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Georgia Schools are Invited to Apply for a School Makeover from Georgia United Credit Union’s School Crashers Program

Accredited public or private elementary, middle and high schools in Georgia and their supporters are encouraged to apply for a school improvement project that will be funded by Georgia United and involve school and community volunteers to “crash” their school. Nominations are accepted Wednesday, March 14, through Friday, April 13, 2018.

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Sparkmon & Associates, CPAs, becomes Antares Group Inc.

Conyers, GA. – Longtime Rockdale County business, Sparkmon & Associates, CPAs, has changed its name to Antares Group Inc. Sparkmon & Associates, CPAs, has been serving quick-service restaurant owners, small business owners, and individuals since 1984 with a full range of accounting and business advisory services. In January, the firm changed its name to Antares Group Inc. Antares is one of the brightest stars in the galaxy and is used as a navigational tool. “Through much thought and consideration, we realized this name best illustrates who we are and what we do: We guide our clients to a brighter financial future,” said Emmitt White, CPA, CVA, and CEO of Antares Group Inc.

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Local Family Thanks Newton County Firefighters

Newton County, GA – Five-year-old Forester Sanders was excited to see the firefighters walking on his property. Along with police officers, firefighters were his heroes with their big red trucks and prestigious uniforms. Never mind that the members of the Newton County Fire Services were there because a fire destroyed part of his home, Sanders still thought the sight of them was “awesome.” On the morning of Jan. 5, five units from the Newton County Fire Services, along with mutual aid from the city of Covington responded to a fire at the Sanders’ home on Starsville Road. Crews on scene worked quickly to extinguish the fire but it wasn’t just the rush of water that caught Trey Sanders’ attention that day.

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Rockdale Planning & Development to Hold Comprehensive Plan Open House

Rockdale County Department of Planning and Development, with the Atlanta Regional Commission, will hold an open house event to kick off the County’s Comprehensive Plan for the next 20 years. The Rockdale 2040 Plan first Open House will be held Thurs., Jan. 25, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. in the Rockdale County Government Annex Building, 1400 Parker Road SE, Conyers, GA.  The public is invited to attend anytime during the hours of the open house, as there will be multiple sessions to give feedback on the economic and infrastructure development for Rockdale County.

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Mayor Evans Steps in to Follow in the Footsteps of Long Time Friend, Mayor Mills

As the rest of the world prepares to celebrate the coming of the new year, the city of Conyers will celebrate one man who has served the city of Conyers for 28 years. Starting in January, Mayor Randy Mills, a 41-year resident of the city of Conyers, will step out of office and Mayor Vince Evans will step in and take the reins. Mayor Mills served on the city council for 8 years and then stepped in as mayor and served for 20 years. As incoming Mayor Vince Evans said, “He brought the class and dignity into that position as Mayor, as well as the dedication of 20 years…” Mayor Randy Mills has certainly changed the city of Conyers for the better as a result of his hard work. However, Mayor Mills refuses to take the credit for all he has accomplished. He states, “… it is not what I have accomplished, it is what WE have accomplished for the last twenty years.”

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The Blue Bus is Coming to Rockdale County

The Blue Bus is here! The Blue Bus began as a dream of Alexander Fitzhugh when he noticed there were counties in which the MARTA system did not reach. He began in Clayton County in 2013 but soon after, MARTA came to Clayton County and there was no need for The Blue Bus anymore. He moved on to find another county with a need for public transportation and he found Rockdale County.

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What a great time of meeting families and making connections at the Back to School Bash at Conyers Middle School today! Parents and students were able to meet our new Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts, new CMS Principal Dr. De'borah Reese, and Conyers Mayor Vince Evans. School supplies donated by Acuity Brands were distributed at the beginning of the event, with help from volunteers from Rockdale County High School and Rockdale Magnet School. Many great volunteers, non-profits, and vendors represented today. CMS also held the CMS Bulldog Camp for rising 6th graders today for orientation to their new school. Here are a few scenes. ... See MoreSee Less

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Make sure you have July 21st on the calendar! 7pm for children's activities and the movie starts at dark. Bring your chairs, blankets and the kids for some free family fun at the Olde Town Pavilion. Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle, made possible by Ice Skating in Olde Town Conyers and the City of Conyers, GA! Conyers First United Methodist Church will be joining us for the activities! Hope to see you there!! ... See MoreSee Less

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