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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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Supporter Spotlight - Eye Deal Optical

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.

May 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter spotlight: Mitcham Farm Strawberries

Mitcham Farm on West Macedonia Church Road in Oxford has been family operated for more than 100 years.

May 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Fantastic Plastic

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.

May 05, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


A Yarn of a Tale

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.

April 28, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Peoples Home Medical

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 a person needs to stay in their home longer and more comfortably.

April 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Splash into Art

People looking for a unique date idea or a different way to have fun with friends and family should consider newly opened Splash Into Art, where customers create their very own 16-inch by 20-inch painting in less than three hours.

April 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter spotlight: Master Landscape Supply

Spring has sprung in Newton County, and it's the perfect time of year to get your lawn and garden into pristine condition. Master Landscape Supply in Covington has everything that the most dedicated gardener would need to make their garden the envy of the neighborhood.

April 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Innovative Industrialists

This is the first 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 first part discusses the growth of Newton County's vast industrial base.

April 14, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Mason's Business Services

With the deadline to file income taxes just around the corner, residents looking to save money and get more personal service may want to consider Mason's Business Services.

Owner Mike Mason has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting field, and he and his dedicated team can help residents and small businesses with a variety of accounting and bookkeeping services.

April 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter's Spotlight - Bravo Entertainment

Ruben Bravo wants to bring metro-quality entertainment east of the perimeter.

March 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight - Pulliam Eye Group

Customers who choose Pulliam Eye Group can clearly see what sets the group apart from other area eye doctors.

March 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight - Pulliam Eye Group

Dr. Michael Pulliam has been helping Covington residents see better for 30 years. The namesake of the Pulliam Eye Group is only one of a group of eye specialists who provide services in a wide variety of fields.

March 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


National Consumer Protection Week will run from March 7th until 13th

As part of National Consumer Protection Week, March 7 – 13, the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs encourages all Georgians to become savvy consumers. This year's theme - Dollars & Sense: Rated "A" for All Ages - highlights the importance of using good consumer sense at every stage of life, from grade school to retirement.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight... Shannon D. Sneed & Associates, P.C.

If you met Shannon Sneed on the street, you might not realize he's a lawyer. He's an intelligent man but has an affable, easygoing nature. Even when you visit his office, you may be thrown off.

March 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Caldwell & Cowan employee earns certification

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has awarded the nationally recognized Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) designation to Brenda Fuller Johnson, preplanning counselor at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home.

The CPC certification program is considered the standard of excellence in funeral service for individuals who help families plan funerals in advance. In order for Johnson to become a CPC, she had to meet specific program requirements and pass an examination based on a standards manual. CPCs must demonstrate their ongoing professional commitment by fulfilling requirements as they renew their certification every four years.

February 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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