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20 Years of Running the Peachtree

20 Years of Running the Peachtree

As a dedicated and competitive runner, Lonnie Camp has covered many, many miles over the past two decades. But this year was special. This year ...

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Conyers Police Department wins Excellence Award from Ga. Association Chiefs of Police

Conyers Police Department wins Excellence Award from Ga. Association Chiefs of Police

SAVANNAH - The Conyers Police Department was named the recipient of the 2015 Dr. Curtis E. McClung/Motorola Award for Excellence by the Georgia Association of ...

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Posted: jul. 29, 2015 12:43 p.m.
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Keeping K-9 dogs cool in summer

Keeping K-9 dogs cool in summer

COVINGTON - Because dogs can only cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paw pads, a closed, hot car can be like an oven ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 3:24 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2015 11:06 a.m.
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Boil water advisory for Porterdale issued

Boil water advisory for Porterdale issued

A boil water advisory has been issued for the south side of Porterdale after a water line was hit during construction Wednesday morning.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2015 11:04 a.m.
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Sleeping man robbed at gunpoint by two adults, one juvenile

Sleeping man robbed at gunpoint by two adults, one juvenile

CONYERS - Three suspects are in custody after allegedly robbing a man sleeping in his car at gunpoint and then stealing his vehicle.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 1:31 p.m. | Updated: jul. 28, 2015 10:29 p.m.
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New library director named

New library director named

CONYERS - The Conyers-Rockdale Library System official named Stacy Brown as its new director.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 6:54 p.m. | Updated: jul. 28, 2015 7:46 p.m.
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Film Focus: 'Sleepy Hollow,' 'Originals,' 'Miracles' continue shooting

Film Focus: 'Sleepy Hollow,' 'Originals,' 'Miracles' continue shooting

The headless horseman rode into town last week, as the cast and crew of Fox's Sleepy Hollow began shooting season three in Rockdale County ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 7:38 p.m.
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State Superintendent to speak at Rockdale Rotary, July 29

State Superintendent to speak at Rockdale Rotary, July 29

The Rockdale Rotary Club will be hosting Georgia Superintendent Richard Woods as its keynote speaker on Wednesday, July 29, 7:30 a.m., at Rockdale ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 4:18 p.m.
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Armed suspects invade home in Conyers

CONYERS - A group of thieves robbed a home while the family slept in their bedrooms early Tuesday morning.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 4:50 p.m.
Douglas placed on administrative leave from GPC after comments

Douglas placed on administrative leave from GPC after comments

John Douglas, a Newton County commissioner and former state senator, has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation from his position at Georgia Perimeter ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 1:38 p.m.
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Ferguson runs for Rockdale sheriff

Ferguson runs for Rockdale sheriff

CONYERS - Rockdale County resident Donald Ferguson has officially announced his intentions to run for the county sheriff office in 2016. 

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 4:04 a.m.
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A New Flavor: Coaxum's Low Country Cuisne

A New Flavor: Coaxum's Low Country Cuisne

(From left to right) Rockdale County Chief Magistrate Court Judge Phiniea Aten, Rockdale County Chairman and CEO Richard Oden, Conyers City Councilman Cleveland Stroud, Coaxum ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 5:01 a.m.
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Armed veteran enters Army recruitment office in Conyers

CONYERS - A local veteran was arrested for bringing a gun in to the Conyers Army recruitment office in an effort to "keep the guys on ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 4:20 p.m.
BOC holds first strategic planning meeting

BOC holds first strategic planning meeting

CONYERS - The current Rockdale Board of Commissioners (BOC) held their first strategic planning meeting for commissioners to generate some ideas and set goals for the ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 4:44 p.m.
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BOC approves pay scale increase for county employees

BOC approves pay scale increase for county employees

CONYERS - The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved raising the county's pay range in order to compete with surrounding areas when it comes ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 4:36 p.m.
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Newton commissioner under fire, apologizes for 'racial words'

Newton commissioner under fire, apologizes for 'racial words'

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas came under fire this week for using racist, sexist language to describe a protestor on Facebook who he accused of ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 11:56 a.m.
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Superintendent performance bonus awarded

Superintendent performance bonus awarded

The Rockdale County school board approved a 5 percent bonus, or $8,750, Thursday night for Rockdale Superintendent Richard Autry for achieving performance goals outlined ...

