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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

Biowaste energy plant coming to Conyers

Conyers City Council heard a presentation on a new $28 million facility to turn yard waste and restaurant grease into fertilizer as well as gas for electrical power.

November 08, 2013 | John Ruch | Conyers

Blockbuster hits eject button

One of the last Blockbuster stores in the greater Atlanta area is closing­ - along with all 300 or so corporately-owned stores across the country - after a long run that left it as one of the few remaining brick-and-mortar locations in the state.

November 08, 2013 | John Ruch | Conyers

City Council approves Jones as economic development council director

The new director chosen last week to lead the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council was revealed as Marty Jones at tonight's Conyers City Council meeting.

November 07, 2013 | John Ruch | Conyers

Irwin Bridge Road improvements planned

IN BRIEF: A plan to add bikes lanes and sidewalks to a stretch of Irwin Bridge Road in Conyers was unveiled Tuesday by city officials and engineers.

October 30, 2013 | John Ruch | Conyers

Shop with a Cop looking for donations

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

October 24, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Mills seeks 5th term for mayor

Randal "Randy" Mills, who has been mayor of Conyers for the past 20 years, has a simple reason for seeking another term this fall: "The job's never done."

October 22, 2013 | John Ruch | Conyers

Zanetti cites military experience in bid for mayor

Michael T. Zanetti says his experience rebuilding Iraq for the Army and cleaning up a once-troubled local housing development makes him perfectly suited to be the next mayor of Conyers.

October 22, 2013 | John Ruch | Conyers

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

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Articles by Section - 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

St. Patrick's parade and 0.1 mile endurance run festivities March 17

All those who are Irish - or Irish at heart - are invited to attend the World's Fastest Growing St. Patrick's Day Parade on Tuesday, March 17, starting 4:30 p.m. in Olde Town Conyers, sponsored by the Conyers Main Street Program.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers

City looks at pursuing enterprise zone

IN BRIEF: A meeting among the city's economic development subcommittee concluded with them agreeing to move forward with trying to establish an enterprise zone area in the city.

February 10, 2015 | Martin Rand, III | Conyers

Learning the lessons of Ferguson

In the wake of the Ferguson-triggered debates on race and policing, the Conyers Police Department must start a program to diversify its majority-white ranks, Chief Gene Wilson said at the city's annual Winter Retreat on Jan. 24. He also wants the force equipped with gear that has factored into post-Ferguson controversies: body cameras, crowd-control devices and an armored truck.

February 09, 2015 | John Ruch | Conyers

City, County oppose Atlanta request for more sewage in South River

Rockdale's Board of Commissioners and Conyers City Council will issue a joint resolution opposing Atlanta's reported plan to increase sewage-related pollution in the South River, as decided at the Feb. 4 city council meeting.

February 05, 2015 | John Ruch | Conyers

New City Hall coming soon

Plans for a new Conyers City Hall are moving ahead at a fast clip, with architect bids expected within the next week, city officials said at their Jan. 24 annual Winter Retreat. But the exact site and the funding mechanism for the $7.5 million project are still up in the air, leaving the timing a bit uncertain as well.

February 03, 2015 | John Ruch | Conyers

Public input sought for Conyers strategic plan

The City of Conyers is trying to make sure every voice counts as it seeks the public's opinion in an online survey as part of the city's strategic planning process.

February 02, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers

CPD getting ready for Citizens Police Academy

The Conyers Police Department, (CPD), is preparing to offer the annual Citizens Police Academy, (CPA), for citizens in the community this spring.

January 30, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers

Conyers crime drops, perception remains an issue

While the rate of serious crimes in Conyers is dropping, officials are concerned that both the public and criminals have a different perception.

January 28, 2015 | John Ruch | Conyers

Business incubator plans revived

The idea of a building hub that will cultivate startup businesses was discussed in a little more detail at the City Council's annual Winter Retreat at Lake Lanier Friday afternoon.

January 25, 2015 | Martin Rand, III | Conyers

Zoning question tabled at city council

The owner of a well-regarded local company begged the Conyers City Council on Jan. 21 not to enforce zoning codes that, he said, will put him out of business with "doomsday restrictions."

January 22, 2015 | John Ruch | Conyers

State of the City

Designs for a new City Hall and creation of a strategic plan are big items on the City of Conyers' agenda this year, said Mayor Randy Mills and councilmen at the annual "State of the City" event Jan. 7 at Cherokee Run Golf Club.

January 07, 2015 | John Ruch | Conyers

State of the City, Jan. 7

IN BRIEF: The annual State of the City address will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m. at the Cherokee Run Golf Club in the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. Mayor Randy Mills and each of the Conyers City Council members will give a summary of the work and accomplishments of the city in the past year and upcoming projects. The meeting is open to the public.

January 06, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers


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