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Employee of the Year

Clairon Metals Corporation is pleased to announce that Erica Arnett has been named Employee of the Year for 2014.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Building up your piggy bank

Many years ago, I was given a "Pocket Pig" from Newton Federal Bank and still have it along with other Covington and Newton memorabilia. It held 16 quarters and "If this Pocket Pig could talk he would say, save a little every day." Sixty years later, that's still great advice – Pay yourself first!

January 25, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Best of the Best: Twelve Oaks

In less than four years, the antebellum mansion on Monticello Street went from being a faded grand dame to an award-winning Southern belle welcoming visitors from around the world.

January 18, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Business


Attaining Financial Independence

The easiest question you will have to answer this year is "Do you want to have financial independence at retirement? If your answer is "no," please return to your favorite television show and enjoy your day.

January 10, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


A jump start for employment

It is part of the incentive package the state offered to attract one of the leading healthcare industries to Covington: Georgia Quick Start would build a training facility near the new Baxter campus and offer customized training to its employees.

January 10, 2015 | | Business


Lassiter: Receiving additional social security benefits

This article was drafted during the Thanksgiving holidays and on returning home, I noticed that many of these suggestions are in the January 2015 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Although all of this information is readily available in my profession, I feel that it's proper to cite this publication.

December 13, 2014 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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Diligent service

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 H. Porter. SunTrust Bank, Middle Georgia, is the trustee. Under the terms of the will, three-fourths of the net income of the trust fund is applied to worthy ...

October 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


FEMA disaster assistance expands for local governments

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.

September 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local: Sherwood’s Flowers and Gifts

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.

September 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local: Coldwell Banker Gerri Murphy Realty

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.

September 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Newton Fund announces grant application deadline

The Newton Fund, a local fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, will accept letters of intent for grant funding until Oct. 2.

September 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


FM Global gives grant to Newton County Fire

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.

September 20, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Business


Court upholds 2007 BOC decision to deny Oxford asphalt plant

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.

September 20, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Walgreens coming to Covington

Walgreens is coming to downtown Covington, and Covington Ford could be leaving.

September 16, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Buy local...JITA Marketplace

Wendy Connor is an ordained minister, an author and a publisher, so she's well versed in the world of Christian literature. She finds that a lot of religious literature is based on beliefs and traditions that overtime have been shaped more by men than by the Bible. Those beliefs and traditions lead to artificial separations between Christians like denominations.

That's why Connor opened the JITA Marketplace, a Christian bookstore which she said carries unique books that you won't find in other stores. The books in her store are scripturally based guides to living or personal, spiritual stories ...

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Triple Crown Media files for Chapter 11 bankrupcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Newspaper publisher Triple Crown Media Inc., which owns daily and weekly newspapers in Georgia, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

In a prepackaged filing Monday in Delaware bankruptcy court, the Lexington, Ky.-based company listed assets of about $33 million, and liabilities of about $86 million.

September 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy local...Green Livin' Farms

Everyone wants to eat organic produce, but the prices are prohibitive for many. That's where the local Green Livin' Farms come in, offering locally-grown, daily-picked produce at the same prices as normal produce at the supermarket.

Most of Green Livin's produce comes from Owner Darrell Head's one-acre farm, located in the River Cove subdivision, just a few miles down the road from the store's U.S. Highway 278 and Ga. Highway 142 location at "The Hub."

September 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Local businesses, governments launch Buy Local campaign

Newton County residents don't have as many local shopping choices as they would like, but the only way to attract more businesses is to spend more money at the local ones that already exist.

September 04, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Buy Local... All-Star Muffler

All-Star Muffler's employees can definitely fix any muffler or exhaust problems, but owner Robbie Floyd said he wants people to know that All-Star is a complete auto car shop.

September 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local... Tiki Tattoo

Beth Rockmore knows getting a tattoo for the first time can be scary. The decision, the pain and the permanency. That's why her tattoo parlor, Tiki Tattoo, is different A laid-back atmosphere, kind and considerate employees who understand the apprehension and private rooms that don't put you on display.

August 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


United Bank assumes all deposits and most assets of First Coweta Bank

On Friday, Aug. 21, United Bank announced it entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with the FDIC to assume all deposits and approximately $155 million in assets of First Coweta Bank based in Newnan. United Bank purchased both insured and uninsured deposits, and therefore all First Coweta Bank depositor accounts will be honored in full. All former First Coweta Bank locations will open as normal on Saturday, Aug. 22, at their regular times and customers will be able to conduct business as usual.

August 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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