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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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.
There is a brand new doctor in town. Thomas Mathew Jr., M.D., is a board certified family practitioner who leads the Newton Medical Family Practice Center, a new facility based in Covington.
Monday was the first day of some exciting changes at Mayfield Hardware Company.
Monroe Power Equipment Company has been serving the Covington area since 1991. They specialize in lawn and garden equipment, parts and repairs. Stocked with brand names like Hustler Excel Turf, Briggs & Stratton and Cub Cadet, they offer a wide variety of tools ranging from trimmers to tractors. The company also boasts a certified Briggs & Stratton Master Service Center. One of the company's prospective products is the Hustler Zeon, the world's first all-electric zero-turn ...
Ken and Teri Justice began physically building their long-time dream last year and today the construction phase of Cottonwood Farm is very nearly complete.
SKC Inc. has so much going on at its Covington manufacturing plant that it celebrated both a groundbreaking and a ribbon cutting Tuesday. Local politicians and SKC leaders broke ground on a photovoltaic films plant, part of its continuing efforts to expand in the solar power industry. The total investment is expected to be $50 million, and the first line is expected to be running ...
Burnie's BBQ in Porterdale opened last August, but Owner Richard's Burnham's family has been barbecuing and baking in the southern mill town for more than 60 years. Today, Burnie's serves pork and turkey sandwiches, Brunswick stew, BBQ nachos, wings, ribs, salads, hamburgers, hot and sausage dogs, chili and soup. The newest menu item will be a welcome addition as the hot Georgia summer approaches - ice cream.
Gay Y. Clark, Executive Assistant, Bard Medical Division, has received the prestigious Charles Russell Bard Award, an honor recognizing outstanding character, abilities, and achievements.
For almost a quarter century the Bravo family has been serving up authentic Mexican cuisine in the Conyers area.
Since December Eye Deal Optical on U.S. Highway 278 has been offering Covington-area residents expert optical services as well as stylish, modern products.
Mitcham Farm on West Macedonia Church Road in Oxford has been family operated for more than 100 years.
This is the fourth part of a series examining local industries in Newton County, including their history, production processes, community involvement and roles in the local, national and global economies. Today's story examines the history of plastic producer Berry Plastics in Covington, a leading producer of trash liners and stretch film.
This is the third part of a series examining the history and economic effects of industry in Newton County, as well as the county's continuing efforts to attract new business. This part examines the history of yarn converter Beaver Manufacturing in Mansfield, one of the county's oldest and most successful industries.
Even though the economy is sluggish and even though the medical home equipment industry is a tough business because of cumbersome regulations, Phil Stone believes Covington needs a business to supply oxygen, sleep apnea devices and other medical equipment. That's why Stone and his son Cham opened Peoples Home Medical earlier this year. The store provides everything from hospital-style beds, walkers, seat lifts and wheelchairs to orthotics to all kinds of respiratory devices - everything ...