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A bigger, better place to care for pets

It's just around the corner, less than half a mile away, but when the building is finished in January it will almost double Well Spring Animal Hospital's existing space. That means, veterinarian Dr. Laura Thomas and her staff will be able to care for more dog and cat patients.

November 22, 2014 | Sandra Brands | Business


Wild at heart

The finishing touches are being put in place and local artists are arriving to set up displays of their art.

November 15, 2014 | Sandra Brands | Business


Biting into Covington

They had expected about 300 people to show up in downtown Covington the night before Halloween.

November 08, 2014 | Sandra Brands | Business


You’ll Earn a Fortune

In 1970, the approach of "You'll Earn a Fortune" was taught by many life insurance carriers. "Make sure you protect your earning power!" The arithmetic in those days was very simple:

November 01, 2014 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Infinity Solutions acquires CompuNet

Infinity Network Solutions, Inc., a leading 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, Georgia.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


United Bank names advisory directors

United Bank President Thomas Kephart announced the addition of two local business leaders to its Covington Advisory Board. Anne Laster and Steven Kapp joined the board in their first meeting earlier in October.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Acuity Brands expands, adding 700 jobs in Rockdale, DeKalb

Georgia-based 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.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Full shopping plaza sets tone for county

As Newton County continues to grow commercially, a key component of growth will be the use of its already built shopping plaza and commercial buildings.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Paying for long-term care expenses

I've got a subject that can have you reaching for the aspirin and antacid quickly. As if we don't have enough concerns already, now we can worry about this risk and it can be very costly if not addressed. Of the five Covington Lassiter parents who have passed on, all of them incurred long-term care related expenses toward the end of their lives.

October 18, 2014 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Local dentist inducted as a Fellow of International College of Dentists

Dr. Dale Evans, DDS, a local dental practitioner, was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at its 85th Annual Convocation in San Antonio on Oct. 10.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Poppin’ with flavor

Things are popping on Crowell Road now.

October 11, 2014 | Mikayla Newton | Business


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Save-A-Lot grocery to open in Covington in 2011

Covington is getting another grocery store in early 2011, as Save-A-Lot signed a lease this week to move into the anchor location in Covington Corners, the shopping center at northwest corner of Elm St. and U.S. Highway 278.

October 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Supporter Spotlight: TLC Carpet Care

Tyrone and Lorna Carrington believe that earning a reputation as an honest and reliable business is the recipe for success. Their business, TLC Carpet Care, is a testament to their goals of providing exceptional customer service.

October 06, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Alcovy Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

A new GALILEOS 3-D X-ray imaging system has been acquired by Alcovy Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Covington that will allow the dental office to perform more accurate dental implants and procedures.

September 29, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Working hard until the cows come home

For Chris Wallace, manager of Bricton Farms in Social Circle, the workday begins at 7 a.m. by serving breakfast to more than 300 purebred, registered Black Angus cows, calves and bulls. After that, Wallace and three other workers stay busy, sometimes until well into the night, caring for approximately 1,000 acres of farmland occupied by cattle and hay.

Wallace graduated from Auburn University in 1994 with a degree in animal and dairy sciences and has been pursuing his love of cattle-raising ever since. Bricton Farms, which is owned by C.L. and Joyce Cook, has been managed by ...

September 26, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Business


Supporter Spotlight - Ann’s Devine Eatery

Ann Williams has a passion for cooking that's evident when you visit her business, Ann's Devine Eatery at 11230 Georgia Highway 36.

September 22, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Covington Business License Applications - Sept. 19

o American Pest Control (Martin Hood), 1111 Church St., Suite A, Covington; (770) 285-3843; pest control

September 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Home Hearts Care

When her mother fell ill, Rebecca Barr had a hard time finding assistance suitable for her needs. Realizing there are others who have been in the same situation, Barr decided to open Home Hearts Care to provide a variety of services to the elderly.

September 15, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Covington News hires new editor

The Covington News recently hired Tharon Giddens to be its new editor. Giddens worked at The Augusta Chronicle for 18 years, spending the last handful as the features editor.

September 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Deed copies cheaper in person

The letter from the National Record Service Inc. looks official, referring to county clerk documents and property that you owe, and saying that the U.S. Government recommends that you obtain a certified or official copy of your property deed.

September 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Multi-Care Holistic Health Center

Taking an alternative approach to health and wellness, Multi-Care Holistic Heath Center aims to make you feel better naturally. Located on 1650 Honey Creek Commons, Suite F, the clinic addresses a range of issues, from weight-loss, sleep issues, nutrition and body pain, with a variety of treatments, including natural, pharmacological-grade nutraceutical supplements, whole-food supplements and bio-identical hormones.

September 08, 2010 | By William Brawley | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Dermatology Consultants

Newton Medical Dermatology Consultants is welcoming their new doctor, Michelle Juneau. Fresh, and enthusiastic, Juneau is excited to started providing the time and understanding to her patients, providing them with exceptional dermatological services.

September 01, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Buyers look at McIntosh building

The prominent, 16,684-square foot McIntosh Commercial Bank building, with its towering Georgian-style columns and red brick masonry, is available and is already soliciting interest, according to George Bartelme, an Atlanta broker with CB Richard Ellis.

August 27, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Supporter Spotlight - Piedmont Academy

Piedmont Academy began with a group of parents hoping to create a school they could trust. The school was constructed modestly in 1970, with 133 students enrolled in the first year. Over 40 years later, Piedmont has become a reputable nonprofit, accredited, college preparatory institution located in Monticello.

August 25, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


SteelCo builds school in five weeks

SteelCo President Shane Millwood was laughed at, derided and told he simply couldn't do it - that didn't stop him from essentially building a school in five weeks.

August 25, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


The new dealership: Covington Ford to build new dealership on ByPass Road

After three years of negotiations, Wendell Crowe told The News Monday he will finally sign a land swap agreement Wednesday afternoon to eventually move his Covington Ford dealership from its U.S. Highway 278 location to the Covington ByPass Road.

August 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


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