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Lassiter: Multiple uses for Second-To-Die Life Insurance

Second-To-Die or Survivorship Life Insurance became a very viable product after the 1982 TEFRA legislation. This act allowed estate taxes to be postponed until the ...

December 04, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Plenty of time left to enjoy Christmas on the Square

Main Street Covington's Christmas on the Square is in full swing with a great Lighting of the Tree and Polar Express night. But don ...

December 04, 2016 | Velinda Hardy | Business


Covington Business Licenses

Business Name: Antiques & Stuff of Newton, 2177 ELM St. NE

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Life Settlements – Risks and Rewards

Life Settlements are relatively young transactions in the insurance industry, but you can trace its origins back to 1911. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes ...

November 15, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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


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Benford and Mitchell promoted to officers

Jim Edwards, Chief Executive Officer of United Bank, recently announced the promotions of Emily Benford and Patsy Mitchell to Banking Officers in the bank's Covington division.

May 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Spotlight: Laurie Deemer Family Dentistry

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.

May 03, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business


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 dollargeneral.com.

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


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