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Employee of the Year

Clairon Metals Corporation is pleased to announce that Erica Arnett has been named Employee of the Year for 2014.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Building up your piggy bank

Many years ago, I was given a "Pocket Pig" from Newton Federal Bank and still have it along with other Covington and Newton memorabilia. It held 16 quarters and "If this Pocket Pig could talk he would say, save a little every day." Sixty years later, that's still great advice – Pay yourself first!

January 25, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Best of the Best: Twelve Oaks

In less than four years, the antebellum mansion on Monticello Street went from being a faded grand dame to an award-winning Southern belle welcoming visitors from around the world.

January 18, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Business


Attaining Financial Independence

The easiest question you will have to answer this year is "Do you want to have financial independence at retirement? If your answer is "no," please return to your favorite television show and enjoy your day.

January 10, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


A jump start for employment

It is part of the incentive package the state offered to attract one of the leading healthcare industries to Covington: Georgia Quick Start would build a training facility near the new Baxter campus and offer customized training to its employees.

January 10, 2015 | | Business


Lassiter: Receiving additional social security benefits

This article was drafted during the Thanksgiving holidays and on returning home, I noticed that many of these suggestions are in the January 2015 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Although all of this information is readily available in my profession, I feel that it's proper to cite this publication.

December 13, 2014 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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White withdraws rezoning requests

Developer Hubert White has withdrawn rezoning requests for an office at 4118 Herring St. and an adjoining parcel.

December 17, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Great American Opportunities

Last-minute Christmas shoppers have the perfect chance to save some money in the final days before the holiday. Great American Opportunities will be holding their third annual clearance sale this week in Conyers.

December 15, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Come see us in Porterdale tonight

Have your say about what goes in to The Covington News at 6 tonight when we stage a town hall meeting at the Porterdale City Hall, 2400 Main St.

December 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


The Grove’s Wine & Spirits is in the Supporter Spotlight

The opening of The Grove's Wine & Spirits in Walnut Grove has allowed owners Tim Warren and Vic Mixon to be part of a community they can appreciate and support.

December 08, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Industrial rezoning vote tonight by city

The Covington City Council will vote on the contested annexation and rezoning to city heavy industrial of 160 acres of land along Ga. Highway 142 and Airport Road, at 6 tonight at city hall.

December 05, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Building Permits - November

Patillo; 14500 Lockridge Blvd., Suite ED - Ditech; industrial, interior build out. $10,000.

December 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Business License Applications - November

Citizens Express Pharmacy Inc., (Olivia U. Ubbadng, ) 4104 Tate Street, (678) 313-3090. Retail pharmacy, over the counter medicine and snacks.

December 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Lucky winner

Luck of the draw: Zawata Medina, pictured above with her daughter, was the winner of a Holiday Gift Basket from Mayfield's Hardware Store and The Covington News. Attendees of The Lighting of The Courthouse on the square in downtown Covington signed up for a chance to win the Holiday Gift Basket, donated by Mayfield's Hardware.

November 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber ramps up retail recruitment

Amidst all the Christmas caroling, there's a general refrain that Newton County residents can be heard repeating during the holidays: "There's nowhere to shop."

November 28, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Chamber gets new tourism focus, logo

Whether they take a road trip from Boston, like teenager Emily Ryan, or book a flight from England, like middle-aged Sue Catterall, Vampire Diaries fans flock to Covington's scenic square bringing their enthusiasm and money.

The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce is retooling its tourism efforts, creating a more modern looking logo and brochure and increasing its advertising to play off the success of Covington's current hit TV show, Vampire Diaries.

November 28, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Bangkok Grill

With Bangkok Grill on U.S. Highway 278, Sam and Jee Poonpoolpoke have found a second chance to bounce back after being a dealt a blow from the country's struggling economy. Over a year later, the restaurant is running strong and the family has comfortably settled into its new home in Covington.

November 24, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


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


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