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Elks Aidmore receives $5,000 grant

Elks Aidmore Children's Center announced it has received a $5,000 grant to support capital improvement projects at its 141-acre campus in Rockdale County.

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Rockdale discusses openings on local boards, authorities

Recent vacancies on county boards and authorities brought up conversations among the Rockdale County commissioners on finding a better vetting process of candidates.

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Gravel truck flips over on Klondike, two other accidents ensue

CONYERS -- A heavy duty truck flipped on its side and spilled its load of gravel Thursday on Klondike Road and was the first of three accidents occurring along a short stretch of road north of Interstate 20.

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Woman fighting cancer wants treatment center in Rockdale

CONYERS -- As Sheri Rogers continues her own battle against cancer, she has stepped forward to become the lead advocate for others and to have a cancer specialist center built in Rockdale County.

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Gravel truck flips over on Klondike, two other accidents ensue

A heavy duty truck flipped on its side and spilled its load of gravel Thursday on Klondike Road and was the first of three accidents occurring along a short stretch of road north of Interstate 20.

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Woman fighting cancer wants treatment center in Rockdale

As Sheri Rogers continues her own battle against cancer, she has stepped forward to become the lead advocate for others and to have a cancer specialist center to be built in Rockdale County.

Helping Hands holds health fair

What: Helping Hands' Healthy for the Holidays Health Fair

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Rockdale library names new director

CONYERS -- The Conyers-Rockdale County Library Board of Trustees named Daryl Fletcher the new director of the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library last week after serving as interim director for the last six months.

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Rockdale library names new director

Daryl Fletcher was named the new director of the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library last week after serving as interim director for the last six months.

Helping Hands holds health fair

Local health and education organization Helping Hands Outreach will hold its fifth annual Healthy for the Holidays health fair Saturday that will offer free health testing and information for the whole family.

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Rockdale Fire Dept. recognized by PETA for dog rescue

CONYERS -- Last week's rescue of a Rockdale County dog that had been trapped in a well for a week garnered national attention, with the People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recognizing county firefighters with an award presentation.

Rockdale Development Authority funds promotional video

CONYERS -- The Development Authority of Rockdale County agreed to fund a promotional video that will bring former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback and NFL hall of fame member Terry Bradshaw to tout the business opportunities in Rockdale County.

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Rockdale Development Authority funds promotional video

The Development Authority of Rockdale County agreed to fund a promotional video that will bring former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback and NFL hall of fame member Terry Bradshaw to tout the business opportunities in Rockdale County.

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Rockdale Fire Dept. recognized by PETA for dog rescue

Last week's rescue of a Rockdale County dog that had been trapped in a well for a week garnered national attention, with the People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recognizing county firefighters with an award presentation.

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Rockdale dog rescued after trapped in a well for a week

CONYERS -- This dog's tale ended happily when Rockdale County fire fighters and Animal Control officers rescued a dog that had been trapped in a well for a week in north Rockdale County.

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Rockdale dog rescued after trapped in a well for a week

This dog's tale ended happily when Rockdale County fire fighters and Animal Control officers rescued a dog that had been trapped in a well for a week in north Rockdale County.

Woman reportedly raped at pool hall

CONYERS -- Police are investigating a rape after a woman said she was accosted in the parking lot of a local pool hall Friday.

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Santa walks Conyers parade route after ride stops

CONYERS -- Children had a chance to see Santa and Mrs. Claus up close and personal Saturday during the annual holiday parade in Conyers when the couple in red was forced to walk after their ride stalled.

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Santa walks Conyers parade route after ride stops

Children had a chance to see Santa and Mrs. Claus up close and personal Saturday during the annual holiday parade in Conyers when the couple in red was forced to walk after their ride stalled.

Woman reportedly raped at pool hall

Police are investigating a rape after a woman said she was accosted in the parking lot of a local pool hall Friday.

Walk of Heroes plans flag disposal ceremony

CONYERS -- The Walk of Heroes Foundation is seeking old, worn out United States flags for a flag disposal service to be held at the Veterans Memorial Park in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Olde Town Gallery to close its doors this month

CONYERS -- Board members of the Olde Town Gallery cited the tough economic times in announcing Friday they will slash operating hours of the arts center in the coming weeks and shut down on Dec. 17.

Walk of Heroes plans flag disposal ceremony

The Walk of Heroes Foundation is seeking old, worn out United States flags for a flag disposal service to be held at the Veterans Memorial Park in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Washington joins Superior Court judge race

CONYERS -- Local attorney Gary Washington recently announced he will seek election as the Rockdale County Superior Court judge in 2012.

Conyers begins bike lane markings and signage project

CONYERS -- City officials announced work will begin on installing bicycle sharrows, or lanes, on streets in Conyers.

