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Using annuities in your retirement planning

As we move into April, I had planned to start a series of articles on Investing in Equities. Instead, I want to provide information on using annuities in your retirement planning, including benefits and risks. My motivation was learning that a long time insured who has moved out of state has run out of money and is being supported by her children. Studies show that the consistent #1 concern of the baby boomers is running out of money.

April 12, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Shark Tank TV show casting call April 13 in Decatur

You can apply to pitch your company for ABC's hit reality TV show "Shark Tank" at a casting call breakfast Monday, April 13, 8 a.m. at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr, Decatur, GA. Companies will be chosen to pitch to casting director Scott Salyers. Apply at http://valuespartnerships.com/ATLSharkTankBreakfast/

April 09, 2015 | | Business


Five Ga. film studios band together to form advocacy group

Five film and television studios around Atlanta, including Covington-based Triple Horse Studios, have come together to form an advocacy group for Georgia's studios and businesses that support film and television industries. The five studios forming the new Georgia Studio and Infrastructure Alliance (GSIA) are: Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta, EUE/Screen Gems Studios Atlanta, Mailing Avenue Stageworks, Tyler Perry Studios and Triple Horse Studios.

April 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Should hard assets be a part of your financial plan?

Mike Lassiter is a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant. He is a Licensed Insurance Counselor and a Registered Investment Advisor. He can be reached locally at 770-786-2781.

March 15, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Life insurance as an investment?

In previous articles, I reviewed both the positives and negatives of using life insurance as an investment vehicle. This time, I would like to discuss what life insurance does best as an investment, and that is, self-completion at any time while the contract is inforce.

March 08, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


New State Farm business opens in Social Circle

It was a grand day for Tim and Jessica Hutchinson Saturday, as they celebrated the opening of their new State Farm office located at 306 Village Circle in Social Circle.

March 01, 2015 | Mikayla Newton | Business


Mason staying in Covington

Mason's Business Services needed more room.

February 15, 2015 | | Business


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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


Loganville Christian Academy

When her daughter was born, Christy Monda set out to find a suitable preschool. Unable to find one, she approached her pastor at First Baptist Church of Loganville about the problem. Six years later, Monda helped give rise to Loganville Christian Academy.

November 10, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Job credits available in Covington

Andrea Smith opened the Square Perk coffee shop on the square in Covington this summer, and she's learning just how expensive opening a new business can be.

November 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Some business owners eligible for job tax credits

Business owners in Covington's downtown district and Washington Street commercial corridor can potentially reduce their income taxes by hiring at least two full-time workers in any given year.

November 07, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


SKC to locate $100 million plant in Covington, bring 120 jobs

SKC will construct a $100 million plant and bring 120 jobs to Covington in the next 7 to 10 years, after reaching an agreement on an incentive package with the Newton County Industrial Development Authority.

November 05, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Newton declared ready to receive new business

Newton County has a trained workforce that can meet the employment needs of new businesses, according to the state of Georgia, which on Thursday named Newton a Certified Work Ready Community Thursday.

November 05, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Hays Tractor

Family-owned and operated in the truest sense, Hays Tractor has provided farming equipment in Mansfield since 1951. The company is third generation-owned, with exceptional service provided for its customers.

November 02, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


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