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Congressman Johnson announces 2014 winners of CBCF scholarships

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships. The five winners hail from across the Fourth Congressional Dis

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Rockdale sales tax increases to 7 percent April 1

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The retail sales tax in Rockdale County will return to 7 percent on April 1. That's when the new one percent Education SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) starts. Previously, the sales tax had been 6 percent.    

Voters approved the new E-SPLOST in 2013. The additional penny sales tax is Rockdale's fourth and is projected to raise about $84 million over five years for capital school projects.

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