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Disqualified candidate withdraws lawsuit

Former Conyers mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware has withdrawn her civil lawsuit against the city of Conyers, according to a letter filed in Rockdale County Superior Court on Monday.

October 01, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Conyers

Burglar caught after car chase identified

The burglary suspect caught after a car chase and crash in Henry County Tuesday is believed to be connected to a rash of burglaries in south Rockdale.

September 22, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Conyers

Mayoral candidate eligibility questioned

The eligibility of Conyers mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware is being questioned after it was discovered Ware was not a registered voter in the city of Conyers, had provided various addresses to local courts and state agencies within the last year and had voted in Newton County last year.

September 21, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Conyers

Revised city sign ordinance approved

IN BRIEF: Conyers City Council unanimously approved changes to the city's sign ordinances that had been revised after meeting with representatives from the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.

September 18, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Conyers

Conyers police look for traffic feedback

The Conyers Police Department is again asking for the public's feedback on a traffic safety and enforcement survey.

September 11, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Four candidates to run for mayor

IN BRIEF: Four candidates have officially thrown their hats into the ring for Conyers mayor as Friday afternoon, the end of the qualifying period.

August 30, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Conyers

Mayor, councilmen to run for reelection

The qualification period for candidates running for city council seats or the city mayor seat is Aug. 26-30, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at Conyers City Hall, 1184 Scott St. The seats up for election are Mayor, Councilman District 2 Post 1, and Councilman District 1. Fees are $99 for mayoral candidates and $72 for city council candidates. Candidates must have resided in Conyers for at least a year and be able to vote in the district for which they're running.

August 24, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers

105 home development moves forward

Conyers city council members approved a vote to allow construction to begin on a gated subdivision with 105 single-family homes near Milstead Wednesday night.

August 22, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers

Wildlife photo contest finalists announced

Three photo submissions were selected as finalists for the Backyard Wildlife Photo Contest. The finalists will be on display during the Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival at the Georgia International Horse Park, Aug. 24-25.

August 16, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Wildlife Festival Aug. 24-25

Get outside and let the fun fly with "Fur, Feathers and Friends" at the seventh annual Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival on August 24-25, at the Georgia International Horse Park.

August 08, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers

City sign ordinance postponed

IN BRIEF: Proposed updates to the city's sign ordinance are returning to the drawing board for a committee of business owners, Chamber of Commerce representatives and city planners to work together in order to create an ordinance that will be agreeable for all parties.

August 07, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Community garden discussion moves forward

Creating a community garden in Olde Town Conyers is steps closer to becoming a reality after a local group of citizens has approached the city about managing the project.

August 07, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers

City council to vote on new sign regulations

The Conyers City Council is expected to vote on an updated sign ordinance Wednesday after postponing a decision last month in response to opposition voiced by local business owners who feel the ordinance is too restrictive and ambiguous.

August 05, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers

Conyers approves 20 percent property tax hike over rollback rate

Conyers City Council unanimously approved today a property tax hike by 2.37 mils, or more than 20 percent over the rollback rate, to fund the city's $13.35 million fiscal year 2014 budget.

July 22, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Storm leaves path of damage in Olde Town

The worst of it may have only been seconds long, but Olde Town Conyers was hit hard by Wednesday evening's storm, experiencing bursts of wind strong enough to topple trees, down power lines and tear chunks of the roof off The Pointe bar.

July 17, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Conyers

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Vacant property registry to be required in city

Owners of vacant properties will now have to register the buildings with the City of Conyers or face stiff fines and even jail time.

October 17, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers

More curfew citations issued to parents

More citations had to be given to parents and guardians from Newton County for their child violating Conyers' underage curfew law over the weekend.

September 24, 2014 | Martin Rand, III | Conyers

Crime rates drop significantly in Conyers

Reported crimes in Conyers have dropped dramatically for 2014 so far.

August 27, 2014 | Martin Rand, III | Conyers

City outlines priorities for strategic plan

Conyers city officials began outlining ideas on a strategic plan for Conyers during the city's semi-annual city council retreat Friday held at Lake Lanier.

August 26, 2014 | Martin Rand, III | Conyers


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