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GET EDUCATED ABOUT INVESTING

If you have children at home, you’re aware that it’s the traditional back-to-school time. But even if your days of parent-teacher conferences are in the past, or even in the future, you can still find a place in your life for education — and you might want to start by educating yourself about investing. Ask yourself these questions: * What are my goals? Your financial goals should drive your investment decisions. You probably have short-term goals, such as making a down payment on a home or paying for a vacation, and long-term goals, such as saving for your children’s college education or building resources for your retirement. Once you’ve identified your goals, you can create an investment strategy to help achieve them. * What is my risk tolerance? Self-awareness is important in every aspect of life — including your approach to investing. As you create your investment portfolio, you need to understand your own views on risk. Would you consider yourself an aggressive investor — that is, someone who can accept a relatively higher degree of investment risk in exchange for potentially higher returns? Or are you a more conservative investor — someone who is willing to take lower returns in exchange for lower potential risk? Or perhaps you’re a moderate investor, less risk-averse than some but less aggressive than others. However you’d characterize yourself, it’s essential that you factor in your risk tolerance when choosing investments. Otherwise, you’ll likely end up causing yourself needless worry over your investment portfolio’s performance.

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* When should I make changes to my investments? Once you’ve built an investment portfolio, you shouldn’t leave it on “autopilot.” Over time, you most likely will need to add new investments or sell others. Try to avoid selling quality investments just because their share price has dropped — they may still have good long-term prospects. You should sell an investment under certain circumstances. If your goals have changed, you may find the need to sell some investments and purchase others. You may decide to sell an investment if it’s no longer what it was when you purchased it. Perhaps you’ve invested in a company whose products are less competitive than they once were, or perhaps the company belongs to an industry now in decline. Also, if your portfolio has become “overweighted” with certain types of investments, you may decide to sell some of them to bring your holdings back into balance, based on your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. * Whom should I consult for help? You can do a lot to educate yourself about investing — but when it comes to making the right choices for your future, you may need help. A professional financial advisor who is familiar with your family situation, short- and long-term goals and investment preferences can help you build and maintain a portfolio that can help meet your needs. The investment world can be complex, so the more knowledge you have on your side, the better off you’ll be. Take the time to learn as much as you can about investing. It’s an education that can pay off in the long run.

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TIME FOR BACK TO SCHOOL


Welcome Back to School! Congratulations Students, Teachers & Parents!

I am thrilled to announce that Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) has met the state and federal requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the fourth consecutive year! Furthermore, 100% of the schools within the district achieved AYP. As the bar continues to rise in all academic areas and schools continue to implement a more rigorous curriculum, our students, teachers, administrators, and support staff continue to work hard and remain focused. This accomplishment of achieving AYP for the fourth year in a row is evidence that we are working diligently to provide all students with the necessary tools to reach their highest potential. In addition, our graduation rate is the highest it has ever been since the AYP accountability measurement was established in 2001 as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Research shows that student achievement will decrease as the percentage of economically disadvantaged students increase. Our system is defying that norm by seeing increased student achievement while experiencing an increase in the percentage of economically disadvantaged students. During the 2001-2002 school year, our school system was 27% economically disadvantaged with a graduation rate of 72.6%. Today, our system is made up of 58% economically disadvantaged students and has its highest ever graduation rate of 81.3%. All of this is great news for the students who benefit from the outstanding teaching and programs required to obtain such results; however, there is still work to be done. We continue to focus on increasing rigor for all students and creating enrichment opportunities for high achievers. Our innovative approach to credit recovery, our expanded Rockdale Virtual Campus, Rockdale Open Campus, the Rockdale Career Academy, the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, and our partnerships with post-secondary institutions provide students with more learning opportunities than ever before. I urge parents to stay involved with their child’s education and encourage their student to aspire to his or her dreams. This year we will continue to promote our Be There parent involvement campaign and the Parent Advisory Council, which will provide many new parent involvement outreach initiatives and resources. We seek the help of the entire community to embrace education and the future of the children we serve. Become a mentor, volunteer, or a Partner in Education. Help us recognize the achievements of our students and teachers by donating to the Academic Booster Club or give a teacher the chance to expand innovation in the classroom by donating to the Foundation for Excellence in Education and supporting their teacher mini-grant program. The opportunities for involvement are abundant. We will again be hosting a fall and spring Superintendent’s Community Forum to share the state of the system, goals and initiatives, and provide an opportunity for questions and answers with the Superintendent and system leaders. Please visit our web site www.rockdale. k12.ga.us for the dates of these forums as well as school system news and information such as our Parents Are Powerful resource information. Thank you for your support, involvement, and making children your priority.


