News for Thursday, December 18, 2014

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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new digital radio system for the Conyers Police Department and other public service departments, replacing the current outdated analog system.

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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.

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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.

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Groundbreaking ceremony held Wednesday marks beginning of Crowell Road intersection improvement

Groundbreaking ceremony held Wednesday marks beginning of Crowell Road intersection improvement

Newton County and the city of Porterdale celebrated the groundbreaking of long-anticipated improvements to the intersection at Crowell Road and Ga. Highway 81.

Rockdale County Public Schools to hold graduation ceremonies at Georgia International Horse Park

As the second half of the school year approaches, graduation is on the horizon for more than 1,000 high school seniors in Rockdale County Public Schools. This year’s graduation ceremonies will take place at a different venue than in previous years.

High school student charged with having pot at school

A Salem High School student was arrested after apparently trying to conceal a small bag of marijuana in his hand while he was walking down the hallway; a juvenile complaint was filed against a 13-year-old middle school student Thursday who brought an Airsoft pistol to school

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.

Rockdale County offices will be closed three days in observance of holidays

Rockdale County offices will be closed three days over the next two weeks in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.

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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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Memorial Middle student wins essay contest on water conservation

Memorial Middle eighth-grader Noah Crafts has been named as the Rockdale County winner of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s (MNGWPD) 2014 Water Essay Contest.

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Former Rockdale school superintendent publishes book on historic Georgia churches

Former Rockdale school superintendent publishes book on historic Georgia churches

Conyers resident Don Joiner publishes, “Faith of Our Fathers.”

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Conyers Police Department hosts record number of children during 7th Annual Shop with a Cop

Conyers PD hosts record number of children during 7th Annual Shop with a Cop

A record number of children participated in the Conyers Police Department’s 7th Annual Shop with a Cop on Saturday.

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T'is the season: Post office mailings peak this week

Monday traditionally is busiest mailing day of year, Wednesday, Thursday also are peak days

According to the U.S. Postal Service, Dec. 15 traditionally is the busiest day of the year for total mailings of Christmas cards, letters and packages. Dec. 17 usually is busiest for cards and letters, while Dec. 18 normally is the peak day for sending off packages.

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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.

Vandy visits the Flats on Saturday

Vanderbilt visits Georgia Tech Saturday in an ACC-SEC match up at McCamish Pavilion.

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Falcons visit New Orleans in key divisional game

Falcons visit rival Saints Sunday

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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.

LETTER: Rockdale County thanks those who helped with celebration

Rockdale County, along with the city of Conyers, recently kicked off the holidays with its Christmas in Paradise-themed annual 2014 Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Celebration on Dec. 6.

DARRELL HUCKABY: In search of the perfect Christmas lights

So it is 2014 and I have yet another chapter to add to the story of the eternal battle between Christmas lights and yours truly — the North Georgia Piedmont’s own Clark Griswold.

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.

Hawks return favor in romp over Cavaliers

With memories of a 33-point loss on this floor still fresh in their minds, the Atlanta Hawks returned serve Wednesday with a scintillating shooting performance of their own.

Davis’ career high leads Jackets

ATLANTA - Kaela Davis scored a career-high 33 points, including 6-of-13 shooting from three-point range as the Yellow Jackets defeated Alabama State 77-53 at McCamish Pavilion.

Delmar Pruitt

Delmar Lee Pruitt also known as Dale, passed away 12/11/14 after a long battle with cancer.

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