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Covington shows off recent film success to international leaders

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.

March 15, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Holiday job losses bump up unemployment rate

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.

March 13, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Retail Round Table with Dave Bernd and the Newton Chamber of Commerce

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Elite Auto Collision now open

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.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


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‘Cash Mob’ targets Noring Farms

The U.S. Small Business Network is spearheading an initiative in Newton County called Small Business Fridays with its first target being Noring Farms on Floyd.

This Friday, Noring Farms on Floyd will be "cash mobbed" between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Noring Farms on Floyd is an organic food store with fresh produce and foods from local farmers.

June 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Covington business licenses - May 25

Robinson Masonry, 60 Woodland Ridge Circle, Covington, (404) 966-9726, Mr. Billy Robinson.

May 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Dairy Queen to get makeover

When the Dairy Queen opened on Jan. 2, 1965, it was one of the only restaurants in town. Today, it surrounded other fast food joints, grocery stores and businesses.

May 24, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Business


The changing roles of chambers

In July 2010, the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce revamped its mission statement and promised to take the lead on small business, economic development and tourism.

May 24, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Unemployment rate falls below 10 %

Newton County's jobless rate fell below 10 percent for the first time since 2008.

May 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Aamco receives national recognition

A local auto repair shop received national recognition recently for customer service.

Aamco of Conyers received the Superlative Customer Relations Achievements award at the company's region conference meeting May 12. The store was one out of 850 to receive the award, and the only store to achieve the award in the Southeastern region.

May 22, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Business


Chamber explains budget request

Buoyed by the Baxter announcement and hoping to capitalize on the momentum that huge project has generated, the chamber is requesting $450,000 in public money for economic development, nearly double its current budget.

May 17, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Business


Following the leaders

The Turner Lake Complex once again played host Friday to a local gathering of the annual Chick-fil-A Leadercast, a gathering of inspirational leaders in Atlanta, which is simulcast around the county.

The Newton County Recreation Commission is a local simulcast location and sells tickets every year to raise money for the Miracle League of Newton County Project, a special needs-friendly baseball field that will be built at City Pond Park. Around 145 business owners, employees and students attended this year's event.

May 08, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Farmers markets enjoy renaissance in metro Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Farmers markets are seeing a resurgence in demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, locally grown products and more ethnic items.

May 07, 2012 | Associated Press | Business


Baxter taking job applications

Baxter International has already begun taking applications for jobs at its planned $1 billion manufacturing plant at the intersection of Newton and Walton counties.

May 01, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Newton unemployment rate falls to 10.3

Newton County is one of three counties in the Northeast Georgia region that has an unemployment rate higher than 10 percent, according to figures released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.

April 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Job bell broken by Baxter announcement

Fifteen hundred jobs proved to be too many for the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce's monthly ring the bell event, as the bell's rope broke in the middle of being rung 1,500 times.

April 21, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Cottonwood Farm

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April 12, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Business


SKC, Nisshinbo named local manufacturers of the year

SKC and Nisshinbo Automotive were named Newton County's 2012 Manufacturers of the Year because of the industries' continued development in Newton County.

April 12, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio

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April 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


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