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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


Should hard assets be a part of your financial plan?

Mike Lassiter is a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant. He is a Licensed Insurance Counselor and a Registered Investment Advisor. He can be reached locally at 770-786-2781.

March 15, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Life insurance as an investment?

In previous articles, I reviewed both the positives and negatives of using life insurance as an investment vehicle. This time, I would like to discuss what life insurance does best as an investment, and that is, self-completion at any time while the contract is inforce.

March 08, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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


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C.R. Bard donates $4,000 to DeKalb Technical College

C.R. Bard Inc. donated a $4,000 grant to DeKalb Technical college Business Office Technology program at the Covington Campus for curriculum upgrades.

Liz Allgood, a 1998 graduate of the Business Office Technology diploma program at DeKalb Tech, knew that her employer C. R. Bard Inc. through their foundation supported higher education and highly skilled employees.

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


K&D Shoes

 K&D Shoe Warehouse is a family-owned business that's been in business for 16 years. K&D holds more than 35,000 pairs of men and women's shoes in stock, and offers over 200 vendors.

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Buy local...Candlelight Bridals by Becky

Candlelight Bridals has helped Newton County brides make their wedding day beautiful for more than 30 years.

Becky Rutledge bought the business in 2005 and shortly after moved off the square onto Reynolds Street in downtown Covington. Since 2005, Rutledge estimated she has handled aspects of more than 150 weddings.

December 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Metro Embalming and Crematory

In these hard economic times it's a relief to know that there are still some services that aren't too expensive. Metro Embalming & Crematory of Conyers is one of them.

December 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Another local bank fails

 First Georgia Community Bank became the second local bank to fail in less than a month when the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation took control of the bank on Friday.

December 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Business


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


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