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"Laddering" your retirement income

Throughout my career I have seen ongoing recommendations to ladder your investments and savings to generate consistent, long term income. Just envision each step on the ladder being an asset and you've got the laddering idea.

May 10, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


'Sleepy Hollow' TV show moves to Rockdale

The Headless Horseman will soon join vampires on Conyers film sets, as Fox's popular supernatural TV series "Sleepy Hollow" moves its production here.

May 10, 2015 | John Ruch | Business


The Basic Annuity – Fixed Interest

If you want a guaranteed rate of return and don't need your income until a later date, a fixed interest annuity might be for you. Interest rates are at the level they were in the 1950's and this also has negatively affected certificates of deposit.

April 26, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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


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Supporter Spotlight: Home Hearts Care

When her mother fell ill, Rebecca Barr had a hard time finding assistance suitable for her needs. Realizing there are others who have been in the same situation, Barr decided to open Home Hearts Care to provide a variety of services to the elderly.

September 15, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business


Covington News hires new editor

The Covington News recently hired Tharon Giddens to be its new editor. Giddens worked at The Augusta Chronicle for 18 years, spending the last handful as the features editor.

September 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Deed copies cheaper in person

The letter from the National Record Service Inc. looks official, referring to county clerk documents and property that you owe, and saying that the U.S. Government recommends that you obtain a certified or official copy of your property deed.

September 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Multi-Care Holistic Health Center

Taking an alternative approach to health and wellness, Multi-Care Holistic Heath Center aims to make you feel better naturally. Located on 1650 Honey Creek Commons, Suite F, the clinic addresses a range of issues, from weight-loss, sleep issues, nutrition and body pain, with a variety of treatments, including natural, pharmacological-grade nutraceutical supplements, whole-food supplements and bio-identical hormones.

September 08, 2010 | By William Brawley | Business


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


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