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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Average retail gasoline prices in Newton County have fallen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67/gal Monday.
Porterdale residents will now be able to tan and get their hair done in downtown thanks to a new salon called Stylin' at the Mill.
Burrito Loco, 4139 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Score: 94.
Downtown Covington will get a little sweeter this fall, as Sweet Treats goes under new ownership and concentrates more on offering a variety of baked goods.
Putters Restaurant, 11240 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, July 25, Score: 99.
More than three dozen local businesses and restaurants will come together for the second annual Taste of Newton at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 on the third floor of the Newton County Administrative Building, 1113 Usher Street, Covington.
Bangkok Grill, 5135 U.S. Highway 278 Covington, Aug. 7, Score 94.
Synovus Bank, the Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank, today announced plans to combine two of its bank divisions - Bank of North Georgia, based in Alpharetta, and Bank of Coweta in Newnan.
Newton County's unemployment rate increased to 11.3 percent in July, pushing the rate to the highest it's been this year; however, employment also increased meaning more people overall were actively seeking work
The number of first-time unemployment filers in Newton County rose to 701 in July, up significantly from last month's 461 claims.
Hardee's is once again coming to Covington, for the third time, and will locate in the same building it originally built nearly 30 years ago.
Serving as one of the last hometown banks in Newton County, Newton Federal Bank has been in business for more than 84 years.
Mango Tango Yogurt held its ribbon cutting Tuesday afternoon in Covington. The new business stays open until 10p.m. every night. For more information visit Facebook.com/mangotangocovington
Baxter International broke ground Wednesday, beginning the long path to commercial operation in 2018, which will see years of construction, a lengthy government approval process, the hiring of hundreds of employees and the efforts of local communities to woo Baxter executives to their neighborhood.
Jennifers K-9 Designs, 5199 Monticello St., Covington, Jennifer Smith, animal grooming, July 6, (678) 446-7429.