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Thomas’ closes for renovations

COVINGTON, Ga. – Thomas' Buffet, the "All You Can Eat" country home cooking restaurant next to the railroad tracks on Emory Street, has closed for renovations.

July 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Business


Furious about bank fees? Act now!

Whether your banking is for your business or for your personal life, chances are that bank fees are costing you more and more and more ...

July 02, 2017 | Navin Shah | Business


Georgia’s first TV, film museum to open in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Convention & Visitor's Bureau is pleased to announce that there is a brand new museum dedicated to Georgia television and ...

July 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Maddie Mae Children’s Boutique: More than a business

COVINGTON, Ga. - Opening Maddie Mae, a children's boutique in downtown Covington, is about more than business for owners Melissa Kitchens and Amber Foster. The ...

July 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Business


Chili's celebrates opening with ribbon cutting

Chili's Grill & Bar was officially welcomed into Covington Tuesday with a special ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce ...

June 29, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Business


Kroger raises funds by ‘Rounding Up’ to support the USO

Kroger is joining forces with the United Service Organization (USO) from June 25 – July 8 to "Round Up" support for American troops and their families ...

June 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Covington Kroger store launches ClickList online ordering for customers

The Kroger located at 5341 Highway 20 South in Covington, has launched ClickList – a service that offers customers the ease of placing orders online and ...

June 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Boutique fitness booming in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Moxie Fitness, Covington's newest fitness club has brought boutique fitness to Newton County.

June 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Newton Electric celebrates 50 years

COVINGTON, Ga. - This month, Newton Electric, located at 8155 Highway 278 NE, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

June 24, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business


SMP Corp. wins first round of Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

COVINGTON, Ga. - Congratulations to SMP Corporation as a first round winner of the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant program targeting companies with innovative ...

June 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Brian ‘Buck’ Rogers Installed as 55th President of State Bar of Georgia

Brian D. "Buck" Rogers of Covington, a partner with Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC in Atlanta, was installed as the 55th president of the 49 ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


Covington Tractor Supply to host pet adoptions

COVINGTON, Ga. - Tractor Supply Company in Covington at 10161 Lochridge Blvd. will host pet and livestock adoptions on Saturday, June 17.

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Business


SBA loans turn business renters into owners

Are you renting your office, warehouse, or other business space? Would you prefer to purchase or to build, to customize your surroundings, and to possibly ...

June 04, 2017 | Navin Shah | Business


Kwik Change Lube & Service: A pillar of the Covington community

COVINGTON, Ga. - Kwik Change Lube & Service has been a fixture in the Covington community since 2009 when the business opened as a second auto shop ...

June 04, 2017 | Samelia Bankole | Business


Shire leader provides update

COVINGTON, Ga. - Massimiliano Barberis, interim site lead for the Georgia manufacturing Facilty of Shire, said the Covington pharmaceutical plant is in its most critical point ...

June 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Business


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Newton unemployment declines again

Unemployment dropped to 11.7 percent in March in Newton County, declining for the third straight month.

April 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Tickets available for leadership conference

Lessons on leadership, tasty Chick-fil-A food and the warm feeling that one gets after donating to a good cause will be available at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 6 at the Turner Lake Complex.

April 29, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Wyatt Named United Bank Employee of the Year

Tanieka Wyatt, customer service representative of United Bank in Covington, was selected Employee of the Year for 2010 by her peers. Wyatt has been employed by United Bank since 2008 and received an engraved desk clock for her achievement.

April 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Eye Deal Optical

Eye Deal Optical on U.S. Highway 278, opened in December 2009 to offer Covington residents affordable optical services, along with the latest styles in eyewear.

April 27, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Need work? Job fair today

Local job seekers will have a chance to interview with some of the area's largest manufacturers at a job fair from 8 a.m. to noon today at DeKalb Technical College's Covington campus, 8100 Bobby Williams Parkway.

April 26, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Volunteer of the Year

Doug Nolen, director of Medical Practice Management at Newton Medical Center, has been honored as the Covington-Newton County United Way Volunteer of the Year.

April 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Bulldog Tire Automotive

Working in the tire business for 19 years, Tommy Coker always wanted a tire shop of his own.

April 20, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Time for art camp registration

Register by May 1 and you can get a $10 discount for summer art camp at Southern Heartland's visual art center on the square.

April 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Immaculate Maid Services

Lauren Robledo has worked in the cleaning field for many years. Cleaning for employer William Ellenberg for many years, she eventually joined him to open Immaculate Maid Services.

April 12, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Tasty deal for Georgia company

PHILADELPHIA - A Georgia food company announced a $34.4 million cash deal Monday to acquire Tasty Baking Co., the iconic maker of Tastykakes and other packaged sweets that earlier this year was forced by financial difficulties to explore a merger or sale.

Thomasville, Ga.-based Flowers Foods Inc., which makes breads, buns, rolls, snack cakes, pastries, and tortillas, is paying $4 a share for Tasty Baking's 8.6 million shares outstanding. The price is more than double Tasty Baking's closing price Friday of $1.61 a share.

April 11, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Newton Medical Center receives environmental excellence award

Newton Medical Center has earned a Best Practice designation for Environmental Excellence for its work in reducing medical waste sent to landfills.

April 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Dollar General to open

New store in town: West Newton County residents have a new shopping venue, A Dollar General, that will celebrate its grand opening at 8 a.m. on Saturday at 3227 Salem Road. The grand opening will feature prize giveaways and the first 50 customers will receive $10 gift cards. The first 200 will receive tote bags. The store will employ six to 10 workers, according to a release. Learn more at dollargeneral.com.

April 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Covington resident earns honor

Covington resident J. Mark Davis, president of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and treasurer of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation Board of Trustees, will be named an International Honorary Member of Phi Theta Kappa during the Society's 2011 Annual Convention in Seattle April 7-9.

April 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Lisa Baker named small business director

Lisa Baker will be the new face of small business in Newton County, following her hiring as the chamber's small business director.

March 31, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


More businesses coming to Covington

Covington's business climate is active and several companies are moving forward on plans to locate in the city, including a new Mexican eatery and Kauffman Tires.

March 24, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


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