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Restaurant Listings Baan Thai $$ 1754 Highway 138 (Kroger Shopping Center) Classic Thai Cuisine, All your Thai favorites Children’s Menu, Dine In, Take Out Lunch & Dinner, Beer & Wine Sun noon-9:30 pm; Tues -Thur 11:30-3pm, 5-9:30pm Fri 11:30-3pm, 4-10pm; Sat noon-3pm, 5-10pm www.tinyurl.com/baanthai 770 761 6161 Borage Grill $ 914 Commercial Street (Olde Town District) Mediterranean Cuisine, classic dishes made fresh daily Children’s Menu, Dine In, Take Out, Delivery Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch noon- 3pm Friday-Saturday 11am – 11pm; Sunday noon – 8pm www.boragegrill.com 770 929 8885 Cafe Milano $$ 870 Flat Shoals Road, Corner of Hwy 138 & Flat Shoals Rd. (one mile south of I-20, exit 82) Italian Cuisine, Pasta, Traditional Italian Dishes Children’s menu, Lunch Portions Available Beer Wine Full Bar Sun – Thurs 11-9. Fri 11-10, Sat 4:30 – 10 www.cafemilanos.com 770-860-1144 pictured: Great Italian Food from Cafe Milano

City Slickers $$ 1468 Old Salem Road (across from Billy Bobs) Casual Dining, Steaks, Salads, BBQ, Seafood Children’s Menu, Dine In, Take Out Lunch, Dinner Mon-Thur & Sun 11-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 11-10pm 770 761 9000

pictured: City Slickers Ribs Crossroads Café & Grille $ 1810 Ga Hwy 20 (Big Lots Shopping Center) Casual Dining, Wings, Sandwiches, salads, appetizers Kids Menu, Kids Eat Free On Saturday with Adults Lunch & Dinner, Dine In, Take Out Mon-Thur 11am – 6pm, Fri 11am – 7pm Sat 11am – 3pm, Closed Sunday 770 602 1211 Evans Pharmacy

$ 933 Center Street (Olde Town District) Old Fashioned Soda Fountain and Ice Cream Pallor Lunch & Snacks, hand dipped ice cream & homemade lunch specials 770 483 7211

Price of a Basic Dinner for Two $ Under $15 $$ Under $25 $$$ Under $40 $$$$ Under $60


Restaurant Listings Glenn’s BBQ $ 1377 Old McDonough Highway (behind Hooter’s) Casual Dining, Georgia style pork BBQ Lunch, Dinner, Take Out, Catering, Children’s Menu Mon-Thur 11 – 9pm, Fri & Sat 11 – 10pm 678 964 2475 Honey Creek Wings $ 1033 Honey Creek Road (Ingles Shopping Center) Casual Dining, wings, burgers, salads, appetizers Lunch & Dinner, Voted Best Burger in Conyers Mon-Thus 11 – 9pm, Fri-Sat 11-10pm, Sun noon – 9pm www.honeycreekwings.com 770 922 0133 Johnny’s New York Style Pizza $ 2445 Salem Road, Conyers in the Ingles Shopping Center, 10176 Carlin Drive, Covington at the intersection of Hwy 36 & the Bypass Rd (1 mile south of the square) New York Style Pizza, Stromboli, Calzones, Italian Dinners, Oven Baked Subs, Salads, Wings & Fries Lunch, Dinner, Dine-In. Take-Out, Catering, Kids menu Mon - Thurs 11-9, Friday/Sat 11-10:00, Sun 12-9 Conyers 770 922 1000 www.johnnysconyers.com Covington 678 342 4343 www.johnnyscovington.com Karen’s Intl’s Restaurant $ 2040 Eastside Drive, Suite 108 (behind Quik Trip on Salem Rd) Casual Dining, International Caribbean Cuisine & Multi Ethnic Foods Lunch, Dinner, Take Out, Catering Mon-Thur noon – 9pm, Fri & Sat noon – 10pm www.karensintlrestaurant.com 770 483 9755

