Thousands of people turned out for a family-friendly Fourth of July celebration Wednesday evening in Olde Town Conyers. The Red White and Boom! event combined food, facepainting, and music on two stages before the grand finale fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Sponsors of the event included Piedmont Rockdale, Falcons Fury Harley-Davidson, the Citizen newspapers, About Conyers Magazines, Accugrafix Creative, Channel 23, Custom Embroidery, KBCN Radio, Alert Properties, The Celtic Tavern, Conyers Animal Hospital, Corner Market, Eastmore Development, KJ Insurance, Pinnacle Bank, The Pointe Bar and Whistle Post Tavern.


I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.