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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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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.

BOC wants to get Tax Allocation Districts resolution passed

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners discussed a resolution that will allow the county to create Tax Allocation Districts (TAD).

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Posted: mar. 04, 2015 1:58 p.m.

Revision proposed to ethics board appointment process

The newly instituted ethics board ordinance could have another change in how the board members are selected.

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Posted: mar. 03, 2015 6:18 p.m.

Sheriff's Office designates safe sale locations for in-person transactions

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is offering the use of its headquarters parking lot and lobby for residents looking for safe places to conduct transactions arranged online. 

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 2:19 p.m.

Winter storm rain helped EMA preparations

The sun is beaming down through mostly clear blue skies today in Rockdale County. 

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 1:56 p.m.

Sheriff Levett to host virtual town hall meeting

Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett will take to Facebook for a virtual town hall meeting. 

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 5:20 p.m.

Vote deferred on Oden SUV

Being one commissioner short of a full board, the other two commissioners decided to defer the vote on the board chairman's request for a new SUV to a later meeting.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2015 5:11 p.m. | Updated: feb. 10, 2015 5:15 p.m.

State of the County breakfast March 5 and address March 12

Rockdale County will hold its state of the county address in a new format with a stakeholders' breakfast on March 5 and a community evening address on March 12.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2015 5:30 p.m.
Electric vehicle charging accomodations discussed for county law changes

Electric vehicle charging accomodations discussed for county law changes

More and more people have bought electric, 100 percent battery-powered vehicles that release zero emissions or plug-in hybrids, vehicles with both an electric motor and a regular gasoline engine that kicks in once the electric motor is depleted, and county officials have taken notice.

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Posted: feb. 05, 2015 11:07 a.m.
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Homeowners/Civic Associations meeting Feb. 12

Residents are invited to attend the upcoming meeting of the Rockdale Coalition of Homeowners and Civic Associations (RCHCA) on Thurs., Feb. 12, 6 - 7 p.m., at the J.P. Carr Services Community Room, 981 Taylor St., Conyers, 30012.

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Posted: feb. 03, 2015 4:32 p.m. | Updated: feb. 04, 2015 8:02 a.m.

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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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 11:24 a.m.
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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