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Covington shows off recent film success to international leaders

Covington's rich filming history and recent successes has landed it a spot as a host city on a state-sponsored tour for international leaders.

March 15, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Holiday job losses bump up unemployment rate

Newton County's unemployment rate increased by half a percent to 8.5 percent in January as an estimated 468 locals lost jobs, likely due to the loss of seasonal jobs added during the holiday shopping season.

March 13, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Retail Round Table with Dave Bernd and the Newton Chamber of Commerce

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Elite Auto Collision now open

After gaining technical expertise and knowledge in every facet of his industry, Shane Steele has decided to make that knowledge available to Covington and Newton County.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


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Buy Local... The Blue Willow Inn

Already nationally known for its delicious Southern cuisine, the Blue Willow Inn of Social Circle is now accompanied by the Blue Willow Village which promises visitors an idyllic afternoon spent walking through an old-fashioned Victorian village.

November 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local: N2 Paintball

Caleb Goodman has been playing paintball for the last five years and he wants more people to join him. He and his father, Darrell Goodman, opened N2 Paintball in September, giving Covington its first paintball store in more than two years.

November 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Covington Ford not leaving or closing

Rumors are swirling around town, but Covington Ford Owner Wendell Crowe wants to make sure everyone knows that his dealership is not shutting down and it's not leaving Covington.

November 06, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


EMS receives Wal-Mart grant

Covington Wal-Mart is supporting Emergency Medical Services at Newton Medical Center with a check for $1,000 from the Wal-Mart Foundation.

November 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local: Super Sauce Barbecue

For Danny Ellis, a good barbecue sauce is all about balance, that perfect mix of flavors. He said his Super Sauce, the creation of 20 years of testing, strikes that balance just right.

November 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Thacker Chiropractic

Steven and Mitch Thacker have more than 40 years of combined experience in chiropractic medicine, so if you have muscular or skeletal problems or pain, go to Thacker Chiropractic and they can find out what's wrong and treat you.

October 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


SRG Global celebrates 40 years in Covington

Employees of SRG Global were treated to a barbecue luncheon Friday afternoon in honor of the company's 40th year doing business in Covington.

October 28, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Business


Ramsey’s Furniture

Almost 90 years ago the Ramsey family opened a furniture store just off of the Covington square on Clark Street.

October 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


The bottom falls out: How the housing market came crashing down

 This is the second of a three-part series examining how explosive growth and the housing market collapse have changed the face of Newton County.

October 18, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Buy Local... Occie's Tackle Box

Walk into Occie's Tackle Box – a neat, modest space tucked away on the corner of Turner Lake and Washington Street – and you're likely to see at least a few of the five sisters that own and run the fish and grits restaurant.

October 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


BB&T donates $4,000 to local non-profits

CEO Shirley Smith has always thought of Repairers of the Breach as a lighthouse of hope in the community, so it's only fitting that BB&T chose to donate money and time to Repairers as part of its first Lighthouse Project.

October 02, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Diligent service

20 distinguished years: Ben Hendricks, of Crudup and Hendricks, was honored Thursday for his 20 years of diligent service on the Porter Fund board as the representative of the Newton County Bar Association. During this time, he has helped to award funds to numerous educational, cultural and charitable institutions which benefit the citizens and overall community of Newton County. The Porter Fund was established by Item XV of the Will of James H. Porter. SunTrust Bank, Middle Georgia, is the trustee. Under the terms of the will, three-fourths of the net income of the trust fund is applied to worthy ...

October 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


FEMA disaster assistance expands for local governments

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials announced disaster assistance is expanding to five Georgia counties to help pay for emergency measures and to repair, restore or replace public facilities damaged or destroyed by this month's severe storms and flooding.

September 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local: Sherwood’s Flowers and Gifts

The year was 1966. Rita White had been working at Sherwood's Flowers and Gifts for two years. That year, she bought the company from the Sherwoods, and went about running the business herself.

September 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Newton Fund announces grant application deadline

The Newton Fund, a local fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, will accept letters of intent for grant funding until Oct. 2.

September 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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