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Bodycote, 50 jobs, come to Covington

The regional headquarters of Bodycote, a thermal processing service provider, is now located in Covington.

June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Business


Tax-free exchanges

One of the provisions of the Revenue Code that is very attractive to life and annuity policyholders is Section 1035. This provision of the Code ...

June 26, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Baxalta becomes Shire

Shire plc completed its merger with Baxalta Friday, creating what is expected to be a global leader in rare diseases.

June 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Business


Baxalta, Shire agree to merger

Shareholders of Baxalta, Inc. and Shire PLC agreed Friday on a merger that is expected to be finalized on June 3.

May 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Business


Manufacturing in Newton County employs thousands

Newton County continues to grow, attracting retail shops and industrial and manufacturing plants. The products made here range from the fibers used to make disposable ...

April 30, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Business


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Supporter Spotlight - Eye Deal Optical

Since December Eye Deal Optical on U.S. Highway 278 has been offering Covington-area residents expert optical services as well as stylish, modern products.

May 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter spotlight: Mitcham Farm Strawberries

Mitcham Farm on West Macedonia Church Road in Oxford has been family operated for more than 100 years.

May 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Fantastic Plastic

This is the fourth part of a series examining local industries in Newton County, including their history, production processes, community involvement and roles in the local, national and global economies. Today's story examines the history of plastic producer Berry Plastics in Covington, a leading producer of trash liners and stretch film.

May 05, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


A Yarn of a Tale

This is the third part of a series examining the history and economic effects of industry in Newton County, as well as the county's continuing efforts to attract new business. This part examines the history of yarn converter Beaver Manufacturing in Mansfield, one of the county's oldest and most successful industries.

April 28, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Peoples Home Medical

Even though the economy is sluggish and even though the medical home equipment industry is a tough business because of cumbersome regulations, Phil Stone believes Covington needs a business to supply oxygen, sleep apnea devices and other medical equipment.

That's why Stone and his son Cham opened Peoples Home Medical earlier this year. The store provides everything from hospital-style beds, walkers, seat lifts and wheelchairs to orthotics to all kinds of respiratory devices - everything a person needs to stay in their home longer and more comfortably.

April 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Splash into Art

People looking for a unique date idea or a different way to have fun with friends and family should consider newly opened Splash Into Art, where customers create their very own 16-inch by 20-inch painting in less than three hours.

April 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter spotlight: Master Landscape Supply

Spring has sprung in Newton County, and it's the perfect time of year to get your lawn and garden into pristine condition. Master Landscape Supply in Covington has everything that the most dedicated gardener would need to make their garden the envy of the neighborhood.

April 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Innovative Industrialists

This is the first part of a series examining the history and economic effects of industry in Newton County, as well as the county's continuing efforts to attract new business. This first part discusses the growth of Newton County's vast industrial base.

April 14, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Supporter Spotlight: Mason's Business Services

With the deadline to file income taxes just around the corner, residents looking to save money and get more personal service may want to consider Mason's Business Services.

Owner Mike Mason has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting field, and he and his dedicated team can help residents and small businesses with a variety of accounting and bookkeeping services.

April 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter's Spotlight - Bravo Entertainment

Ruben Bravo wants to bring metro-quality entertainment east of the perimeter.

March 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight - Pulliam Eye Group

Customers who choose Pulliam Eye Group can clearly see what sets the group apart from other area eye doctors.

March 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight - Pulliam Eye Group

Dr. Michael Pulliam has been helping Covington residents see better for 30 years. The namesake of the Pulliam Eye Group is only one of a group of eye specialists who provide services in a wide variety of fields.

March 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


National Consumer Protection Week will run from March 7th until 13th

As part of National Consumer Protection Week, March 7 – 13, the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs encourages all Georgians to become savvy consumers. This year's theme - Dollars & Sense: Rated "A" for All Ages - highlights the importance of using good consumer sense at every stage of life, from grade school to retirement.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Supporter Spotlight... Shannon D. Sneed & Associates, P.C.

If you met Shannon Sneed on the street, you might not realize he's a lawyer. He's an intelligent man but has an affable, easygoing nature. Even when you visit his office, you may be thrown off.

March 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Caldwell & Cowan employee earns certification

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has awarded the nationally recognized Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) designation to Brenda Fuller Johnson, preplanning counselor at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home.

The CPC certification program is considered the standard of excellence in funeral service for individuals who help families plan funerals in advance. In order for Johnson to become a CPC, she had to meet specific program requirements and pass an examination based on a standards manual. CPCs must demonstrate their ongoing professional commitment by fulfilling requirements as they renew their certification every four years.

February 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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