Los Charros $ North location 1965 HWY 138 N. (north of Sigman) 770-785-7554 Original location 1502 Old Salem Rd. 770-922-3904 South location 3560 Hwy 20 S. ( Honey Creek) 770-483-5408 Authentic Mexican Food with Tex-Mex Flavor Children’s Menu, Dine In, Take Out, Full Bar Honey Creek Location Live Entertainment Wed & Thur Honey Creek and North Location Hours 11-10 Sun – Thurs 11-10:30 Fri Sat Old Salem hours 4-12 Mon-Thurs Fri and Sat 4-2

Pictured: Los Charros newest location on Highway 138 N. Price of a Basic Dinner for Two $ Under $15 $$ Under $25 $$$ Under $40 $$$$ Under $60

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Rolled Sandwiches Salads • Platters Boxed Lunches

Vegetarians Welcome! 1745 Hwy 138, Conyers 770-483-8464

We Cater! We Deliver! Mon-Fri 10:30 – 8, Sat & Sun 12-4


Featured Restaurant - Roly Poly by Jessica Smith

Customer service is not a lost art form, at least not at Roly Poly. Local franchisees, Janine and Chris Ballas, the dynamic mother and son duo, go to great lengths attending to their beloved regulars and to transform every patron into that status. Their efforts have been recognized in the Rockdale Citizen’s latest Reader’s Choice poll in not one, but three categories: best catering, best wraps and best soups. The platters and boxed lunches they supply for catering orders must be seen and tasted to be believed. Not only will they provide local delivery for a catered luncheon for 200, but they also have delivered a single wrap to a customer who cannot leave her office. Responding to my amazement that they would perform a delivery for a single order, Janine informed me, “We won’t leave a regular stranded and hungry”. Okaaay, where do I sign-up to become a regular?! Beyond the Ballas’ dedication to service, is their commitment to fresh, delicious food. Vegetables and meat are sliced daily. Given the enormous selection of ingredients, that is quite a feat. Their menu choices are endless from the ever popular Basil Cashew Chicken to the Smokehouse Turkey to a phenomenal number of vegan and vegetarian selections, even a carnivore couldn’t resist the California Hummer. The soups are so popular they sell out even in the summer. Janine cautioned a customer about the addictive Roasted Garlic Tomato soup one evening, and sure enough, he was back the next day at lunch for a fix. Call ahead and they will have your fix ready to go from their handy dandy pick-up window.

Roly Poly

1745 Hwy 138, Conyers in the Kroger Shopping Center 770.483.8464 Monday-Friday 10:30-8, Sat & Sun 12-4

OPEN ON SUNDAYS!


Your neigborhood pizzeria... Pizza, Stromboli, Calzones, Salads, Wings and Fries, Oven Baked Subs, Italian Dinners

Something for everyone!

Let Johnny’s Cater Your Next Event!

95 Family Special 21 Lg. 16” Pizza w/2 reg toppings $

AC

2 reg. garden salads & cheese bread stix

With coupon only. Dine in only. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 9/1/09

$2 off Large OR AC 50 $1 off Medium Pizza With coupon only. Dine in or Take out!.Not valid with any other offer. Expires 9/1/09

In a Rush? Try our Express Lunch Menu... $5.95 each (includes soda or tea) Dine-in or Take-Out

Summer Picnic Special

10% off Take Out Orders $30 or more

With coupon only. Take out only. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 9/1/09

Free Drinks (up to 4) With $25 purchase

With coupon only. Dine in only. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 9/1/09

Live Music Every Sat Night Covington Location August 1st Sweet Harmony August 8th Hannah Thomas August 15th The Brotherland August 22nd The String Doctors August 29th TBA

Try our 2 Hours of 2’s Deals Every Monday Thru Thursday 4PM-6PM

Fundraising Opportunites!

Schools, Teams, Clubs and Organizations! Call for more information!

www.johnnysconyers.com • www.johnnyscovington.com Become our Facebook Friend: “Johnnys Conyers Covington” Join our Facebook Group for exclusive coupons and event postings! “Johnnys Pizza Conyers and Covington”


Best Burgers in Rockdale!

