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General Manager Hired for News

Hosanna Fletcher, a long-time resident of Newton County who has served in a number of significant leadership positions in the community, has been named as ...

October 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Risks and hidden commissions in Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds are considered the foundation for conservative investors looking for steady income. These bonds are issued by local and state governments and pay investors ...

September 27, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Pratt finishes eco-campus expansion with new recyclable sorting plant

Pratt Industries, America's fifth largest paper and packaging company, celebrated the opening today of its newest recycling Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the final phase ...

September 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Mutual Fund Share Class Concerns

My plans for the year included a series of articles on investing starting in September. Given the market volatility during the past few weeks these ...

September 06, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Newton youth gain experience and a paycheck

Nia Wellman, a recent graduate of Alcovy High School, spent five weeks this summer discovering the responsibilities and benefits that come with being employed. This ...

September 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Rotary Club hears Piedmont plans

Vice Chairman of the Newton County Hospital Authority, Billy Fortson, told the Rotary Club of Covington Tuesday that Piedmont Healthcare System was the only one ...

September 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business

Your Pie coming to Covington Square

Downtown Covington is putting a round pizza in a Square.

August 28, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business

Fears and fallacies in retirement planning

There are multiple concerns to think about as you head for retirement. Some are very legitimate while others, although important are very inaccurate. Here are ...

August 23, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

On the clock with Bridgestone Golf

The Covington Newton Chamber went On the Clock this month with Bridgestone Golf. Everyone knows Bridgestone for their rubber products, however their production of golf ...

August 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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Archive By Section - 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

Supporter Spotlight: SouthEastern Builder’s Supply

In late 2009, local business Cowan & Cowan merged with SouthEastern Builder's Supply to expand its line of products made available for consumers. The business remains on 1186 Clark Street, with a warehouse facility located on 9175 Old Atlanta Hwy.

July 14, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Supporter Spotlight: Newton County Recreation Center

Despite suffering from recent budget cuts and increased fees, the Newton County Recreation Department will be moving forward with the new season of sports programs. Children who have not signed up are encouraged to do so, as time is running out to register for football and cheerleading. The deadline is July 16 with practice beginning in August.

July 07, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business

More businesses allowed at Stanton Springs

In an effort to make the Stanton Springs industrial park more attractive and competitive, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to allow more types of businesses to be located there.

July 07, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Supporter Spotlight: Cowboy's BBQ

Steve and Vicki Deal were products of the economy. Like so many others in the country, they found themselves without jobs after years of hard work. However, the couple decided to take matters into their own hands and started their own barbecue restaurant in Social Circle.

June 30, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business

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