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Using annuities in your retirement planning

As we move into April, I had planned to start a series of articles on Investing in Equities. Instead, I want to provide information on using annuities in your retirement planning, including benefits and risks. My motivation was learning that a long time insured who has moved out of state has run out of money and is being supported by her children. Studies show that the consistent #1 concern of the baby boomers is running out of money.

April 12, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Shark Tank TV show casting call April 13 in Decatur

You can apply to pitch your company for ABC's hit reality TV show "Shark Tank" at a casting call breakfast Monday, April 13, 8 a.m. at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr, Decatur, GA. Companies will be chosen to pitch to casting director Scott Salyers. Apply at http://valuespartnerships.com/ATLSharkTankBreakfast/

April 09, 2015 | | Business


Five Ga. film studios band together to form advocacy group

Five film and television studios around Atlanta, including Covington-based Triple Horse Studios, have come together to form an advocacy group for Georgia's studios and businesses that support film and television industries. The five studios forming the new Georgia Studio and Infrastructure Alliance (GSIA) are: Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta, EUE/Screen Gems Studios Atlanta, Mailing Avenue Stageworks, Tyler Perry Studios and Triple Horse Studios.

April 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Should hard assets be a part of your financial plan?

Mike Lassiter is a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant. He is a Licensed Insurance Counselor and a Registered Investment Advisor. He can be reached locally at 770-786-2781.

March 15, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Life insurance as an investment?

In previous articles, I reviewed both the positives and negatives of using life insurance as an investment vehicle. This time, I would like to discuss what life insurance does best as an investment, and that is, self-completion at any time while the contract is inforce.

March 08, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


New State Farm business opens in Social Circle

It was a grand day for Tim and Jessica Hutchinson Saturday, as they celebrated the opening of their new State Farm office located at 306 Village Circle in Social Circle.

March 01, 2015 | Mikayla Newton | Business


Mason staying in Covington

Mason's Business Services needed more room.

February 15, 2015 | | Business


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Restaurant Health Scores, Sept. 12

Burrito Loco, 4139 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Score: 94.

September 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Downtown gets sweeter

Downtown Covington will get a little sweeter this fall, as Sweet Treats goes under new ownership and concentrates more on offering a variety of baked goods.

September 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Restaurant Health Scores, Sept. 5

Putters Restaurant, 11240 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, July 25, Score: 99.

September 04, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to host second Taste of Newton

More than three dozen local businesses and restaurants will come together for the second annual Taste of Newton at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 on the third floor of the Newton County Administrative Building, 1113 Usher Street, Covington.

September 04, 2012 | Hayley Williams | Business


Health scores: Aug. 29, 2012

Bangkok Grill, 5135 U.S. Highway 278 Covington, Aug. 7, Score 94.

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Two Georgia banks merge

Synovus Bank, the Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank, today announced plans to combine two of its bank divisions - Bank of North Georgia, based in Alpharetta, and Bank of Coweta in Newnan.

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Unemployment rises in July

Newton County's unemployment rate increased to 11.3 percent in July, pushing the rate to the highest it's been this year; however, employment also increased meaning more people overall were actively seeking work

August 28, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Unemployment claims rise

The number of first-time unemployment filers in Newton County rose to 701 in July, up significantly from last month's 461 claims.

August 21, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Hardee’s returns to Covington

Hardee's is once again coming to Covington, for the third time, and will locate in the same building it originally built nearly 30 years ago.

August 14, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Newton Federal Bank

Serving as one of the last hometown banks in Newton County, Newton Federal Bank has been in business for more than 84 years.

August 07, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Business


New Yogurt place opens its doors

Mango Tango Yogurt held its ribbon cutting Tuesday afternoon in Covington. The new business stays open until 10p.m. every night. For more information visit Facebook.com/mangotangocovington

August 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Baxter embarks on long journey to 2018

Baxter International broke ground Wednesday, beginning the long path to commercial operation in 2018, which will see years of construction, a lengthy government approval process, the hiring of hundreds of employees and the efforts of local communities to woo Baxter executives to their neighborhood.

August 02, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Business Licenses - July 31, 2012

Jennifers K-9 Designs, 5199 Monticello St., Covington, Jennifer Smith, animal grooming, July 6, (678) 446-7429.

July 31, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Pre-registration filling up for Alcovy Fitness Club

Formally known as the Covington Athletic Club, Alcovy Fitness and Wellness has seen a large number of people pre-registering to take advantage of low prices and an initiation fee of $99 waived for those wishing to sign up before the gym re-opens around the beginning of November.

July 31, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Business


Snapping Shoals incumbents reelected

All three challengers who petitioned to get their names on the ballot for the Snapping Shoals EMC Board of Directors lost their bids in a landslide to the incumbents but brought higher than average turnout.

July 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


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