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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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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.

Change to proposed $63.5M budget in store

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners moved forward with the current 2015 budget proposal, but major changes are expected before the final budget for the upcoming year is put to another vote.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 4:59 p.m.

New ethics board changes moves forward, passes first reading

After months of discussion and years after the law enabling the ethics board was passed, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners chose a new ethics board proposal Tuesday.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 1:35 a.m.

Pay raises coming for county employees in 2015

The Rockdale County Commissioners want to give their employees salary increases in 2015, but there’s a bit of a difference in how and when the pay increases should be executed. 

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 3:39 p.m.

Commissioners discuss ethics board

Rockdale County Post  1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt said he’s prepared to make a decision on what the county board should do in relation to implementing an ethics commission..

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 10:04 a.m.

Budget hearing turns into personal grilling

"Embarrassed" and "ashamed" were the only words Rockdale County Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt could use to describe how he felt after Commission Chairman Richard Oden addressed Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council Director Marty Jones during his presentation at the 2015 budget work session Tuesday afternoon.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 8:06 p.m.

Commissioners balk at adding more code enforcement personnel

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners aren't totally convinced the Code Enforcement division of the Planning and Development department should be allotted two new positions to handle the wave of code violations coming through the department.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 5:14 p.m.

Church gets thumbs up for private school and daycare by planning commission

The Conyers-Rockdale Planning Commission recommended two new ordinances for approval that moves a church closer to operating as private school and a daycare center.

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Posted: nov. 14, 2014 12:42 p.m.
Freezing temperatures to blanket Rockdale

Freezing temperatures to blanket Rockdale

IN BREIF: The National Weather Service, based in Peachtree City, Atlanta, has issued a freeze warning for portions of North and Central Georgia.

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Posted: nov. 13, 2014 1:38 p.m.
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Rockdale ethics board ordinance vote delayed

Rockdale County Post 2 Commissioner JaNice Van Ness attempted to get the version of an ethics ordinance she proposed passed again during the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners voting session Tuesday morning. 

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Posted: nov. 12, 2014 6:35 p.m.

JaNice Van Ness to hold a community meeting today

In the wake of her losing her election race, Rockdale County Post 2 Commissioner JaNice Van Ness will hold a community meeting to discuss the state of Rockdale County.

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Posted: nov. 10, 2014 11:28 a.m.

Rockdale moves forward toward being a Green Community

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners adopted a number of policies with the purpose of helping the community obtain a Green Communities Certification from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

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Posted: nov. 05, 2014 6:42 p.m.

Veterans Day event planned at Black Shoals Park

The Georgia Veterans Memorial Park Foundation will host a Veterans Day program honoring late and current veterans next week. 

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Posted: nov. 04, 2014 3:54 p.m. | Updated: nov. 05, 2014 12:51 a.m.

County Chairman proposes $63.5 million budget for next year

Rockdale County Chairman Richard Oden made his proposal for the county’s 2015 budget available for public viewing Monday. 

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Posted: nov. 04, 2014 12:21 p.m.

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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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 11:58 a.m.

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.

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