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Rockdale Medical Center expands services

IN BRIEF: Rockdale Medical Center is looking at opening a second Georgia Primary and Urgent Care location in the first quarter of 2015 in south Rockdale at the corner of Ga. Highway 212 and Ga. Highway 20. The hours at the second location will help patients access medical care after work hours, according to a hospital spokesperson.

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UPDATE: Newton Medical Center reduces staff by 23 employees

Newton Medical Center officials announced staff reductions have taken place, affecting 2.8 percent of the hospital’s workforce.

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Posted: dec. 12, 2014 5:07 p.m. | Updated: dec. 13, 2014 3:06 p.m.

Development Authority approves Acuity deal

IN BRIEF: After hours of discussion in executive session and reassurances that all three county commissioners were in support of the deal, the Rockdale County Development Authority voted 5-2 Tuesday to approve the package of tax abatement incentives for Acuity Brands' previously announced expansion. The Development Authority had previously voiced doubts about the incentives package.

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Posted: dec. 02, 2014 12:04 p.m.

New assisted living facility focuses on Alzheimer's, dementia

A Florida doctor aims to turn the former Garden House nursing home into assisted living for people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Posted: nov. 29, 2014 1:10 a.m.

Newton Medical to pick partner by January

The Newton Medical Center (NMC) expects to pick an equity partner in January, according to a presentation given by CEO Jim Weadick at a meeting of the Covington Rotary Club Tuesday.

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Posted: nov. 22, 2014 12:24 p.m.

School taxes on table for Acuity incentives

The issue of possible school tax abatements over five years for Acuity was brought up at Thursday night's meeting, at the request of the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council, said school board Chairman Jim McBrayer.

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Posted: nov. 14, 2014 12:32 p.m.

New guidelines on incentive packages for economic development council

In the wake of last week's controversy over a surprise tax abatement deal for Acuity Brands, the Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council on Nov. 11 agreed to create guidelines for how corporate incentive packages are approved. That especially means keeping all key government agencies in the loop.

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Posted: nov. 11, 2014 12:10 p.m.

Infinity Network Solutions acquires CompuNet

Infinity Network Solutions, Inc., an information technology services company for small to mid-sized businesses and public sector agencies, announced today the acquisition of CompuNet, Inc., a full service Networking and Internet solutions provider located in Macon.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 3:17 a.m. | Updated: oct. 29, 2014 7:05 a.m.
Acuity to expand Rockdale, Dekalb facilities and bring 700 more jobs

Acuity to expand Rockdale, Dekalb facilities and bring 700 more jobs

Acuity Brands will expand its operation, creating 700 jobs and investing more than $16 million into Rockdale and DeKalb counties over the next five years, announced Governor Nathan Deal's office Monday morning.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 1:10 p.m.
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