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Rockdale County Implements Smoke Free Campus Policy Effective January 2021

  For Immediate Release Jan. 15, 2021   Rockdale County Implements Smoke Free Campus Policy Effective January 2021  ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to adopt a Tobacco Free Campus Policy in November of 2020, in line with the Georgia Smokefree Air Act of 2005. Smoking has been prohibited at all Rockdale County Government facilities effective January of 2021. This policy is set in place to protect the citizens and employees of the County.…

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COMMISSIONER’S ROUND UP – January 12, 2021

  The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners held a voting session on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Rockdale Auditorium. Following the invocation by Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Dan Morgan, and having no special presentations or unfinished business, the Board of Commissioners moved to vote on items on the regular agenda.  The BOC acted on the following items from the agenda.  Approved a grant from the Hospital Authority for hand sanitizer stations for County Facilities Approved a grant and…

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Rockdale Department of Transportation Seeks Feedback from the Community About Proposed Courtesy Parkway Extension

For Immediate Release January 13, 2021   Rockdale Department of Transportation Seeks Feedback from the Community About Proposed Courtesy Parkway Extension   ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County Department of Transportation (RDOT) and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) are seeking feedback from citizens about the proposed Courtesy Parkway Extension Project. RDOT and GDOT have offered two ways for the public to submit feedback through a Virtual Information website at bit.ly/2XlE6eE, as well as an in-person Public Hearing Open House on…

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Chairman Oz Nesbitt, Sr. to Host 1st Local Clergy COVID-19 Conference Call of 2021

ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release January 13, 2021 ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – In an effort to spread education and awareness of COVID-19 among rising rates, Rockdale County Chairman, Oz Nesbitt, Sr., will host a conference call with local clergy on Thursday, January 21 at 2:30 p.m. The phone number is (605) 472-5416. Once dialed in, participants should enter in the Access Code: 616392. After announcing their first and last name, we would ask that participants mute their phone…

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Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council Appointments Sherri Washington as Vice Chair

ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release January 13, 2021 CONYERS, Ga. – The Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council has appointed Sherri Washington, Commissioner Post 1 as Vice Chair of the council. The Vice Chair is responsible for providing support to the Chairperson. In addition to standing-in for the Chairperson if required, the Vice Chair may also be delegated specific areas of responsibility. “I’m thrilled to accept this position and to partake in the expansion of economic development in Rockdale County,” Washington said, “This is truly an…

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Rockdale and Newton County Commissioners to Host Virtual Town Hall for Small Businesses to Discuss Recent Federal Stimulus Bill

  For Immediate Release January 12, 2021   Rockdale and Newton County Commissioners to Host Virtual Town Hall for Small Businesses to Discuss Recent Federal Stimulus Bill  ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County Post 1 Commissioner Sherri L. Washington and Newton County District 3 Commissioner Alana Sanders are inviting small business owners to engage in a virtual town hall to discuss the new Federal COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package recently passed by the U.S. Congress. This town hall will be held…

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Conyers-Rockdale to Unveil New Economic Development Strategy

  For Immediate Release January 6, 2021   Conyers-Rockdale to Unveil New Economic Development Strategy  ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County Government, the City of Conyers, and the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council is inviting the public to learn about the new Advancing Rockdale Economic Development Strategy in a virtual event on January 20, 2021 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Over the past 12 months, the County, City and Economic Development Council has partnered together, with the support of the…

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Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful Hosts Bring One for the Chipper Program

ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release January 4, 2020 ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) and the Conyers Home Depot will join together to host the Bring One for the Chipper Program in Rockdale County at the Home Depot, located at 1330 Dogwood Drive, Conyers, GA 30013 on Sat., Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Chipper program offers citizens the opportunity to dispose their cut trees at a central location in the community, while…

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Rockdale County Board Of Elections Will Keep All 16 Precincts Open on Jan. 5 Election Day

ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release December 30, 2020 CONYERS, Ga. – At an emergency meeting on Tues., Dec. 29, 2020, the Rockdale County Board of Elections unanimously voted to seek a court order to reduce its Election Day polling sites from 16 to four, after several poll workers at the Parker Road early voting facility tested positive for COVID-19. At the time of the meeting, seven workers, four of them Election Day managers, tested positive for COVID-19. Out…

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Rockdale County Senior Services Receives Four Grants from Meals on Wheels America

ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release December 29, 2020 CONYERS, Ga. – Rockdale County Senior Services received four Meals on Wheels America (MOWA) grants during 2020. The grants were received and implemented between July and December 2020. This funding provided Senior Services the ability to serve Rockdale seniors age 60 and up with expanded support during the COVID crisis. The four grants included the Friendly Visitor Program for $5,000 which provided virtual emotional support for 31 participants during the…

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