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'Operator' films in Conyers Sunday

From the locations to the cast, almost everything in the new movie "Operator" might be recognizable to area residents - and that is because the film's team utilized mostly local resources for the action-thriller.

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Starbucks for grown folks

Starbucks for grown folks

The Conyers Starbucks celebrated its recent renovation and launch of a new program serving beer and wine in the evenings with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce on July 22. This Starbucks location on Ga. Hwy 138 is one of only five in the state pioneering this concept said General Manager Kelley Smith, due to the community’s support of the store. The store is offering small plate foods as well as beer and wine. Live jazz performances will be held at the store on Wednesday evenings for “Wine Down Wednesdays.”

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Posted: jul. 25, 2014 9:27 p.m.
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'Bessie' filming in Olde Town through Friday

'Bessie' filming in Olde Town through Friday

The HBO biopic "Bessie," starring Queen Latifah as the iconic blues singer Bessie Smith, is filming in Olde Town Conyers through Thursday and Friday.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 7:04 p.m.
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Eastside Commercial Bank of Conyers closes

Eastside Commercial Bank, of Conyers, was closed Friday, July 18 by the Georgia Department of Banking & Finance. Customers of Eastside Commercial Bank will now become customers of Community & Southern Bank, of Atlanta, which agreed to purchase Eastside's deposits and some of its assets.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2014 3:51 p.m.

Office space company leases 10,000 square feet at Corner Market

The Regus Group, a global company that leases fully furnished flexible office and meeting space to startups and other businesses, has chosen Corner Market in Conyers for its latest business center. This would be a significant lease at the mixed-use development by on the corner of Flat Shoals and Parker Road, occupying more than 10,000 square feet of office space.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 10:22 a.m.
Amici Italian Cafe coming to Corner Market

Amici Italian Cafe coming to Corner Market

Amici Italian Café, a Madison-based restaurant chain, announced it plans to open a Conyers location in the Corner Market early next year.

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Posted: jul. 12, 2014 10:09 p.m. | Updated: jul. 13, 2014 10:08 p.m.
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Sika plant celebrates opening

Sika, a Swiss-based global manufacturer of building materials including concrete, sealants, roofing, flooring and more, celebrated the opening of an expanded, state-of-the-art mortar and admixture plant on Sarasota Pkwy in Conyers with a ribbon cutting July 9. The ceremony was attended by Sika customers, company executives and local officials. The plant, which produces 5,000 metric tons of product a year and growing, is a template for other plants, said company executives. The decision was made last year to build the plant to service customers in the region, said N. America Sika President Christoph Gantz. In less than eight months ...

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Posted: jul. 12, 2014 10:08 p.m.
Homebrewed: Gravity Craft brings beer growler bar trend to Rockdale

Homebrewed: Gravity Craft brings beer growler bar trend to Rockdale

Rockdale will get its first "growler bar" later this summer when Gravity Craft and Homebrew Supply opens its doors to beer lovers at 1136 Dogwood Drive in Conyers.

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Posted: jul. 09, 2014 5:32 p.m.
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Law enforcement job fair June 30 at GPTC

Georgia Piedmont Technical College will host a Law Enforcement Recruiting Day and Job/Career Fair on Monday, June 30, from 9 a.m. until noon, in the Exhibit Hall of the Newton D Campus, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, Ga. 30014.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2014 5:06 p.m.
Lexicon expands repair center

Lexicon expands repair center

Lexicon Technologies, a Conyers-based electronics repair company, recently celebrated the opening of a massively expanded facility on Sigman Road will add up to 150 new jobs.

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Posted: jun. 11, 2014 8:29 p.m. | Updated: jun. 15, 2014 3:37 p.m.
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CREDC seeks ways to boost retail business

The Conyers Rockdale Economic Development aims to attract more name-brand and higher-end retail stores to the area, and decided at its June 10 meeting to form a subcommittee on the issue.

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Posted: jun. 11, 2014 10:53 a.m.

Cut-a-thon for missing children June 7

A Cut-a-thon to raise money for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will be held this Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Georgia Career Institute, 900 Flat Shoals Road SE, Conyers.

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Posted: jun. 06, 2014 1:47 a.m. | Updated: jun. 06, 2014 6:25 a.m.

Customer appreciation at Elite Pawn, June 7

Elite Pawn wants to show their customers just how much they appreciate them with a special Customer Appreciation Day and celebration on Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Posted: may. 29, 2014 10:15 p.m. | Updated: jun. 02, 2014 7:01 a.m.

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