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Employee of the Year

Clairon Metals Corporation is pleased to announce that Erica Arnett has been named Employee of the Year for 2014.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Building up your piggy bank

Many years ago, I was given a "Pocket Pig" from Newton Federal Bank and still have it along with other Covington and Newton memorabilia. It held 16 quarters and "If this Pocket Pig could talk he would say, save a little every day." Sixty years later, that's still great advice – Pay yourself first!

January 25, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Best of the Best: Twelve Oaks

In less than four years, the antebellum mansion on Monticello Street went from being a faded grand dame to an award-winning Southern belle welcoming visitors from around the world.

January 18, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Business


Attaining Financial Independence

The easiest question you will have to answer this year is "Do you want to have financial independence at retirement? If your answer is "no," please return to your favorite television show and enjoy your day.

January 10, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


A jump start for employment

It is part of the incentive package the state offered to attract one of the leading healthcare industries to Covington: Georgia Quick Start would build a training facility near the new Baxter campus and offer customized training to its employees.

January 10, 2015 | | Business


Lassiter: Receiving additional social security benefits

This article was drafted during the Thanksgiving holidays and on returning home, I noticed that many of these suggestions are in the January 2015 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Although all of this information is readily available in my profession, I feel that it's proper to cite this publication.

December 13, 2014 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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October 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Energy, water efficiency sales tax holiday

The Georgia Department of Revenue announces that the "Energy and Water Efficient" sales tax holiday weekend will be Oct. 5-7.

October 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Local Walmart awards scholarship

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 commemorate the occasion and a gift card to purchase college souvenirs when she arrives on campus. Iyanna is pursuing a degree in medical laboratory ...

October 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Covington career expo at 9 a.m. Thurs.

The Georgia Department of Labor, the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and the Covington Employer Committee will sponsor a career expo Thursday, Oct. 4.

October 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Gas prices drop 8.4 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Newton County have fallen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67/gal Monday.

September 25, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Stylin’ at the Mill opens in Porterdale

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.

September 18, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Restaurant Health Scores, Sept. 12

Burrito Loco, 4139 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Score: 94.

September 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Downtown gets sweeter

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.

September 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Restaurant Health Scores, Sept. 5

Putters Restaurant, 11240 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, July 25, Score: 99.

September 04, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to host second Taste of Newton

More than three dozen local businesses and restaurants will come together for the second annual Taste of Newton at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 on the third floor of the Newton County Administrative Building, 1113 Usher Street, Covington.

September 04, 2012 | Hayley Williams | Business


Health scores: Aug. 29, 2012

Bangkok Grill, 5135 U.S. Highway 278 Covington, Aug. 7, Score 94.

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Two Georgia banks merge

Synovus Bank, the Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank, today announced plans to combine two of its bank divisions - Bank of North Georgia, based in Alpharetta, and Bank of Coweta in Newnan.

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Unemployment rises in July

Newton County's unemployment rate increased to 11.3 percent in July, pushing the rate to the highest it's been this year; however, employment also increased meaning more people overall were actively seeking work

August 28, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Unemployment claims rise

The number of first-time unemployment filers in Newton County rose to 701 in July, up significantly from last month's 461 claims.

August 21, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Hardee’s returns to Covington

Hardee's is once again coming to Covington, for the third time, and will locate in the same building it originally built nearly 30 years ago.

August 14, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


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