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Rockdale fire warns of fire inspection scammers

Rockdale County Fire-Rescue (RCFR) officials are warning small business owners in the Conyers-Rockdale area of individuals fraudulently posing as fire inspectors to solicit money from these businesses for inspections. These fake fire safety inspectors go into businesses or small restaurants and claim they check fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems. Then, they do a quick inspection and ask for cash.

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Third and final ethics board member chosen

After seven years, Rockdale County now has a full board for its ethics commission.

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Posted: may. 02, 2015 8:36 p.m.

Probate judge recording captures concerns over finishing first term, affair

A tape released online of a conversation between Probate Judge Charles K. Mays Sr. and Freya Pearson, the woman who is suing Mays for more than $20,000 in alleged backpay, reveals that Mays acknowledged her services but said he didn't have enough money to pay her and expressed concerns he might not be able to finish his first term.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 2:05 p.m. | Updated: may. 01, 2015 10:30 p.m.
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ACCG appoints Chairman Oden to national and state boards

ACCG appoints Chairman Oden to national and state boards

As Rockdale continues to position itself locally, regionally and nationally, the county is pleased to announce the appointment of Chairman and CEO Richard Oden to serve in two distinguished roles that will enhance quality of life for stakeholders who live, work and play in the County. 

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Posted: apr. 30, 2015 2:52 p.m.
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Citation ability expansion approved

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved a resolution that will grant certain positions in county departments the authorization to issue citations to citizens.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2015 9:59 p.m. | Updated: apr. 29, 2015 8:06 a.m.

Third ethics board member chosen

After seven years, Rockdale County now has a full board for its ethics commission.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2015 9:29 p.m.

Fire dept. to celebrate new units with community

The public is invited to an exciting celebration to dedicate four new Rockdale County Fire-Rescue (RCFR) trucks to serve the community. 

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Posted: apr. 27, 2015 5:23 p.m.
Husband, wife look at bid for Probate Judge, Clerk of Courts

Husband, wife look at bid for Probate Judge, Clerk of Courts

Janice and Tolbert Morris have been serving the community in some capacity since they came to Rockdale County 15 years ago, whether it’s starting a free health clinic or serving in law enforcement. Now, they’re looking at serving in a new way. The husband and wife team announced they are forming exploratory committees for two 2016 elected positions – Probate Judge for Tolbert and Clerk of State and Superior Courts for Janice. 

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 12:41 p.m. | Updated: apr. 24, 2015 11:30 p.m.
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RCSO to host an open house

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is set to host an open house on April 25. The open house is designed for citizens and visitors to have an opportunity for a behind the scenes tour of the sheriff’s office and jail facility.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 1:04 p.m.
KCRB receives national and state awards

KCRB receives national and state awards

Rockdale County announced that Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) is the recipient of two national and state awards for its unwavering efforts in making the community cleaner, greener and more thriving. 

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Posted: apr. 15, 2015 3:19 p.m.
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Commissioners hold off on citation writing expansion

Rockdale County department directors will have to wait before their subordinates will be allowed to write citations for ordinance violations.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 6:03 p.m.

More county departments able to issue citations

The Rockdale Board of Commissioner (BOC) heard an ordinance change that will update the county's record books with the current structure of its departments.

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Posted: apr. 10, 2015 10:48 a.m.

BOC discuss more improvements for Milstead community

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners (BOC) could spend over $500,000 on the next phase of the Milstead community improvement project. 

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Posted: apr. 08, 2015 2:09 p.m.

More elevated seating for commissioners' meeting room built

The room where the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners meet will look a little different when the board reconvenes next Tuesday, April 7.

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Posted: mar. 31, 2015 7:51 p.m.

Ethics board changes approved

A proposal to simplify the appointment process to the three-member ethics board, which hears complaints against the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners, passed unanimously March 27 after previously failing to receive support. The second reading was waived as well.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 4:49 p.m.

New SUV approved for Oden

The Board of Commissioners approved a 2015 Ford Expedition for Chairman Richard Oden with a price tag of more than $40,000 in a split 2-1 vote, with Commissioner Oz Nesbitt voting against.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 6:15 p.m.

UPDATED: Constitutional Officers express frustration at county technology services

UPDATED: Three of Rockdale's elected Constitutional Officers - the Clerk of Courts, Sheriff and Tax Commissioner - sent a sign of growing frustration with the county's information technology services, asking commissoners for "a new direction in the MIS Department."

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 7:16 a.m. | Updated: mar. 24, 2015 11:39 a.m.
Missing woman may still be in area

Missing woman may still be in area

A 19-year-old Conyers woman reported as missing on March 5 may not be in danger and may still be in the local Rockdale –Newton area, investigators believe.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 6:29 p.m. | Updated: mar. 20, 2015 11:30 p.m.
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Out of the Flood: County seeks improving Milstead with grant to bring sewer, home repairs

The Milstead community could be getting more improvements by way of state grant money.

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Posted: mar. 18, 2015 7:42 a.m. | Updated: mar. 18, 2015 8:30 a.m.

Oden may be running for re-election in 2016

It appears that Rockdale County Chairman and CEO Richard Oden will announce his decision to run for re-election in 2016 later this week.

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Posted: mar. 16, 2015 8:15 p.m.

Cheaper SUV for Oden to be discussed during work session

After questions came up about its cost, certain items have been removed from the 2015 Ford Expedition XLT that was requested by Rockdale County Chairman and CEO Richard Oden that make the vehicle nearly $4,000 cheaper.

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Posted: mar. 16, 2015 4:34 p.m.
Ellis named Charles P. Cole Citizen of the Year

Ellis named Charles P. Cole Citizen of the Year

Rockdale County resident Charlene Ellis was the recipient of the 2015 Charles P. Cole Community Citizen of the Year Award during the State of County Address Thursday night. 

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Posted: mar. 13, 2015 8:41 p.m. | Updated: mar. 13, 2015 8:46 p.m.
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No vote for Chairman Oden's new SUV

No vote for Chairman Oden's new SUV

(Conyers, GA) - The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners chose to take no action on a new SUV for the chairman.

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Posted: mar. 10, 2015 6:39 p.m.
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Slain elementary school coach fondly remembered

(Decatur, GA) - Fun, caring and God-loving. These are a few of the words that were used to describe Candace McGriff during her funeral last week.

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Posted: mar. 06, 2015 6:50 p.m. | Updated: mar. 08, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Destiny, community theme in 2015 State of the County address

(Conyers, GA) - Taking a page from the spirit and work of the 1960s, Rockdale County Commission Chairman and County CEO Richard Oden urged the leaders gathered for the 2015 State of the County Breakfast, “do not hesitate to take a seat at the table, let your voice be heard.”

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Posted: mar. 06, 2015 6:46 p.m. | Updated: mar. 06, 2015 8:22 p.m.

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