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Risks and hidden commissions in Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds are considered the foundation for conservative investors looking for steady income. These bonds are issued by local and state governments and pay investors ...

September 27, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Pratt finishes eco-campus expansion with new recyclable sorting plant

Pratt Industries, America's fifth largest paper and packaging company, celebrated the opening today of its newest recycling Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the final phase ...

September 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Mutual Fund Share Class Concerns

My plans for the year included a series of articles on investing starting in September. Given the market volatility during the past few weeks these ...

September 06, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Newton youth gain experience and a paycheck

Nia Wellman, a recent graduate of Alcovy High School, spent five weeks this summer discovering the responsibilities and benefits that come with being employed. This ...

September 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Rotary Club hears Piedmont plans

Vice Chairman of the Newton County Hospital Authority, Billy Fortson, told the Rotary Club of Covington Tuesday that Piedmont Healthcare System was the only one ...

September 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business

Your Pie coming to Covington Square

Downtown Covington is putting a round pizza in a Square.

August 28, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business

Fears and fallacies in retirement planning

There are multiple concerns to think about as you head for retirement. Some are very legitimate while others, although important are very inaccurate. Here are ...

August 23, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

On the clock with Bridgestone Golf

The Covington Newton Chamber went On the Clock this month with Bridgestone Golf. Everyone knows Bridgestone for their rubber products, however their production of golf ...

August 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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Behind the Counter - Darlene Poynter

Darlene Poynter - Co-owner , with her husband, Brad, of Fieldstone Center Inc.,

February 18, 2011 | Compiled by Gloria Curtis | Business

RaceWay gas station set for construction

The RaceWay gas station on U.S. Highway 278 will eventually reopen and the retail store will be demolished and rebuilt, but the company has not yet given a timetable. The station has been vacant since a fire gutted the retail store section in May 2010.

February 16, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Supporter Spotlight: Ramsey's Produce

Jim Ramsey leaves for the State Farmers Market in Forest Park at 5 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

February 15, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Apollo Staffing raising funds for Noah’s Ark

Apollo Staffing of Covington has begun a unique fundraiser online using Facebook: For every person who goes to their Facebook page and clicks the "like" button, they will donate $1 to Noah's Ark of Locust Grove.

February 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Chamber to host banking seminar

Business owners can gain insight into today's banking world, including what banks are looking for in prospective borrowers and how new regulations may affect lending, at a seminar offered 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the 8100 Bob Williams Parkway campus of DeKalb Technical College.

February 11, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Building Permits - Feb. 11

o General Mills, 15200 Avenue of Champions, Commercial. Contractor New South Construction, 1132 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. Slab replacement, $550,00.

February 11, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Diverse Salon and Spa

Longtime friends Darlena Washington and Diana Richardson share a passion for making people feel beautiful. So, they opened a spa and salon facility in October, Diverse Salon and Spa on Carlin Drive.

February 09, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Newton Medical Center embraces new year

Newton Medical Center has a refreshed logo and redesigned website to reinforce its vision to provide a fresh approach to medical care.

February 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Newton Medical Center seeks better care, less waste

Six members of Newton Medical Center's staff have achieved the green belt level of Six Sigma certification, a business management strategy designed to improve processes and eliminate errors or waste.

February 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Supporter Spotlight: Freshway Market

Freshway Market on North Cherokee Road in Social Circle has held its own in the current economic climate by simply doing what it does best: Despite facing competitors with cheaper prices, the store continues to proudly serve its community with the freshest cuts of meat and produce.

February 02, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Paul’s Body Shop celebrates 50

50 years: Paul's Body Shop, located at 4127 Salem Road in Covington, celebrated 50 years of service on Friday. Paul's Body Shop opened its doors in Decatur, but moved to Covington 36 years ago and has been providing car body repairs and car body painting ever since. The small, friendly staff is excited to celebrate this milestone and is looking forward to many more years of servicing the community.

January 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Behind the Counter - Sherita McKinley

WHAT SHE DOES: Work with the community providing job training and skills enhancement.

January 28, 2011 | By Gloria Curtis | Business

How to taste test cereal

Emerald Pabros is a finicky eater. When she sits down to eat a bowl of cereal, everything has to be just right.

January 28, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Business Women’s Association announces scholarship

A college scholarship up to $1,500 will be funded by the New-Roc Charter Chapter 1411 of the American Business Women's Association through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund.

January 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Business

Ramsey’s Furniture

Ramsey's Furniture has been a Covington landmark for more than 90 years.

January 25, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business

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