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City's $14M budget to include new police cadet program

The Conyers City Council held its first hearing on the city's proposed $14 million Fiscal Year 2015 budget on May 20. Among the significant new budget items is a police cadet program requested by Conyers Chief Gene Wilson to boost police recruiting and diversity.

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Conyers Police taking applications for Reserve Unit

Conyers Police are looking for a few good officers to join their Reserve Unit.

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Posted: may. 20, 2015 6:36 p.m.
Conyers Main Street director let go

Conyers Main Street director let go

The director of the Conyers Main Street program, Brittany Evans, was let go from her position after about six months on the job, a city spokesperson confirmed.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 4:44 p.m.
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CPD hosting forum on police interactions May 15

In the wake of high profile cases such as Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, and Freddie Gray, the Conyers Police Department is looking to prevent such tragedies with a workshop and forum on May 15 at Rockdale County High School.

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Posted: may. 08, 2015 12:31 p.m.

Merchant seat on city film-policy committee in works

Conyers City Council heard another earful of complaints about filmmaking's impact on Olde Town businesses on May 6, and some changes are in the works-likely including adding a merchant to the city's film-policy committee.

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Posted: may. 07, 2015 10:27 a.m.
Railroad crossings reopened after train hit truck

Railroad crossings reopened after train hit truck

UPDATE: Conyers' railroad crossing intersections are reopened after a train swiped a truck Saturday afternoon at the West Avenue crossing. 

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 3:39 p.m. | Updated: may. 02, 2015 4:24 p.m.
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TV show assistant's memory honored with internship

A paid internship to honor a camera assistant who had worked for two seasons on “The Vampire Diaries,” filmed in Covington, has been created to give college graduates a chance to learn their craft.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 2:22 p.m.

Taste of Conyers coming back to Olde Town

The Conyers Main Street Program is inviting everyone with an appetite to Olde Town Conyers for the annual Taste of Conyers and Conyers Car Show on Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 5:31 p.m.
Conyers to bring Haler as new tourism director

Conyers to bring Haler as new tourism director

Porterdale Main Street Director Terri Haler will be leaving her post to be the new tourism director for the city of Conyers.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 1:22 p.m. | Updated: apr. 22, 2015 2:48 p.m.
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Prescription medicine safe disposal box set up at Conyers Police

Prescription medicine safe disposal box set up at Conyers Police

In order to give a place for residents to safely dispose of prescription medicines and keep them from being abused, Conyers Police Department has installed a Drug Collection Unit in the front lobby though CVS Pharmacy's Safer Communities grant program.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 5:26 p.m.
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Business incubator Olde Town plan on hold

Business incubator Olde Town plan on hold

Plans for a business incubator in Olde Town are in doubt due to a competing tenant. It’s the latest challenge to local government’s efforts to attract startup companies, a push that has had its own problems starting up.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 11:16 p.m.
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Merchant speaks on filming challenges

The controversy over the filmmaking boom's impact on Olde Town businesses flared anew at the April 15 Conyers City Council meeting.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 12:04 a.m.

Police get overdose emergency treatment injectors

The Conyers Police Department is the latest of agencies to receive a donation of opioid overdose emergency treatment injectors.  

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Posted: apr. 08, 2015 1:07 p.m.

Conyers Police to release race-specific arrest data, looks at DOJ Ferguson report

The Conyers Police Department will begin releasing race-specific arrest data online in its latest post-Ferguson response, Chief Gene Wilson told the News at the April 1 City Council meeting.

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Posted: apr. 02, 2015 9:32 a.m.
Ashley Capital breaks ground on 175,000-square-feet building

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. 

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 5:03 p.m.
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