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A bigger, better place to care for pets

It's just around the corner, less than half a mile away, but when the building is finished in January it will almost double Well Spring Animal Hospital's existing space. That means, veterinarian Dr. Laura Thomas and her staff will be able to care for more dog and cat patients.

November 22, 2014 | Sandra Brands | Business


Wild at heart

The finishing touches are being put in place and local artists are arriving to set up displays of their art.

November 15, 2014 | Sandra Brands | Business


Biting into Covington

They had expected about 300 people to show up in downtown Covington the night before Halloween.

November 08, 2014 | Sandra Brands | Business


You’ll Earn a Fortune

In 1970, the approach of "You'll Earn a Fortune" was taught by many life insurance carriers. "Make sure you protect your earning power!" The arithmetic in those days was very simple:

November 01, 2014 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Infinity Solutions acquires CompuNet

Infinity Network Solutions, Inc., a leading Information Technology services company for small to mid-sized businesses and public sector agencies, announced today the acquisition of CompuNet, Inc., a full service Networking and Internet solutions provider located in Macon, Georgia.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


United Bank names advisory directors

United Bank President Thomas Kephart announced the addition of two local business leaders to its Covington Advisory Board. Anne Laster and Steven Kapp joined the board in their first meeting earlier in October.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Acuity Brands expands, adding 700 jobs in Rockdale, DeKalb

Georgia-based Acuity Brands will expand its operation, creating 700 jobs and investing more than $16 million into Rockdale and DeKalb counties over the next five years, announced Governor Nathan Deal's office Monday morning.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Full shopping plaza sets tone for county

As Newton County continues to grow commercially, a key component of growth will be the use of its already built shopping plaza and commercial buildings.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Paying for long-term care expenses

I've got a subject that can have you reaching for the aspirin and antacid quickly. As if we don't have enough concerns already, now we can worry about this risk and it can be very costly if not addressed. Of the five Covington Lassiter parents who have passed on, all of them incurred long-term care related expenses toward the end of their lives.

October 18, 2014 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Local dentist inducted as a Fellow of International College of Dentists

Dr. Dale Evans, DDS, a local dental practitioner, was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at its 85th Annual Convocation in San Antonio on Oct. 10.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Poppin’ with flavor

Things are popping on Crowell Road now.

October 11, 2014 | Mikayla Newton | Business


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Ford makes case for bailout

As part of a larger effort to drum up public support for emergency loans to Detroit's automakers, Ford representatives in Covington made the case for keeping the Big Three going by tying them to local suppliers like Guardian Automotive.

December 17, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Business


United Bank

 Customers looking for a hometown bank with a hometown feel find what they need at United Bank in Covington.

December 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Buy local...Sunbelt Builders

Steve Kapp has served as president of Sunbelt Builders, founded by his father-in-law Sam B. Hay Jr. in 1982, for four years.

Since its beginning, Sunbelt has dotted this region of the country with buildings from churches to hospitals.

December 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Salvation Army

This holiday season, amidst all of the flurry of gift shopping, be sure not to overlook Newton County's oldest nonprofit store - The Salvation Army.

December 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Buy Local... Ginn Motor Company

In business since 1922, Ginn Motor Company is Newton County's oldest car-dealership.

December 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Bulldog Tire Company

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.

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


The Community Bank closed by FDIC

After briefly being taken over by the state on Friday due to insolvency, The Community Bank reopened on Monday as The Bank of Essex in a purchase deal brokered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

December 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Business


Sigman Bottle Package Store

For over 19 years Sigman Bottle Package Store has been serving the citizens of Newton and Rockdale counties for all their liquor, wine and beer needs.

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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


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