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"Laddering" your retirement income

Throughout my career I have seen ongoing recommendations to ladder your investments and savings to generate consistent, long term income. Just envision each step on the ladder being an asset and you've got the laddering idea.

May 10, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


'Sleepy Hollow' TV show moves to Rockdale

The Headless Horseman will soon join vampires on Conyers film sets, as Fox's popular supernatural TV series "Sleepy Hollow" moves its production here.

May 10, 2015 | John Ruch | Business


The Basic Annuity – Fixed Interest

If you want a guaranteed rate of return and don't need your income until a later date, a fixed interest annuity might be for you. Interest rates are at the level they were in the 1950's and this also has negatively affected certificates of deposit.

April 26, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Using annuities in your retirement planning

As we move into April, I had planned to start a series of articles on Investing in Equities. Instead, I want to provide information on using annuities in your retirement planning, including benefits and risks. My motivation was learning that a long time insured who has moved out of state has run out of money and is being supported by her children. Studies show that the consistent #1 concern of the baby boomers is running out of money.

April 12, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Shark Tank TV show casting call April 13 in Decatur

You can apply to pitch your company for ABC's hit reality TV show "Shark Tank" at a casting call breakfast Monday, April 13, 8 a.m. at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr, Decatur, GA. Companies will be chosen to pitch to casting director Scott Salyers. Apply at http://valuespartnerships.com/ATLSharkTankBreakfast/

April 09, 2015 | | Business


Five Ga. film studios band together to form advocacy group

Five film and television studios around Atlanta, including Covington-based Triple Horse Studios, have come together to form an advocacy group for Georgia's studios and businesses that support film and television industries. The five studios forming the new Georgia Studio and Infrastructure Alliance (GSIA) are: Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta, EUE/Screen Gems Studios Atlanta, Mailing Avenue Stageworks, Tyler Perry Studios and Triple Horse Studios.

April 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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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


Buy Local...Boss Brothers Country Store

Whether you're a life-long farmer, new to the country life and looking to start your own garden or chicken coop or simply a shopper looking for original clothes and accessories, Boss Brothers Country Store is the place for you.

August 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


SSEMC donates capital gains to Chamber

Snapping Shoals EMC recently donated $10,000 from the co-op's unclaimed capital credit funds to the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber plans to use the funds to assist in sponsoring the Industry Senior Leadership Day to be held in late September or early October. The Chamber also plans to use the funds to strengthen ongoing efforts to open a Career Academy in Newton County. In addition, some of the funds will be used to support workforce development in Newton County.

August 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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