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A bigger, better place to care for pets

It's just around the corner, less than half a mile away, but when the building is finished in January it will almost double Well Spring Animal Hospital's existing space. That means, veterinarian Dr. Laura Thomas and her staff will be able to care for more dog and cat patients.

November 22, 2014 | Sandra Brands | Business


Wild at heart

The finishing touches are being put in place and local artists are arriving to set up displays of their art.

November 15, 2014 | Sandra Brands | Business


Biting into Covington

They had expected about 300 people to show up in downtown Covington the night before Halloween.

November 08, 2014 | Sandra Brands | Business


You’ll Earn a Fortune

In 1970, the approach of "You'll Earn a Fortune" was taught by many life insurance carriers. "Make sure you protect your earning power!" The arithmetic in those days was very simple:

November 01, 2014 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Infinity Solutions acquires CompuNet

Infinity Network Solutions, Inc., a leading Information Technology services company for small to mid-sized businesses and public sector agencies, announced today the acquisition of CompuNet, Inc., a full service Networking and Internet solutions provider located in Macon, Georgia.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


United Bank names advisory directors

United Bank President Thomas Kephart announced the addition of two local business leaders to its Covington Advisory Board. Anne Laster and Steven Kapp joined the board in their first meeting earlier in October.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Acuity Brands expands, adding 700 jobs in Rockdale, DeKalb

Georgia-based Acuity Brands will expand its operation, creating 700 jobs and investing more than $16 million into Rockdale and DeKalb counties over the next five years, announced Governor Nathan Deal's office Monday morning.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Full shopping plaza sets tone for county

As Newton County continues to grow commercially, a key component of growth will be the use of its already built shopping plaza and commercial buildings.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Paying for long-term care expenses

I've got a subject that can have you reaching for the aspirin and antacid quickly. As if we don't have enough concerns already, now we can worry about this risk and it can be very costly if not addressed. Of the five Covington Lassiter parents who have passed on, all of them incurred long-term care related expenses toward the end of their lives.

October 18, 2014 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Local dentist inducted as a Fellow of International College of Dentists

Dr. Dale Evans, DDS, a local dental practitioner, was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at its 85th Annual Convocation in San Antonio on Oct. 10.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Poppin’ with flavor

Things are popping on Crowell Road now.

October 11, 2014 | Mikayla Newton | Business


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Covington resident receives white coat

Christina DiCarlo of Covington, received her white coat at the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2013 White Coat Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn., on June 30.

July 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


New car wash rejected by county board

Car wash company owner Mike Aiello Jr. had planned to build two new car washes in Newton County, investing around $5 million and adding 60-plus full-time jobs, but he said he's abandoning the Newton County market completely after the county board of zoning appeals denied his request for buffer and impervious surface variances.

July 07, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Newton's jobless rate drops slightly

Newton County's unemployment rate showed little movement from April to May and has dropped a little over a point when compared to last year.

June 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Charmed comes to the square

Nestled in the corner of the square is a brand new addition to the city of Covington. Charmed: Salon-Spa-Boutique is opening on Thursday July 5, bringing luxury spa treatments and more to the area.

June 26, 2012 | Meghan de St. Aubin | Business


Newton Medical hires new nursing exec

As the health care world becomes more regulated and hospitals struggle to work with fewer staff, Patricia Waller, one of Newton's newest executives, fears the human side of nursing is being lost and hopes to stem that trend.

"As we get more regulatory and checklist-oriented, it becomes technician-type nursing. We've lost the personal touch," said Waller, who was hired June 1 as the assistant administrator of patient care services, including the role of chief nursing officer.

June 19, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Business Licenses

Burke Truckline, 190 Cheyenne Drive, Covington, (770) 256-4423, Mr. Heron Earma Burke.

June 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia International Trade Division rolls out new directory

Georgia exporters now have an easy way to increase their presence in the global marketplace and find trade partners throughout the world. By listing their companies and products or services in the online Georgia Export Directory, companies in the state can heighten their global visibility and attract potential customers, buyers and/or representatives. This opportunity is offered through the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Convergent Commerce Group, publisher of the directory.

"Growing business through trade is good for the state's economy, and we are thrilled to launch this great new opportunity for our exporters," said Kathe Falls, director ...

June 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Health scores - June 6

Dairy Queen Of Covington, 3125 Highway 278 E, Covington, March 29, Score 82.

June 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


‘Cash Mob’ targets Noring Farms

The U.S. Small Business Network is spearheading an initiative in Newton County called Small Business Fridays with its first target being Noring Farms on Floyd.

This Friday, Noring Farms on Floyd will be "cash mobbed" between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Noring Farms on Floyd is an organic food store with fresh produce and foods from local farmers.

June 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Covington business licenses - May 25

Robinson Masonry, 60 Woodland Ridge Circle, Covington, (404) 966-9726, Mr. Billy Robinson.

May 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Dairy Queen to get makeover

When the Dairy Queen opened on Jan. 2, 1965, it was one of the only restaurants in town. Today, it surrounded other fast food joints, grocery stores and businesses.

May 24, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Business


The changing roles of chambers

In July 2010, the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce revamped its mission statement and promised to take the lead on small business, economic development and tourism.

May 24, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Unemployment rate falls below 10 %

Newton County's jobless rate fell below 10 percent for the first time since 2008.

May 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Aamco receives national recognition

A local auto repair shop received national recognition recently for customer service.

Aamco of Conyers received the Superlative Customer Relations Achievements award at the company's region conference meeting May 12. The store was one out of 850 to receive the award, and the only store to achieve the award in the Southeastern region.

May 22, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Business


Chamber explains budget request

Buoyed by the Baxter announcement and hoping to capitalize on the momentum that huge project has generated, the chamber is requesting $450,000 in public money for economic development, nearly double its current budget.

May 17, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Business


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