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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For Danny Ellis, a good barbecue sauce is all about balance, that perfect mix of flavors. He said his Super Sauce, the creation of 20 years of testing, strikes that balance just right.
Steven and Mitch Thacker have more than 40 years of combined experience in chiropractic medicine, so if you have muscular or skeletal problems or pain, go to Thacker Chiropractic and they can find out what's wrong and treat you.
Employees of SRG Global were treated to a barbecue luncheon Friday afternoon in honor of the company's 40th year doing business in Covington.
Almost 90 years ago the Ramsey family opened a furniture store just off of the Covington square on Clark Street.
This is the second of a three-part series examining how explosive growth and the housing market collapse have changed the face of Newton County.
Walk into Occie's Tackle Box – a neat, modest space tucked away on the corner of Turner Lake and Washington Street – and you're likely to see at least a few of the five sisters that own and run the fish and grits restaurant.
CEO Shirley Smith has always thought of Repairers of the Breach as a lighthouse of hope in the community, so it's only fitting that BB&T chose to donate money and time to Repairers as part of its first Lighthouse Project.
20 distinguished years: Ben Hendricks, of Crudup and Hendricks, was honored Thursday for his 20 years of diligent service on the Porter Fund board as the representative of the Newton County Bar Association. During this time, he has helped to award funds to numerous educational, cultural and charitable institutions which benefit the citizens and overall community of Newton County. The Porter Fund was established by Item XV of the Will of James ...
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials announced disaster assistance is expanding to five Georgia counties to help pay for emergency measures and to repair, restore or replace public facilities damaged or destroyed by this month's severe storms and flooding.
The year was 1966. Rita White had been working at Sherwood's Flowers and Gifts for two years. That year, she bought the company from the Sherwoods, and went about running the business herself. Business was so good that she couldn't run the store alone. Her husband, Darvin White, left his job as a salesman to come help her in the shop. The ...
The Newton Fund, a local fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, will accept letters of intent for grant funding until Oct. 2.
If it's a piece of realty - no matter the type - the agents at Gerri Murphy Realty can sell it. New, undeveloped property, or classic historic property have all been sold under their stewardship, and they'll sell any manner of real estate.
Newton County Fire Service received a $1,200 fire prevention grant Friday from FM Global, a property insurer for some of the world's largest businesses.
In Feb. 2007, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to deny a conditional use permit for a second asphalt plant just outside Oxford, and on Aug. 31, more than two years later, a lawsuit challenging that decision has been dismissed.
Walgreens is coming to downtown Covington, and Covington Ford could be leaving.