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.
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.
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.
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.