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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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Supporter Spotlight: Dermatology Consultants

Newton Medical Dermatology Consultants is welcoming their new doctor, Michelle Juneau. Fresh, and enthusiastic, Juneau is excited to started providing the time and understanding to her patients, providing them with exceptional dermatological services.

September 01, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Buyers look at McIntosh building

The prominent, 16,684-square foot McIntosh Commercial Bank building, with its towering Georgian-style columns and red brick masonry, is available and is already soliciting interest, according to George Bartelme, an Atlanta broker with CB Richard Ellis.

August 27, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Supporter Spotlight - Piedmont Academy

Piedmont Academy began with a group of parents hoping to create a school they could trust. The school was constructed modestly in 1970, with 133 students enrolled in the first year. Over 40 years later, Piedmont has become a reputable nonprofit, accredited, college preparatory institution located in Monticello.

August 25, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


SteelCo builds school in five weeks

SteelCo President Shane Millwood was laughed at, derided and told he simply couldn't do it - that didn't stop him from essentially building a school in five weeks.

August 25, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


The new dealership: Covington Ford to build new dealership on ByPass Road

After three years of negotiations, Wendell Crowe told The News Monday he will finally sign a land swap agreement Wednesday afternoon to eventually move his Covington Ford dealership from its U.S. Highway 278 location to the Covington ByPass Road.

August 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Supporter Spotlight - PC AfterDark

Joe Davidson started out helping friends and family find discounted prices on refurbished computers. He later started refurbishing computers himself and began reselling them to some of his contacts at his job. As he slowly became more popular with those that knew him, he worked around his regular work schedule to accommodate their computer needs - hence the name of his soon-to-be company PC AfterDark.

August 18, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Supporter Spotlight - The Oaks Golf Course

Golfers and non-golfers have been enjoying the scenic charms of The Oaks Course for many years.

August 11, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Supporter spotlight: AAMCO Service Center

 The catchy slogan has been broadcast around the nation, and more than likely resonates with Rockdale drivers: "Double-A, [honk honk], M-C-O."

August 04, 2010 | William Brawley Writer, Rockdale News | Business


Supporter Spotlight... Emory Thompson Realty

Despite the recent mortgage crisis and economic instability, new opportunities await potential homeowners and sellers.

July 28, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Ramp Up for success

Economic Development announces RAMP UP: The Regional Advanced Manufacturing Principles to Update Performance. Students can RAMP UP their skills by participating in our industrial training programs.

July 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


The green life

Green Livin' Farms kicked off the summer season on June 26 by celebrating the grand opening of a second store at 5177 Floyd Street. The second location joins Green Livin's first store at the U.S. Highway 278 and Ga. Highway 142 location known as "The Hub."

July 21, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Supporter Spotlight: SouthEastern Builder’s Supply

In late 2009, local business Cowan & Cowan merged with SouthEastern Builder's Supply to expand its line of products made available for consumers. The business remains on 1186 Clark Street, with a warehouse facility located on 9175 Old Atlanta Hwy.

July 14, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Newton County Recreation Center

Despite suffering from recent budget cuts and increased fees, the Newton County Recreation Department will be moving forward with the new season of sports programs. Children who have not signed up are encouraged to do so, as time is running out to register for football and cheerleading. The deadline is July 16 with practice beginning in August.

July 07, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Business


More businesses allowed at Stanton Springs

In an effort to make the Stanton Springs industrial park more attractive and competitive, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to allow more types of businesses to be located there.

July 07, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Cowboy's BBQ

Steve and Vicki Deal were products of the economy. Like so many others in the country, they found themselves without jobs after years of hard work. However, the couple decided to take matters into their own hands and started their own barbecue restaurant in Social Circle.

June 30, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Business


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