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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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Supporter Spotlight... Shannon D. Sneed & Associates, P.C.

If you met Shannon Sneed on the street, you might not realize he's a lawyer. He's an intelligent man but has an affable, easygoing nature. Even when you visit his office, you may be thrown off.

March 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Caldwell & Cowan employee earns certification

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has awarded the nationally recognized Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) designation to Brenda Fuller Johnson, preplanning counselor at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home.

The CPC certification program is considered the standard of excellence in funeral service for individuals who help families plan funerals in advance. In order for Johnson to become a CPC, she had to meet specific program requirements and pass an examination based on a standards manual. CPCs must demonstrate their ongoing professional commitment by fulfilling requirements as they renew their certification every four years.

February 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight... Newton Package Shop

For more than two decades Newton Package Shop has been serving the citizens of Newton County with a knowledgeable and friendly staff and a large selection of wines, beers and liquors.

February 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


General Mills gives $170K in grants

General Mills continued its history of giving during a ceremony Wednesday morning by donating $170,000 to local schools and organizations to help fund programs that encourage healthy lifestyles.

February 21, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Business


Supporter Spotlight... Tropical Nails

At first glance Tropical Nails may appear to be just another nail and hair salon, but once you walk inside you'll notice the warm atmosphere and attentive service.

February 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Clairon Metals names employee of the year

Clairon Metals Corporation is pleased to announce that James Mathis has been named Employee of the Year for 2009.

February 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight - Johnny’s Pizza

Although the Super Bowl officially ends football season, Johnny's New York Pizza is still a great place to go to watch college basketball with friends and take the family for pizza, wings and all variety of Italian food.

February 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


McIntosh Bank welcomes new retail development manager

Ms. Cheryl Connell has recently joined McIntosh Commercial Bank, Covington as Retail Development Manager. Ms. Connell has been in banking since 1981 and brings her excellent customer service and banking knowledge as well as her community spirit to our team. She began her banking career at First Bank of Conyers. Ms. Connell has been an active community leader in the markets she serves. With the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, she completed the Leadership Henry class in 2007. Ms. Connell also served on their Ambassador Committee, Small Business Council and Membership Committee. She served as Secretary of the Promotions Committee ...

January 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight: East Metro Cellular

The new Droid Eris, Motorola's answer to the iPhone, has been one of the most popular Verizon phones sold locally so far in 2010.

January 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to interview president candidates soon

Résumés are now being accepted for the next chamber president, and the search committee is reaching out to the group of 15 to 20 names they've collected over the past few months.

Since September, the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce has been without a president. A search committee headed by Chairman Jerry Mays has had numerous conversations about the skills and experience the next president should have and is poised to begin interviewing candidates soon, possibly by the beginning of February.

January 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Current Events Productions

In a world where technology changes daily, Chris and Teri Haler are veterans of keeping up with the curve. The couple has been in the advertising, print and Web design and video fields for nearly 20 years, and they have owned their own company, Current Events Productions, since 2002.

However, to become the multimedia masters they are today the Halers took a long road. The couple graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1991 just before computers would begin to be integrated into the workplace and home.

January 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter spotlight: Covington Academy

Covington recently gained another fully-accredited educational center with rigorous academic standards. A Time 4 Learning, originally based in Porterdale has moved to the original Wal-Mart location next to Antiques & Stuff.

January 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Junkin named CEO of the Georgia Association of Realtors

Debra S. "Deb" Junkin has been named CEO of the Georgia Association of Realtors after beating out 55 other applicants for the position.

January 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight - Bradley’s Barbecue

Brad Stewart entered the world of professional barbecue with a bang more than 15 years ago, and he's been going strong ever since.

December 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Bulldog Tire

Tommy Coker opened Bulldog Tire in Covington in 1986, more than a quarter century ago. He had worked in a tire company in Monroe for 19 years before that.

"I finally decided I wanted to do something on my own," Coker said. He scouted out Covington for many months before deciding to open a Bulldog location with his partner Ronnie Ward, who owns the Bulldog Tire store in Monroe and co-owns two other Bulldog stores in Snellville and Griffin.

December 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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