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City approves senior housing zoning

City Council members met for a very brief meeting Wednesday to approve zoning changes relating to senior housing developments and a neighborhood village section of the new Gateway Village zoning district.

April 18, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers


Police headquarters dedicated to former chief

Conyers Police dedicated their headquarters building to the late Police Chief O.T. Adams in a quiet ceremony Tuesday with family and officials.

April 17, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers


Warehouse turned banquet hall zoning approved

Conyers city council approved a rezoning petition that would help clear the way for a banquet hall to operate in a former drywall warehouse but only after vigorous debate and comments from two neighboring businesses against the change.

March 20, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Conyers


Regulating LED lights in the city

The recent emergence of decorative lights illuminating several businesses in Conyers has led the City Council to place a moratorium on electric, neon and LED lighting until regulations are added to the zoning ordinance.

February 21, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers


City revenues decline

UPDATED: Despite major trimming to the budgets of all city departments in the last year, the City of Conyers continues to adjust an already lean budget in response to a decrease in property taxes and fines and forfeitures.

February 07, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers


Police check for underage alcohol service

The Conyers Police Department (CPD) conducted an underage alcohol operation on Jan. 25 resulting in 30 citations to area restaurants and retail establishments, 10 of which were for serving alcohol to underage patrons.

January 31, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers


Beer pitchers allowed again in Conyers

The city's new alcohol ordinance has been revised to allow area restaurants to serve pitchers again.

January 15, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers


'Dive bars' banned in Conyers

The Conyers city council spent its last meeting of the year adopting changes to regulations impacting dive bars, businesses that serve alcohol, pawn shops and taxi inspections in order for new requirements to take effect on January 1.

December 20, 2012 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers


Cops bring holiday joy to children

The Walmart in Conyers was filled with the beaming faces of children as they picked out their Christmas gifts and toys with the help of Conyers police, Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputies, and Georgia Bureau of Investigations agents for the Conyers Police Department's fifth annual Shop with a Cop event on Saturday.

December 15, 2012 | Michelle Kim mkim@rockdalenews.com | Conyers


Mini-warehouse on Flat Shoals approved

After months of negotiations, plans to build a mini-warehouse facility on 4.43 acres on Flat Shoals Road near Hwy 138 have finally been approved by the Conyers city council.

December 06, 2012 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers


Mini-warehouse on Flat Shoals up for approval

Plans to build storage mini-warehouses near townhomes on Flat Shoals Road will have one more opportunity for approval by the city council next month.

November 29, 2012 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers


Liquor license to require class for alcohol handlers

Businesses that hold alcohol pouring licenses in the city will have to comply with an updated alcohol ordinance that is designed to reduce alcohol-related incidents.

November 29, 2012 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers


Gold Standard: CPD achieves CALEA accreditation

Countless hours and ceaseless determination paid off this week when the Conyers Police Department received CALEA International Accreditation, the most prestigious law enforcement distinction, following a year-long application process. CALEA stands for Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, and achieving the CALEA distinction is the "gold standard" in law enforcement and the flagship of certification internationally.

November 25, 2012 | Kathy Hooks | Conyers


Conyers police achieve CALEA accreditation

IN BRIEF: The Conyers Police Department has earned law enforcement's most prestigious distinction by achieving CALEA International Accreditation following a year-long application process. CALEA stands for Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, and achieving the CALEA distinction is the "gold standard" in law enforcement and the flagship of certification internationally.

November 19, 2012 | Staff Reports | Conyers


Shop with a Cop seeks donations

The Conyers Police Department is partnering with Conyers Wal-Mart to help make this Christmas brighter for local children.

November 12, 2012 | Staff Reports | Conyers


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Articles by Section - Conyers


City council restricts cash-for-phones machines

Conyers City Council Wednesday night approved new zoning restrictions on "reverse vending machines" that offer cash for such items as old cell phones.

April 17, 2014 | John Ruch | Conyers


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


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