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Our thoughts... Eyesore of the Week
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Conyers is a beautiful city, and most of the residents who own homes in it take special pride in the upkeep of their properties.

Unfortunately some folks are lacking in that pride and just aren’t motivated to keep their places neat and trim. Some homes and buildings have been abandoned through foreclosures and death and are owned by banks, outside interests or absentee landlords.

These homes have been allowed to fall into disarray, which is a negative mark on a community like ours.

The Conyers city council voted the other night to fine homeowners who keep their property looking like pig pens and whose lots are a safety or health hazard.

We agree with this action.

In order to help support the actions of the Conyers council, starting next week the Rockdale News will run an Eyesore of the Week picture, featuring a house or a business in Rockdale or Conyers that has no occupants and has become a community eyesore.

If you would like to submit a picture or address for the eyesore of the week, send it to or 974 Klondike Court, SW, Suite 101, Conyers, Ga. 30094. Or call us at 678-750-5037.

We live in a beautiful city and county and we want to help keep it that way.