Time runs out on Cameo Building
Demolition ordered as mayor breaks tie vote Monday
Tear it down.
Ten months after a brick retaining wall collapsed on the 125-year- old Cameo Building downtown, causing extensive damage, and after numerous appeals, rulings and pleas, that was the city council’s final verdict in a Monday special session. Full Story
Juneteenth celebration is Saturday
Rockdale’s Juneteenth Community Celebration is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Sumuel Park, Fourth and MLK.
“The entire community is invited to attend the fun event. All food and refreshments are free,” spokesperson Lisa Benford said. Full Story
‘Funny money’ suspect sought
One arrest made, 2nd suspect is sought
One arrest was made this week in connection with a series of counterfeit bills passed in Rockdale and Milano two weeks ago, and police are searching for a second suspect.
L t . J . D . Newlin said police also need the publics help in location of a Rockdale resident Trejo wanted in an unrelated series of incidents involving forged checks. Full Story
On life, characters and his beloved Rockdale
Near the end of Rockdale sage Clifford Simms’ 90-minute story-telling session at the city library Thursday, things took a philosophical turn.
Simms reported on a recent visit to his physician who checked over the beloved 84-year-old charmer and pronounced “Cliff, you’ve had a good life.” Full Story
Expanding RMH keeping up with the times
Specialists returning in droves after disastrous Blackhawk era
Richards Memorial Hospital, which is rapidly approaching its 40th anniversary, has survived more than its share of challenges but the future is again looking good, according to its new administrator.
Peggy Borgfeld became the hospital’s chief executive officer (CEO) last month.
Jeff Madison, former hospital CEO, is now CEO for the entire Little River Healthcare System. Full Story