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Radio show celebrates 10 years on air

One of Newton County's local radio shows is celebrating 10 years on air today, April 9, with the show "Thy Brother & Sister's Keeper ...

April 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Business


Workplace trends affecting administrative professionals

Executives who occupy corner offices tend to get much of the glory for a company's success. But many professionals know the progress and sustainability ...

April 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Life Dance Wellness Center: Improving quality of life, one person at a time

COVINGTON, Ga. - Life Dance Wellness Center, a health and wellness center located on Industrial Boulevard in Covington is dedicated to providing quality wellness services for ...

April 03, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business


Newton County Health Inspection Scores: March

Albys Pizza, 8105 Washington St., Covington, March 2, 95/A

April 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Futurestaff to be acquired by MAU Workforce Solutions

FutureStaff, a 37-year-old staffing company in the metro Atlanta area, is announcing its intended acquisition by Augusta-based MAU Workforce Solutions. MAU is a family-owned and ...

March 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Candlelight Bridals: A traditional dress shop in the heart of Covington

Candlelight Bridals, located on 1192 Clark St. in Covington, has deep roots in the community. Since 1962, Candlelight Bridals has been offering bridal and prom ...

March 23, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business


Stewart Community Church breaks ground

Stewart Community Church celebrated its groundbreaking of its new location Thursday morning at 13645 Highway 36, in Covington.

March 09, 2017 | Jarred Todd | Business


Lahrceny Tavern: A fun new spot in Porterdale

Lahrceny Tavern, a bar & grill restaurant located in Porterdale, opened in January on Main Street.

March 05, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business


Carmichael’s Pharmacy: Treating patients and customers like family

Carmichael's Pharmacy in Covington was selected as Small Business of the Month by the Newton County Chamber of Commerce for the month of February ...

March 05, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business


Newton County Health Inspection Scores

Alby's Pizza: 8105 Washington St., Covington, Feb. 14, 55/U, Feb. 23, 70/C

March 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Burrito Loco to close March 12

After six years of providing burritos, tacos, fajitas, chips, salsa, sodas and beers to the hungry Newton County citizens, the owners of Burrito Loco on ...

March 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Business


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General Manager Hired for News

Hosanna Fletcher, a long-time resident of Newton County who has served in a number of significant leadership positions in the community, has been named as the new general manager for The Covington News.

October 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Risks and hidden commissions in Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds are considered the foundation for conservative investors looking for steady income. These bonds are issued by local and state governments and pay investors income that may be substantially exempt from Federal and possibly State income tax.

September 27, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Pratt finishes eco-campus expansion with new recyclable sorting plant

Pratt Industries, America's fifth largest paper and packaging company, celebrated the opening today of its newest recycling Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the final phase of its "eco-campus" expansion in Conyers.

September 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Mutual Fund Share Class Concerns

My plans for the year included a series of articles on investing starting in September. Given the market volatility during the past few weeks these might start at a good time.

September 06, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Newton youth gain experience and a paycheck

Nia Wellman, a recent graduate of Alcovy High School, spent five weeks this summer discovering the responsibilities and benefits that come with being employed. This opportunity was made possible by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) In-School Youth Program. Nia worked as an office aide at the City of Porterdale, giving her experience in interacting with the public and co-workers. She developed valuable organizational skills, a general knowledge of office procedures, as well as an understanding of what it means to be employed.

September 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Rotary Club hears Piedmont plans

Vice Chairman of the Newton County Hospital Authority, Billy Fortson, told the Rotary Club of Covington Tuesday that Piedmont Healthcare System was the only one of the nine organizations looked at to merge with Newton Medical Center that fulfilled all of the local hospital's requirements.

September 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business


Your Pie coming to Covington Square

Downtown Covington is putting a round pizza in a Square.

August 28, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business


Fears and fallacies in retirement planning

There are multiple concerns to think about as you head for retirement. Some are very legitimate while others, although important are very inaccurate. Here are a few to think about:

August 23, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


On the clock with Bridgestone Golf

The Covington Newton Chamber went On the Clock this month with Bridgestone Golf. Everyone knows Bridgestone for their rubber products, however their production of golf balls is making its way to the top with all production and marketing for them headquartered right here in Covington. All of their premium golf balls are produced here including their B-330 series for the professional golfer as well as the E-series for the recreational golfer. Bridgestone is now the No. 2 golf ball manufacturer in the United States and also No. 2 in sales.

August 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Johnny and Tammy’s: Down home country cooking in Newborn

From the outside, it looks a bit like a cross between a barn and a roadhouse. A verandah wraps around the front, and leads to the 1,900 square foot covered deck. Inside, there are tables and chairs, booths, a bar and two pool tables.

August 02, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Business


Pinnacle Bank’s Jackson McConnell named Georgia Bankers Association Chairman

L. Jackson McConnell Jr., president and CEO of Pinnacle Financial Corporation and its subsidiary bank, Pinnacle Bank, Elberton, was installed as the 126th chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association (GBA) during the GBA Annual Meeting June 23. McConnell was elected to the position by his peers throughout Georgia.

July 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


The Greek crisis and your planning

Today, let's take a break from Bruce Jenner, the Confederate flag, Kim Kardashian's swim suit pictures and other related matters vital to our national security. Instead, let me address something that could be of great relevance to you in your retirement planning, which is the Greek financial crisis and could it work its way across the Atlantic to us.

July 12, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Jersey Mike’s, Edible Arrangements coming

Two new businesses are coming to Covington, expanding local options for food and edible gifts.

July 11, 2015 | Meris Lutz | Business


Do you have a guaranteed pension?

GUARANTEED – That's a key word in qualified retirement plans and there are many flavors that an employer can choose from.

May 31, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


"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


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