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    The ockdale County Board of Commissioners meetings will return to in-person meetings as indicated by the schedule below. Rockdale County will continue to stream these meetings live via the county’s website and social media outlets. Rockdale County Board of Commissioners Meeting Schedule Work Session: Tuesday, April 20, 7 p.m. –Auditorium,  903 Main Street, […]


      CONYERS, GA–  This year, seven students from Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) have been selected to attend the 2021 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) hosted at Berry College in Rome, Georgia this summer. The students selected are: Laura Goldgar (Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology), Mathematics. Leigh Whitlock (Heritage High School), Communicative […]


      Additional parking areas designated    STONECREST, GA– The Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance, in partnership with DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs, urges bicyclists to park at some of the less-crowded trailheads in the National Heritage Area for the best biking experience. With springtime bringing bicyclists and hikers to enjoy the […]


    Gwinnett Parks and Recreation is hiring part-time and seasonal lifeguards and waiving training fees for applicants ages 16 and older. The lifeguard training available to ages 15 and older requires passing a prerequisite swim test. Trainees then must complete and pass the 27-hour blended online and in-person training and written exam to receive […]


    Schedule based on residents’ designated sanitation service day   The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will offer free residential bulky item curbside collection from Friday, May 7, through Saturday, May 29. Residents within the Sanitation Division’s service area will have an opportunity to place bulky items, including furniture and appliances, curbside for collection. Servicing […]


  Farm will feature country store, hen house, 275-seat amphitheater, DeKalb’s largest wheelchair-accessible swimming pool, entrepreneurship training and more    DeKalb County District 7 Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson has unveiled a comprehensive plan for the development of a $1.4 million state-of-the-art youth farm. The Education, Market, Botanicals, Agriculture, and Recreational Center (E.M.B.A.R.C.) Community Youth Farm will […]


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) met with President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, along with the leadership team of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), to discuss CBC priorities in vaccines, the budget, infrastructure spending, health disparities, voting rights, police violence and a host of other critical issues. White House […]


    STONE MOUNTAIN—DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the District 4 community and senior center at 4885 Elam Road in Stone Mountain on Thursday, April 15,10 a.m.   “I am pleased with the progress that is being made on the soon-to-come community and senior center and I am thrilled […]

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