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Karen Rohr

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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.

Local businesses invited to learn more about health care reform

Do you own a business and have questions about the new health care reform law? Navigating the maze of health care reform can be a challenge, prompting the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and other entities to provide guidance for those companies still struggling to understand the complexities of the Affordable Care Act.

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34th Annual Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off moves to Conyers

34th Annual Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off moves to Conyers

What’s been a tradition at Stone Mountain Park since 1979 will now become a part of Conyers’ annual special events attractions when the Great Miller Lite Chili and BBQ Cook-Off takes place at the Georgia International Horse Park this year. The Chili and BBQ Cook-Off is scheduled for Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and features over 200 chili teams and 30 barbecue teams, as well as corn bread and Brunswick stew competitors, preparing their best dishes for judges.

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Dog owners invited to join in breast cancer awareness fundraiser

Dog owners invited to cancer awareness fundraiser

On Oct. 6 at 3 p.m., a group of local residents and their canines will come together to take a stroll through the streets of Conyers in the parade, which starts at the Pavilion in Olde Town Conyers and ends at Pine Log Park.

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Local residents press their pets into service as therapy dogs

Local residents press their pets into service as therapy dogs

Local dog owners choose to train their canines for service as therapy dogs.

Scot Ward business gives $1M to community

Scot Ward opened his own funeral service company eight years ago, and he had an unusual business plan. For every funeral he handled, he wanted to donate a percentage of the cost to a church of the family’s choice or to a nonprofit, in memory of the deceased person.

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Runners flock to 30th annual Fuzz Run

Runners flock to the 30th annual Fuzz Run

The 30th annual Fuzz Run was held Saturday morning in historic downtown Covington.

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Southern Belle Farm uses agri-tourism to grow

Southern Belle Farm uses agri-tourism to grow

In 2004, the Carter family stood at a crossroads with Southern Belle farm, located on the outskirts of McDonough in Henry County. They had to choose either to sell the 330 acres of land to developers, as other farmers had done with their property during the real estate boom, or keep it in the family.

Miracle League holds second annual motorcycle ride fundraiser

Motorcycle riders rev up your engines and get ready for a smooth ride at the second annual Miracle League Poker Run. A fundraiser for the Miracle League, which aids in the construction of baseball fields for disabled children, the rambling ride starts off in Conyers, traverses south to Lovejoy, heads north to the city of Atlanta, takes a jaunt west to Douglasville and then motors back to Conyers.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'No Pirates Allowed' leads little ones to a treasure of a story

Would you please be quiet for a minute? How many times a day does your Mom, Dad, teacher, or grandma say that to you? Probably really often, even though they were kids once, not too long ago, and even though they know how hard it is to keep your mouth closed and your ears open when there’s so much to say.

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McMichael's Construction celebrates three decades of operation

McMichael's Construction celebrates 30 years of operation

McMichael’s Construction celebrates three decades of operation

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Golf tourney benefits miniature railroad club's train attraction

Golf tourney benefits railroad club's train attraction

Golf tourney benefits miniature railroad club’s train attraction

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Yard sale fund raiser to benefit double organ transplant patient

Yard sale fund raiser to benefit double organ transplant patient

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Poetry book inspired by people, places encountered in travel

Oxford professor publishes book of poetry inspired by travels abroad

Oxford College English professor Lucas Carpenter has written in many forms from short stories to biography but poetry, which he’s chosen for his most recent publication, forces his intellect to process both his imagination and his observations of the human condition.