After losing 50 pounds on Body for Life, a 12-week weight loss/exercise competition, Covington dentist Laurie Deemer decided to start running. It wasn't long before one of her patients found out she was running and asked her if she would run the Georgia Half Marathon to raise money for cystic fibrosis research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 dollargeneral.com.
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.