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Race this weekend: Rugged Maniac

Race this weekend: Rugged Maniac

CONYERS, Ga. -- Another obstacle race will challenge Atlanta-area runners this weekend.

Rugged Maniac will be held Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

Its three-mile course is packed with 25 obstacles involving mud, fire, water and even underground tunnels. All finishers receive a cotton T-shirt and a free beer to celebrate the achievement.

Last-minute registration is $90, plus $10 for parking. Students and military members get a $10 discount.

Learn more and sign up at ruggedmaniac.com.

The Georgia International Horse Park is located at 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway.

Electronics recycling, paper shredding event planned for Rockdale County

Electronics recycling, paper shredding event planned for Rockdale County

CONYERS, Ga. – Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) celebrates its Recycling Month in September with an Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding event, Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the parking lot of the Rockdale County Government Annex, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, 30094.

The FREE, half-day event will provide the public a place to safely discard and recycle old documents and electronics, regardless of working condition. There is a maximum of 4 banker boxes per businesses for paper shredding. Professional electronics recycling and paper shredding companies will securely handle all items on site under the close supervision of government staff. People will simply need to pull up to drop off items that volunteers will unload.

Public invited to second Rockdale County trash collection town hall

Public invited to second Rockdale County trash collection town hall

CONYERS, Ga. – The community is invited to attend a town hall that Commissioner Oz Nesbitt, Sr. is hosting to discuss possible changes to the trash collection process in Rockdale County on TuesdaY, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road in Conyers.

During the meeting, Commissioner Nesbitt will provide information and share his thoughts and goals for trash collection in the County. There will then be a public comment time for citizens to voice their opinions.

The public is encouraged to attend. No RSVP or preregistration is needed.

For questions or more information, please call the Board of Commissioners Office at 770-278-7001 or Commissioner Nesbitt directly at 770-278-7011 or email him at Oz.Nesbitt@rockdalecounty.org.

Public invited to Rockdale Coalition of Homeowners & Civic Associations meeting

Public invited to Rockdale Coalition of Homeowners & Civic Associations meeting

CONYERS, Ga. – The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners invites citizens to attend the upcoming meeting of the Rockdale Coalition of Homeowners & Civic Associations (RCHCA) on Tuesday, June 24 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the J.P. Carr Services Center, 981 Taylor Street.

The meeting will bring together the leaders of local homeowner associations and civic groups, as well as interested citizens, from across Rockdale to share news and information and learn about County projects and initiatives. Agenda items for this meeting include a Neighborhood Stabilization Program update, information from the Sheriff’s Office about how to start a Neighborhood Watch and a new crime mapping tool.

There also will be information tables offering helpful handouts, brochures, etc., for residents to take and distribute through their association networks.

Public invited to trailhead events, ribbon cutting ceremony

Public invited to trailhead events, ribbon cutting ceremony

CONYERS, Ga. The Rockdale County Parks & Recreation Division is hosting free public events in June to celebrate new recreational features and facility improvements to its trails and at the Earl O’Neal Sports Complex.

On Saturday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to noon, the county encourages residents visit the various trailheads. For instance, visitors can start the trail at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit and ride their bikes the entire way, or take a leisurely walk along the path, Jackie Lunsford, Director of the County’s Recreation and Maintenance department, said.

“Right now we want everyone to save the date and make plans to come out and join us for what I’m sure will be a fun, relaxing day,” Lunsford said.

No registration is necessary.

Below is a full list of Try the Trail activities at trail sections in Rockdale on Saturday, June 14:

 

S.P.A.R.C. event encourages healthy lifestyles

S.P.A.R.C. event encourages healthy lifestyles

CONYERS, Ga. – Sickness Prevention Achieved Through Regional Collaboration (S.P.A.R.C.) returns to Rockdale County on Thursday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive, Conyers.

The event empowers adult citizens to participate in a variety of free heath checks and screenings, including blood pressure and glucose checks, and diabetes, mammogram, and mental health screenings. Several service agencies, including the American Cancer Society, Atlanta Regional Commission, Conyers Family Chiropractic Center, Georgia Cares, Georgia Medical Care Foundation, Mercy Heart, Oakhurst Medical Center, Reagan Home Care Pharmacy, Rockdale County government, Rockdale Medical Center, and View Point Heath will be onsite to assist with senior citizen issues and provide participants with essential health-related information and resources.

Referrals are available and all services are free for adults.

Volunteers collect 15.29 tons of litter in 2014 Great American Cleanup

Volunteers collect 15.29 tons of litter in 2014 Great American Cleanup

CONYERS, Ga. – Volunteers with a vested interested in making Conyers-Rockdale a cleaner, greener and more thriving community beautified locals parks, schools, neighborhoods, roadways and waterways through their participation in the Great American Cleanup.

Keep-Conyers Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) hosted the half-day event on May 3 at Pine Log Park in Conyers. More than 190 volunteers from local schools, church groups, civic organizations, scout troops, small families, and individuals donated their time to pick up garbage, tires and other debris around the community, which emphasizes the importance of litter prevention and recycling as much of the materials collected as possible.

As a thank you, volunteers received a Great American Cleanup t-shirt and a free BBQ lunch that Rockdale Water Resources and ESG Operations donated.

The cleanup removed 15.29 tons of garbage and 80 tires, and covered several locations across the county.