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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


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Officials explore incentives for retail

Residents want more restaurants and places to shop, and local officials think tax breaks may be the way to get them.

May 03, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Staffing company gets award for growth

Local company Apollo Staffing has been honored as the 10th fastest-growing company in metro Atlanta in 2013 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

May 01, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Former industrial recruiter joins local company

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.

April 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Businesses beautify downtown square

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.

April 23, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Business


Chamber hires new industrial recruiter

Head industrial recruiter Roger Harrison is leaving Newton County, but the chamber has already hired a replacement in Courtney Bernardi, the top recruiter in Jackson County.

April 14, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Local pest company acquires competitor

Skyline Pest Solutions has announced the acquisition of Beyond Exterminating in Social Circle.

March 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Business


Local company SteelCo gets Baxter work

Months after Baxter International's big announcement to locate a $1 billion manufacturing plant in Stanton Springs industrial park, Newton County is starting to see some positive effects.

March 28, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Unemployment, employment both down

After a one-month spike above 10 percent, Newton County's unemployment declined to 9.8 percent in February; however, the change was accompanied by a decline in employed workers and the overall local labor force, signaling people probably stopped looking for work.

March 28, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Local business eyeing new site

Local optical business Covington Eyes owner Dr. Andrea Washington is relocating her business to a building behind Newton Medical Center.

March 28, 2013 | Xavier McKnight news@covnews.com | Business


Small businesses tax strategy webinar

Small business professionals can learn more about filing their taxes during a webinar hosted by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce next month.

March 26, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Business


Chamber develops leadership training program

Good leaders have to capitalize on their strengths, but, just as importantly, they also have to admit their weaknesses and find ways to compensate for those. When both of those things happen, leaders thrive.

March 26, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Council OKs temp sign ordinance

After months of discussion, the Covington City Council finally reached a consensus on allowing temporary signs at businesses.

March 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Jazzercise studio comes to Covington

Jazzercise, the world's leading dance fitness program, is opening its newest fitness center in Covington.

March 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Business


Local unemployment rate on the rise

The unemployment rate rose slightly in Newton County in January, climbing back above 10 percent.

March 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Business


Printing business to open area stores

Instant Imprints, a company that offers screen printing, embroidery, signage and promotion productions under one roof, is planning to open six new franchise retail centers in the Rockdale, Newton and Walton county area.

March 12, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


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