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SKC breaks ground, cuts ribbon for 2 plants

SKC Inc. has so much going on at its Covington manufacturing plant that it celebrated both a groundbreaking and a ribbon cutting Tuesday. Local politicians and SKC leaders broke ground on a photovoltaic films plant, part of its continuing efforts to expand in the solar power industry. The total investment is expected to be $50 million, and the first line is expected to be running in September 2011. The second phase will start after 2013. Around 100 new people could be hired in the first phase according to documentation on site.

May 26, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Supporter spotlight: Burnie's BBQ and Cotton Mill Cakes

Burnie's BBQ in Porterdale opened last August, but Owner Richard's Burnham's family has been barbecuing and baking in the southern mill town for more than 60 years.

Today, Burnie's serves pork and turkey sandwiches, Brunswick stew, BBQ nachos, wings, ribs, salads, hamburgers, hot and sausage dogs, chili and soup. The newest menu item will be a welcome addition as the hot Georgia summer approaches - ice cream.

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Covington employee receives Charles Russell Bard Award

Gay Y. Clark, Executive Assistant, Bard Medical Division, has received the prestigious Charles Russell Bard Award, an honor recognizing outstanding character, abilities, and achievements.

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight... Los Charros

For almost a quarter century the Bravo family has been serving up authentic Mexican cuisine in the Conyers area.

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight - Eye Deal Optical

Since December Eye Deal Optical on U.S. Highway 278 has been offering Covington-area residents expert optical services as well as stylish, modern products.

May 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter spotlight: Mitcham Farm Strawberries

Mitcham Farm on West Macedonia Church Road in Oxford has been family operated for more than 100 years.

May 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Fantastic Plastic

This is the fourth part of a series examining local industries in Newton County, including their history, production processes, community involvement and roles in the local, national and global economies. Today's story examines the history of plastic producer Berry Plastics in Covington, a leading producer of trash liners and stretch film.

May 05, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


A Yarn of a Tale

This is the third part of a series examining the history and economic effects of industry in Newton County, as well as the county's continuing efforts to attract new business. This part examines the history of yarn converter Beaver Manufacturing in Mansfield, one of the county's oldest and most successful industries.

April 28, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Peoples Home Medical

Even though the economy is sluggish and even though the medical home equipment industry is a tough business because of cumbersome regulations, Phil Stone believes Covington needs a business to supply oxygen, sleep apnea devices and other medical equipment.

That's why Stone and his son Cham opened Peoples Home Medical earlier this year. The store provides everything from hospital-style beds, walkers, seat lifts and wheelchairs to orthotics to all kinds of respiratory devices - everything a person needs to stay in their home longer and more comfortably.

April 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Splash into Art

People looking for a unique date idea or a different way to have fun with friends and family should consider newly opened Splash Into Art, where customers create their very own 16-inch by 20-inch painting in less than three hours.

April 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter spotlight: Master Landscape Supply

Spring has sprung in Newton County, and it's the perfect time of year to get your lawn and garden into pristine condition. Master Landscape Supply in Covington has everything that the most dedicated gardener would need to make their garden the envy of the neighborhood.

April 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Innovative Industrialists

This is the first part of a series examining the history and economic effects of industry in Newton County, as well as the county's continuing efforts to attract new business. This first part discusses the growth of Newton County's vast industrial base.

April 14, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Mason's Business Services

With the deadline to file income taxes just around the corner, residents looking to save money and get more personal service may want to consider Mason's Business Services.

Owner Mike Mason has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting field, and he and his dedicated team can help residents and small businesses with a variety of accounting and bookkeeping services.

April 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter's Spotlight - Bravo Entertainment

Ruben Bravo wants to bring metro-quality entertainment east of the perimeter.

March 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight - Pulliam Eye Group

Customers who choose Pulliam Eye Group can clearly see what sets the group apart from other area eye doctors.

March 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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