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.
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.
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.
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LB Recycling and Waste Service's bid to collect recycling centers' scrap metal and remove discarded metal from the landfill was unusual, county commissioners and county attorney Tommy Craig agreed.
Home furnishings and décor giant Pier 1 Imports will be locating to the Conyers Crossroads Shopping Center sometime this summer.
The Covington Y has launched its 2013 Annual Giving Campaign themed "Why it Matters," to raise funds for financial assistance for families looking to participate in The Y's countless programs.
Residents who shop in Conyers have noticed some changes in location to some popular retail stores. The Conyers Crossroads shopping center off of Dogwood Drive, which has Carmike Crossroads 16 movie theater and Kohl's department store as its anchors, has seen two stores move locations and could see T.J.Maxx locate there is rumors prove true.
There are some changes brewing at the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, as a long-time economic development employee is leaving and, in an unrelated move, a real estate agent is coming on board.
An expert on replacing the skills of retiring baby boomers will headline Newton County's second annual Workforce Development Summit, scheduled for Feb. 26.
The Georgia Department of Labor and Springfield Baptist Church will host a Career Expo for veterans and other job seekers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the church, 1877 Iris Drive, Conyers.
A $12 million plant and 90 jobs are coming to Monticello as part of an expansion by industry Norton Packing, which broke ground Tuesday.
Realtors from Covington and Conyers were among hundreds who participated in the Georgia Realtors Rally for Homeownership on the front steps of the Georgia Capitol building in Atlanta last week.
Environmental Resources Inc., Adam Womack, 10135 Twin Oaks Drive, (770) 722-8759, Sept. 21, other services.
Covinton-based SouthEastern Builder's Supply changed its name to SouthEastern Appliances and More in 2013 as the company seeks to rebrand itself and widen its appeal.
Tax preparers are warning that consumers may see a delay in getting their tax refunds back from the federal government given how late Congress approved the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.
Newton County's unemployment dropped slightly from October to November, according to a preliminary report released by the Georgia Department of Labor today.
Average retail gasoline prices in Atlanta have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.14/gal yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,134 gas outlets in Atlanta. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.24/gal, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Southern Co. has had a simple message for the past few years: The effort to build the country's first new nuclear power plant in a generation was on time and on budget. Now, that message is changing.