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Posted: jul. 23, 2015 8:33 p.m.
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Man shot in head in alleged Russian Roulette

Man shot in head in alleged Russian Roulette

A Conyers man died early Thursday after a gunshot to the head that investigators were told was the result of an unfortunate game of Russian ...

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Posted: jul. 23, 2015 1:16 p.m.
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Three teens arrested for security guard kidnapping, assault

Three teens arrested for security guard kidnapping, assault

Less than 48 hours after a kidnapping and sexual assault occurred, three suspects are in police custody thanks to assistance from sharp-eyed citizens and dissemination ...

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Posted: jul. 23, 2015 9:58 a.m.
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Name of new position causes stir at Rockdale County Commission meeting

Name of new position causes stir at Rockdale County Commission meeting

CONYERS - What's in a name? For the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners (BOC) the answer is a lot.

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Posted: jul. 23, 2015 4:20 a.m.
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Sheriff: 400 bags trash collected since March

Sheriff: 400 bags trash collected since March

CONYERS - Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett wants to let the entire county know that his department is doing everything it can to help in keeping ...

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Posted: jul. 23, 2015 4:11 a.m.
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A new undertaking

A new undertaking

After more than 60 years at the same location in the heart of Conyers, the George W. Levett Sr. and Sons Funeral Home has relocated ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2015 6:20 p.m. | Updated: jul. 23, 2015 3:38 a.m.
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Virtual job fair for Verizon

Virtual job fair for Verizon

On Thursday, July 23, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Verizon will hold a virtual job fair to fill more than 1,000 ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 9:04 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2015 8:19 a.m.
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Sleepy Hollow filming begins in Rockdale

Sleepy Hollow filming begins in Rockdale

It might not be upstate New York, but this week, Olde Town Conyers is the new setting for the Fox television series, Sleepy Hollow. The ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 7:31 p.m.
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BioLab employee charged for bomb threat call

CONYERS- Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) deputies have arrested the man responsible for the fake bomb threat made on BioLab Inc. last week. 

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 5:33 p.m.
Storage facility to feature 100-foot clock tower

Storage facility to feature 100-foot clock tower

A new storage facility on Flat Shoals Road will feature a 100-foot-tall clock tower, developer David Miles told the News. The tower will be one ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2015 8:01 p.m. | Updated: jul. 21, 2015 5:00 p.m.
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Security guard kidnapped, sexually assaulted in Conyers

Security guard kidnapped, sexually assaulted in Conyers

CONYERS - Conyers Police (CPD) officers are currently looking for two individuals that kidnapped, robbed and sexually assaulted a security guard Monday night.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 5:02 p.m.
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Manufacturer to purchase former Acuity building

Manufacturer to purchase former Acuity building

CONYERS - The Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council (CREDC) announced Atlanta Pallet Rack, a manufacturer and national distributor of warehouse storage systems and equipment, is making ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2015 4:52 p.m.
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Saving more lives closer to home

Saving more lives closer to home

Potentially hundreds of lives will be saved thanks to the new cardiac catheterization lab at the Rockdale Medical Center (RMC).

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Posted: jul. 17, 2015 8:08 p.m. | Updated: jul. 20, 2015 8:02 p.m.
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Large cocaine, cash bust in north Rockdale

Large cocaine, cash bust in north Rockdale

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department joint narcotics/vice unit recovered about a kilogram of cocaine, handgun and hundreds of thousands ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2015 7:41 p.m.
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Saving more lives closer to home

Saving more lives closer to home

Potentially hundreds of lives will be saved thanks to the new cardiac catheterization lab at the Rockdale Medical Center (RMC). 

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Posted: jul. 20, 2015 6:31 p.m.
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Back to School tax holiday approaches

Back to School tax holiday approaches

School is a little less than two weeks away, meaning once again its time for Georgia’s tax-free holiday.

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Posted: jul. 20, 2015 6:44 p.m.
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Alleged Ghost Face gangsters face trial

Alleged Ghost Face gangsters face trial

Requesting a speedy trial, Patty Wanda Green will return to court in September to defend against charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder.

