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.
Covington City Council members met Thursday night to discuss what the council should expect from the Main Street Covington program regarding tourism efforts, now that operation of the program is expected to be taken on by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce.
Two industries are expanding in neighboring Morgan and Walton counties, creating hundreds of future jobs for area residents.
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SteelCo President Shane Millwood was laughed at, derided and told he simply couldn't do it - that didn't stop him from essentially building a school in five weeks.
After three years of negotiations, Wendell Crowe told The News Monday he will finally sign a land swap agreement Wednesday afternoon to eventually move his Covington Ford dealership from its U.S. Highway 278 location to the Covington ByPass Road.
Joe Davidson started out helping friends and family find discounted prices on refurbished computers. He later started refurbishing computers himself and began reselling them to some of his contacts at his job. As he slowly became more popular with those that knew him, he worked around his regular work schedule to accommodate their computer needs - hence the name of his soon-to-be company PC AfterDark.
Golfers and non-golfers have been enjoying the scenic charms of The Oaks Course for many years.
The catchy slogan has been broadcast around the nation, and more than likely resonates with Rockdale drivers: "Double-A, [honk honk], M-C-O."
Despite the recent mortgage crisis and economic instability, new opportunities await potential homeowners and sellers.
Economic Development announces RAMP UP: The Regional Advanced Manufacturing Principles to Update Performance. Students can RAMP UP their skills by participating in our industrial training programs.
Green Livin' Farms kicked off the summer season on June 26 by celebrating the grand opening of a second store at 5177 Floyd Street. The second location joins Green Livin's first store at the U.S. Highway 278 and Ga. Highway 142 location known as "The Hub."
In late 2009, local business Cowan & Cowan merged with SouthEastern Builder's Supply to expand its line of products made available for consumers. The business remains on 1186 Clark Street, with a warehouse facility located on 9175 Old Atlanta Hwy.
Despite suffering from recent budget cuts and increased fees, the Newton County Recreation Department will be moving forward with the new season of sports programs. Children who have not signed up are encouraged to do so, as time is running out to register for football and cheerleading. The deadline is July 16 with practice beginning in August.
In an effort to make the Stanton Springs industrial park more attractive and competitive, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to allow more types of businesses to be located there.
Steve and Vicki Deal were products of the economy. Like so many others in the country, they found themselves without jobs after years of hard work. However, the couple decided to take matters into their own hands and started their own barbecue restaurant in Social Circle.
Priding themselves strictly as a family farm, the Markleys began CJ Orchards with a few peach trees in 1983. Almost 30 years later, the orchard has grown to 40 acres of fruits and vegetables.
In May 1997, Harold Duren purchased the old City Pharmacy on the northeast corner of the square as a shop for his handmade wooden furniture. However, the first people to knock on his doors weren't furniture customers; they were residents who wanted to know if he would continue to operate the popular soda fountain in the store.
Eight businesses in Newton County were honored for their contribution to the economic engine of the region. Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue designated April 12 – 16 as Manufacturing Appreciation Week. Newton County Government, the City of Covington, the Covington/Newton Chamber of Commerce and DeKalb Technical College partnered to honor manufacturing at a local luncheon on June 8.