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Sec. of State office investigates Ware

The Georgia Secretary of State's Office confirmed it is investigating former mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware, whose case was under review by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to see if criminal charges should be brought.

October 17, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Conyers

Business owners object to zoning changes, tactics

An update to the Sigman Road area Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Overlay District that requires bicycle lanes and bans various types of new businesses, among other changes, was approved tonight by Conyers City Council.

October 17, 2013 | John Ruch | Conyers

Filming policy approved for Conyers

A policy outlining the application process, fees, and time requirements designed to reduce the impact of film productions on local businesses and residents was unanimously approved by Conyers City Council on Wednesday.

October 02, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Conyers

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Former Conyers mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware has withdrawn her civil lawsuit against the city of Conyers, according to a letter filed in Rockdale County Superior Court on Monday.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

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Articles by Section - Conyers

City council approves new police radio system

A $3.5 million, state-of-the-art police radio system was approved by Conyers City Council at its Dec. 17 meeting.

December 18, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers

Police reach out to clergy in preparation for possible Ferguson-related protests

Local law enforcement agencies, churches and school systems in Conyers, Rockdale and Newton counties are preparing for any possible Ferguson-style conflicts ahead of a grand jury ruling of the officer accused of killing an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.

November 20, 2014 | John Ruch, Martin Rand, III | Conyers

Mayor: Acuity deal will go through after ‘embarrassing’ dispute

The controversial Acuity Brands expansion deal looks headed to local approval after officials hashed out an agreement earlier in the day, Conyers Mayor Randy Mills told the City Council Nov. 19. But in unusually strong commentary, Mills and most of the council blasted the controversy as an "embarrassing" harm to Rockdale's "word and honor."

November 20, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers

Conyers names new Main Street Program director

The City of Conyers has named Brittany Evans as the new manager of the Conyers Main Street Program.

November 12, 2014 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Free service for Rockdale veterans

Rockdale County Clerk of Courts Ruth A. Wilson is urging veterans of all military branches to have their DD-214 Military Discharge Papers recorded at the courthouse.

November 08, 2014 | Staff Reports | Conyers

No Bull (Run): Event canceled quietly

While last year's event had a huge turnout, The Great Bull Run will no longer be held in Conyers.

October 26, 2014 | Martin Rand, III | Conyers

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


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