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Early retirement?

Hanging it up at age 60 or 62 sounds like a lot of fun! Wake up when you want to, tee it up once or ...

October 13, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Life Insurance for Mortgage Protection

It seems like the majority of topics for my articles brings back memories, some good and some less than memorable. This is one of the ...

September 25, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Annuity income riders: your personal pension

Most of our parents could expect a pension plan from one or more employers when they reached retirement.

September 04, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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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

The Y kicks off annual campaign

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.

March 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Business

Conyers retail stores play moving game

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.

February 26, 2013 | Nhi Ho | Business

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