A new face will be promoting Newton County to the rest of the world, as the chamber has hired local resident Jenny McDonald as its new tourism director.
Mayor Ronnie Johnston continues to push for more active recruitment of retail businesses, including restaurants, movie theaters and the like, and he's hoping the city of Covington and the Newton County Industrial Authority may be able to bring some major companies to the area.
Residents want more restaurants and places to shop, and local officials think tax breaks may be the way to get them.
Local company Apollo Staffing has been honored as the 10th fastest-growing company in metro Atlanta in 2013 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Newton County's former industrial recruiter has signed on with local business Wagner Service Solutions in an effort to expand the company's reach into new markets.
Downtown businesses and beyond looked through colorful blooms and plants Tuesday to create the perfect arrangement to go in front of their storefronts as a part of an effort to beautify the downtown area.
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f you're looking for a job and collecting unemployment benefits in Georgia, a new program called Georgia Works could put you on a new career path altogether.
As the apartment business enters its busier season, Arbor Lake Apartments is poised to attract renters looking for inexpensive, quality housing. Arbor Lake, located at 431 Kirkland Road, is offering 1,175 square-foot, two-bedrooms apartments for $599 a month through at least the end of April. Apartment manager Susan Tate said she has a few units available now and prospective renters should contact her at (770) 385-6166, or by e-mail at email@example.com for more details.
Zia Tusmani believes there are three key elements to any successful restaurant: quality, pricing and service. Tusmani is the owner and main cook of Borage Grill in Olde Town Conyers and he said he practices those elements every day. Quality meals begin with quality ingredients and Tusmani buys and cooks only the best, freshest food he can find. All of the vegetables are brought to the store fresh every morning. All of the sauces and ...
Representatives of Beaver Manufacturing and General Mills met with directors from DeKalb Technical College and the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday at the Newton County Historic Courthouse as Covington Mayor Kim Carter and Newton County Commission Chairman Kathy Morgan signed a joint proclamation to honor local manufacturers for their contributions to local economic growth and community partnerships.
Newton County's unemployment rate continued to climb in January, reaching 11.7 percent, up from 10.4 percent in December. Newton County's rate continued to outpace the state's average of 8.6 percent, as well as the rates of the surrounding counties.
Hays Tractor has been in the family for 58 years and during that time the company has strived to provide the best customer service possible. "A lot of customers say we treat them like friends and family," General Manager Shelia Hays Massey said. "They come to buy the tractor, but also gain the relationship with the family here."
DeKalb Technical College will hold two career fairs in March. On Tuesday, March 24, the first Career Fair will be held at DeKalb Tech's Clarkston Campus in the Conference Center, located at 495 N. Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston. On Thursday, March 26, the second Career Fair will be held in the Auditorium of Building A at the Covington Campus, located at 16200 Alcovy Road NE, Covington. Both Career Fairs will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Bangkok Grill is bringing Thai cuisine to Covington and owner Jee Poonpoke is trying to bring hope to those suffering from the economy. Poonpoke opened Bangkok Grill two weeks ago on U.S. Highway 278 next to Advance Auto Parts, but not long before that she had nothing. She previously owned the "Red Tomato" in Conyers, but the economic meltdown cost her everything.
The Komatsu America Corporation announced plans to close three of its facilities, including the Komatsu Forklift U.S.A. facility in Covington, as part of a reorganization effort.
Verizon Wireless is breaking new ground in Georgia's wireless retail experience with the Grand Opening of its Covington Communications Store. Built in the company's Evolutionary Store design, the new retail location offers customers a high-tech and hands-on experience with wireless voice, data, music and video services. The new store, located at 10337 Industrial Blvd NE, is open for business and will hold its official grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony March 5, at 10 a.m. Commemorating ...
Jim Fuller believes the key to teaching karate is to teach kids to become strong, confident individuals. Fuller's U.M.A.S. Karate schools have continued to grow since he began teaching karate in 1990. He now has one location in Covington and two in Conyers. Fuller explains that his schools have a unique approach to martial arts that centers on helping kids grow.
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.
You could give flowers. You could give candy. You could give jewelry, a watch or a gift certificate. They're all fine Valentine's Day presents, and your recipient would appreciate any of them. But this year, why not go beyond the usual gifts and give your valentine something that can sweeten the rest of the year - and beyond? Specifically, why not give a financial gift?
Open since 2003, GG's Pizza & Wings has made a name for itself in local, affordable cuisine.
Realtor Angela Miller has 15 years of experience in the real estate business. A realtor with Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Metro East, most of the properties that Miller handles are in Newton County. She shows foreclosures, resells and short-sells. Short-sells take place when something has happened in the life of the homeowner, necessitating them to agree to a quick sale for less than the home's worth. "I also help people whenever they're facing foreclosure and ...