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Barbara and Al Jones stand in the area of their former garden where the 1973 Rockdale tornado threw them after sucking them out of the Smyrna Road home. Barbara Jones displays the Rockdale Citizen front page from April 3, 1973, detailing the damage the twister inflicted on the county.

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Rockdale marks 40 years since worst tornado in history

March 31 marked the 40th anniversary of the twister which cut a 32-mile swath of destruction through the western and northern edge of Conyers.

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