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.
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.
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.
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.
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.