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Rockdale Leadership Legacy Project to leave mark on Rockdale Head Start

Rockdale Leadership Legacy Project to leave mark on Rockdale Head Start

The Leadership Rockdale Class of 2015 aims to create a lasting community legacy with the first-of-its-kind Leadership Legacy Project on April 18 at the Rockdale Head Start facility, drawing on help from the Class of 2015 and the public.

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Medical manufacturer Baxter now Baxalta

Baxalta Incorporated is still making its way toward bringing a large amount of new jobs and a new level of industrial growth to Newton County, and it progressed another step during a meeting of the Joint Development Authority (JDA) Tuesday.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 10:53 a.m.

Rockdale unemployment rate drops from January

Rockdale's unemployment rate went down by a tenth of a percentage point from last month and is 1.3 percent down from this time last year.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 11:25 a.m.

Georgia unemployment rate falls to 2008 levels

Georgia's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for February fell to 6.3 percent, its lowest level since July 2008, according to the Ga. Department of Labor.

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Posted: mar. 19, 2015 10:52 a.m.
Manufacturer opens Conyers doors

Manufacturer opens Conyers doors

Anthony International, an industrial glass manufacturer, held a ribbon cutting for its new building located at 709 Sigman Road, Conyers, Thursday afternoon.

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Posted: mar. 13, 2015 8:37 p.m.
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Mega-site development proposed for East Newton

Eastern Newton County is changing and is bound to grow.

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Posted: mar. 13, 2015 10:53 a.m.
New hotel/motel in Covington opening 2017

New hotel/motel in Covington opening 2017

Navin Shah, the city of Covington and the Newton County Office of Economic Development announced Thursday a new Holiday Inn Express and Suites will be coming to Covington. 

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Posted: mar. 13, 2015 9:07 a.m.
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Rockdale unemployment rate rises slightly, lower than last year

The unemployment rate in Rockdale County jumped a little to 7.1 percent in January, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

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Posted: mar. 12, 2015 12:22 p.m. | Updated: mar. 12, 2015 12:23 p.m.
City, county to boost development at Salem Gate

City, county to boost development at Salem Gate

The City of Conyers Economic Development Committee came to general consensus that the city should pursue establishing an enterprising zone to help spur redevelopment.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2015 2:47 p.m. | Updated: feb. 15, 2015 8:06 a.m.
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American Pickers TV show coming to Georgia

American Pickers TV show coming to Georgia

Think you might have a hidden treasure in that collection of what other people call junk? The American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, of the HBO show on the History Channel, are coming to Georgia looking for junkyards, basements, garages and barns to find hidden treasures, rare artifacts, and vintage collectibles and they want to see what you've got.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2015 11:43 p.m.
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AMC show filming Friday in Olde Town

AMC show filming Friday in Olde Town

A few street lanes in Olde Town Conyers will be closed at times Friday as AMC films scenes for its show "Halt and Catch Fire" at local homes and on local roads.

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Posted: feb. 03, 2015 5:14 p.m. | Updated: feb. 03, 2015 5:17 p.m.
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Tax abatement incentives approved for 200-plus employee trucking company

The Rockdale County Development Authority approved an incentive package of a six year tax abatement and $3 million bond for the relocation of the Volume Transportation trucking company from DeKalb to Rockdale County.

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Posted: feb. 03, 2015 5:05 p.m.
New doctor at Resurgens Covington office

New doctor at Resurgens Covington office

Resurgens Orthopaedics - Georgia's largest orthopaedic practice - expands its services with the addition of orthopaedic hand, wrist, and upper extremity surgeon, Dr. Jane S. Tan.

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Posted: jan. 30, 2015 10:57 a.m. | Updated: jan. 30, 2015 11:01 a.m.
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