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Woman reports false home invasion robbery
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A Conyers woman who reported an alleged home-invasion armed robbery by a couple with "very heavy southern accents" later admitted she made up the whole thing and was arrested Wednesday night for false report of a crime misdemeanor.

Casey Diane Gordy, 26, of Conyers, had told Conyers police that a white couple wearing ski masks with a small silver or gray handgun had held her up at her home May 14 near Flat Shoals Road and Ga. Hwy 138, and taken jewelry, a TV and cash. Right after reporting the alleged incident, "She was very quick to want the report for insurance purposes," said a CPD spokesperson. When detectives did a follow up interview Wednesday, Gordy admitted she had made it up. She turned herself in to Rockdale County jail Wednesday night.

School budget approved, new attorney hired

The Rockdale County School board approved 6-0, with member Sharon Pharr abstaining, a $129.9 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year that would add 42 more teachers, reinstate curricula IT in schools, and preserve programs such as mental health services that were funded under a soon-expiring federal grant.

The school board also approved hiring Santana Flanigan as its new general counsel at $140,000 annual salary. Flanigan, currently Stockbridge's chief municipal judge, is a Rockdale native, 1996 Salem graduate, Emory and UGA alum.

Current General Counsel Jack Lance is retiring after 31.5 years.

- Michelle Kim