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The New Face of Conyers, Georgia

this is conyers georgia 2 oct 11 2015

Over the past 8 years I’ve been watching the change here, how diversity is more the norm than a mere new reality. From the people who hold official seats in local & county government, to the civil service workers, to the business owners. The Old Conyers/Rockdale is no more. Sure, the “old money” is still around. It has been invested into real estate, the homes that are off the beaten path, mostly owned by older White and even non-white residents. Many of these homes I’ve been to are large and owned be entrepreneurs who do not feed into the “White Flight” that’s a very real reality here in Rockdale County. With their deep pockets and decades of consistence, they are sincerely invested here, whether its John the inventor/entrepreneur, or Tommy the real estate developer, or Doug, who’s family has survived generations of changes and economic shifts maintaining his trucking company/his family business that has been operating  for more than 100 years. By default, I happen upon folks like this because we have something in common; that entrepreneurial drive. I also believe we recognize one another as men of means. Continue reading The New Face of Conyers, Georgia