$2 Off

International Caribbean Cuisine & Multi Ethnic Foods

Dine In Only

2040 Eastside Drive, Suite 108, Conyers

Two Entrees

Expires 8/31/09 Not valid with other offers

FREE

DESSERT With purchase of Two entrees Dine in only Expires 8/31/09 Not valid with other offers

1033 Honey Creek Road Ingles Shopping Center

770-922-0133 www.honeycreekwings.com for coupons

$25.50

(behind Quik Trip on Salem Rd)

Lunch & Dinner, Dine In & Take out Catering

Mon-Thur noon-9pm; Fri & Sat noon-10pm; closed Sun www.karensintlrestaurant.com

770.483. 9755

25 Boneless wings Tray of Fries

Not valid with any other offers. Expires 8/31/09

Not valid with any other offers. Expires 8/31/09

Tuesday 11AM-3PM Get

DOUBLE STAMPS On Your VIP Card!

Buy 1 Dinner, Get 1 FREE!*

Free dinner must be equal or lesser value. Dine in only. Not valid with other discounts, coupons or specials. Must present picture ID. Valid on birthday only.

Half Price Lunch! Half Price Dinner! (Must be equal or lesser value - up to $5.50)

Offer valid with coupon. Mon-Sat 11am-3pm. Dine in customers only. Offer not valid with any other offers, discounts or specials. 1 half price lunch per offer. Expires 8/31/09

$15.50

25 Wings 6 Tenders Tray Gallon of Tea

JOIN US ON YOUR BIRTHDAY!

Buy one entree & get the second entree at half price

Hand Pattie s Made to Orde r!

Buy one entree & get the second entree at half price

Dine-in or Take-Out

(Call ahead for quick pick-up)

Daily Specials • Catering Box Lunch Delivery (24 hr notice, 10 mile maximum, $100 minimum order)

(Must be equal or lesser value - up to $5.99)

Offer valid with coupon.Tues-Sat 5pm -close.. Dine in customers only. Offer not valid with any other offers, discounts or specials. 1 half price lunch per offer. Expires 8/31/09

Dinner Specials 5PM-Close

Monday - Buy one get one FREE BBQ Baby Back Rib Dinner Tuesday & Wednesday Complete Dinner for 2 for $19.99* Every Friday & Saturday Slow Cooked Prime Rib *Complete dinner for two includes appetizer, entree, and dessert. Several choices to choose from.

1468 Old Salem Road Conyers, GA

770-761-9000


LOS CHARROS

LOS CHARROS

LOS CHARROS

Authentic Mexican Food!

Karaoke every Thursday with MacDaddy! Honey Creek only.

$3.50 Off Second Lunch Combo

Buy 1 lunch combo at Reg. Price Get $3.50 off the 2nd lunch combo of equal or lesser value

With this coupon. Not valid w/other offers, dinners for 2, alcohol, fajitas, steaks or seafood Offer not good on Fridays. One coupon per party/table. Expires 8/31/09

$4.00 Off Any Dinner

Buy 1 dinner at reg. price & 2 Medium Drinks & get $4.00 off the 2nd dinner With this coupon. Not valid w/other offers, alcohol, fajitas, steaks or seafood Offer not good on Fridays. One coupon per party/table. Expires 8/31/09

15% off

any purchase of $30 or more.

Offer not good on Fridays. Alcoholic beverages excluded. Limit 1 coupon per party/table. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 8/31/09

THREE LOCATIONS! North location 1965 HWY 138 N. (north of Sigman) 770-785-7554 Original location 1502 Old Salem Rd. 770-922-3904 South location 3560 Hwy 20 S. ( Honey Creek) 770-483-5408

Fresh Hand Made Burgers!

Wednesday

Senior Citizen Special

15% Off and Free Dessert Must be 60 or older. Dine in only. Expires 8/31/09

NEW HOURS! Mon-Thur 11am – 6:30pm, Fri 11am – 7pm Sat 11am – 3pm, closed Sunday

Jumbo Wings • Sandwiches • Chicken Tenders Salads • Appetizers • Desserts • Kids Menu Join our “Frequent Diner Club” & enjoy our Double Punch Mondays

Recession Buster!

5 Meal Deals Under $5!!!

1810 GA Hwy 20

(Big Lots Shopping Center)

770-602-1211

Military Tuesday!

Buy one, Get one 1/2 off

(equal or lesser value) with Military ID

Kids Eat FREE

on Saturdays! Age 12 and under only. One child per paying adult.

Dine in only. Expires 8/31/09


NOW OPEN!


Nutrition Depot

Where Georgia Shops for Health & Wellness

5

$ 00

OFF

$25.00 or more Exp. 8-31-09

1360 Dogwood Dr.

(across from Home Depot)

770-760-0609

Large Selection of Bedding Plants, Shrubs & Trees

Sod, Zoyia Centipede & Bermuda

Starting at $80 a pallet!


