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"Laddering" your retirement income

Throughout my career I have seen ongoing recommendations to ladder your investments and savings to generate consistent, long term income. Just envision each step on the ladder being an asset and you've got the laddering idea.

May 10, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


'Sleepy Hollow' TV show moves to Rockdale

The Headless Horseman will soon join vampires on Conyers film sets, as Fox's popular supernatural TV series "Sleepy Hollow" moves its production here.

May 10, 2015 | John Ruch | Business


The Basic Annuity – Fixed Interest

If you want a guaranteed rate of return and don't need your income until a later date, a fixed interest annuity might be for you. Interest rates are at the level they were in the 1950's and this also has negatively affected certificates of deposit.

April 26, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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


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Local Walmart awards scholarship

Walmart Store, located on Industrial Boulevard in Covington, recently awarded an academic scholarship to Money Center associate Iyanna Alexander. A Walmart Associate Scholarship in the amount of $1500 was presented by store manager Jerome Adkins and assistant store manager Dan Brown during a store meeting of associates. Special guests included Iyanna's mother Sharon Alexander of Covington and Lillian Bittaye, her mentor with the Sojourner Truth Program. The festivities included the check presentation, a cake to commemorate the occasion and a gift card to purchase college souvenirs when she arrives on campus. Iyanna is pursuing a degree in medical laboratory ...

October 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Covington career expo at 9 a.m. Thurs.

The Georgia Department of Labor, the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and the Covington Employer Committee will sponsor a career expo Thursday, Oct. 4.

October 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Gas prices drop 8.4 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Newton County have fallen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67/gal Monday.

September 25, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Stylin’ at the Mill opens in Porterdale

Porterdale residents will now be able to tan and get their hair done in downtown thanks to a new salon called Stylin' at the Mill.

September 18, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Restaurant Health Scores, Sept. 12

Burrito Loco, 4139 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Score: 94.

September 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Downtown gets sweeter

Downtown Covington will get a little sweeter this fall, as Sweet Treats goes under new ownership and concentrates more on offering a variety of baked goods.

September 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Restaurant Health Scores, Sept. 5

Putters Restaurant, 11240 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, July 25, Score: 99.

September 04, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to host second Taste of Newton

More than three dozen local businesses and restaurants will come together for the second annual Taste of Newton at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 on the third floor of the Newton County Administrative Building, 1113 Usher Street, Covington.

September 04, 2012 | Hayley Williams | Business


Health scores: Aug. 29, 2012

Bangkok Grill, 5135 U.S. Highway 278 Covington, Aug. 7, Score 94.

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


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


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