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BOC defers Oden's new vehicle request

Rockdale County Chairman and CEO Richard Oden will have to continue to drive his ten-year-old vehicle a little while longer. 

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Rockdale sees 20 percent drop in crime

Rockdale sees 20 percent drop in crime

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office officials proudly reported that the county saw a significant decrease in crime - especially in burglaries - this year, the second year in a row that crime has dropped.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 6:10 p.m.
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New SUV for Oden questioned by Williams

Post 2 County Commissioner Doreen Williams had some questions about a vehicle requisition by Rockdale County Chairman Richard Oden.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 12:08 a.m.

County Chief of Staff appointed to Development Authority in split vote

The first disagreement of 2015 among the Rockdale Board of Commissioners was about who should be the next person to sit on the Rockdale County Development Authority.

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Posted: jan. 14, 2015 12:31 a.m.
Community Emergency Response class open for enrollment

Community Emergency Response class open for enrollment

If you're interested in helping your community and neighborhood during emergencies, take note of this free upcoming class. The Rockdale County Fire-Rescue (RCFR) and the Conyers-Rockdale Emergency Management Agency (EMA) are seeking interested citizens to serve in its next Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class.

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Posted: jan. 12, 2015 11:45 a.m.
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RCSO awarded grant for new breathalyzer

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has announced the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office as one of 10 law enforcement agencies in Georgia to receive an Intoxilyzer 9000 grant worth $8,400. 

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Posted: jan. 09, 2015 3:54 p.m.
KRCB closes out 'green year' on high note

KRCB closes out 'green year' on high note

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful closed a very "green year" on a high note as the winner of a Keep Georgia Beautiful Governors Circle Award. KCRB's efforts in 2014 included several environmental stewardship events with the goal of educating the public about the importance of litter prevention, beautification, waste minimization, and the benefits of improved livability.

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Posted: jan. 08, 2015 1:26 p.m.
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Sheriff's Office to issue body cameras for deputies

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is attempting to equip each deputy with their own body camera, using federal funds from siezed drug assets.

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Posted: jan. 06, 2015 8:04 p.m.
Veteran's Story: Neely's Life of Service

Veteran's Story: Neely's Life of Service

Pearl Harbor babies are hard to locate. Joe Neely is one of the few. 

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Posted: dec. 30, 2014 11:43 a.m.
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Restaurants score low on health inspection test

Some of Rockdale County’s restaurants didn't have a good showing when a health inspector came into town two weeks ago.

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Posted: dec. 29, 2014 3:05 p.m.
First Wreaths Across America event in Rockdale, bigger event next year

First Wreaths Across America event in Rockdale, bigger event next year

Civil Air Patrol Lt. Natalie Hannans is hoping to make “Wreaths Across America” a staple in the carousel of Rockdale County holiday events during this time of the year.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 5:20 p.m.
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A Heart for Rockdale: Van Ness looks back at eight years of representing the county

A Heart for Rockdale: Van Ness looks back at eight years of representing the county

Post 2 County Commissioner JaNice Van Ness has about two and half weeks left in her eight-year run as a Rockdale Commissioner after losing her election race for the seat during the general election last month.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2014 9:00 p.m. | Updated: dec. 12, 2014 9:18 p.m.
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Sigman Road, Parker Road widening in works

Expect to see a lot more construction taking place throughout the county next year and in the years to come.

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Posted: dec. 11, 2014 1:20 p.m.

County ups funding to CREDC, grants $25K more

After a tense public debate about whether Rockdale County should use more of its financial resources to fund the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council, county commissioners elected to grant the CREDC $25,000 more annually.

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Posted: dec. 10, 2014 8:38 p.m.

Mental Health Summit Dec. 13 at RCA

The Rockdale County Probate Court and Rockdale County Probate Judge Charles K. Mays, Sr. is hosting a Community Mental Health Summit Dec. 13, 9 a.m. at Rockdale Career Academy, to help address many questions about mental illness and how to find the resources needed to help those living with the illness.

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Posted: dec. 10, 2014 8:42 p.m.

County reception for JaNice Van Ness, Dec. 16

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners invites citizens to its Holiday Open House and farewell reception for Post 2 County Commissioner JaNice Van Ness.

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Posted: dec. 09, 2014 6:33 p.m. | Updated: dec. 10, 2014 8:25 a.m.

Election winners installation ceremonies date set

Rockdale County invites the public to the 2014 Installation Ceremony of three of its new and re-elected officials on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 5:30 p.m., in Superior Court Judge Robert Mumford’s courtroom at the Rockdale County Courthouse, 922 Court St., Conyers.    

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Posted: dec. 09, 2014 6:22 p.m. | Updated: dec. 10, 2014 8:17 a.m.
Slightly reduced $61.4M budget approved, county employees to see merit pay raises

Slightly reduced $61.4M budget approved, county employees to see merit pay raises

After a month of meetings, budget hearings and debate, the Rockdale Board of Commissioners officially approved a budget for the 2015 year on Tuesday during the board's voting session.

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Posted: dec. 09, 2014 8:12 p.m.
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Nesbitt, Van Ness budget changes reviewed

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners held another round of discussions related to the 2015 budget proposal that centered on the amendments made by Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt and Post 2 Commissioner JaNice Van Ness.

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Posted: dec. 02, 2014 10:10 p.m.

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