A few more fast-food restaurants are coming to Newton County, including two near the Walmart at Salem and Brown Bridge roads.
Without a highly skilled workforce in place, Newton County will struggle to attract the kind of industries that can truly bring up the county's per capita income and improve its quality of life, according to the county's top industrial recruiters.
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K&D Shoe Warehouse is a family-owned business that's been in business for 16 years. K&D holds more than 35,000 pairs of men and women's shoes in stock, and offers over 200 vendors.
Candlelight Bridals has helped Newton County brides make their wedding day beautiful for more than 30 years. Becky Rutledge bought the business in 2005 and shortly after moved off the square onto Reynolds Street in downtown Covington. Since 2005, Rutledge estimated she has handled aspects of more than 150 weddings.
In these hard economic times it's a relief to know that there are still some services that aren't too expensive. Metro Embalming & Crematory of Conyers is one of them.
First Georgia Community Bank became the second local bank to fail in less than a month when the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation took control of the bank on Friday.
As part of a larger effort to drum up public support for emergency loans to Detroit's automakers, Ford representatives in Covington made the case for keeping the Big Three going by tying them to local suppliers like Guardian Automotive.
Customers looking for a hometown bank with a hometown feel find what they need at United Bank in Covington.
Steve Kapp has served as president of Sunbelt Builders, founded by his father-in-law Sam B. Hay Jr. in 1982, for four years. Since its beginning, Sunbelt has dotted this region of the country with buildings from churches to hospitals.
This holiday season, amidst all of the flurry of gift shopping, be sure not to overlook Newton County's oldest nonprofit store - The Salvation Army.
In business since 1922, Ginn Motor Company is Newton County's oldest car-dealership. For 10 years after opening, the car dealership was a franchise company for Ford. Then in 1932, the two Ginn brothers that started the company sold the franchise and took on the Chevrolet name, followed by Oldsmobile in 1946. In early 2000 when General Motors quit making Oldsmobile, the company became a Chevrolet dealer only. In late 2007 Ginn Motor acquired Newton County's ...
Tommy Coker opened Bulldog Tire in Covington in 1986, more than a quarter century ago. He had worked in a tire company in Monroe for 19 years before that.
After briefly being taken over by the state on Friday due to insolvency, The Community Bank reopened on Monday as The Bank of Essex in a purchase deal brokered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
For over 19 years Sigman Bottle Package Store has been serving the citizens of Newton and Rockdale counties for all their liquor, wine and beer needs.
Since 1970, Rhoades Printing has been a fixture in downtown Covington business.
Since opening its doors for business in 1988, Whitaker Builders Supply, located on Stark Road in Jackson, has strived to provide its customers with superior service and competitive prices. The Whitaker family has been building homes since 1959. The business is now run by Allen Whitaker and his siblings David Whitaker, Lanae Martin and Lisa Whitaker.
Dustin Vanderbunt knows his barbecue. As the co-owner and chef at Ed Boudreaux's Bayou Bar-B-Que restaurant in Ashville, N.C., which bills itself the home of the "Voodoo Reuben," Vanderbunt, along with his business partner Erik Feichter of Waynesville, N.C., has developed a line of 14 sauces.