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World’s Fastest Growing St. Patrick’s Day Parade and 0.1 Endurance Run, March 17

All Irish and Irish-at-heart are invited to attend the World's Fastest Growing St. Patrick's Day Parade on Monday, March 17 at 4:30 p.m. in Olde Town Conyers.

March 10, 2014 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Council: 2 vacant Olde Town buildings may have owners

Two long-vacant, prominent buildings in Olde Town may have new owners, Conyers City Council heard at its March 5 meeting.

March 07, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers

Alpha Academy principal resigns, warrant under consideration

UPDATE: After the March 5 hearing on whether or not to issue a warrant for a former Alpha Academy principal on sexual battery charges, Rockdale County Supreme Court Chief Judge David Irwin made a decision not to issue the warrant due to lack of probable cause.

March 06, 2014 | Michelle Kim | Conyers

CPD asking for community feedback in annual survey

The Conyers Police Department is looking for feedback from the community for its annual Service Satisfaction Survey for calendar year 2013.

February 28, 2014 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Rezoning Olde Town?

A new Olde Town Conyers zoning code in the works tightens historic preservation rules while encouraging some denser "pocket neighborhoods" and urban mini-farms.

February 24, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers

Council praises emergency response

Conyers City Council tonight praised the city's storm response, the planning department's high rating from an insurance analyst, and more than 20 employees for reliable service.

February 20, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers

City may see budget surplus

The City of Conyers found a pleasant surprise with its budget, with revenues unexpectedly up by 4.5 percent and a projected surplus of $618,000 halfway through the fiscal year.

February 18, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers

Lobbyist: Turner Field horse-race betting idea discussed

Betting on horse races is moving closer to legalization, and the City of Atlanta might push it as a replacement for Turner Field, a lobbyist told Conyers officials last week.

February 06, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers

Beekeepers abuzz as city backs off bee ban

A proposed beehive ban in the Olde Town Conyers area is now off the table after local beekeepers delivered stinging criticism of the plan.

February 03, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers

Serious crime up in Conyers; plan to combat prostitution

Serious crime in Conyers increased nearly 8 percent in the past year, Police Chief Gene Wilson reported today at the city's Winter Retreat in Stone Mountain.

January 26, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers

Four A, filming, economic director highlighted in State of City

On the eve of its 160th birthday on Feb. 16, Conyers is in great shape and will keep moving forward, Mayor Randy Mills said in his annual "State of the City" address tonight at Cherokee Run Golf Club.

January 10, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers

Spa employee sentenced to jail time in city crackdown on massage parlors

A Conyers spa and massage business employee was convicted and sentenced to jail time and fines after failing inspections for the third time this year and violating the city's rigorous new massage parlor ordinances.

December 14, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Brazilian Olympic security delegates visit Conyers

A 10 member delegation of high ranking officers from the State Military Police of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil visited the Georgia International Horse Park last week as part of a week-long mission to learn about the 1996 Olympic Games and how they can apply lessons learned in the games to Olympic Games planned in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

November 27, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Centennial Village development tabled until December

The long-stalled Centennial Village housing development received more time to gel from the Conyers City Council Wednesday night. But the developers also heard fair warning that the council likely won't lower zoning standards to help it get built.

November 20, 2013 | John Ruch | Conyers

Portapotty contract reviewed

The Conyers Downtown Development Authority reviewed the city's role in helping to provide a popular portable toilet along the Steeplechase trail in the Georgia International Horse Park.

November 18, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers

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Railroad crossings reopened after train hit truck

UPDATE: Conyers' railroad crossing intersections are reopened after a train swiped a truck Saturday afternoon at the West Avenue crossing.

May 02, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers

TV show assistant's memory honored with internship

A paid internship to honor a camera assistant who had worked for two seasons on "The Vampire Diaries," filmed in Covington, has been created to give college graduates a chance to learn their craft.

May 01, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Conyers

Taste of Conyers coming back to Olde Town

The Conyers Main Street Program is inviting everyone with an appetite to Olde Town Conyers for the annual Taste of Conyers and Conyers Car Show on Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 22, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Conyers to bring Haler as new tourism director

Porterdale Main Street Director Terri Haler will be leaving her post to be the new tourism director for the city of Conyers.

April 22, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Prescription medicine safe disposal box set up at Conyers Police

In order to give a place for residents to safely dispose of prescription medicines and keep them from being abused, Conyers Police Department has installed a Drug Collection Unit in the front lobby though CVS Pharmacy's Safer Communities grant program.

April 21, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Business incubator Olde Town plan on hold

Plans for a business incubator in Olde Town are in doubt due to a competing tenant. It's the latest challenge to local government's efforts to attract startup companies, a push that has had its own problems starting up.

April 17, 2015 | John Ruch | Conyers

Merchant speaks on filming challenges

The controversy over the filmmaking boom's impact on Olde Town businesses flared anew at the April 15 Conyers City Council meeting.

April 15, 2015 | John Ruch | Conyers

Police get overdose emergency treatment injectors

The Conyers Police Department is the latest of agencies to receive a donation of opioid overdose emergency treatment injectors.

April 08, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Conyers Police to release race-specific arrest data, looks at DOJ Ferguson report

The Conyers Police Department will begin releasing race-specific arrest data online in its latest post-Ferguson response, Chief Gene Wilson told the News at the April 1 City Council meeting.

April 02, 2015 | John Ruch | Conyers

Ashley Capital breaks ground on 175,000-square-feet building

While construction officially began a week ago, city and business officials were happy to still have the ceremonious groundbreaking of a new 175,000-square-feet building being built on Sigman Road Friday afternoon.

March 27, 2015 | Martin Rand, III | Conyers

Crash on Ga. Hwy. 138 with injury

IN BRIEF: There's an automobile crash at the intersection of Ga. Hwy 138 and Dogwood Drive.

March 23, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers

City to hike Eastview Cemetery fees

A final resting place in the city-owned East View Cemetery will cost more under a new fee structure approved March 18 by Conyers City Council.

March 19, 2015 | John Ruch | Conyers

UPDATE: Drug deal robbery led to Tuesday's shooting

UPDATE: Police have identified the robbery victim in this case as 34-year-old Antonio Martez Prater.

March 13, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers

City looks at authority for building new city hall, parking

The City of Conyers may already have a Public Facilities Authority capable of issuing construction bonds. Even if it does, it may not be needed yet.

March 04, 2015 | John Ruch | Conyers


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