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BOC to Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month during Oct. 27 Meeting

    For Immediate Release October 8, 2020       BOC to Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month during Oct. 27 Meeting   CONYERS, Ga. – In support of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners (BOC) will have a “Pink Out Day” at their October 27 Voting Session. This meeting will be held on Tues., Oct. 27, 10 a.m. in the Auditorium at 903 Main St., Conyers, and online via the Rockdale County Official…

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Rockdale County to Hold First Virtual Rockdale Coalition of Homeowners & Civic Associations Meeting

  For Immediate Release October 7, 2020     Rockdale County to Hold First Virtual Rockdale Coalition of Homeowners & Civic Associations Meeting   ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners is holding the first virtual meeting for Rockdale Coalition of Homeowners and Civic Associations (RCHCA) on Thurs., Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. via the Rockdale County Official Facebook Page at facebook.com/rockdalegov. This will be the group’s first meeting since the COVID 19 pandemic. At this meeting,…

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Rockdale County Government Reimplements Hiring Freeze After Two Months of Practicing Vacancy Control

    For Immediate Release Oct. 2, 2020   Rockdale County Government Reimplements Hiring Freeze After Two Months of Practicing Vacancy Control   ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County will re-enact its Hiring Freeze effective immediately.  This hiring freeze will affect all Rockdale County Departments while still utilizing the vacancy control process for the Public Safety Divisions. The original hiring freeze, which was implemented in April, was put in place by the Board of Commissioners (BOC) as a conservative financial…

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Rockdale County Department of Transportation to Host Virtual Meeting to Discuss Courtesy Parkway Extension

  For Immediate Release September 24, 2020   Rockdale County Department of Transportation to Host Virtual Meeting to Discuss Courtesy Parkway Extension   ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County Department of Transportation (RDOT) is holding an informational meeting to discuss the Courtesy Parkway Extension Project on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m., via the official Rockdale County Facebook page at facebook.com/rockdalegov.   The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the proposed Courtesy Parkway Extension Project. The project is to…

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COMMISSIONER’S ROUND UP – September 22, 2020

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners held a voting session on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at the Rockdale Auditorium.   The Board of Commissioners recognized National Recovery month and presented Rockdale County’s recovery partners with a proclamation. At this meeting, the BOC also recognized the recipients of the Unsung Hero Award, Dedicated Service Award and the Charles P. Cole-Lewis Belcher Jr. Award. These awards, usually presented at the State of the County Address, were postponed due to the State of the…

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Eighth Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF ROCKDALE COUNTY ROCKDALE JUDICIAL CIRCUITSTATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: Declaration of Judicial Emergency  Date: September 11, 2020 EIGHTH ORDER EXTENDING DECLARATION OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 38-3-61, and due to the continuing statewide emergency involving the transmission of Coronavirus/COVID 19, the Honorable Chief Judge David B. Irwin of the Superior Court of Rockdale County, Rockdale Judicial Circuit DOES HEREBY EXTEND the July 13, 2020 Order Declaring Judicial Emergency, which expired on September 10,…

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Rockdale County Awarded Mini-Grant for Recovery Month Activities

  For Immediate Release Aug. 27, 2020   Rockdale County Awarded Mini-Grant for Recovery Month Activities   ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – September is nationally recognized as Recovery Month. The Georgia Council on Substance Abuse has awarded Rockdale County a $1,200 grant for the Step Up 4 Recovery Program, presented by Rockdale County and Grit & Grace Recovery Community Organization. Grant funding will be used to provide supplies and materials for three recovery events in September. Stepping Up is an initiative…

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Board of Commissioners to Hold Called Meeting to Discuss Cares Act Funding

ROCKDALE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE   For Immediate Release August 26, 2020 ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. for the purpose of discussing The Cares Act funding. This meeting will be held via teleconference on Zoom. The public may access the meeting through this link: https://zoom.us/j/97668511680 or by dialing in at 877-853-5257 or at the backup number 888-475-4499. The Meeting ID is 976 6851…

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COMMISSIONER’S ROUND UP – AUGUST 25, 2020

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners held a Called Meeting to Set the Millage Rate.  After listening to public comments, the BOC voted unanimously to adopt the resolution as presented.  The vote includes the millage rate to 18.01 and keep the Homestead Options Sales Tax (HOST) at seventy percent.  Board Comments Commissioner Sherri Washington recommends residents who cannot pay a lump sum payment contact the Tax Commissioners office and inquire about a payment plan.   Residents who are 65 years old…

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Rockdale County Commissioner Post 1 to Hold Virtual Discussion about the Millage Rate

For Immediate Release Aug. 19, 2020   Rockdale County Commissioner Post 1 to Hold Virtual Discussion about the Millage Rate  ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County Commissioner Post 1, Sherri L. Washington is inviting the public to participate in a virtual discussion relating to the setting of the Millage rate on Thurs., Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., via the Rockdale County Government Official Facebook Page. Participants will hear from Commissioner Washington, Tax Commissioner Tisa Smart-Washington, Tax Assessor Will Barkley and…

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