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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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Two Georgia banks merge

Synovus Bank, the Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank, today announced plans to combine two of its bank divisions - Bank of North Georgia, based in Alpharetta, and Bank of Coweta in Newnan.

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Unemployment rises in July

Newton County's unemployment rate increased to 11.3 percent in July, pushing the rate to the highest it's been this year; however, employment also increased meaning more people overall were actively seeking work

August 28, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Unemployment claims rise

The number of first-time unemployment filers in Newton County rose to 701 in July, up significantly from last month's 461 claims.

August 21, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Hardee’s returns to Covington

Hardee's is once again coming to Covington, for the third time, and will locate in the same building it originally built nearly 30 years ago.

August 14, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Newton Federal Bank

Serving as one of the last hometown banks in Newton County, Newton Federal Bank has been in business for more than 84 years.

August 07, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Business


New Yogurt place opens its doors

Mango Tango Yogurt held its ribbon cutting Tuesday afternoon in Covington. The new business stays open until 10p.m. every night. For more information visit Facebook.com/mangotangocovington

August 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Baxter embarks on long journey to 2018

Baxter International broke ground Wednesday, beginning the long path to commercial operation in 2018, which will see years of construction, a lengthy government approval process, the hiring of hundreds of employees and the efforts of local communities to woo Baxter executives to their neighborhood.

August 02, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Business Licenses - July 31, 2012

Jennifers K-9 Designs, 5199 Monticello St., Covington, Jennifer Smith, animal grooming, July 6, (678) 446-7429.

July 31, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Pre-registration filling up for Alcovy Fitness Club

Formally known as the Covington Athletic Club, Alcovy Fitness and Wellness has seen a large number of people pre-registering to take advantage of low prices and an initiation fee of $99 waived for those wishing to sign up before the gym re-opens around the beginning of November.

July 31, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Business


Snapping Shoals incumbents reelected

All three challengers who petitioned to get their names on the ballot for the Snapping Shoals EMC Board of Directors lost their bids in a landslide to the incumbents but brought higher than average turnout.

July 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Embody Studio

Embody Studio is a serene getaway near downtown Covington where residents can go to get a little peace of mind.

July 24, 2012 | Meghan de St. Aubin | Business


Beloved athletic facility to reopen

The former Covington Athletic Club has been purchased and is set to reopen this fall as Alcovy Fitness and Wellness, a move that's being welcomed by the hundreds of residents who used to be devoted members.

July 24, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Last cash mob of the summer

The U.S. Small Business Network is hosting one final cash mob in Covington at Van Go's Studio from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

July 17, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Last cash mob of the summer

The U.S. Small Business Network is hosting one final cash mob in Covington at Van Go's Studio from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

"I hope you're not mob weary, but I promise this one will be worth it," Marlon Brammer posted on the Facebook page of the Small Business Friday group. "Van Go is tucked away off the square and really does not get much attention. They are in desperate need of some exposure. If there ever was a need for a cash mob, this one would be it."

July 17, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Brenda Cronan joins United Bank

Brenda Cronan has joined the Covington United Bank office as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Cronan will be responsible for developing United Bank's mortgage loan presence in Covington and the surrounding counties of Newton, Rockdale and Walton.

July 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


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