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Council approves Horse Park drainage project

A project to improve street drainage around the Georgia International Horse Park parking area, set to begin next week, was approved by Conyers City Council tonight.

April 03, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers

City council approves increased police pay

A new Conyers Police Department salary system, including a raise and incentive pay, was approved by Conyers City Council at its March 19 meeting.

March 20, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers

Golf cart policy for Olde Town in works

Could electric golf carts replace some of the car traffic in Olde Town? The City of Conyers is working on a policy to encourage just that.

March 17, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers

Live Video Stream of St.Patty's Day in Olde Town Conyers

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March 17, 2014 | | Conyers

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

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City's $14M budget to include new police cadet program

The Conyers City Council held its first hearing on the city's proposed $14 million Fiscal Year 2015 budget on May 20. Among the significant new budget items is a police cadet program requested by Conyers Chief Gene Wilson to boost police recruiting and diversity.

May 20, 2015 | John Ruch | Conyers

Conyers Police taking applications for Reserve Unit

Conyers Police are looking for a few good officers to join their Reserve Unit.

May 20, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Conyers Main Street director let go

The director of the Conyers Main Street program, Brittany Evans, was let go from her position after about six months on the job, a city spokesperson confirmed.

May 14, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers

CPD hosting forum on police interactions May 15

In the wake of high profile cases such as Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, and Freddie Gray, the Conyers Police Department is looking to prevent such tragedies with a workshop and forum on May 15 at Rockdale County High School.

May 08, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Merchant seat on city film-policy committee in works

Conyers City Council heard another earful of complaints about filmmaking's impact on Olde Town businesses on May 6, and some changes are in the works-likely including adding a merchant to the city's film-policy committee.

May 07, 2015 | John Ruch | Conyers

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


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