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Prostitution crackdown sends clear message (video)

A look of "oh, no" flashes across their faces, followed quickly by pained regret.

June 19, 2014 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


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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.

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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


Development gains from Baxter halo

IN BRIEF: The company behind the Corner Market and Village at Almand Creek Apartments has started the process of studies for the 308-acre plot of land in Conyers that has long been in the works for mixed use commercial and residential development. However, a spokesperson said project was not related to the Baxter International medical manufacturing development. "It's not related per se," said development coordinator David Roeper. "If it doesn't do anything else, it brings more attention to the I-20 east corridor. That news clearly impacts us."

November 30, 2012 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Conyers cracks down on local spa

Two people were recently charged under Conyers' new regulations on spa businesses, the first such charges after the city began cracking down massage parlors.

October 06, 2012 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


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