Conyers begins bike lane markings and signage project

City officials announced work will begin on installing bicycle sharrows, or lanes, on streets in Conyers.

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Washington joins Superior Court judge race

Local attorney Gary Washington recently announced he will seek election as the Rockdale County Superior Court judge in 2012.

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Conyers First UMC offers Breakfast with Santa

What: Annual Breakfast with Santa to benefit Family Promise of New Rock.

Bidding restart sought for Rockdale 911 upgrade

CONYERS -- The $4.5 million upgrade for Rockdale County's 911 communications system is heading back to the county Board of Commissioners after a recommendation to move forward from the SPLOST Citizens Oversight Committee.

Bidding restart sought for Rockdale 911 upgrade

The $4.5 million upgrade for Rockdale County's 911 communications system is heading back to the county Board of Commissioners after a recommendation to move forward from the SPLOST Citizens Oversight Committee.

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Conyers First UMC offers Breakfast with Santa

Pancakes, crafts and Santa Claus will be part of the annual Breakfast With Santa on Saturday at the Conyers First United Methodist Church.

Rockdale Master Gardeners to honor volunteer work with new award

CONYERS -- The Rockdale County Master Gardeners will recognize the top green thumb in the community with its new Volunteer of the Year award.

Annual Toy Run to support Rockdale Emergency Relief

CONYERS -- The season of giving kicks into high gear on Dec. 3 with the 21st Annual Christmas Toy Run organized by the Conyers Riding Association.

Annual Toy Run to support Rockdale Emergency Relief

The season of giving kicks into high gear on Dec. 3 with the 21st Annual Christmas Toy Run organized by the Conyers Riding Association.

Rockdale Master Gardeners to honor volunteer work with new award

The Rockdale County Master Gardeners will recognize the top green thumb in the community with its new Volunteer of the Year award.

Hunters for the Hungry program helps food banks this holiday season

Deer hunters can again this year help put food on the table for those in need through a donation to the Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program.

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Residents seek to revitalize Shady Grove neighborhood

A group of residents in the Shady Grove neighborhood is looking for ways to keep the community together.

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Showcase event to help restore historic Conyers house

CONYERS -- Members of First United Methodist Church in Conyers are hoping a trip down memory lane next month at the Parish House on Main Street will bring history to life at a local landmark.

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Showcase event to help restore historic Conyers house

Members of First United Methodist Church in Conyers are hoping a trip down memory lane next month at the Parish House on Main Street will bring history to life for a local landmark

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Fallen police officer honored

Hundreds turn out for funeral of officer killed in wreck

Hundreds in the metro Atlanta law enforcement honored a fallen officer in Conyers Thursday as they paid final respects to Doraville Police Det. Shane Wilson.

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Funeral for police officer planned

Services for Heritage grad killed in wreck to be held in Conyers

Funeral services are scheduled today in Conyers for Doraville Police Det. Shane Wilson, who was killed in a wrong-way traffic accident on Interstate 20 earlier this week.

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Funeral for police officer planned

CONYERS — Funeral services are scheduled today in Conyers for Doraville Police Det. Shane Wilson, who was killed in a wrong-way traffic accident on Interstate 20 earlier this week.

Rockdale, area Vietnam vets travel to Washington

Veterans Day this year will mean something even more special for a group of local Vietnam veterans as they go to Washington, D.C., to view the Vietnam War Memorial Wall for the very first time.

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Salvation Army bell ringers out early

Salvation Army bell ringers are out early this holiday season in an effort to meet greater demand from those in need.

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Atkins Foundation unveils 'Wall of Hope' display at RMC

CONYERS -- Twelve portraits hang on the wall near the Women's Diagnostic Center at Rockdale Medical Center and each one has a different story to tell but all with the same message -- Hope.

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Atkins Foundation unveils 'Wall of Hope' display at RMC

RMC officials and the Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation unveiled the Wall of Hope display Thursday evening at the hospital which includes portraits of 12 local breast cancer survivors.

Hill, Jenkins spar in Rockdale candidate forum

Though it's early for fireworks for the 2012 political season, Brian Jenkins, Democratic candidate for Rockdale County chairman, lit the first match during last week's candidate forum by calling out Republican Jason Hill.

Unemployment claims down in Rockdale

First-time unemployment claims among Rockdale County residents were down in September as the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday the state's unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in September -- its highest level since January.

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Kemp touts state's presidential primary, electronic voting for military personnel

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp visited Conyers Wednesday and touted his office's efforts to provide ballots electronically to military personnel overseas and also countered criticism of the move to cut in-person early voting from 45 to 21 days prior to election days.

Rockdale sets hearing on revitalization

The public is invited to a public hearing next week to discuss and learn more about Rockdale County's proposed Urban Redevelopment Plan that will include an opportunity zone west of the city of Conyers.