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.
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.
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Economic Development announces RAMP UP: The Regional Advanced Manufacturing Principles to Update Performance. Students can RAMP UP their skills by participating in our industrial training programs.
Green Livin' Farms kicked off the summer season on June 26 by celebrating the grand opening of a second store at 5177 Floyd Street. The second location joins Green Livin's first store at the U.S. Highway 278 and Ga. Highway 142 location known as "The Hub."
In late 2009, local business Cowan & Cowan merged with SouthEastern Builder's Supply to expand its line of products made available for consumers. The business remains on 1186 Clark Street, with a warehouse facility located on 9175 Old Atlanta Hwy.
Despite suffering from recent budget cuts and increased fees, the Newton County Recreation Department will be moving forward with the new season of sports programs. Children who have not signed up are encouraged to do so, as time is running out to register for football and cheerleading. The deadline is July 16 with practice beginning in August.
In an effort to make the Stanton Springs industrial park more attractive and competitive, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to allow more types of businesses to be located there.
Steve and Vicki Deal were products of the economy. Like so many others in the country, they found themselves without jobs after years of hard work. However, the couple decided to take matters into their own hands and started their own barbecue restaurant in Social Circle.
Priding themselves strictly as a family farm, the Markleys began CJ Orchards with a few peach trees in 1983. Almost 30 years later, the orchard has grown to 40 acres of fruits and vegetables.
In May 1997, Harold Duren purchased the old City Pharmacy on the northeast corner of the square as a shop for his handmade wooden furniture. However, the first people to knock on his doors weren't furniture customers; they were residents who wanted to know if he would continue to operate the popular soda fountain in the store.
Eight businesses in Newton County were honored for their contribution to the economic engine of the region. Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue designated April 12 – 16 as Manufacturing Appreciation Week. Newton County Government, the City of Covington, the Covington/Newton Chamber of Commerce and DeKalb Technical College partnered to honor manufacturing at a local luncheon on June 8.
There is a brand new doctor in town. Thomas Mathew Jr., M.D., is a board certified family practitioner who leads the Newton Medical Family Practice Center, a new facility based in Covington.
Monday was the first day of some exciting changes at Mayfield Hardware Company.
Monroe Power Equipment Company has been serving the Covington area since 1991. They specialize in lawn and garden equipment, parts and repairs. Stocked with brand names like Hustler Excel Turf, Briggs & Stratton and Cub Cadet, they offer a wide variety of tools ranging from trimmers to tractors. The company also boasts a certified Briggs & Stratton Master Service Center. One of the company's prospective products is the Hustler Zeon, the world's first all-electric zero-turn ...
Ken and Teri Justice began physically building their long-time dream last year and today the construction phase of Cottonwood Farm is very nearly complete.
SKC Inc. has so much going on at its Covington manufacturing plant that it celebrated both a groundbreaking and a ribbon cutting Tuesday. Local politicians and SKC leaders broke ground on a photovoltaic films plant, part of its continuing efforts to expand in the solar power industry. The total investment is expected to be $50 million, and the first line is expected to be running ...
Burnie's BBQ in Porterdale opened last August, but Owner Richard's Burnham's family has been barbecuing and baking in the southern mill town for more than 60 years. Today, Burnie's serves pork and turkey sandwiches, Brunswick stew, BBQ nachos, wings, ribs, salads, hamburgers, hot and sausage dogs, chili and soup. The newest menu item will be a welcome addition as the hot Georgia summer approaches - ice cream.