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Attorneys for Entertainment Studios co-founder and CEO Byron Allen and Comcast engaged in a contentious back and forth with US Supreme Court justices on Wednesday as the highest court in the land debated what to do with Allen's discrimination lawsuit against the nation's largest cable TV and…
Newton County principals at almost all 24 campuses received special visitors Tuesday morning. The Newton County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Newton County School district, asked community stakeholders if they would like to act as “Principal for a Day.”
Covington City Council members, city staff, and disc golf players gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony last week officially opening the new championship caliber Parker's Pasture Disc Golf Course at Central Park. The park consists of 162 acres and sits between the East and West Wards. Curre…
Following are dogs and cats available for adoption as of Nov. 5, 2019 at the Rockdale County Animal Shelter, 1506 Rockbridge Road in Conyers. The shelter is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on weekends.
ATLANTA - Police in several metro Atlanta communities are searching for a crew of "grab-and-go" burglars who have targeted Belk stores.
It is time once again for the Annual Lighting of the Newton County Courthouse, Christmas Parade, and the Satsuki Garden Club Candlelight Tour of Homes.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced plans to raise up to $13.4 billion by issuing shares in Hong Kong, a vote of confidence in the Asian financial hub that has been rocked by months of civil unrest.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday depicted a robust US economy with a healthy job market and rising incomes, but warned of "noteworthy risks" that threaten future growth.
The majority of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and getting paid every two weeks can lead to problems when unexpected bills show up. But help is now on the way.
COVINGTON - A man has been arrested in Charlotte County, Florida, in connection with a child pornography investigation in Covington, and Ontario, Canada.
COVINGTON — The Newton County Board of Education's Tuesday work session was short, but did highlight some upcoming potential changes.
CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects involved in an armed home invasion of a elderly man on Nov. 9. The suspects also stole the victim’s car and later abandoned it following an accident at Ga. Highway 20 and Hi Roc Road.
CONYERS — The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta has announced Kimberly Heard from A.R. “Gus” Barksdale BGC as the winner of its 2019-20 Youth of the Year award.
Mars is set to launch a new line of vegan chocolate bars in the United Kingdom, becoming the first major confectionery company to offer a plant-based alternative to milk chocolate.
ATLANTA —The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation on Wednesday released its 2020 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state.
In his mostly scripted speech to the Economic Club of New York, the president revealed both his impeachment counter-programming and his re-election theme for 2020. The president's message to New York's financial elite: The economy is booming because of Trump. You may not like him, but you ca…
Days after Steve Easterbrook was fired as McDonald's CEO for engaging in what the company called a consensual relationship with an employee, workers filed a class action lawsuit against the company over sexual harassment.
The political unrest in Asia's premiere financial hub has taken a dark, violent turn this week. But the turmoil is not scaring investors and companies away — at least, not yet.
Less than three weeks after starting trial production of cars in China, Tesla has announced the location of its second factory outside the United States: Berlin.
Drivers on Interstate 85 north in Suwanee had to hold their figurative horses while officials tried to free some real ones on the interstate Tuesday.
Richard Plepler, the executive who helped make HBO the cable giant that it is today, is in talks with Apple for an exclusive production deal.
CONYERS — By votes of 2-1 Tuesday morning, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners denied each of two ordinances regulating short-term vacation rentals (STVR) in the county. Chair Oz Nesbitt Sr. and Post 1 Commissioner Sherri Washington voted in favor of denial, and Post 2 Commissioner Dr…
CONYERS — Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, 19 Rockdale County Public School stakeholders participated in a Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training course.
This is not the year for unicorns. In 2019 alone, WeWork imploded before it even went public. Shares of Uber, Lyft, Slack and other ballyhooed startups have tanked following their Wall Street debuts.
ATHENS -- Professor Michael Strand has dedicated his career to unlocking the power of basic science to improve agriculture, and that dedication has earned him the recognition of the state’s agricultural community.
Carl Icahn is no stranger to risk-taking. But even the legendary investor is uncomfortable with his exposure to Occidental Petroleum's giant pile of debt.
Some Apple Card customers say the credit card's issuer, Goldman Sachs, is giving women far lower credit limits, even if they share assets and accounts with their spouse. But it's impossible to know if the Apple Card -- or any other credit card -- discriminates against women, because creditwo…
A decision on whether to exercise an option to purchase two parcels of land in the Covington-Newton County Industrial Park has been delayed two weeks while Newton commissioners weigh their alternatives.
Richard Branson apologized Tuesday morning after tweeting out a photo full of white people to announce the grand opening of his new Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa.
CONYERS — Beginning in March 2020, any veteran who lives in Rockdale County and does not have adequate transportation to medical appointments at the Atlanta VA Medical Hospital in Decatur will be provided a ride to and from their appointment by the Rockdale County Veterans Transportation Pro…
JetBlue Airways is following its rivals by rolling out a new basic economy fare. The tickets are cheaper, but they lack the perks that come with more expensive fares.