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Economic Development Council highlights county's return on investment

Questions in the past week about how the Rockdale County government was benefiting from the work being done by the Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council led to an economic update Tuesday morning during the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners voting session.

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DeCastro property eyed for trail rest stop

With the ribbon cutting introducing the Natural Trail at Black Shoals Park occurring Monday, the Rockdale County Parks and Recreational department wasted little time moving on to its next project.

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Posted: oct. 24, 2014 7:54 a.m.
Crime rates fall drastically in Rockdale

Crime rates fall drastically in Rockdale

Being more visible in the community and holding his staff accountable are two of the reasons why crime rates have decreased drastically across Rockdale County in 2014, according to Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett.

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Posted: oct. 22, 2014 5:57 p.m.
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Sheriff's Office budget requests $2M more for personnel

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office officially made its 2015 budget request, including a request for nearly all of the county's capital budget, to the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners during the board's Tuesday morning work session.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 11:48 p.m.

RWR claims millions of dollars lost due to faulty large water meters

The Rockdale Water Resources alleged it is losing at least a million dollars annually from its commercial and industrial water lines. 

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Over 3,000 citizens cast ballots after first week of early voting

After the first week of early voting on Oct. 17, 2,541 people have cast their ballots in-person.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 5:39 p.m.

Rockdale awarded millions in grants for courts, jail programs, Salem Road neighborhood stabilization

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners approved four grants that are all aimed at helping to reduce the crime rate in the county.

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Posted: oct. 15, 2014 12:00 a.m.

Hwy 138 underpass project moves forward

Rockdale County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the hiring of a contractor for the Old Covington Highway widening project at its Tuesday voting session.

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 11:55 p.m.
Black Shoals Retreat House complete, ribbon cutting next week

Black Shoals Retreat House complete, ribbon cutting next week

The Rockdale County Department of Recreation & Maintenance will host a ribbon cutting next week to introduce the public to its newly completed Black Shoals Retreat House and Nature Trail project.

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Posted: oct. 13, 2014 1:05 p.m.
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Rockdale gains nearly 300 new voters in September

The Rockdale County Board of Elections and Registration got an update on county voter statistics at its Friday afternoon meeting. 

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Posted: oct. 10, 2014 9:39 p.m.
Clash headed to litigation over inert landfill in watershed

Clash headed to litigation over inert landfill in watershed

The dispute over a decades-old inert landfill in the north Rockdale reservoir watershed may be heading to court as Rockdale County and the private landfill's owners, Jonny and Lynn Brown, remain at loggerheads.

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Posted: oct. 10, 2014 7:31 p.m.
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Capital Improvements update approved

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to adopt the Capital Improvements Element 2014 Annual Update at its Tuesday morning's called meeting.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 4:54 p.m.

Dump your old toilet for a new low-flow

Rockdale Water Resources is partnering with the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District to implement a Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program for qualified customers. Eligible RWR customers can apply for a rebate to replace older toilets that use three to seven gallons more per flush for newer, low-flow toilets that use 1.28 gallons per flush.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 6:13 p.m.

Civic Awareness Program seeks students

For the third consecutive year, Rockdale County will provide civic education to youth going to school in the County through the Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS).

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Posted: sep. 26, 2014 5:15 p.m. | Updated: sep. 28, 2014 8:56 p.m.

Commissioner hosts youth roundtable discussion

The young men of Rockdale County are invited to the male youth round table, “The Man Event,” that Rockdale County Board Commissioner Oz Nesbitt, Sr. is hosting to discuss issues related to young men and the transformation from boyhood to manhood.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2014 5:22 p.m.

Daycare ordinance updates deferred

A vote on the first reading of a proposed ordinance regulating the definitions and use of child and adult day care centers had to be deferred until a later date.

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Posted: sep. 24, 2014 10:43 a.m.
Questions at NSP town hall on demolishing blight

Questions at NSP town hall on demolishing blight

A town hall focused on Rockdale County's Neighborhood Stabilization Program proved very informative for the citizens who showed up Thursday night.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 1:52 a.m.
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Rockdale to update day care regulations

Rockdale County is currently in the process of changing its laws governing child and adult day care centers.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 6:52 p.m.
$3M jail renovation moves forward

$3M jail renovation moves forward

A renovation project for the Rockdale County Jail, funded by the penny sales tax, is set to be completed nearly $3 million dollars.

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Posted: sep. 10, 2014 8:37 p.m.
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Town hall on NSP and blight Sept. 18

A town hall meeting about possible changes to the use of Rockdale Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds will be hosted by Rockdale County Commissioner JaNice Van Ness on Thursday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m., at the Rockdale County Government Annex, Lobby B, 1400 Parker Road in Conyers.

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Posted: sep. 08, 2014 10:33 p.m.

Tax Commissioner internship for college students open

The Rockdale County Tax Commissioner's Office is accepting applications for its LAUNCH- Leadership Achievement Using New Collegians at Home - internship program. The paid internship, offered by Rockdale County Tax Commissioner RJ Hadley, provides students the opportunity to develop workplace and leadership skills, while serving the citizens of Rockdale. The deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 22.

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Posted: sep. 04, 2014 3:45 p.m.

Job fair 'Ready to Work Talent Search' Sept. 2 at library

Are you looking for a job in the clerical or dispatch fields, or know someone who is?

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Posted: sep. 02, 2014 2:54 a.m.

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