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General Manager Hired for News

Hosanna Fletcher, a long-time resident of Newton County who has served in a number of significant leadership positions in the community, has been named as ...

October 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

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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Former industrial recruiter joins local company

Newton County's former industrial recruiter has signed on with local business Wagner Service Solutions in an effort to expand the company's reach into new markets.

April 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Businesses beautify downtown square

Downtown businesses and beyond looked through colorful blooms and plants Tuesday to create the perfect arrangement to go in front of their storefronts as a part of an effort to beautify the downtown area.

April 23, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Business

Chamber hires new industrial recruiter

Head industrial recruiter Roger Harrison is leaving Newton County, but the chamber has already hired a replacement in Courtney Bernardi, the top recruiter in Jackson County.

April 14, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Local pest company acquires competitor

Skyline Pest Solutions has announced the acquisition of Beyond Exterminating in Social Circle.

March 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Business

Local company SteelCo gets Baxter work

Months after Baxter International's big announcement to locate a $1 billion manufacturing plant in Stanton Springs industrial park, Newton County is starting to see some positive effects.

March 28, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Unemployment, employment both down

After a one-month spike above 10 percent, Newton County's unemployment declined to 9.8 percent in February; however, the change was accompanied by a decline in employed workers and the overall local labor force, signaling people probably stopped looking for work.

March 28, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Local business eyeing new site

Local optical business Covington Eyes owner Dr. Andrea Washington is relocating her business to a building behind Newton Medical Center.

March 28, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Business

Small businesses tax strategy webinar

Small business professionals can learn more about filing their taxes during a webinar hosted by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce next month.

March 26, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Business

Chamber develops leadership training program

Good leaders have to capitalize on their strengths, but, just as importantly, they also have to admit their weaknesses and find ways to compensate for those. When both of those things happen, leaders thrive.

March 26, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Council OKs temp sign ordinance

After months of discussion, the Covington City Council finally reached a consensus on allowing temporary signs at businesses.

March 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Jazzercise studio comes to Covington

Jazzercise, the world's leading dance fitness program, is opening its newest fitness center in Covington.

March 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Business

Local unemployment rate on the rise

The unemployment rate rose slightly in Newton County in January, climbing back above 10 percent.

March 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Business

Printing business to open area stores

Instant Imprints, a company that offers screen printing, embroidery, signage and promotion productions under one roof, is planning to open six new franchise retail centers in the Rockdale, Newton and Walton county area.

March 12, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Oconee Metal likely won't sue over bid

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.

March 05, 2013 | Lynda Edwards | Business

Pier 1 Imports store coming to Conyers

Home furnishings and décor giant Pier 1 Imports will be locating to the Conyers Crossroads Shopping Center sometime this summer.

March 05, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | Business

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