Join Now! No Initiation Fees!

Highland Golf Club 770.483.4235

Bent Grass Greens Fully Stocked Pro Shop PGA Instruction Bar & Grille

2271 Flat Shoals Rd, Conyers

One Round Free 4 play for the price of 3 Any day before 11AM

Cart fee not included on Complimentary Green Fee Expires 8/31/09

Free Golf Lesson

Senior Rate: $29 Monday – Friday Anytime

Expires 8/31/09

Special Rate after 11AM Weekdays $32 Weekends $38

Buy a 1 hour Golf lesson Get one Free ($40 Value)


2009 Rockdale Campaign Make a difference for the common good – Get Involved!

Campaign Kick-off August 20

Annual BBQ

September 17 Jim N' Nicks/RCA

Annual Chili Cookoff October 14 National EMS

Holiday Networking

December 10 Granite Mountain Harley-Davidson For additional info call 678-623-2857


NOW BOOKING VACATIONS IN St. Simon’s ISLAND, GEORGIA

Accomodates 8-10!

3 BR, 2 BA, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Screened Porch, Open Porch, Outside Shower LINENS PROVIDED

$100 OFF your rental!

For rental information call Golden Isles Realty

800- 337-3106

Ask for Kim and tell her you are interested in Cedar Oaks. Mention that you saw the ad in About Conyers Magazine and receive $100 off total rental!

FOR SALE OR RENT!

Wheelchair Accessible, Handicap Friendly

BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY! 5 Minutes From The Beach 4324 4th Street, East Beach


Spotlight ON Rockdale A local community online video directory Shop online and support local business · View videos of local businesses · Locate businesses through Google Map · Connection to Spotlight advertisers via email or to website · Register for monthly special offers · Entertainment Calendar · Connect to local websites Visit our website and check out these local businesses! C O N Y E R S

....your local resource guide to local, Rockdale businesses ....a 24 hour fitness center ...a new Mediterranean restaurant in Olde Town Conyers ...a community arts organization ...a resource for people wanting to own their own business ...supplying equipment for the wholesale water well & irrigation ...web design, computer technology and more ...a local community theatre group ...real estate purchases and sales ...Vera Bradley, Merle Norman and a variety of gifts ....graphic design and printing services

www.spotlightonrockdale.com For your Spotlight video contact

Lorraine Harrison 770-289-9621


Purchasing from local merchants brings in extra sales tax revenue directly to Rockdale County! SPLOST Funds bring in an another $ for every $100 spent which is used for community projects. If only 50% of Rockdale residents spend $50 per month with locally owned businesses that generates over $2,000,000 in gross local sales revenue. Approximately 60-70 cents out of every dollar spent with locally owned businesses is returned directly to the local economy through sales taxes, employment taxes, property taxes, etc. Supporting locally owned businesses insures diversity that means more choice for consumers. Locally owned businesses create jobs close to home which reduces commute distances and the associated costs. Strong local businesses create opportunities for new businesses that do business with existing businesses, fostering continued growth.


Home and Garden Professionals Altec Plumbing, Inc. Barcon Contracting BarconLLC@bellsouthsouth.net Custom Concrete Skin www.customconcreteskin.com Furniture Direct www.furnituredirectusa.net Grand Furniture www.grandfurniture411.com Grass Masters Lawn Mgmt grass_masters@bellsouth.net Grecco Construction www.greccoinc.com Jones Metal Moulding www.jonesmetalmolding.com Malony’s Landscape Supplies www.maloney-mulch-rock.com Merry Maids www.formerrymaids.com/ga/1185 Peppers Heating & Air www.peppersheatingandair.com Power House Pressure Wash powerhousepw@yahoo.com Rainbow Magic Gardens www.rainbowmagicalgardens.com S & S Woodcrafters 1501 Valley View Road, Covington Window Concepts www.windowconcepts4u.com

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Plan Before You Start You Project If you know for sure what types of home improvements you will be needing before you start your search for a contractor to do the job you will save yourself some money. Time is money so you want to make sure that you develop a clear strategy of what you want so that your home improvement company specialist does not need to charge you to develop ideas. Save Money on Materials The next way you might be able save some hard earned cash when hiring a home improvement company is to make sure you understand the materials they will be using for the job. You may be able to find some close out carpet or other flooring if you have a project planned that will include this type of home improvement. You may also find some nice fixtures on close out and have them on hand for you’re your home improvement company to install when they are working on your cabinets. Know the Going Rate for Your Home Improvement Project You can find good services online that will give you free home improvement company quotes and then you will have a good idea of the cost and some bargaining power when you are ready to hire someone. The forms online are very simple to fill out. They can often give you a quote from someone in your local area and often times the rate will be much cheaper than if they were dealing with you based on a phone call or referral since they realize you are shopping online.


