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Fire safety events slated for Fire Prevention Week

Events Oct. 4 through 10 to remind and educate citizens about fire safety

National Fire Prevention Week is here, Oct. 4 through 10, Fire Prevention Day is Friday and local fire departments are busy planning activities to remind and educate citizens about fire safety.

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Sherri Washington to run for House District 92 seat

Conyers attorney among House 92, Senate 43 candidates invited to forum at Macedonia Baptist Church Oct. 8

Conyers attorney Sherri Washington launched her campaign this week for the vacant Georgia State House District 92 seat and is among candidates invited to a attend a candidate forum at Macedonia Baptist Church in Conyers Thursday, Oct. 8.

Conyers city officials continue talks for downtown parking lot

Lucas says negotiation is slow but he’s optimistic property can be obtained

Conyers, Ga., city officials continue negotiations for the purchase of property for construction of a new public parking lot with 150 to 175 spaces on Main Street in Olde Town.

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Pet Disaster Relief

Trailer donated by American Kennel Club will provide services for rescued pets during disasters

Rockdale County Fire-Rescue received a new pet disaster relief trailer donated by American Kennel Club to provide animal care services during the first critical hours of disasters.

Gospel singer's play to address domestic violence issues

‘Abused Under His Charm’ and free health fair slated for Saturday at Hope Redemption Worship Center

“Abused Under His Charm,” a play that addresses domestic violence issues, will be performed at Hope Redemption Worship Center in Conyers, Ga., Saturday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. after a free health fair from noon to 4 p.m.

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Johnston hints major developer eyes Covington

City negotiating for ‘game-changer’ high-end retail complex that could generate 2,000 new jobs

The city of Covington, Ga., is negotiating with a major developer on a potential mega-development, high-end, retail complex that could employ as many as 2,000 people and pack a “game-changer” economic boost to the city and county.

Yellow River Jam set for Saturday in Porterdale

Four bands to perform at riverside for paddlers and families in Yellow River Park

Paddle on the river and hear good music — it’s boats, bands, brew and Georgia-Bama football on tap for the Yellow River Jam, featuring four bands, Saturday at Yellow River Park in Porterdale, Ga.

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Defense, Chubb, Michel too much for Southern

Surprisingly, UGA’s 48-6 rout not assured until 3rd quarter

Nick Chubb scored 3 touchdowns as Georgia overwhelmed Southern University, but the 48-6 final doesn’t indicate the battle the visitors from the Southwest Athletic Conference put up in the first half.

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Anchoring hope: local Breast Cancer Awareness Month events underway

Portraits, concert, fashion show among fundraisers for fighting breast cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the annual events in local communities to raise funds for breast cancer support and prevention programs already are underway.

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Home-grown-and-hewn lumber saves city money

Construction materials produced inhouse can save taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars

Governments can save money in tight budgetary times by performing as much work inhouse as possible, but Covington, Ga., has taken it a step further by using construction materials produced inhouse that can save taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars on various projects.

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