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Risks and hidden commissions in Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds are considered the foundation for conservative investors looking for steady income. These bonds are issued by local and state governments and pay investors ...

September 27, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Pratt finishes eco-campus expansion with new recyclable sorting plant

Pratt Industries, America's fifth largest paper and packaging company, celebrated the opening today of its newest recycling Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the final phase ...

September 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Mutual Fund Share Class Concerns

My plans for the year included a series of articles on investing starting in September. Given the market volatility during the past few weeks these ...

September 06, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Newton youth gain experience and a paycheck

Nia Wellman, a recent graduate of Alcovy High School, spent five weeks this summer discovering the responsibilities and benefits that come with being employed. This ...

September 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Rotary Club hears Piedmont plans

Vice Chairman of the Newton County Hospital Authority, Billy Fortson, told the Rotary Club of Covington Tuesday that Piedmont Healthcare System was the only one ...

September 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business

Your Pie coming to Covington Square

Downtown Covington is putting a round pizza in a Square.

August 28, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business

Fears and fallacies in retirement planning

There are multiple concerns to think about as you head for retirement. Some are very legitimate while others, although important are very inaccurate. Here are ...

August 23, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

On the clock with Bridgestone Golf

The Covington Newton Chamber went On the Clock this month with Bridgestone Golf. Everyone knows Bridgestone for their rubber products, however their production of golf ...

August 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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Chamber: Workforce needed for industries

Without a highly skilled workforce in place, Newton County will struggle to attract the kind of industries that can truly bring up the county's per capita income and improve its quality of life, according to the county's top industrial recruiters.

October 26, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

City looks to fine-tune plan for tourism

Covington City Council members met Thursday night to discuss what the council should expect from the Main Street Covington program regarding tourism efforts, now that operation of the program is expected to be taken on by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

October 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Business

Industries expand in nearby counties

Two industries are expanding in neighboring Morgan and Walton counties, creating hundreds of future jobs for area residents.

October 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Business

Advanced Retirement Planning goes pink

The Advanced Retirement Planning building, at 6140 Hannah St., is now pink. Brian Byars, owner of ARP in Covington, said the business was painted pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It will remain pink through October. ARP employees and their families, ARP clients and Newton Medical Center associates gathered Monday to reveal the newly painted office building.

October 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Business

Newton Federal CEO named to board

George Lazenby, CEO of Newton Federal Bank, has been elected to the board of directors of the Community Bankers Association as Division Four Chair.

October 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Business

Career Expo to be Sept. 26

ATLANTA – The Veterans Unit at the Georgia Department of Labor's (GDOL) DeKalb Career Center and Goodwill of North Georgia's Decatur Career Center will assist Mount Welcome Missionary Baptist Church with a career expo on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the church, located at 581 Parker Ave. in Decatur.

September 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Business

Business to be painted pink

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is less than a week away, and one business has plans to raise attention to the cause in a very rosy way. The Advanced Retirement Planning building, at 6140 Hannah St., will be painted pink.

September 24, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Business

Tickets on sale for 'Taste of Newton'

Anyone who loves dining locally should get their taste buds ready, as tickets are on sale for the annual Taste of Newton.

August 27, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Business

Job seekers invited to career expo

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor's (GDOL) North Metro Career Center and Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless (HFTH) will sponsor Labor of Love, a resource and career expo, Thursday, Sept. 5, in Atlanta. The expo will be held from 9 a.m.–noon in the Gold Parking Lot of Turner Field, located at 755 Hank Aaron Drive.

August 27, 2013 | Staff Report | Business

Councilman gets business license

Covington Councilman Keith Dalton received a valid home occupation license for his long-running janitorial business Monday, a day after The News ran a story showing he hadn't had a valid local license for years.

July 16, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Business briefs: Bank officials promoted

Irvin named VP

June 29, 2013 | Staff Report | Business

Chamber hires new tourism director

A new face will be promoting Newton County to the rest of the world, as the chamber has hired local resident Jenny McDonald as its new tourism director.

May 21, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Officials push for retail incentives

Mayor Ronnie Johnston continues to push for more active recruitment of retail businesses, including restaurants, movie theaters and the like, and he's hoping the city of Covington and the Newton County Industrial Authority may be able to bring some major companies to the area.

May 21, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Officials explore incentives for retail

Residents want more restaurants and places to shop, and local officials think tax breaks may be the way to get them.

May 03, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Staffing company gets award for growth

Local company Apollo Staffing has been honored as the 10th fastest-growing company in metro Atlanta in 2013 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

May 01, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

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