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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


Church St. Antiques closing, restaurant coming

Church Street Antiques will be closing its doors on March 7.

February 07, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business


Porterdale seeing business growth

When the Social House, a full menu sports bar, opened its doors last month, owner Todd Scott selected its location in downtown Porterdale because he had fallen in love with the Newton County city.

February 07, 2015 | | Business


Life insurance as an investment?

Depending on what you want to utilize the policy for, life insurance could be an excellent way to accumulate cash. It could also be a very bad buy if you think it will perform in a fashion that probably won't happen. In this article, I will touch on types of life policies that probably aren't good investments and next time, I will review some policies that are attractive.

February 07, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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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


United Bank buys bank in Barnesville

United Bank, which has three Covington locations, recently purchased $131 million in assets from the FDIC, following the failure of Barnesville-based First National Bank, which had one location each in Barnesville and Zebulon.

October 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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October 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight - Square Perk Cafe

By incorporating the history and essence of Covington, sisters Andrea Smith and Gina Davis have created Square Perk, a café at 1105 Church St. on the square.

October 28, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


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