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Posted: jul. 20, 2015 1:31 a.m.
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HomeGoods, Freddy's, new businesses coming to Conyers

HomeGoods, Freddy's, new businesses coming to Conyers

Several new restaurants and stores are coming to Conyers after city officials recently issued building permits.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2015 8:00 p.m. | Updated: jul. 19, 2015 7:28 p.m.
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Benefit to raise money for former wrestler’s stem cell therapy

Benefit to raise money for former wrestler’s stem cell therapy

It’s the little things that are taken for granted—like picking up a fork or scratching a nose.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2015 8:49 p.m.
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Conyers K-9 dies after being left in handler's car

Conyers K-9 dies after being left in handler's car

A Conyers Police officer is under investigation after a CPD K9, Zane, was found deceased in his handler's patrol car Thursday evening.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2015 1:08 p.m.
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School supply giveaways July 18-Aug. 15

School supply giveaways July 18-Aug. 15

CONYERS - Though it may still feel like the dog days of summer, the first day of school is just around the corner, and local businesses ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2015 10:42 a.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2015 10:36 a.m.
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Bomb threat called in to BioLab

An employee for BioLab may face arrest for calling in a fake bomb threat on the company Wednesday afternoon.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2015 6:27 p.m. | Updated: jul. 16, 2015 7:07 p.m.

I-20 westbound lanes reduced due to bridge construction over weekend

COVINGTON - The Georgia Department of Transportation wants the traveling public to be aware of a bridge reconstruction project still affecting westbound Interstate 20 traffic near ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2015 6:41 p.m.
GA First Lady Sandra Deal visits Rockdale Medical Center

GA First Lady Sandra Deal visits Rockdale Medical Center

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal and Director of the Division of Family and Children Services Bobby Cagle visited Rockdale Medical Center's Birth Place Thursday ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2015 12:39 p.m.
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Conyers Police warn of phone scam

Conyers Police warn of phone scam

CONYERS - Conyers Police Department investigators are warning residents of a phone scam. Conyers Police investigators received a report today of scammers calling victims representing themselves ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2015 12:12 p.m.
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Eminent domain may be used for Olde Town parking lot

Eminent domain may be used for Olde Town parking lot

The city now has eminent domain as leverage in its attempt to turn an Olde Town property into a new parking lot, as City Council ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2015 11:29 a.m.
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Mann shot his sister on Flat Rock Road in Newton County

Mann shot his sister on Flat Rock Road in Newton County

COVINGTON - Larry LaFornace Mann, of Tampa, was arrested in the shooting of a 35-year-old female at an address off Flat Rock Road Wednesday evening.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2015 6:50 p.m. | Updated: jul. 16, 2015 10:23 a.m.
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Sheriff's Office free gun safety course Aug. 8

Sheriff's Office free gun safety course Aug. 8

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is set to host a free citizen gun safety class on Aug. 8, first come, first served.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2015 4:33 p.m.
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BOC strategic planning retreat July 21

BOC strategic planning retreat July 21

The Board of Commissioners (BOC) is holding a public Strategic Planning Retreat meeting on Tuesday, July 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m ...

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Posted: jul. 14, 2015 3:40 p.m. | Updated: jul. 15, 2015 8:10 a.m.
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New website tells citizens who's a sex offender in Rockdale

New website tells citizens who's a sex offender in Rockdale

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) has launched a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch.

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Posted: jul. 14, 2015 4:08 p.m.
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Man arrested in BB gun road rage incident

Man arrested in BB gun road rage incident

A man was arrested for driving with a suspended license and making terroristic threats after he pulled a BB gun on another driver during a ...

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Posted: jul. 14, 2015 7:01 p.m.
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Nesbitt will run for chairman of Rockdale County

Nesbitt will run for chairman of Rockdale County

CONYERS - With a loud, boisterous announcement on the steps of the Rockdale County Assembly Hall, Post 1 County Commissioner Oz Nesbitt officially declared he would ...

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Posted: jul. 14, 2015 2:38 p.m.
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GBI asks public's help in stolen check case

GBI asks public's help in stolen check case

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is asking for the public's help identifying suspects who have been cashing stolen checks around the metro Atlanta area.

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Posted: jul. 14, 2015 2:03 p.m.
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Bed and breakfast special permit denied in south Rockdale County

Bed and breakfast special permit denied in south Rockdale County

CONYERS - After months of discussion, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to deny a special permit for a bed and breakfast in south ...

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Posted: jul. 14, 2015 12:27 p.m.
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