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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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Chamber members favor liquor by drink

Local businesses overwhelmingly support creation of a "liquor by the drink" ordinance in unincorporated Newton County, according to a recent survey of member businesses conducted by the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

November 23, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Home Builders Association installs officers

On Board: (L-R) Lucius Malcolm and Jason Dickens swore in Michael Penland, Donna Newman, Kim McNary, Jared Rutberg, Steve DuBois, Mike Smith, Teri Harris Joiner and Scott Neely as the new Board of Directors. For more information on the Newton County HBA call (770)786-3333.

November 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter spotlight: Merryvale Assisted Living

Merryvale Assisted Living in Oxford is preparing for the holidays.

November 17, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Southern Heartland Art Gallery opens holiday market

You can buy unique holiday gifts created by local artists and crafters for less than $50 at the Holiday Market at Southern Heartland Art Gallery, 1132 Monticello St. on the square downtown.

November 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Loganville Christian Academy

When her daughter was born, Christy Monda set out to find a suitable preschool. Unable to find one, she approached her pastor at First Baptist Church of Loganville about the problem. Six years later, Monda helped give rise to Loganville Christian Academy.

November 10, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Job credits available in Covington

Andrea Smith opened the Square Perk coffee shop on the square in Covington this summer, and she's learning just how expensive opening a new business can be.

November 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Some business owners eligible for job tax credits

Business owners in Covington's downtown district and Washington Street commercial corridor can potentially reduce their income taxes by hiring at least two full-time workers in any given year.

November 07, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


SKC to locate $100 million plant in Covington, bring 120 jobs

SKC will construct a $100 million plant and bring 120 jobs to Covington in the next 7 to 10 years, after reaching an agreement on an incentive package with the Newton County Industrial Development Authority.

November 05, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Newton declared ready to receive new business

Newton County has a trained workforce that can meet the employment needs of new businesses, according to the state of Georgia, which on Thursday named Newton a Certified Work Ready Community Thursday.

November 05, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Hays Tractor

Family-owned and operated in the truest sense, Hays Tractor has provided farming equipment in Mansfield since 1951. The company is third generation-owned, with exceptional service provided for its customers.

November 02, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


United Bank buys bank in Barnesville

United Bank, which has three Covington locations, recently purchased $131 million in assets from the FDIC, following the failure of Barnesville-based First National Bank, which had one location each in Barnesville and Zebulon.

October 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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October 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight - Square Perk Cafe

By incorporating the history and essence of Covington, sisters Andrea Smith and Gina Davis have created Square Perk, a café at 1105 Church St. on the square.

October 28, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Stubb’s Wrecker Service

Stubb's Wrecker Service has new owners who want to build on its 51-year legacy in Covington by growing and expanding its services.

October 20, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Covington Pediatrics

Covington Pediatrics has a new physician, Annalise Cawley, at the clinic, known for its primary care practices and experienced staff members.

October 13, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


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