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Infinity Solutions acquires CompuNet

Infinity Network Solutions, Inc., a leading Information Technology services company for small to mid-sized businesses and public sector agencies, announced today the acquisition of CompuNet, Inc., a full service Networking and Internet solutions provider located in Macon, Georgia.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


United Bank names advisory directors

United Bank President Thomas Kephart announced the addition of two local business leaders to its Covington Advisory Board. Anne Laster and Steven Kapp joined the board in their first meeting earlier in October.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Acuity Brands expands, adding 700 jobs in Rockdale, DeKalb

Georgia-based Acuity Brands will expand its operation, creating 700 jobs and investing more than $16 million into Rockdale and DeKalb counties over the next five years, announced Governor Nathan Deal's office Monday morning.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Full shopping plaza sets tone for county

As Newton County continues to grow commercially, a key component of growth will be the use of its already built shopping plaza and commercial buildings.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Paying for long-term care expenses

I've got a subject that can have you reaching for the aspirin and antacid quickly. As if we don't have enough concerns already, now we can worry about this risk and it can be very costly if not addressed. Of the five Covington Lassiter parents who have passed on, all of them incurred long-term care related expenses toward the end of their lives.

October 18, 2014 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Local dentist inducted as a Fellow of International College of Dentists

Dr. Dale Evans, DDS, a local dental practitioner, was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at its 85th Annual Convocation in San Antonio on Oct. 10.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Poppin’ with flavor

Things are popping on Crowell Road now.

October 11, 2014 | Mikayla Newton | Business


United Bank offers live teller machine

A local bank has made great strides in providing cutting-edge technology and brand new services to customers.

September 16, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Business


Building a high performance workforce

Groups from the private and public sector came together at SKC Inc. in Newton to learn an improvement methodology called Lean Six Sigma.

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


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Supporter Spotlight - Bradley’s Barbecue

Brad Stewart entered the world of professional barbecue with a bang more than 15 years ago, and he's been going strong ever since.

December 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Bulldog Tire

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.

December 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


New CAEC leaders

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.

December 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Horton Automotive

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.

December 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter spotlight.... Angela Miller: Keller Williams Realty

Angela Miller has been in real estate for 15 years and her passion has led her constantly to reach out into new areas.

December 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local... Social Circle Ace Home Center

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.

November 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local... The Blue Willow Inn

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.

November 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local: N2 Paintball

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.

November 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Covington Ford not leaving or closing

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.

November 06, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


EMS receives Wal-Mart grant

Covington Wal-Mart is supporting Emergency Medical Services at Newton Medical Center with a check for $1,000 from the Wal-Mart Foundation.

November 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local: Super Sauce Barbecue

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.

November 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Thacker Chiropractic

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.

October 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


SRG Global celebrates 40 years in Covington

Employees of SRG Global were treated to a barbecue luncheon Friday afternoon in honor of the company's 40th year doing business in Covington.

October 28, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Business


Ramsey’s Furniture

Almost 90 years ago the Ramsey family opened a furniture store just off of the Covington square on Clark Street.

October 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


The bottom falls out: How the housing market came crashing down

 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.

October 18, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


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