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Employee of the Year

Clairon Metals Corporation is pleased to announce that Erica Arnett has been named Employee of the Year for 2014.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Building up your piggy bank

Many years ago, I was given a "Pocket Pig" from Newton Federal Bank and still have it along with other Covington and Newton memorabilia. It held 16 quarters and "If this Pocket Pig could talk he would say, save a little every day." Sixty years later, that's still great advice – Pay yourself first!

January 25, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Best of the Best: Twelve Oaks

In less than four years, the antebellum mansion on Monticello Street went from being a faded grand dame to an award-winning Southern belle welcoming visitors from around the world.

January 18, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Business


Attaining Financial Independence

The easiest question you will have to answer this year is "Do you want to have financial independence at retirement? If your answer is "no," please return to your favorite television show and enjoy your day.

January 10, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


A jump start for employment

It is part of the incentive package the state offered to attract one of the leading healthcare industries to Covington: Georgia Quick Start would build a training facility near the new Baxter campus and offer customized training to its employees.

January 10, 2015 | | Business


Lassiter: Receiving additional social security benefits

This article was drafted during the Thanksgiving holidays and on returning home, I noticed that many of these suggestions are in the January 2015 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Although all of this information is readily available in my profession, I feel that it's proper to cite this publication.

December 13, 2014 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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Covington shows off recent film success to international leaders

Covington's rich filming history and recent successes has landed it a spot as a host city on a state-sponsored tour for international leaders.

March 15, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Holiday job losses bump up unemployment rate

Newton County's unemployment rate increased by half a percent to 8.5 percent in January as an estimated 468 locals lost jobs, likely due to the loss of seasonal jobs added during the holiday shopping season.

March 13, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Retail Round Table with Dave Bernd and the Newton Chamber of Commerce

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Elite Auto Collision now open

After gaining technical expertise and knowledge in every facet of his industry, Shane Steele has decided to make that knowledge available to Covington and Newton County.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Web's 'Red Chair' makes stop at Twelve Oaks

The charm of Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast is based in part on its old-fashioned ways and antebellum architecture.

January 14, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Business


Newton to see additional fast-food eateries

A few more fast-food restaurants are coming to Newton County, including two near the Walmart at Salem and Brown Bridge roads.

November 19, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Chamber: Workforce needed for industries

Without a highly skilled workforce in place, Newton County will struggle to attract the kind of industries that can truly bring up the county's per capita income and improve its quality of life, according to the county's top industrial recruiters.

October 26, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


City looks to fine-tune plan for tourism

Covington City Council members met Thursday night to discuss what the council should expect from the Main Street Covington program regarding tourism efforts, now that operation of the program is expected to be taken on by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

October 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Business


Industries expand in nearby counties

Two industries are expanding in neighboring Morgan and Walton counties, creating hundreds of future jobs for area residents.

October 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Business


Advanced Retirement Planning goes pink

The Advanced Retirement Planning building, at 6140 Hannah St., is now pink. Brian Byars, owner of ARP in Covington, said the business was painted pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It will remain pink through October. ARP employees and their families, ARP clients and Newton Medical Center associates gathered Monday to reveal the newly painted office building.

October 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Business


Newton Federal CEO named to board

George Lazenby, CEO of Newton Federal Bank, has been elected to the board of directors of the Community Bankers Association as Division Four Chair.

October 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Business


Career Expo to be Sept. 26

ATLANTA – The Veterans Unit at the Georgia Department of Labor's (GDOL) DeKalb Career Center and Goodwill of North Georgia's Decatur Career Center will assist Mount Welcome Missionary Baptist Church with a career expo on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the church, located at 581 Parker Ave. in Decatur.

September 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Business


Business to be painted pink

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is less than a week away, and one business has plans to raise attention to the cause in a very rosy way. The Advanced Retirement Planning building, at 6140 Hannah St., will be painted pink.

September 24, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Business


Tickets on sale for 'Taste of Newton'

Anyone who loves dining locally should get their taste buds ready, as tickets are on sale for the annual Taste of Newton.

August 27, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Business


Job seekers invited to career expo

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor's (GDOL) North Metro Career Center and Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless (HFTH) will sponsor Labor of Love, a resource and career expo, Thursday, Sept. 5, in Atlanta. The expo will be held from 9 a.m.–noon in the Gold Parking Lot of Turner Field, located at 755 Hank Aaron Drive.

August 27, 2013 | Staff Report | Business


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