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Using annuities in your retirement planning

As we move into April, I had planned to start a series of articles on Investing in Equities. Instead, I want to provide information on using annuities in your retirement planning, including benefits and risks. My motivation was learning that a long time insured who has moved out of state has run out of money and is being supported by her children. Studies show that the consistent #1 concern of the baby boomers is running out of money.

April 12, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Shark Tank TV show casting call April 13 in Decatur

You can apply to pitch your company for ABC's hit reality TV show "Shark Tank" at a casting call breakfast Monday, April 13, 8 a.m. at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr, Decatur, GA. Companies will be chosen to pitch to casting director Scott Salyers. Apply at http://valuespartnerships.com/ATLSharkTankBreakfast/

April 09, 2015 | | Business


Five Ga. film studios band together to form advocacy group

Five film and television studios around Atlanta, including Covington-based Triple Horse Studios, have come together to form an advocacy group for Georgia's studios and businesses that support film and television industries. The five studios forming the new Georgia Studio and Infrastructure Alliance (GSIA) are: Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta, EUE/Screen Gems Studios Atlanta, Mailing Avenue Stageworks, Tyler Perry Studios and Triple Horse Studios.

April 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Should hard assets be a part of your financial plan?

Mike Lassiter is a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant. He is a Licensed Insurance Counselor and a Registered Investment Advisor. He can be reached locally at 770-786-2781.

March 15, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Life insurance as an investment?

In previous articles, I reviewed both the positives and negatives of using life insurance as an investment vehicle. This time, I would like to discuss what life insurance does best as an investment, and that is, self-completion at any time while the contract is inforce.

March 08, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


New State Farm business opens in Social Circle

It was a grand day for Tim and Jessica Hutchinson Saturday, as they celebrated the opening of their new State Farm office located at 306 Village Circle in Social Circle.

March 01, 2015 | Mikayla Newton | Business


Mason staying in Covington

Mason's Business Services needed more room.

February 15, 2015 | | Business


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United Bank buys bank in Barnesville

United Bank, which has three Covington locations, recently purchased $131 million in assets from the FDIC, following the failure of Barnesville-based First National Bank, which had one location each in Barnesville and Zebulon.

October 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Business license applications

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October 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight - Square Perk Cafe

By incorporating the history and essence of Covington, sisters Andrea Smith and Gina Davis have created Square Perk, a café at 1105 Church St. on the square.

October 28, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Stubb’s Wrecker Service

Stubb's Wrecker Service has new owners who want to build on its 51-year legacy in Covington by growing and expanding its services.

October 20, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Covington Pediatrics

Covington Pediatrics has a new physician, Annalise Cawley, at the clinic, known for its primary care practices and experienced staff members.

October 13, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


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


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