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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


Spa employee sentenced to jail time in city crackdown on massage parlors

A Conyers spa and massage business employee was convicted and sentenced to jail time and fines after failing inspections for the third time this year and violating the city's rigorous new massage parlor ordinances.

December 14, 2013 | Staff Reports | Conyers


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


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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


Crash on Ga. Hwy. 138 with injury

IN BRIEF: There's an automobile crash at the intersection of Ga. Hwy 138 and Dogwood Drive.

March 23, 2015 | Staff Reports | Conyers


City to hike Eastview Cemetery fees

A final resting place in the city-owned East View Cemetery will cost more under a new fee structure approved March 18 by Conyers City Council.

March 19, 2015 | John Ruch | Conyers


UPDATE: Drug deal robbery led to Tuesday's shooting

UPDATE: Police have identified the robbery victim in this case as 34-year-old Antonio Martez Prater.

March 13, 2015 | Staff Reports | 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


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