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RMC partners with Piedmont Healthcare

Rockdale Medical Center and Piedmont Healthcare announced a new partnership that will provide RMC patients access to expanded services and bring resources and expertise from Piedmont's physicians and staff. This innovative affiliation was celebrated Thursday in a ceremony at RMC marking the hospital's 60th anniversary.

September 06, 2014 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


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Woman faces elder-neglect charge

A Conyers woman, Laverne Chavez, 50, was charged with elder neglect felony after the victim's other relatives found their 97-year-old step-grandmother had been left alone about 16 hours or more without food and in a home with no air conditioning.

September 07, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

'A spirit of hope'

The March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, was a seminal moment in the Civil Rights movement, which reshaped the social landscape of America.

August 24, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Vampires to invade Conyers

Vampires, witches and film crews will soon be wandering the streets of Olde Town Conyers as production for "The Originals," the CW's "Vampire Diaries" spinoff, ramps up to begin shooting soon.

July 23, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

DeKalb Sheriff to explore Fourth Congressional seat bid

DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown announced today the formation of an exploratory committee for the Fourth Congressional District seat, currently held by incumbent Congressman Hank Johnson.

July 17, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Assisted-living facility closed down

More than 50 elderly residents were displaced and about 25 employees lost their jobs when the Garden House assisted-living facility in Conyers was abruptly closed at the end of May after two weeks' notice.

June 04, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Man dies after accident at Lake Jackson

A Conyers man died on the way to the hospital following a boating crash on Lake Jackson Tuesday. Authorities are still determining the cause of death.

May 24, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Conyers nabs Vampire Diaries prequel

A new spin-off series of CW's popular "The Vampire Diaries" has been green-lighted and will likely be shooting in Conyers.

May 06, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Bank robber given two life sentences

A Covington man with a record of armed robberies in Maryland was found guilty Thursday for the 2011 armed robbery of a Conyers bank and will likely spend the rest of his natural life in prison.

March 01, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Tues. I-20 death was Oxford resident

The man killed on Interstate 20 this morning in Rockdale County has been identified as 60-year-old Roy Arndt of Oxford.

February 26, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Former teacher to plead in child molestation case

A former high school teacher and former Covington resident will enter a plea next week in Rockdale County Superior Court to charges which include aggravated child molestation.

February 25, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Burning body found in the woods near Highway 212

UPDATE: The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office announced that foul play was not suspected in the case of the burning body found in the woods on Sunday.


January 08, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Community celebrates 150 years of freedom

Hundreds gathered Sunday night in a celebration of freedom, faith and family in the Sesquicentennial Emancipation Proclamation community worship service, hosted at Springfield Baptist Church.

January 03, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Celebrating 150 years of freedom

Hundreds gathered Sunday night in a celebration of freedom, faith and family in the Sesquicentennial Emancipation Proclamation community worship service, hosted at Springfield Baptist Church.

January 02, 2013 | Michelle Kim | RELIGION

Honey Boo Boo in the house

Honey Boo Boo, aka Alana Thompson, of TLC's reality show spin-off "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," came to Conyers with her family and a TLC film crew on Thursday for a little holiday fun. Thompson took a spin on the ice at the ice skating rink at the Olde Town Pavilion as onlookers and fans watched from the sides. Gina Hartsell, Conyers-Rockdale's Camera Ready Liaison, said TLC producers called that day looking for places to stop by for holiday activities. The episode with the ice skating scenes might air sometime in January or February, she said.

December 29, 2012 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Kim: The last place on earth

Last week has been a strange one. The undercurrent of tragedy following the Connecticut school shooting, combined with the condensed pressure of the holidays, has made it go by in a fog.

December 26, 2012 | Michelle Kim | Columnists

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