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Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Strategy Steering Committee Asking for Public Input

ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release July 6, 2020 ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – The University of Georgia, along with Rockdale County Government, the city of Conyers, and the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council, is asking Rockdale County residents to submit feedback on the future of economic development in the community. The input will be used by the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Strategy steering committee to develop the community’s economic development strategic plan. There are three ways residents can give their input:…

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Rockdale County to Host Virtual Community Job Fair

  For Immediate Release July 2, 2020   Rockdale County to Host Virtual Community Job Fair   ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County, in partnership with the Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council (CREDC), is hosting a virtual Job Fair on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. The County and the CREDC has partnered with various companies in different industries to offer resources and assist those in the community searching for jobs. While Rockdale County Board of Commissioners…

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Rockdale County Announces New EMA Preparedness and Safety Manager

ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release July 2, 2020 ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – The Emergency Management Agency Division of Rockdale County Fire Rescue is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Kinlein. In his new role as the EMA Preparedness and Safety Manager, Mr. Kinlein’s responsibilities will include community safety and long-term disaster planning.  Mr. Kinlein, formerly with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, brings 35 years of experience in law enforcement and a proven track record of success in the…

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Rockdale County to Furlough Staff Following the Impact of COVID-19

ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE     For Immediate Release June 26, 2020   Rockdale County to Furlough Staff Following the Impact of COVID-19 ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County Government is implementing a furlough of personnel. This decision comes after the county experienced a decline in activities and services offered since March due to the COVID-19 Shelter in Place Order implemented by state, city and county governments. The impact of COVID-19 and the shelter in place orders have caused the…

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COMMISSIONER’S ROUND UP – JUNE 23, 2020

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners held the first in person combined work and voting session of the month on June 23rd since sheltering place.   Social distancing and face covering was highly recommended and followed by those in attendance at the Rockdale Auditorium.  At the request of Chairman Oz Nesbitt there was a 9-minute moment of silence to open the meeting in honor George Floyd who died after being pinned beneath a police officer’s knee for the same length of…

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Rockdale County Planning and Development Dept. to Host Zoom Conference Call For Local Clergy

ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release June 22, 2020 ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – The Rockdale County Department of Planning and Development is hosting a conference call for local clergy via Zoom on Wed., June 24 at 11 a.m. The topic for the call is the Sigman Road Corridor Study. Planning and Development leadership plan to share information and the latest updates on the study while answering questions during the call. Pastors can join in on the call by going…

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Rockdale County Requests Citizen Feedback on Sigman Road Corridor Study

For Immediate Release June 19, 2020 Rockdale County Requests Citizen Feedback on Sigman Road Corridor Study   ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – The Rockdale County Planning and Development Department, along with the Collaborative Firm, and through a grant awarded by the Atlanta Regional Commission, has completed the Sigman Road Corridor Study. Through multiple public workshops with stakeholders, citizens, and the general public, the study has produced recommendations on the design, zoning, and potential development along the portion of Sigman Road which…

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Next BOC Meeting and Planning and Zoning Meeting Will be Held Virtually

ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE  For Immediate Release June 18, 2020 ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – The next Rockdale County Planning and Zoning Meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 23 at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a Board of Commissioners Meeting at 10 a.m. in the Rockdale County Auditorium, located at 903 Main Street, Conyers, GA 30012. The meetings will be open to the public and will abide by guidelines set to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which include…

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RDOT Awarded Contract for High Mast Lighting at Exits Along I-20

ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release June 17, 2020 ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Thanks to a motion passed by the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners, and in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Transportation, Exit 78 Sigman Road and Exit 84 Salem Road on Interstate 20 will have high mast lighting installed over the next year. Brooks Berry Haynie & Associates will install the new lighting at the two gateway intersections. This work will be completed through a $2.72…

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THIRD ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY

For Immediate Release June 12, 2020   THIRD ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY On March 14, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Honorable Harold D. Melton, as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, issued an Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency pursuant to OCGA § 38-3-61. That Order has been extended twice, with modifications, by orders issued on April 6 and May 11, 2020. After consulting with the Judicial Council of Georgia, the Judicial…

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