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New edition, new app, new era for The News
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You’ve asked for it. It’s finally here.

Starting September 24, The Rockdale News opens an exciting new chapter in community journalism. The award-winning community paper is adding another edition to its weekly coverage – an interactive digital edition. At the same time, it is also unveiling a new app for iPhone, Android and Windows phones.

“We are proud to be able to increase our news coverage by the use of this new, innovative digital paper and app,” said The News’ Publisher T. Pat Cavanaugh.

“It is the first for our company and was made possible by our staff, who developed the concept of this new paper. I am proud of their efforts.”

Cavanaugh continued, “We are proud to be an active neighbor in the Rockdale community and are even prouder to be a part of the future of community newspapering.”

The new edition will come out on Wednesday afternoons directly to 12,000 local residents’ inboxes.

This digital edition comes to life under your fingertips, featuring interactive info-graphics, video, real-time social media feedback and more. This is news you can reach out and touch, swipe, click and share. Browse it at your leisure, on your tablet, phone or desktop.

Editor Michelle Kim is excited to explore the new coverage possibilities with the digital paper. “Not only will you have unique, captivating local stories, you’ll be able to explore those stories like never before,” she said.

The new digital edition will be just one part of the package of powerful local information in The News’ new app.

“Whether you like the speed of mobile news, feel of paper, or the depth of the digital edition, we’ve got something for everyone,” said Web Sales Director Jason Cosby.

Advertisers can also captivate newspaper audiences by leveraging the best of multimedia, print, social media and more in one package. To find out more, contact Sales Director Annette Godwin at or 770-728-1436

To try out this digital edition for free for the next three months, go to, or contact us at or 770-728-1437. To download the app, go to or the iTunes store or Google Play store.

The News wants to hear what you think. Please contact the staff at or the publisher at