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The Rockdale News hits the stands
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Charles Hill Morris Jr., the publisher of the Covington News, announces the creation of a new publication for Conyers and Rockdale

The new weekly newspaper, The Rockdale News, features complete local news and sports coverage of Rockdale people, events, and activities. Morris said the paper would be entirely local content of community interest will be included in the paper.

The Rockdale News is a tall tabsized free home delivery distribution with paid store sales and mail delivery when requested.
The paper is a Saturday morning publication in order to include local Friday night sport activities. The initial distribution will be 10,500. T.Pat Cavanaugh, the General Manager of the Covington News has assumed additional duties as the publisher of the new newspaper.

Cavanaugh, who started his newspaper career at the age of 14, has a forty year background of community newspaper publishing. In addition Cavanaugh owned his own community newspaper in Cypress, California.

Tisa Smart Washington has been named editor, Annette Godwin is the director of Advertising sales and Rory Sharrock is the sports editor.

The offices for the Rockdale News are located at 974 Klondike Court, S.W. Ste. 101 in Conyers. In addition to the newspaper, a new interactive newspaper web site covering Rockdale County will also debut in April.