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SMP Corp. wins first round of Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. - Congratulations to SMP Corporation as a first round winner of the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant program targeting companies with innovative ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Brian ‘Buck’ Rogers Installed as 55th President of State Bar of Georgia

Brian D. "Buck" Rogers of Covington, a partner with Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC in Atlanta, was installed as the 55th president of the 49 ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Covington Tractor Supply to host pet adoptions

COVINGTON, Ga. - Tractor Supply Company in Covington at 10161 Lochridge Blvd. will host pet and livestock adoptions on Saturday, June 17.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


SBA loans turn business renters into owners

Are you renting your office, warehouse, or other business space? Would you prefer to purchase or to build, to customize your surroundings, and to possibly ...

June 04, 2017 | Navin Shah | Business


Kwik Change Lube & Service: A pillar of the Covington community

COVINGTON, Ga. - Kwik Change Lube & Service has been a fixture in the Covington community since 2009 when the business opened as a second auto shop ...

June 04, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business


Shire leader provides update

COVINGTON, Ga. - Massimiliano Barberis, interim site lead for the Georgia manufacturing Facilty of Shire, said the Covington pharmaceutical plant is in its most critical point ...

June 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Business


Tiki Tattoos: Inking beautiful designs for Covington residents

COVINGTON, Ga. - For 10 years now, Tiki Tattoos has offered quality tattoo and body art services for the Covington community, inking the designs of clients ...

May 28, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business


Henderson's Restaurant announces closing

COVINGTON, Ga. - Henderson's Restaurant, located at 11885 Highway 36 in Covington, announced it is officially closed with Facebook post Tuesday afternoon. The announcement comes ...

May 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Business


Best Bank parent company closed by Feds

COVINGTON, Ga. – Guaranty Bank of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which did business in Georgia as Best Bank, was closed Friday, May 5 by the Office of the ...

May 08, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Business


Covington Family Chiropractic provides quality care to families

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Family Chiropractic has provided quality chiropractic care to the Covington community for almost four years, and was recently selected as the April ...

May 07, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business


Reach Thrift Store: Serving the community through ministry

COVINGTON, Ga. - Tina Clark, the manager of Reach Thrift Store had a vision for opening a thrift store as part of her church's outreach ...

May 07, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business


Bulldog Tire Company celebrates 35years

COVINGTON, Ga. - Bulldog Tire Company has been providing quality automotive services to the Newton County community for 35 years.

May 07, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business


Newton Federal Bank announces closing of stock offering and completion of reorganization transaction

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton Federal Bank (the "Bank") announced that it has completed its reorganization, effective today, into the mutual holding company structure and the related ...

May 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Newton County Health Inspection Scores: April

Alby's Pizza, 8105 Washington St., Covington, April 21, 95/A

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


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Manufacturing in Newton County employs thousands

Newton County continues to grow, attracting retail shops and industrial and manufacturing plants. The products made here range from the fibers used to make disposable diapers to dry cereals to golf balls.

April 30, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Business


Future taxes on retirement assets

One of my questions when I get involved in a discussion with people about a financial matter, ObamaCare for example, is "Who is going to pay for all of this?" The topic could also be something like local recreation or the new Braves stadium, and my question remains the same.

April 24, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Rib Shack offers free ribs next Sunday

The first 100 diners at two Covington area Shane's Rib Shacks on Sunday, April 30, will get a free half rack of slow-cooked baby back ribs, a 20-ounce beverage and special edition Rib Giveaway T-shirt to kick off summer BBQ season.

April 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Scams directed at seniors

Let's face it – I'm a senior citizen now and will turn 68 later this year. UGA's famous Dean of Men, William Tate, labeled turning age 65 as "statutory senility" so I'm there. In my business, I have fielded more than a few cases of seniors being targeted for various types of fraud.

April 10, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Should you use a Robo Advisor?

Although computer based investment programs have been around for many years, the term "Robo Advisor" is a relatively new label. I can envision the Terminator placing my call on hold with the message of "I'll be back."

March 27, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


The important retirement question

When you retire, how long do you want your retirement income to last?

February 28, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


FiberVisions plant manager recognized as Face of Manufacturing

Sarah Daly is an engineer. The Kentucky graduate is plant manager at FiberVisions, helping to produce fibers for products such as diapers, wipes, tea bags, air filters and Swiffer Dusters, at the Covington plant. She says she is 70 percent like her father, also an engineer.

February 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Business


You have more options for college funding than you think

The cost of their children's college education will take a big bite out of parents' retirement savings.

January 31, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Annuity solutions for long term care funding expenses

The problem with how to fund for the risk of Long Term Care expense continues to increase, and the number of lives covered through insurance and premium volume has dropped significantly in the past 12 years. Industry giants like Prudential, MetLife and Allianz have exited the market.

January 10, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Learn about 100% Tax-Free retirement with yearly growth

If there's anything that will catch the eye of our elected officials in Washington, DC, it's an advertisement like this article's heading. There's more than a few pundits predicting the government will one day attempt to confiscate retirement plans to help lessen our national debt.

November 29, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


The appeal of Exchange Traded Funds

Exchange Traded Funds or "ETFs" were first introduced in the early 1990s, but it wasn't until 2008 that the first actively managed ETF reached the market. In less than 10 years this section of the market has grown to over one trillion in assets.

October 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


General Manager Hired for News

Hosanna Fletcher, a long-time resident of Newton County who has served in a number of significant leadership positions in the community, has been named as the new general manager for The Covington News.

October 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Risks and hidden commissions in Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds are considered the foundation for conservative investors looking for steady income. These bonds are issued by local and state governments and pay investors income that may be substantially exempt from Federal and possibly State income tax.

September 27, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Pratt finishes eco-campus expansion with new recyclable sorting plant

Pratt Industries, America's fifth largest paper and packaging company, celebrated the opening today of its newest recycling Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the final phase of its "eco-campus" expansion in Conyers.

September 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Mutual Fund Share Class Concerns

My plans for the year included a series of articles on investing starting in September. Given the market volatility during the past few weeks these might start at a good time.

September 06, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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