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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The new Droid Eris, Motorola's answer to the iPhone, has been one of the most popular Verizon phones sold locally so far in 2010.
Résumés are now being accepted for the next chamber president, and the search committee is reaching out to the group of 15 to 20 names they've collected over the past few months. Since September, the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce has been without a president. A search committee headed by Chairman Jerry Mays has had numerous conversations about the skills and experience the next president should have and is poised to begin interviewing candidates soon, ...
In a world where technology changes daily, Chris and Teri Haler are veterans of keeping up with the curve. The couple has been in the advertising, print and Web design and video fields for nearly 20 years, and they have owned their own company, Current Events Productions, since 2002. However, to become the multimedia masters they are today the Halers took a long road. The couple graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1991 ...
Covington recently gained another fully-accredited educational center with rigorous academic standards. A Time 4 Learning, originally based in Porterdale has moved to the original Wal-Mart location next to Antiques & Stuff.
Debra S. "Deb" Junkin has been named CEO of the Georgia Association of Realtors after beating out 55 other applicants for the position.
Brad Stewart entered the world of professional barbecue with a bang more than 15 years ago, and he's been going strong ever since.
Tommy Coker opened Bulldog Tire in Covington in 1986, more than a quarter century ago. He had worked in a tire company in Monroe for 19 years before that. "I finally decided I wanted to do something on my own," Coker said. He scouted out Covington for many months before deciding to open a Bulldog location with his partner Ronnie Ward, who owns the Bulldog Tire store in Monroe and co-owns two other Bulldog stores in Snellville and Griffin.
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.
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.
Angela Miller has been in real estate for 15 years and her passion has led her constantly to reach out into new areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Covington Wal-Mart is supporting Emergency Medical Services at Newton Medical Center with a check for $1,000 from the Wal-Mart Foundation.