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Karen Rohr

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Conyers resident markets the stars

Deb Wallace helps market celebrities.

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Outdoor photographer's exhibit focuses on nature, architecture

Outdoor photographer’s exhibit focuses on nature, architecture

Conyers resident Rita Frix is having a photography exhibit in Lawrenceville.

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Conyers WWII vet awarded French Legion of Honor

Conyers WWII vet awarded French Legion of Honor

Bud Sosebee wins the French Legion of Honor award.

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Barlay named Small Business Person of the Year

Thua Barlay wins Conyers-Rockdale County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year.

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Visual art, dance, drama, music offered by non-profit arts groups at kids summer camps

Nonprofits offer various kids summer arts camps

Arts groups offer a variety of summer camps for kids.

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Home-grown mystery novelist holds book signing in Conyers

Mystery novelist holds book signing in Conyers

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First Conyers Food Truck Festival rolls into town

First annual Conyers Food Truck Festival rolls into town

Conyers Food Truck Festival set for March 29.

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Japanese sword handling techniques take stage at Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

Japanese sword handling techniques take stage at Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

Japanese Swordmanship of Gwinnett County to perform at Cherry Blossom Festival.

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Conyers photographer Roger Cannon passes business to his son

Conyers photographer Roger Cannon passes business to his son

Conyers photographer Roger Cannon retires.

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Drunk driving offender, victim team up for program at St. Pius Church

Drunk driving offender, victim team up for program at St. Pius Church

St. Pius X Church will offer a presentation on the consequences of drunk driving on March 2 at 7 p.m.

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New Depot Players gearing up for 'The Odd Couple (female version)'

New Depot Players gear up for ‘The Odd Couple (female version)’

The New Depot Players present, “The Odd Couple (female version”).

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Salt of the Earth offers therapy room, massage

Salt of the Earth offers therapy room, massage

Salt of the Earth Massage and Wellness Studio opens in Conyers.

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Black history, Emancipation Proclamation focus of author's program at Conyers library

Black history focus of program at library

Author Velma Maia Thomas to discuss her book on the Emancipation Proclamation, at the Conyers library.

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RCSO Explorer Program reaching out to youth

Fundraiser benefits RCSO Explorer Program for youth

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Program is having a fundraiser.

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Rockdale family featured on TLC's"Something Borrowed, Something New"

Rockdale family featured on TLC's"Something Borrowed, Something New"

Rockdale family featured on TLC’s “Something Borrowed, Something New.”

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Theme School student takes first place in Newton County spelling bee

Ralph Brown of the Newton County Theme School takes first place in the county spelling bee.

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Historian offers African-American genealogy workshop at Conyers library

Historian offers genealogy workshop at Conyers library

Dr. D.L. Henderson will present a library program on how to research African American genealogy.

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YMCA instructor returns to roots in joining the nonprofit

YMCA personal trainer Tracey Ashall works for organization that helped give her a boost into adulthood.

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Preschool Pops series offers puppetry, music, animal education

Preschool Pops series offers puppetry, animal education

Preschool Pops opens in February

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Rockdale County Master Gardeners nuture memorial arboretum at horse park

Master Gardeners nurture memorial arboretum

Rockdale County Master Gardeners invite the community to procure a tree for a loved one at the memorial arboretum.

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Southern Heartland Art Guild invites public to Monte Carlo fundraiser

Southern Heartland Art Guild invites public to Monte Carlo fundraiser

Southern Heartland Art Guild will hold its annual fundraiser.

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Romantic comedy based on Ronda Rich novel airs Jan. 19

Romantic comedy based on Rich novel airs Jan. 19

Television movie based on Ronda Rich novel premieres next weekend.

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Conyers resident joins the A.T. 2,000-miler club

Conyers resident joins the A.T. 2,000-miler club

Conyers complete A.T. on a thru-hike.

