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Early retirement?

Hanging it up at age 60 or 62 sounds like a lot of fun! Wake up when you want to, tee it up once or ...

October 13, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Life Insurance for Mortgage Protection

It seems like the majority of topics for my articles brings back memories, some good and some less than memorable. This is one of the ...

September 25, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Annuity income riders: your personal pension

Most of our parents could expect a pension plan from one or more employers when they reached retirement.

September 04, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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Newton unemployment declines again

Unemployment dropped to 11.7 percent in March in Newton County, declining for the third straight month.

April 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Tickets available for leadership conference

Lessons on leadership, tasty Chick-fil-A food and the warm feeling that one gets after donating to a good cause will be available at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 6 at the Turner Lake Complex.

April 29, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Wyatt Named United Bank Employee of the Year

Tanieka Wyatt, customer service representative of United Bank in Covington, was selected Employee of the Year for 2010 by her peers. Wyatt has been employed by United Bank since 2008 and received an engraved desk clock for her achievement.

April 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Eye Deal Optical

Eye Deal Optical on U.S. Highway 278, opened in December 2009 to offer Covington residents affordable optical services, along with the latest styles in eyewear.

April 27, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Need work? Job fair today

Local job seekers will have a chance to interview with some of the area's largest manufacturers at a job fair from 8 a.m. to noon today at DeKalb Technical College's Covington campus, 8100 Bobby Williams Parkway.

April 26, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Volunteer of the Year

Doug Nolen, director of Medical Practice Management at Newton Medical Center, has been honored as the Covington-Newton County United Way Volunteer of the Year.

April 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Supporter Spotlight: Bulldog Tire Automotive

Working in the tire business for 19 years, Tommy Coker always wanted a tire shop of his own.

April 20, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Time for art camp registration

Register by May 1 and you can get a $10 discount for summer art camp at Southern Heartland's visual art center on the square.

April 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Immaculate Maid Services

Lauren Robledo has worked in the cleaning field for many years. Cleaning for employer William Ellenberg for many years, she eventually joined him to open Immaculate Maid Services.

April 12, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Tasty deal for Georgia company

PHILADELPHIA - A Georgia food company announced a $34.4 million cash deal Monday to acquire Tasty Baking Co., the iconic maker of Tastykakes and other packaged sweets that earlier this year was forced by financial difficulties to explore a merger or sale.

Thomasville, Ga.-based Flowers Foods Inc., which makes breads, buns, rolls, snack cakes, pastries, and tortillas, is paying $4 a share for Tasty Baking's 8.6 million shares outstanding. The price is more than double Tasty Baking's closing price Friday of $1.61 a share.

April 11, 2011 | Associated Press | Business

Newton Medical Center receives environmental excellence award

Newton Medical Center has earned a Best Practice designation for Environmental Excellence for its work in reducing medical waste sent to landfills.

April 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Dollar General to open

New store in town: West Newton County residents have a new shopping venue, A Dollar General, that will celebrate its grand opening at 8 a.m. on Saturday at 3227 Salem Road. The grand opening will feature prize giveaways and the first 50 customers will receive $10 gift cards. The first 200 will receive tote bags. The store will employ six to 10 workers, according to a release. Learn more at

April 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Covington resident earns honor

Covington resident J. Mark Davis, president of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and treasurer of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation Board of Trustees, will be named an International Honorary Member of Phi Theta Kappa during the Society's 2011 Annual Convention in Seattle April 7-9.

April 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Lisa Baker named small business director

Lisa Baker will be the new face of small business in Newton County, following her hiring as the chamber's small business director.

March 31, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

More businesses coming to Covington

Covington's business climate is active and several companies are moving forward on plans to locate in the city, including a new Mexican eatery and Kauffman Tires.

March 24, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

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