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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.

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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.

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Posted: feb. 06, 2015 8:50 p.m. | Updated: feb. 09, 2015 8:50 p.m.

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.

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Posted: feb. 05, 2015 12:28 p.m.
New City Hall coming soon

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.

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Posted: jan. 31, 2015 5:00 p.m. | Updated: feb. 03, 2015 4:58 p.m.
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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.

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Posted: feb. 02, 2015 10:54 p.m.

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.  

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Posted: jan. 30, 2015 2:38 p.m.

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.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 4:37 a.m.
Business incubator plans revived

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.

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Posted: jan. 25, 2015 6:32 p.m.
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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."

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 1:52 p.m.
State of the City

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.

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Posted: jan. 07, 2015 11:46 p.m.
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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.

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Posted: jan. 07, 2015 12:52 a.m.

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