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New State Farm business opens in Social Circle

It was a grand day for Tim and Jessica Hutchinson Saturday, as they celebrated the opening of their new State Farm office located at 306 Village Circle in Social Circle.

March 01, 2015 | Mikayla Newton | Business


Mason staying in Covington

Mason's Business Services needed more room.

February 15, 2015 | | Business


Church St. Antiques closing, restaurant coming

Church Street Antiques will be closing its doors on March 7.

February 07, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business


Porterdale seeing business growth

When the Social House, a full menu sports bar, opened its doors last month, owner Todd Scott selected its location in downtown Porterdale because he had fallen in love with the Newton County city.

February 07, 2015 | | Business


Life insurance as an investment?

Depending on what you want to utilize the policy for, life insurance could be an excellent way to accumulate cash. It could also be a very bad buy if you think it will perform in a fashion that probably won't happen. In this article, I will touch on types of life policies that probably aren't good investments and next time, I will review some policies that are attractive.

February 07, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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


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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


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


Ludieā€™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


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