboro. Full Story
Insult to injuries
Tigers can’t overcome loss of a dozen players
For the first time in his competitive life, Jeff Miller probably wished he could have rescheduled or canceled a game.
Perhaps trade up for an open date. Full Story
Tigers midseason report card includes Blue Cross
I t is undoubtedly difficult to give the Rockdale football team any kind of a mid-season grade, considering the Tigers medical status.
The Tigers are coming off a shutout loss to previous whipping boys Smithville while a dozen injured players wandered the sidelines, including record-setting quarterback Ethan Brinkley. Full Story
How do you spend your time
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.— Albert Einstein I believe what Mr. Einstein is saying is that time is not relevant but how you spend your time is. Full Story
Last week was homecoming in Rockdale and there were plenty of parade floats on display but a different kind of float was the object of attention two days later at Classic Bank’s drive-through. The ban k’s annual customer appreciation day featured free A&W-and-Blue Bell ice cream floats for customers, served in commemorative mugs. Full Story
Rain couldn’t stop the Thorndale street dance
The rain, which was much needed, did put a damper on the street dance held Friday. The venue was moved to the Ponderosa building on Salty Street and those that did brave the weather had a great time dancing to the music of Bubba Cox and the Can’t Hardly Playboyz. Full Story