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TONY ELDER: Be prepared to suffer for the Gospel

Tony Elder column

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Local business donates playhouse to chronically ill child

Local business donates playhouse to chronically ill child

Local business donates playhouse to chronically ill child

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Families unite to discuss shared histories of slavery, plantation life, Civil War

Families discuss histories of slavery, plantation life, Civil War

Descendants of slave visit descendants of family who owned him.

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Husband donates kidney to wife of 41 years

Husband donates kidney to wife of 41 years

Husband donates kidney to wife of 41 years.

Homegrown Christmas musical returns to Covington

“O Come Y’all to Covington” Christmas musical will be performed at Covington First United Methodist Church.

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Conyers Pilot Club offers revives Christmas Tour of Homes

Conyers Christmas Tour of Homes takes place Dec. 8.

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Local bikers invited to join in toy rides, donate to the needy

Local bikers invited to join in toy rides, donate to needy

Rockdale and Newton motorcycle riders invited to toy rides.

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Historical association educates public on Buffalo Soldiers' role in military

Historical association educates public on Buffalo Soldiers’ role in military

Local chapter of Buffalo Soldiers aims to educate public about history of blacks in military prior to WWII.

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Hogs, Hens and Heifers Bar-B-Que opens in Conyers

Hogs, Hens and Heifers Bar-B-Que opens in Conyers

Hogs, Hens and Heifers opens in Conyers.

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Local church, restuarant offer free Thanksgiving meals

Local church, restuarant offer free Thanksgiving meals

Heritage Hills Baptist, Glenn’s Bar-B-Que offers free Thanksgiving meals.

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Southern comedy ‘Rex Exes’ fundraiser for Relay for Life

Southern comedy ‘Rex Exes’ to raise funds for Relay for Life

Southern comedy ‘Rex Exes’ to raise money for Relay for Life

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Public invited to Veteran's Day program at Walk of Heroes Veterans Memorial in Rockdale

Public invited to Veterans Day program at Walk of Heroes

Veteran’s Day Tribute

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Rolling Rock provides alternative to smoking cigarettes

Rolling Rock provides alternative to smoking cigarettes

Local couple opens e-cigarette store.

Breast cancer support groups help survivors cope with disease

Breast cancer support groups offer assistance to local survivors.

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Conyers author publishes first crime novel, 'Express Malice'

Conyers author Kathryn Hill publishes first novel, “Express Malice.”

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JAMES BEHRENS: The poor give us insight into the church’s purpose

The pope learns from the poor. He has lived with them, dined with them, held them, pondered them. And he has asked us to do the same. It is the poor who offer the deepest insight to the church’s quest for identity and purpose.

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Conyers gears up for 33rd annual Olde Town Fall Festival

Conyers gears up for 33rd annual Olde Town Fall Festival

The streets of Conyers’ historic district will come alive Oct. 26 when the 33rd annual Olde Fall Festival brings crafts, food, live music and children’s activities to Commercial and Center streets.

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O'Hannah's Hair Studio and Boutique relocates to the Covington Square

O'Hannah's Hair Studio and Boutique relocates to the Covington Square

O’Hannah’s Hair Studio and Boutique relocates to the Covington Square.

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Ghost tours of Gaither Plantation feature both history, hauntings

Ghost tours of Gaither Plantation feature both history, hauntings

The Central Georgia Paranormal Society is pairing up with the East Georgia Paranormal Society for the second year in a row to present Halloween at Gaither’s Plantation Ghost Tours on Oct. 25 and 26 from 4 to 9 p.m. Cost for the tours is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Lost in Yonkers' opens this week in Conyers

“Lost in Yonkers,” directed by Weldon Durham for the New Depot Players, opens this week and runs at 8 p.m., Oct. 10 to 12, and 17 to 19 and at 3 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 20. Tickets are $20, and $16 for seniors 60 and over and students with ID.

New breast cancer therapies could increase survival rates

New breast cancer therapies could increase survival rates

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RER volunteer retires after 14 years

RER volunteer retires after 14 years

Mavis Wiggins, 88, finishes her last day at Rockdale Emergency Relief, where she has volunteered for 14 years.

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