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Frances Mitchell

Frances Sims Mitchell, age 94, of Conyers, where she was a native and a lifelong resident, died Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Mr. Harlan Bryan Counts

Memorial Services for Mr. Harlan Bryan Counts, age 93 of Conyers, GA will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014

ROBINSON: Stepping into the morass?

This is not a call for deeper U.S. involvement in Iraq and Syria. But if degrade-and-destroy is really the goal, I don’t see how deeper involvement will be avoided.

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Olde Town Fall Festival returns

The Olde Town Fall Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Memories take flight during air travel

I am writing this column from 35,000 feet. When I was growing up in Porterdale I allowed myself to dream that one day I might write something that another person would want to read in a newspaper, but I never believed I would do it from 6 miles above the earth’s surface on a machine that could connect to a satellite and allow me to begin writing the column upon takeoff and file it before I touched down.

JACK SIMPSON: Boots on the ground

As an old World War II Infantry soldier it has been my experience that once the enemy seized and held territory, we could bomb, shell and fire small arms into the area all we wished. And, when quiet returned, the enemy crawled out of their holes and continued to be in command of territory they held. It took our boots on the ground, and sometimes fighting house-to-house, room-to-room, with rifles, bayonets, and hand grenades to win the battle.

Report: Man warns Conyers police about ISIS

A Conyers man with a history of threatening public safety employees has been arrested after he suggested to police that they should watch out for the terrorist group, ISIS.

Georgia Department of Labor: Rockdale and Newton unemployment rates drop

Unemployment rates in Rockdale and Newton counties went down in September, coinciding with a drop in joblessness across the metro-Atlanta area.

Community Calendar for Oct. 24, 2014

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

Falcons and Lions battle Sunday in London

It’s Football 101, but the Falcons simply have to be productive on first and second down.

Change of Hart: Braves name team president

Veteran baseball executive John Hart reversed course and opted to accept a three-year deal to become president of baseball operations with the Atlanta Braves.

Johnson Park to host annual Halloween Fest

Johnson Park will be hosting a Halloween festival for local children who are seeking an alternative trick-or-treating option.

Rockdale County Public Schools puts Ebola protocol into place

In light of the recent Ebola outbreak, Rockdale County Public Schools is joining other school systems in the state by creating a protocol for enrolling students who have visited West Africa.

Two people report being bitten by dogs in Lakeview Estates

Two people reported being bitten by dogs in the Lakeview Estates community this week.

Burned dogs showing up at Ga. animal hospital

Several dogs with burn marks on their backs have shown up in a Georgia county, and no one seems to know how or why they're being injured.

Stone Mountain homeowner kills man during shootout

Authorities say a homeowner shot and killed a man in the Stone Mountain area.

Big sixth leads KC to series split

Three big hits in a span of four batters and things are all evened up in the Fall Classic.

Rockdale Jail Blotter for Oct. 24, 2014

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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Hillgrove sweeps Alcovy out of AAAAAA softball playoffs

The Hillgrove softball team had just enough offense and plenty of Abby Evans to pull off a second-round sweep of Alcovy.

Steven Laszewski

Steven Jay Laszewski, 57, of Covington passed away on Oct 20, 2014 at 9:30pm.

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