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    ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA– Rockdale County Board of Commissioners Chairman Oz Nesbitt, Sr. and Post I Commissioner Sherri Washington have been  appointed as committee leaders in the National Association of Counties (NACo). The appointments were made during the recent NACo Conference, which was held July 9-12 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Nesbitt was appointed […]


          CONYERS, GA—Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) held a ribbon cutting ceremony today (July 20) for its new, 82,044-square-foot administration building at 960 Pine Street in Olde Town Conyers. The campus is now home to all RCPS Central Office departments, which previously were spread across several locations in leased office space. […]


 “If you drive over the speed limit, look for blue lights…”  —Lt Maurice Raines, Georgia State Patrol   ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA—Rockdale County is among Georgia law enforcement agencies that are participating this week in an initiative dubbed “Operation Southern Shield,” targeting speeding, distracted driving, drunk-driving and other traffic violations. State and local law enforcement agencies […]


Decatur, Clarkston, Tucker Covington, Oxford projects on the list for funding   WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced that he has secured $4,929,000 for eight community-funded projects in the 2022 Department of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (LHHS) and the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bills. The inclusion of […]


          ROCKDALE, GA—Phillipia Williams and The Phixx will headline this weekend’s free outdoor concert at Costley Mill Park. The Rockdale County Division of Parks and Recreation is bringing back its Summer Concert Series for 2021, which will feature four  Sunday concerts between July and October. All  concerts will feature food vendors […]


      TUCKER, GA—After a postponement in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Tucker is ready to host the 2021 Manufacturing Day on Aug. 25 at Stone Ridge Event Center, 1750 Stoneridge Drive, Tucker. The event, which takes participants behind the scenes of Tucker’s busy industrial corridors, will feature insights from […]


  Photo caption: Unidentified man with horse, circa 1920s. Photo provided Forkner Collection, DeKalb History Center Archives.     DECATUR, GA – The DeKalb History Center will present a new exhibit, “Avondale Estates: The Haven of Health and Happiness.” The opening reception for DeKalb History Center members only will be held on Aug. 5. The […]

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