Karen J. Rohr

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Civil War raid on Conyers focus of historian's program

While the Civil War brought about paramount changes in the U.S. such as the abolishment of slavery and the expansion of the federal government, perhaps an even more crucial result of the war proved to be that the fledgling democracy didn't crumble, said Civil War author Robert C. Jones.

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Mother-son team gearing up for Marine Corps Marathon

Conyers resident Justin Knight has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, but that hasn't stopped him from joining in 5K races and even triathlons.

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Local eye doctor performs live surgery at American Society of Cataract Annual Meeting

Ophthalmologist Dr. Lawrence Woodard recently earned the prestigious opportunity to perform a live surgery at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting.

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Fifty-year-old Conyers appliance business comes to an end

On Saturday, Ray Garner closed the doors of his 50-year-old Conyers appliance store, the Trading Center, but not for lack of business.

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Covington Women's Health Specialists expands to include two certified nurse midwives

Expectant mothers living in east metro now have even more options when it comes to choosing a midwife

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Retiring deputy last in line of family members to work for Rockdale County

The recent retirement of Rockdale County Sheriff's Department Lieutenant Ricky Edge marked the end of an era for his family in their service to Rockdale County.

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New antique store opens in Olde Town Conyers

Clay Amyette recently opened an antique store in Olde Town Conyers and while his is now among several of those types of businesses in the historic district, he doesn't view that as a negative.

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Eastside grad building international clothing design career

Kita Nolley had a successful job as a corporate financial analyst, but the work did little to provide her with an artistic outlet. To fill that void, she learned to sew.. "It's hard for me to articulate what I liked about it," Nolley said. "At the time, I just

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Summer camps offer creative outlet for kids

If your child has a penchant for the arts, then you might want to sign him up for a summer camp where he can dabble in activities like drawing, painting, pottery, singing and acting. In Rockdale and Newton counties, there is no lack of summer camp offerings to satisfy the

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'a fulfilling experience'

Shelton Keaton served for 22 years in the Navy, beginning in 1944, and visiting the memorial dedicated to WWII veterans in Washington, D.C., on an Honor Flight trip recently brought back a lot of memories of his time in the service.

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