News for Saturday, November 21, 2009


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Homes for the holidays: Annual tour to feature 5 area houses

When Joan Brown took ownership of her mother's College Avenue home in Olde Town Conyers two years ago and made plans to renovate it, the job became a bit more extensive than she had anticipated. The then 57-year-old house suffered from termite damage so extensive that the Browns rebuilt the structure, leaving only the original brick foundation and chimney.

Board changes calendar

Rockdale County Public Schools is changing at least one day in its 2009-10 school year calendar in anticipation of more state cuts.

BOC asks churches for help

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners pointed to the waived property taxes for churches during its budget meetings this week and asked churches to offer in-kind support to make up lost funding to local social services.