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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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Buy Local... Newton Package Shop

For more than two decades Newton Package Shop has been serving the citizens of Newton County with a knowledgeable and friendly staff and a large selection of wines, beers and liquors.

February 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Sweet financial gifts

You could give flowers. You could give candy. You could give jewelry, a watch or a gift certificate. They're all fine Valentine's Day presents, and your recipient would appreciate any of them. But this year, why not go beyond the usual gifts and give your valentine something that can sweeten the rest of the year - and beyond? Specifically, why not give a financial gift?

February 11, 2009 | By Rick Rogers | Business


Buy Local...GG's Pizza & Wings

Open since 2003, GG's Pizza & Wings has made a name for itself in local, affordable cuisine.

January 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local... Angela Miller-Keller Williams Real Estate

Realtor Angela Miller has 15 years of experience in the real estate business.

January 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy local...Better Hearing Aid

Together Joe and Barbara Stock, owners of Better Hearing Aid, have more than 80 years of experience in the hearing aid business.

The Stocks recently opened up a Better Hearing Aid in Covington after years of successfully running a Better Hearing Aid in Decatur. There are also Better Hearing Aids in Madison and Jackson.

January 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Goody's clothing store to close

Newton County's sole department store is set to close with the recent announcement that Goody's Family Clothing will liquidate all of its remaining stores after a depressing holiday sales period.

January 10, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Business


Brig. Gen.highlights Chamber awards

It's that time of year again. The Christmas tree has been put away, the New Year's resolutions made and the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting is upon us.

January 10, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Business


Buy local...Ludies Est

In its fifth year of business, Ludies Est has been personalizing clothing, blankets and commemorative items for Newton County residents for years now.

"We do all types of awards, plaques, trophies," said store owner Scott Childers. "We do company shirts. We do school T-shirts. We do embroidery for shoes and just about anything you want."

January 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy local...Fat Boys Golf Carts

Fat Boys Golf Carts was established in 2004 after owner Steve Smallwood began selling them in front of his locally owned convenience store.

"I was selling more golf carts than the store could handle," Smallwood said. "I saw that it was working so I decided to move up."

January 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy local...Hammer’s Getaway

 Hammer's Getaway has been said to be the best nightlife establishment in Jackson. The half restaurant and half dance club is home to the largest dance floor in the area.

January 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


OHCO Inc.

 OHCO Inc. outlet center, fabrics and rugs in Covington, offers customers the largest selection of decorator fabrics east of Atlanta without the hefty price tag.

January 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy local...Honda of Conyers

Honda of Conyers is the No.1 ranked import dealer in Conyers. With a lot full of new and used cars, Honda of Conyers has more than 350 new cars and 150 plus used cars. The starting price for new cars is $12,000 and reaches a peak of $50,000 with a warranty of three years or 36,000 miles, and an engine power and transmission warranty of five years or 60,000 miles.

Used cars range in price from $500 to $30,000 with a warranty on used certified cars of 100,000 miles.

December 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Ramsey's Produce

Ramsey Produce is one of Covington's locally owned produce stands. Owned and operated by Jim Ramsey, the produce stand holds 40 plus basic items.

"We get 95 percent of our produce from the farmers market in Forest Park. The other comes from local farmers in the area," said Jim Ramsey. With fruits ranging from Washington apples and navel oranges to mangos and pomegranates, Ramsey's has something to satisfy a variety of produce and fresh food cravings. "We have all the citrus fruits you want," said Ramsey. "Our citrus fruits are the most popular, but come spring time it ...

December 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Bailout approved: Automakers to get $17.4B

WASHINGTON - Citing danger to the national economy, the Bush administration approved an emergency bailout of the U.S. auto industry Friday, offering $17.4 billion in rescue loans in exchange for concessions from the deeply troubled carmakers and their workers.

The government will have the option of becoming a stockholder in the companies, much as it has with major banks, in effect partially nationalizing the industry.

December 30, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Business


US regulators adopt new credit card rules

WASHINGTON - Federal regulators on Thursday adopted sweeping new rules for the credit card industry that will shield U.S. consumers from increases in interest rates on existing account balances among other changes.

The rules, which take effect in July 2010, will allow credit card companies to raise interest rates only on new credit cards and future purchases or advances, rather than on current balances.

December 29, 2008 | By Marcy Gordon AP Business Writer | Business


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