They say small businesses are the backbone of the economy, and there is no greater champion for the issues important to local small business owners than the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. But the Chamber's work doesn't affect just the business owner. When done right, it affects the health and well being of the entire community.
This year in our annual Back in the Day special section, we tell the story of how the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce was created to ward off potential economic disaster and to maintain the vitality of this community by bringing jobs and industry to Rockdale.
We also celebrate a few of the local small businesses that have stood the test of time.
During this season of NCAA tournaments, we look back at another shining moment on the court for the 1984 Rockdale girls basketball team as they went all the way to win the state championship.
And we take a look at a unique brotherhood of Rockdale's World War II survivors, tied in spirit with a bottle of spirits.
These are just a few of the stories we'll visit in this edition of "Back in the Day," on stands now. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.
You can find your copy of this week's Rockdale News with the special "Back in the Day" section at the following locations:
974 Klondike Court
1166 Usher Street, Covington
Walgreens, Brown Bridge Road
BP Food Mart, 3501 Salem Rd/Kirkland Rd
Ingles, Salem Road
McDonalds, West Ave
Golden Pantry, 3538 Salem Rd
GRTA Park N Ride at Springfield Baptist, Dogwood Dr
Kroger, Hwy 20 Covington
Chevron Food Mark, Salem Rd (beside I-20)
Chevron Food Mart, Eastview
Rockdale Medical Center Emergency Room, Milstead Ave
Rockdale Medical Center, New Main Entrance
Walgreens, 1510 Milstead Ave
Publix, 1591 GA Hwy 20
Publix, Hwy 20 SE Conyers
Scottish Tobacco, Sigman Rd (in Fred's shopping center)
Evans Pharmacy (Beasley's Pharmacy), Main St Conyers
Shell, West Ave/Green St
Flash Foods, Hwy 138/Ebenezer Rd
Quick Chic, Klondike Rd
USA Package, West Ave
Subway, West Ave
American Deli, West Ave (next to grocery store)
Dymond Kutz, Texaco Plaza Klondike Rd SW
Chick-fil-A, Hwy 138
Kroger Hwy, 138/Flat Shoals
Oaks Family Diner Flat Shoals Rd
I Luv Wings Salem Rd
Cindy's Nails Hwy 138
Crossroads Chevron, Hwy 138/Hwy 212
Publix, 2280 Hwy 212
Ingles Hwy 20/Honey Creek Rd
Quick Stop, 4669 Hwy 20 (corner of Bell Rd)
CVS Pharmacy, 3481 Hwy 20 Conyers
Flash Foods, Salem Rd
Shell Food Mark, 14656 Brown Bridge Rd, Covington