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.
Head industrial recruiter Roger Harrison is leaving Newton County, but the chamber has already hired a replacement in Courtney Bernardi, the top recruiter in Jackson County.
Skyline Pest Solutions has announced the acquisition of Beyond Exterminating in Social Circle.
Months after Baxter International's big announcement to locate a $1 billion manufacturing plant in Stanton Springs industrial park, Newton County is starting to see some positive effects.
After a one-month spike above 10 percent, Newton County's unemployment declined to 9.8 percent in February; however, the change was accompanied by a decline in employed workers and the overall local labor force, signaling people probably stopped looking for work.
Local optical business Covington Eyes owner Dr. Andrea Washington is relocating her business to a building behind Newton Medical Center.
Small business professionals can learn more about filing their taxes during a webinar hosted by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce next month.
Good leaders have to capitalize on their strengths, but, just as importantly, they also have to admit their weaknesses and find ways to compensate for those. When both of those things happen, leaders thrive.
After months of discussion, the Covington City Council finally reached a consensus on allowing temporary signs at businesses.
Jazzercise, the world's leading dance fitness program, is opening its newest fitness center in Covington.
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Tyler's Salon, located on Emory Street, originally was in the Hunting Creek Plaza for over 20 years. This year, the business is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Officials celebrated ribbon cuttings Thursday for two previously-announced companies that are now up and running at Lochridge Industrial Park off Ga. Highway 142 in Covington.
B & J Package Store, located on Highway 138, has been a Walnut Grove mainstay for the past 48 years.
As spring is turning around the corner, Wayne Bellock has been busy making preparations to gear up for the upcoming season.
While Sears corporate said it was closing the Covington store due to performance, Pat Campbell, owner of the physical building at 5153 U.S. Highway 278, said he was told the store was unable to find an independent owner to operate the store.
Christina and Andrew Norman have been working on opening up a new fresh produce store in what was once the historic Oil Thrift store on Floyd Street in the early 1900s.
Sherrie Johnson always wanted to take care of children. When Discovery Point opened up an opportunity for her to as a franchise, she ran with it.
The McDonald's on Highway 278 will be closed for several months starting Monday to make way for a new restaurant on the site.
Newton County businesses are hiring, and the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is continuing its efforts to promote local job creation.
Since 1948, the Henderson family has been proud to serve delectable Southern dishes to the Covington community.
Despite an unemployment rate largely unchanged from a year ago, Newton County residents gained 1,366 jobs during 2011, buoyed largely by growth in November.
The parent company of Food Lion announced Wednesday the Conyers location for the grocery store chain would be closing within 30 days.
Two local nonprofits, Sojourner Truth Observational Study Hometel and Unity Learning Network, gave toys to around 500 children this year through their participation in the Toys for Tots program.
Tropical Nails first opened on Floyd Street five years ago, and it remained there until a location on the square became available two years later. Since then, the business has been thriving, with a growing presence on the square.
Newton County's new Walmart on Salem Road is scheduled to open March 14 and the company expects to hire 250 employees before then.