The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce strives to provide leadership and be the catalyst for promoting and maintaining a pro business environment, and to continue enhancing the quality of life for our community. Bottom line, we want your business to succeed. To do that, your chamber partners with you to provide numerous opportunities to network and promote your business.

Support our Annual Golf Classic

Monday, September 21, 2009 Georgia National Golf Club 10:30 a.m. Registration, putting contest, & lunch 12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start (Awards Ceremony and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres following tournament completion)

Join us for a great day of golf, food and prizes! Teams and Sponsorships are available now! Golf Sponsorships (available as low as $100) Player Team ($500) (Invite your customers for a day of relaxation!) Volunteer the day of the tournament (Great business contacts!) Door prize donation (Recognition and promotion for your firm) Please contact the chamber for more information (770) 483-7049 or stephanie@conyers-rockdale.com Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce 1186 Scott Street | Conyers, GA 30012 | Phone: 770-483-7049 | Fax: 770-922-8415 e-mail: info@Conyers-Rockdale.com


The Lill Brothers say:

…..Our Dad will fight to keep your taxes low.

The Small Business Expert Serving Conyers for 18 Years!

Quickbooks Consultant • Payroll Services Full Array of Monthly Services New Business Start Ups Tax Savings and Incorporation Advice

John H. Lill, Certified Public Accountant

770-929-3040

2440 Wall Street, Suite A, Conyers

FREE STEAK DINNER at the beautiful SEVEN GABLES RESTAURANT for any new business client who signs up for accounting services.


About Your County Government Old Cell Phones . . . Now Have A Home! Do you have a new cell phone and don’t know what to do with the old one?

Don’t throw it away – Recycle it! Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) will be hosting a Cell Phone Recycling Drive during the month of August. All cell phones collected will avoid entering a landfill as well as help a local good cause. All cell phones collected will be donated to Project ReNeWal. Project ReNeWal is a state-licensed temporary emergency shelter for individuals and their children who are victims of domestic violence. They also provide victims with information, resources and the support necessary to make the difficult transition out of a violent situation into independent living. Cell phones are not a huge landfill clogger now, but only because they are small and a relatively new technology. However, cell phones are poised to become a growing e-waste problem – just as computers have. As reported in USA Today, more than 400 million cell phones are sold every year, versus about 100 million personal computers (PC). But like PCs, cell phones contain hazardous materials that, if released in a landfill, could contaminate surrounding soil and groundwater. Drop boxes will be available for citizens to drop unwanted cell phones, regardless of working order, at one of the following locations: • • •

County Administration & Services Building: 958 Milstead Avenue Sheriff’s Office – Administration Building: 911 Chambers Drive Any Rockdale County Fire Station

For further information on this or any other recycling program, contact Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful at 770-278-7052 or at kcrb@rockdalecounty.org.


Stimulus Rebates

up to $1500

on Green Equipment! Since 1977

Now Carrying Gas Tankless Water Heaters!

We Service & Install All Brands Save Energy up to 50% Schedule a Checkup for Spring to Save Energy & Money! Financing Available to Qualified Buyers!

770-483-1282 978 Green Street • Conyers

www.peppersheatingandair.com

00 100 OFF Any replacement system $

Cannot be combined with any other specials or coupons. Expires 8/31/09

Summer Special

7500 SERVICE CALL

$

INCLUDES ONE POUND FREON

Cannot be combined with any other specials or coupons. Expires 8/31/09

CONYERS, GA  PERMIT NO. 508

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CON-08-09

AND 2ND OPINIONS ON REPLACEMENT SYSTEMS!

For Advertising Information Call: Lorraine Harrison, 770 289 9621, Fax 770 785 9303 About Conyers Magazine, P. O. Box 80099 , Conyers, Ga 30013 E-mail: lorraineharrison@bellsouth.net

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