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CPD: Woman steals lost cash, pushes victim to ground

A Conyers woman who found money blowing on the sidewalk near a bank on West Avenue allegedly refused to return it to the woman who claimed the money was hers, and instead knocked her down and struck her with a set of car keys.

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Great-grandmother hopes twins who killed their mother will one day lead productive lives

Della Frazier can’t quite reconcile the images of the two loving, vivacious twin girls she raised with the two young women who pleaded guilty to killing their mother earlier this year.

Rockdale Citizen Poll for Dec. 21, 2014

The Citizen Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest.

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Council: Taxis no longer can camp in downtown parking spaces

City council restricts cabs from parking when not producing revenue

The Conyers City Council approved a city ordinance amendment that will prevent taxicabs from taking up downtown district parking spaces when not producing revenue.

Community Calendar for Dec. 19, 2014

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

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Conyers Police Department Officer Stephen Blanchette receives Act of Heroism award from Gov. Nathan Deal

Conyers Police Department Officer Stephen Blanchette was recognized this week by Gov. Nathan Deal for his heroic actions when he dragged a victim of a car crash from a fiery accident scene that has been described as though it were “created by Hollywood itself.”

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Conyers police officer Kim Lucas receives 10-year service award

Chief Gene Wilson cites Lucas’ outstanding achievements in law enforcement

Conyers police officer Kim Lucas receives her 10-year service award from Chief of Police Gene Wilson, left, and City Manager Tony Lucas at Wednesday’s city council meeting.

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Suspected serial killer Aeman Presley has ties to Rockdale County

A suspected serial killer in Atlanta has a history of arrests in Rockdale County.

Rockdale Jail Blotter for Dec. 19, 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.

Conyers Council approves powerful new radio system for CPD and city agencies

Motorola digital system would dramatically improve signal coverage, enhancing public safety

The Conyers City Council approved a turnkey contract with Motorola to install a powerful new digital radio system for the Conyers Police Department and other public service departments, replacing the current outdated analog system.

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SCRAPBOOK: Monies raised from the Be Rich Campaign benefit Newton County Crisis Pregnancy Center

Dr. John Pearrell presents a check to the steering committee of a new start-up ministry, The Newton County Crisis Pregnancy center.

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ENGAGEMENT: Schneider-Williams

The couple plans to wed in April at the Berry Hill Resort in South Boston, Va.

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ANNIVERSARY: Tommy and Sue Bowers celebrate their 67th anniversary

Tommy and Sue Bowers will celebrate their 67th anniversary.

Community Calendar for Dec. 18, 2014

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

Carmike pulls 'The Interview' with Sony's support

Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of “The Interview” in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers.

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