Residents want more restaurants and places to shop, and local officials think tax breaks may be the way to get them.
Local company Apollo Staffing has been honored as the 10th fastest-growing company in metro Atlanta in 2013 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Newton County's former industrial recruiter has signed on with local business Wagner Service Solutions in an effort to expand the company's reach into new markets.
Downtown businesses and beyond looked through colorful blooms and plants Tuesday to create the perfect arrangement to go in front of their storefronts as a part of an effort to beautify the downtown area.
Head industrial recruiter Roger Harrison is leaving Newton County, but the chamber has already hired a replacement in Courtney Bernardi, the top recruiter in Jackson County.
Skyline Pest Solutions has announced the acquisition of Beyond Exterminating in Social Circle.
Months after Baxter International's big announcement to locate a $1 billion manufacturing plant in Stanton Springs industrial park, Newton County is starting to see some positive effects.
After a one-month spike above 10 percent, Newton County's unemployment declined to 9.8 percent in February; however, the change was accompanied by a decline in employed workers and the overall local labor force, signaling people probably stopped looking for work.
Local optical business Covington Eyes owner Dr. Andrea Washington is relocating her business to a building behind Newton Medical Center.
Small business professionals can learn more about filing their taxes during a webinar hosted by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce next month.
Good leaders have to capitalize on their strengths, but, just as importantly, they also have to admit their weaknesses and find ways to compensate for those. When both of those things happen, leaders thrive.
After months of discussion, the Covington City Council finally reached a consensus on allowing temporary signs at businesses.
Jazzercise, the world's leading dance fitness program, is opening its newest fitness center in Covington.
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Angela Miller has been in real estate for 15 years and her passion has led her constantly to reach out into new areas.
The Ace Home Center has been in Social Circle for more than 50 years and is one of the pillars of the tightly-knit community.
Already nationally known for its delicious Southern cuisine, the Blue Willow Inn of Social Circle is now accompanied by the Blue Willow Village which promises visitors an idyllic afternoon spent walking through an old-fashioned Victorian village.
Caleb Goodman has been playing paintball for the last five years and he wants more people to join him. He and his father, Darrell Goodman, opened N2 Paintball in September, giving Covington its first paintball store in more than two years.
Rumors are swirling around town, but Covington Ford Owner Wendell Crowe wants to make sure everyone knows that his dealership is not shutting down and it's not leaving Covington.
Covington Wal-Mart is supporting Emergency Medical Services at Newton Medical Center with a check for $1,000 from the Wal-Mart Foundation.
For Danny Ellis, a good barbecue sauce is all about balance, that perfect mix of flavors. He said his Super Sauce, the creation of 20 years of testing, strikes that balance just right.
Steven and Mitch Thacker have more than 40 years of combined experience in chiropractic medicine, so if you have muscular or skeletal problems or pain, go to Thacker Chiropractic and they can find out what's wrong and treat you.
Employees of SRG Global were treated to a barbecue luncheon Friday afternoon in honor of the company's 40th year doing business in Covington.
Almost 90 years ago the Ramsey family opened a furniture store just off of the Covington square on Clark Street.
This is the second of a three-part series examining how explosive growth and the housing market collapse have changed the face of Newton County.
Walk into Occie's Tackle Box – a neat, modest space tucked away on the corner of Turner Lake and Washington Street – and you're likely to see at least a few of the five sisters that own and run the fish and grits restaurant.
CEO Shirley Smith has always thought of Repairers of the Breach as a lighthouse of hope in the community, so it's only fitting that BB&T chose to donate money and time to Repairers as part of its first Lighthouse Project.
20 distinguished years: Ben Hendricks, of Crudup and Hendricks, was honored Thursday for his 20 years of diligent service on the Porter Fund board as the representative of the Newton County Bar Association. During this time, he has helped to award funds to numerous educational, cultural and charitable institutions which benefit the citizens and overall community of Newton County. The Porter Fund was established by Item XV of the Will of James ...
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials announced disaster assistance is expanding to five Georgia counties to help pay for emergency measures and to repair, restore or replace public facilities damaged or destroyed by this month's severe storms and flooding.