A new face will be promoting Newton County to the rest of the world, as the chamber has hired local resident Jenny McDonald as its new tourism director.
Mayor Ronnie Johnston continues to push for more active recruitment of retail businesses, including restaurants, movie theaters and the like, and he's hoping the city of Covington and the Newton County Industrial Authority may be able to bring some major companies to the area.
Residents want more restaurants and places to shop, and local officials think tax breaks may be the way to get them.
Local company Apollo Staffing has been honored as the 10th fastest-growing company in metro Atlanta in 2013 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Newton County's former industrial recruiter has signed on with local business Wagner Service Solutions in an effort to expand the company's reach into new markets.
Downtown businesses and beyond looked through colorful blooms and plants Tuesday to create the perfect arrangement to go in front of their storefronts as a part of an effort to beautify the downtown area.
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The Save A Lot grocery store located at the corner of Alcovy Road and U.S. Highway 278 in Covington closed its doors recently after a nearly two-year in business. Given widespread competition, the store location was not able to perform as anticipated, according to a company spokeswoman. The closing once again leaves the 18,500 square-foot location in the Covington Corners shopping center closed.
Local women are invited to attend the East Metro Women's Connection luncheon. Join us for our "Holiday Harvest" with "Gathering Gifts and Goodies" - Spires Interiors & Gifts in Covington will present all their many gift ideas for the whole family, from jewelry, purses, home decorating, team sports and so much more. "Abundant Harvest" - In pursuit of the "American Dream," Betty Childs, a former aerospace employee discovers how to turn her rejections into acceptance ...
Average retail gasoline prices in Covington have fallen to $3.44 a gallon, as of Tuesday. According to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com, Atlanta gas prices have not been this low since early August.
The George Walton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution has recognized the Covington Diner for exemplary flag display, in particular for following proper flag etiquette with illumination of the United States flag during night display.
Snapping Shoals EMC recently awarded approximately $15,000 in grants to a number of teachers in Newton County through the co-op's Bright Ideas program. The grants, which are allocated from unclaimed capital credit funds, are designed to help teachers who wish to extend educational opportunities and activities for students by developing student interests and abilities.
Right at Home, a nonmedical home care service provider, opened a Covington location early 2012 but held its official ribbon cutting Oct. 11.
Covington business owner Brian Byars, of Advanced Retirement Planning, was recently named to "Georgia Trend" Magazine's '40 Under 40' list, honoring top professionals across the state. This year's group represents what "Georgia Trend" considers the state's most successful up and coming men and women in business, government, education, nonprofits and the arts.
WHERE: 2189 Pace Street, Covington What they do: Covington Tactical, which just opened this week, is an independently owned gun shop that offers a very selective inventory of rifles, pistols, ammunition and a full line of women's firearm accessories. What's unique: "We want our shop to be a homey-feeling place that takes the anxiety out of being in a gun shop," said Adrienne. The shop also specializes in women's firearms. Favorite part of the business: ...
The Georgia Department of Revenue announces that the "Energy and Water Efficient" sales tax holiday weekend will be Oct. 5-7.
Walmart Store, located on Industrial Boulevard in Covington, recently awarded an academic scholarship to Money Center associate Iyanna Alexander. A Walmart Associate Scholarship in the amount of $1500 was presented by store manager Jerome Adkins and assistant store manager Dan Brown during a store meeting of associates. Special guests included Iyanna's mother Sharon Alexander of Covington and Lillian Bittaye, her mentor with the Sojourner Truth Program. The festivities included the check presentation, a cake to ...
The Georgia Department of Labor, the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and the Covington Employer Committee will sponsor a career expo Thursday, Oct. 4.
Average retail gasoline prices in Newton County have fallen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67/gal Monday.
Porterdale residents will now be able to tan and get their hair done in downtown thanks to a new salon called Stylin' at the Mill.
Burrito Loco, 4139 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Score: 94. China Star, 13015 Brown Bridge Road, Suite 320, Covington, Score: 75, Grade: C. Heard Mixon Elementary School, 14110 Ga. Highway 36, Covington, Score: 95. Holiday Inn Express-Breakfast Bar, 9159 Access Road, Covington, Score: 93. Jimbo's Grill At The Mill, 2102 Main Street, Porterdale, Score: 89. Johnny's New York Style Pizza, 10176 Carlin Drive, Covington, Score: 100. Lucy's Wings-N-Things, 4220 Ga. Highway 142, Suite B, Newborn, Score: ...
Downtown Covington will get a little sweeter this fall, as Sweet Treats goes under new ownership and concentrates more on offering a variety of baked goods.