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Film Focus: Lewis and Clark miniseries to shoot in Rockdale, call for crew applications

Film Focus: Lewis and Clark miniseries to shoot in Rockdale, call for crew applications

Crew calls have gone out for the local filming of HBO's upcoming mini-series, "Lewis and Clark," starring Casey Affleck as Meriwether Lewis and Matthias Schoenaerts as William Clark. The mini-series, scheduled for a 2016 release, is based on the book "Undaunted Courage" by Stephen Ambrose and tells the story of the Corps of Discovery and its captains as they traveled through uncharted territory in search of a fabled water route to the Pacific. Some of the scenes will be shot in Conyers and the Rockdale area.

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It’s official: Baxalta launches

It’s official: Baxalta launches

Baxalta Incorporated launched Wednesday as a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to delivering transformative therapies to patients with orphan diseases and underserved conditions.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 3:27 p.m.
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Unemployment in Rockdale, metro Atlanta sees slight bump

The unemployment rate in Rockdale County saw a minor 0.3 percent spike in May.

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 7:43 p.m.

Ready to work with Rockdale Works

CONYERS - The unemployment rate in Rockdale has been steadily going down and a new program hopes to help continue that trend by putting people to work.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2015 9:54 a.m. | Updated: jun. 25, 2015 9:37 a.m.

Bed and Breakfast request denied by the Conyers-Rockdale Planning Commission

The Conyers-Rockdale Planning Commission recommended Thursday night to not issuing a special permit to two homeowners who want to start a bed and breakfast business at their home.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2015 9:56 a.m.
BioLab to expand, add 50-70 new jobs

BioLab to expand, add 50-70 new jobs

The Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council announced that BioLab Inc.is expanding significantly in Conyers-Rockdale and will be adding 50-70 new jobs.

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Posted: jun. 09, 2015 11:11 p.m.
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Film Focus: As industry grows, properties are converted to studios

Film Focus: As industry grows, properties are converted to studios

Interest in filming in Georgia has grown due to the state's generous tax credits. That has increased the demands for studio space. In Union City, Shannon Mall is being demolished to make room for a new movie studio the demand for studio space increases, Shannon Mall in Union City is being demolished to make room for a new movie studio. In April, the Atlanta City Council signed a deal allowing Tyler Perry to turn Fort McPherson into a studio, expanding the facilities the actor and filmmaker already owns a 1,000-plus acre property in Southwest Atlanta which houses five ...

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Posted: jun. 09, 2015 10:22 p.m.
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Georgia Power says Rockdale is business-friendly

Conyers and Rockdale government shows the business-friendly quick response time that is key to bringing good jobs here, a Georgia Power official told the Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council board on June 4.

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Posted: jun. 04, 2015 5:43 p.m.
Car clutch manufacturer expands in Conyers-Rockdale

Car clutch manufacturer expands in Conyers-Rockdale

A high end manufacturer of sport compact assemblies and competative car clutches is doubling in size with a new headquarters in Conyers.

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Posted: jun. 03, 2015 6:46 p.m.
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Newton Medical to join Piedmont Healthcare system

Newton Medical to join Piedmont Healthcare system

Newton Medical Center will formally become a subsidiary of Piedmont Healthcare on Oct. 1.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 12:25 p.m.
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Forum to help disadvantaged small businesses

Forum to help disadvantaged small businesses

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) held a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Forum on Friday, May 8, to help local small businesses learn how to do business with the federal government. More than 100 small business owners attended the forum at Georgia Piedmont Technical College on North Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston.

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Posted: may. 08, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Updated: may. 13, 2015 10:13 a.m.
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