News for Monday, October 20, 2014

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Acuity Brands to expand in Rockdale County

Acuity Brands will spend $16 million over the next five years and create 700 new jobs as it expands operations in Rockdale and DeKalb counties.

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Rockdale Probate Court Judge Charles Mays denies woman's claim for back wages

Rockdale County Probate Court Judge Charles Mays Sr. on Monday denied an allegation that his office owes a woman who worked in the Probate Court nearly $20,000.

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Rockdale County Board of Education to vote on purchase of storage docks for iPads

The Rockdale County Public Schools Board of Education is set vote on the purchase of some more technological updates.

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Conyers Service awards presented police officers Chris Moon and Chase Bagwell

Police Chief Gene Wilson and City Manager Tony Lucas commend officers for excellent service

Conyers, Ga., Police Chief Gene Wilson and City Manager Tony Lucas presented a 10-year service award to Detective Commander Chris Moon and a five-year service award to officer Chase Bagwell.

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Rockdale County High 2014 homecoming court

Rockadle County High selectes 2014 homecoming court.

Gunfire breaks out at Keswick Village and suspected retailiatory shooting reported on Sigman Road

Gunfire erupted Tuesday night at a Conyers apartment complex when two groups of people confronted each other over the care of a child. The violence continued a couple hours later when members of one of the fighting groups allegedly fired a number of gunshots at an SUV occupied by members of the rival group as it left Rockdale Medical Center.

Rockdale Jail Blotter for Oct. 17, 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 Citizen Poll for Oct. 19, 2014

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

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Salem UMC hosts their annual pumpkin patch

The annual pumpkin patch at Salem UMC is open now through Oct. 31.

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Pretty in pink

HHS crowns homecoming queen

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Royal Alpaca show returns to Georgia International Horse Park

More than 300 alpacas will compete in a show at the horse park.

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Retreat house at Black Shoals Park in Rockdale County nears completion

Construction of a retreat house, nature trail and playground at Black Shoals Park are nearing completion, and the county is planning a celebration to mark the occasion.

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Amendments and referendum voters will see on ballot affect taxes, colleges, reckless driving victims

Voters asked to make decisions on income tax rate, reckless driving, tax exemption for university facilities providers

Early voters and voters at the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, will see on the ballot two state constitutional amendments and a statewide referendum concerning a state income cap university facilities and victims of reckless drivers.

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Salem UMC hosts their annual pumpkin patch

The annual pumpkin patch at Salem UMC is open now through Oct. 31.

Acuity Brands to expand in Rockdale County

Acuity Brands will spend $16 million over the next five years and create 700 new jobs as it expands operations in Rockdale and DeKalb counties.

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Rockdale Probate Court Judge Charles Mays denies woman's claim for back wages

Rockdale County Probate Court Judge Charles Mays Sr. on Monday denied an allegation that his office owes a woman who worked in the Probate Court nearly $20,000.

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Conyers Police, Rockdale Sheriff's Office sponsor Shop with a Cop

The Conyers Police Department and the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office are participating in the seventh annual Shop with a Cop in which law enforcement personnel accompany children from families experiencing financial hardships to the Conyers Walmart to shop for Christmas gifts.

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Rockdale County High 2014 homecoming court

Rockadle County High selectes 2014 homecoming court.

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Rockdale County Board of Education to vote on purchase of storage docks for iPads

The Rockdale County Public Schools Board of Education is set vote on the purchase of some more technological updates.

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Conyers Service awards presented police officers Chris Moon and Chase Bagwell

Police Chief Gene Wilson and City Manager Tony Lucas commend officers for excellent service

Conyers, Ga., Police Chief Gene Wilson and City Manager Tony Lucas presented a 10-year service award to Detective Commander Chris Moon and a five-year service award to officer Chase Bagwell.

Ravens’ defense stymies Ryan, Falcons

On a 4th-and-7 from Baltimore’s 42-yard line midway through the third quarter, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan desperately needed to make a play to get his team back in the game against the Ravens.

Tar Heels score late to slip by Tech

Marquise Williams passed for 390 yards and four touchdowns, and T.J. Logan scored with 11 seconds left as the host Tar Heels snapped a four-game losing streak.

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Chubb powers Bulldogs past Arkansas

Nick Chubb is proving more than capable of carrying the rushing load for Georgia.

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