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Newton County Health Inspection Scores

Alcovy Pub & Grill: 10176 Alcovy Road, Covington, Dec. 12, 82/B

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Lassiter: Multiple uses for Second-To-Die Life Insurance

Second-To-Die or Survivorship Life Insurance became a very viable product after the 1982 TEFRA legislation. This act allowed estate taxes to be postponed until the ...

December 04, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Plenty of time left to enjoy Christmas on the Square

Main Street Covington's Christmas on the Square is in full swing with a great Lighting of the Tree and Polar Express night. But don ...

December 04, 2016 | Velinda Hardy | Business


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Covington Business Licenses

Business Name: Antiques & Stuff of Newton, 2177 ELM St. NE

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Life Settlements – Risks and Rewards

Life Settlements are relatively young transactions in the insurance industry, but you can trace its origins back to 1911. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes noted in his opinion that "Life insurance possessed all of the ordinary characteristics of property, and therefore represented an asset that a policy owner may transfer without limitation."

November 15, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Early retirement?

Hanging it up at age 60 or 62 sounds like a lot of fun! Wake up when you want to, tee it up once or twice a week and enjoy the grandchildren. Even though I will be 68 on Nov. 2, I'm not quite there yet. I can't buy enough liability insurance to get on the golf course!

October 13, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Life Insurance for Mortgage Protection

It seems like the majority of topics for my articles brings back memories, some good and some less than memorable. This is one of the "less thans".

September 25, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Annuity income riders: your personal pension

Most of our parents could expect a pension plan from one or more employers when they reached retirement.

September 04, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


One Size Fits All?

"One size fits all" would be wonderful for me. All of my Dockers slacks would be a 36-inch waist forever instead of my keeping multiple sizes based on the number of buffets visited!

August 07, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Insurance exchanges that benefit policyholders

In my previous article I discussed the benefits of tax-free exchanges under Section 1035 of the revenue code. Over the years, I have completed more than a few exchanges that truly helped the policyholder. Here are a few examples and one or more of these might apply to you:

July 17, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


New women’s fashion boutique coming to the Square

Blair on the Square Boutique, an upscale women's apparel boutique, will open on the Covington Square, 1115 Church Street, in September.

July 16, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | Business


Boutique to take root on the Square

A new boutique featuring apparel for both men and women will open its doors on the Covington Square in late August.

July 16, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | Business


Bodycote, 50 jobs, come to Covington

The regional headquarters of Bodycote, a thermal processing service provider, is now located in Covington.

June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Business


Tax-free exchanges

One of the provisions of the Revenue Code that is very attractive to life and annuity policyholders is Section 1035. This provision of the Code allows you to transfer the values from a life policy or an annuity to a new contract and defer taxes on your gain. Life policy values may be transferred to a new life policy or a non-qualified annuity. A non-qualified annuity may also be transferred to another non-qualified annuity, but annuity values may not be transferred to a life policy.

June 26, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Baxalta becomes Shire

Shire plc completed its merger with Baxalta Friday, creating what is expected to be a global leader in rare diseases.

June 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Business


Baxalta, Shire agree to merger

Shareholders of Baxalta, Inc. and Shire PLC agreed Friday on a merger that is expected to be finalized on June 3.

May 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Business


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


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