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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...Rhoades Printing

Since 1970, Rhoades Printing has been a fixture in downtown Covington business.

December 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Whitaker Builders Supply

Since opening its doors for business in 1988, Whitaker Builders Supply, located on Stark Road in Jackson, has strived to provide its customers with superior service and competitive prices.

The Whitaker family has been building homes since 1959. The business is now run by Allen Whitaker and his siblings David Whitaker, Lanae Martin and Lisa Whitaker.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Regional barbecue in a bottle

Dustin Vanderbunt knows his barbecue. As the co-owner and chef at Ed Boudreaux's Bayou Bar-B-Que restaurant in Ashville, N.C., which bills itself the home of the "Voodoo Reuben," Vanderbunt, along with his business partner Erik Feichter of Waynesville, N.C., has developed a line of 14 sauces.

November 26, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Business


The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed – a unique local nursery that sells custom-designed mixed planters – has changed locations, moving to the heart of historic Covington on Floyd Street.

November 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


PC AfterDark

When Newton County residents need help with their computers, there is one place that comes to mind and that's PC Afterdark.

Located in the Covington Crossing shopping center, PC Afterdark offers a variety of services and products. The store repairs computers, laptops, printers, some fax machines, software, virus and spyware and networking.

November 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


PC Afterdark

When Newton County residents need help with their computers there is one place that comes to mind and that's PC Afterdark.

November 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Circuit City files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK -- Circuit City Stores Inc., the nation's second-biggest electronics retailer, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday but plans to stay open for business as the busy holiday shopping season approaches.

It filed under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code, which will allow it to hold off creditors and continue operations while it develops a reorganization plan.

November 21, 2008 | By VINNEE TONG and MICHAEL FELBERBAUM AP Business Writers | Business


Satellite Junction

Local DirecTV retailer Satellite Junction has been in business for two years, and recently opened their fourth store, a location in Covington, last year

As a retailer, they do installation and sales for DirecTV as well as fulfillment work for other larger DirecTV retailers.

November 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Ludie’s Sporting Goods

Located on Elm Street, Ludie's Sporting Goods has called Covington home since 1982. First located in Newton Plaza, the store moved to its current location in 1996.

November 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Solo Cup wins Work Ready Award for workforce development

Governor Sonny Perdue and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development recently announced the Solo Cup Company as the Work Ready Business of the Year. Solo Cup Company, the global manufacturer of single-use food and beverage service products, instituted Work Ready into its three Georgia facilities earlier this year. Working with DeKalb Technical College, the company created job profiles and began using Work Ready to hire the most qualified candidates – resulting in more than 70 new hires. The company has reduced training time, increased productivity, lowered turnover rates and created a path for employee promotion and training.

November 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Merryvale provides senior care, community connections

On Nov. 1, 1996 Merryvale Assisted Living Facility opened its doors to local senior residents. Merryvale's story began when Sam III and Loucy Hay envisioned a top-notch senior care facility serving area families right in the heart of Newton County.

November 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Nu-Da passes on to next generation

In business for 12 years, Nu-Da, a storage building company located on U.S. Highway 278, offers customers a wide selection of storage structures in varying sizes that can be used for an assortment of things including stables and hobby work sheds.

November 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Pampering at Tropical Nails

If you wander into the Tropical Nails salon on the Covington square, with its bamboo and orchid decor, you'd be forgiven for thinking you've wandered into a little bit of tropical paradise.

November 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Fletcher's, family-owned for 76 years

Fletcher's Jewelry, a staple on the Covington square, has been in business in Newton County since 1932 and has been family owned for four generations.

November 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Circuit City to close 155 stores, cut US jobs

RICHMOND, Va. -- Circuit City Stores Inc. said Monday it is closing about 20 percent of its U.S. stores, including 14 in Illinois, and cutting thousands of jobs in an effort to return to profitability as it finds consumers reluctant to spend and its vendors less eager to give it credit.

The nation's No. 2 consumer electronics retailer said it will shut 155 of its more than 700 stores and leave at least a dozen markets entirely, including Phoenix and Atlanta, by Dec. 31. It will lay off about 17 percent of its domestic work force, which could affect ...

November 04, 2008 | Michael Felberbaum The Associated Press | Business


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