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Rachel Bunn

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Career path for high school students unveiled in Conyers

A post-secondary education concept for the secondary level -- that what Georgia State Superintendent John Barge hopes House Bill 186 is for Georgia high schools.

Rockdale, Pratt reach aggrement on waste treatement costs

CONYERS -- The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners reached an agreement Monday with Pratt Industries to pay for costs relating to a 2010 outage at the Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) wastewater pre-treatment facility.

Rockdale, Pratt reach aggrement on waste treatement costs

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners reached an agreement Monday with Pratt Industries to pay for costs relating to a 2010 outage at the Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) wastewater pre-treatment facility.

Rockdale approves first reading of $55.7 million budget

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners has approved the first reading of a $55.7 million budget.

Rockdale looks at plan for new I-20 overpass

Rockdale County is renewing a design contract for another overpass over Interstate 20.

Basketball event to benefit shooting victims

A basketball event will be held to raise funds for a mother and daughter injured in a September shooting.

Turkey Trot 5K race to benefit Elks Aidmore

Elks Aidmore Children's Center will host its 13th annual Turkey Trot 5K run and 1 mile walk Saturday, Nov. 19, to raise funds for continuing its programs to assist youth and their families in crisis.

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KCRB putting focus on recycling

CONYERS -- Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful is asking Rockdale residents to participate in the nationwide day of recycling drive.

Rockdale Election Board members tossed out by judge

CONYERS -- Lynn Brown and Garvin Haynes were removed Friday from the county Board of Elections by Rockdale County Superior Court Judge Sidney Nation. Neither are eligible for reappointment to the board.

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Teams across Rockdale kicks off Relay for Life 2012

CONYERS -- Relay for Life is gearing up for its 2012 campaign.

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KCRB putting focus on recycling

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful wants county residents to think 'recycle' all year long.

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Teams across Rockdale kicks off Relay for Life 2012

Relay for Life will hold its kickoff event Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rockdale Career Academy.

Rockdale Election Board members tossed out by judge

Lynn Brown and Garvin Haynes were removed Friday from the county Board of Elections by Rockdale County Superior Court Judge Sidney Nation. Neither are eligible for reappointment to the board.

Expected birth of 11th child makes 11-11-11 more unique for Covington family

A Covington family will welcome its 11th child on 11-11-11.

Veterans to be honored during ceremony at Walk of Heroes

Veterans will be honored Friday during a ceremony at the Rockdale County Walk of Heroes/Veterans Memorial Park.

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Rockdale residents speak out on Sunday retail alcohol sales

CONYERS -- Opinions on Sunday retail alcohol sales in Rockdale County will have a second chance to be heard.

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Rockdale residents speak out on Sunday retail alcohol sales

Rockdale residents will have a second opportunity to speak out on Sunday retail alcohol sales at the Board of Commissioners' Nov. 8 meeting.

Conyers limits apartments with new zoning

Apartment complexes within the city limits will now be limited thanks to changes to local zoning ordinances approved by Conyers City Council.

National EMS sponsors annual chili cook-off

National EMS will host its annual chili cook off on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Conyers streets to become more bicycle friendly

The city council approved the installation of bicycle sharrows, or lanes, on Main Street, Pine Log Road, Rowland Road and Milstead Avenue Wednesday.

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Rockdale receives $1.06 million NSP grant

Revitalizing local neighborhoods is on the agenda for the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners.

Rockdale BOC ponders rise in court costs

An increase in court days is putting a strain on some Rockdale County departments' budgets.

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Conyers native honored by UGA Alumni Association

A scheduling mishap changed the career path of Joel McElhannon.. During his senior year of college at the University of Georgia, McElhannon, a 1991 Heritage High School graduate, was supposed to take a legislative process class with Charles Bullock, a Southern politics professor at the university.

Rockdale County considers referendum on Sunday alcohol sales

BOC plans town hall meeting on matter next month

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners is considering a resolution to add Sunday sales to the presidential primary election in 2012.

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Cherokee Run returning to former glory

When the city of Conyers took over management of the Cherokee Run Golf Course, it knew it would take a lot of work to restore the course to its former glory.

Former junk car yard to become gateway to South River Trail

The Rockdale County Parks and Recreation Department will begin construction on the Lorraine Trailhead -- an access point for the South River Trail -- in the next few weeks, according to Andrew Hammer, Rockdale County's special projects manager.

RWR pleased with new online, telephone bill pay service

Rockdale Water Resources debuted online pay and pay by phone last month and officials said the transition has been smooth.

Rockdale County to revise sign ordiance

Rockdale County officials are reviewing the sign ordinance to bring the county ordinance more in-line with the sign ordinance recently passed by the city of Conyers.

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Conyers Police officers recognized for service

The city of Conyers honored its public safety officers at the city council meeting last week for service during two high profile armed robberies.

Rockdale County sees jump in sales tax revenue

SPLOST revenues have been higher than expected in Rockdale County, according to a report given at the 2011 SPLOST Oversight Committee.

Rockdale bid process on new 911 radio system questioned

A Rockdale County resident said at Monday's 2011 SPLOST Oversight Committee meeting that the Request For Proposal (RFP) for the radio system caters to a specific contractor.

BOC to vote on second Board of Equalization

CONYERS — The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners will vote on whether or not to add a second Board of Equalization in Rockdale County.

Rockdale rate study shows need for water, sewer rate increases

A five-year rate study for Rockdale Water Resources shows the need for incremental rate increases

Barbecue Marks Rockdale United Way's 1st Fundraiser In '12 Campaign

United Way of Rockdale County will host its first major fundraising event of 2011 Thursday with its 11th annual barbecue luncheon. The barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is sponsored by Jim 'N Nicks Bar-B-Q.JJ

Rockdale County working to clean up contracts

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners is working to clarify contracts with vendors and increase transparency in its dealings with vendors.

Conyers Kennel Club sponsors Meet-a-Breed event

The Conyers Kennel Club will hold a Meet-a-Breed event Tuesday.

Rockdale residents urge support of jobs program

Local residents and some elected officials weighed in President Obama's jobs program at Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting.

Conyers to review new zoning

The Conyers department of planning and inspection services presented changes to the city's zoning plan at the City Council's annual retreat on Aug. 25. The proposed zoning included changes to Townhouse district for single families, Multi-Family Residential zone and Village Design district, and discussions about the Mixed-Use and Opportunity zones.

Illegal Dumping On The Rise

The rise of half-finished or vacant subdivisions in Rockdale County has led to an increase in something else -- illegal dumping.

RWR receives awards for water quality

Rockdale County is home to some of the best water in the state, according to the Georgia Association of Water Professionals.

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Conyers advances with biz incubator

The city of Conyers is slowly moving forward with plans to establish a business incubator.

Park to offer teaching opportunities

The pavers are only the first step in the progression of the paths.

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Memorial remembers war veterans

After handing out flyers at Conyers Fabulous Fourth Festival, Tommy Clack realized how few people knew Rockdale County was home to a veterans war memorial.

Park to offer teaching opportunities

CONYERS — The pavers are only the first step in the progression of the paths.

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Local wildlife photo contest announced

Photographers, grab your cameras. The Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival is hosting a "Backyard Wildlife Photo Contest."