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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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New CAEC leaders

The newly elected officers of the Covington Area Employer Committee assumed leadership of the group in November. Officers are Bob Wehner, treasurer; Heather Weiss, secretary; and Candy Morris, chair.

The CAEC is a partnership of local business representatives working with the Department of Labor.

December 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Horton Automotive

While many car dealerships are standing on their last legs, Horton Cadillac in Monroe continues to thrive. Part-owner Bruce Kelly said the new 2010 models have been flying off the lot, particularly the 2010 Buick LaCrosse and 2010 GMC Terrain.

December 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter spotlight.... Angela Miller: Keller Williams Realty

Angela Miller has been in real estate for 15 years and her passion has led her constantly to reach out into new areas.

December 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local... Social Circle Ace Home Center

The Ace Home Center has been in Social Circle for more than 50 years and is one of the pillars of the tightly-knit community.

November 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local... The Blue Willow Inn

Already nationally known for its delicious Southern cuisine, the Blue Willow Inn of Social Circle is now accompanied by the Blue Willow Village which promises visitors an idyllic afternoon spent walking through an old-fashioned Victorian village.

November 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local: N2 Paintball

Caleb Goodman has been playing paintball for the last five years and he wants more people to join him. He and his father, Darrell Goodman, opened N2 Paintball in September, giving Covington its first paintball store in more than two years.

November 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Covington Ford not leaving or closing

Rumors are swirling around town, but Covington Ford Owner Wendell Crowe wants to make sure everyone knows that his dealership is not shutting down and it's not leaving Covington.

November 06, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


EMS receives Wal-Mart grant

Covington Wal-Mart is supporting Emergency Medical Services at Newton Medical Center with a check for $1,000 from the Wal-Mart Foundation.

November 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local: Super Sauce Barbecue

For Danny Ellis, a good barbecue sauce is all about balance, that perfect mix of flavors. He said his Super Sauce, the creation of 20 years of testing, strikes that balance just right.

November 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Thacker Chiropractic

Steven and Mitch Thacker have more than 40 years of combined experience in chiropractic medicine, so if you have muscular or skeletal problems or pain, go to Thacker Chiropractic and they can find out what's wrong and treat you.

October 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


SRG Global celebrates 40 years in Covington

Employees of SRG Global were treated to a barbecue luncheon Friday afternoon in honor of the company's 40th year doing business in Covington.

October 28, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Business


Ramsey’s Furniture

Almost 90 years ago the Ramsey family opened a furniture store just off of the Covington square on Clark Street.

October 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


The bottom falls out: How the housing market came crashing down

 This is the second of a three-part series examining how explosive growth and the housing market collapse have changed the face of Newton County.

October 18, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Buy Local... Occie's Tackle Box

Walk into Occie's Tackle Box – a neat, modest space tucked away on the corner of Turner Lake and Washington Street – and you're likely to see at least a few of the five sisters that own and run the fish and grits restaurant.

October 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


BB&T donates $4,000 to local non-profits

CEO Shirley Smith has always thought of Repairers of the Breach as a lighthouse of hope in the community, so it's only fitting that BB&T chose to donate money and time to Repairers as part of its first Lighthouse Project.

October 02, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


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