Covington residents may soon get a gift of pancakes and cell phones as an IHOP restaurant and Sprint wireless store are expected to come to the area.
A recent trip to China has Bill Lobele, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Beaver Manufacturing Company in Mansfield, sharing his impressions of how Chinese students see entrepreneurship.
Newton County's unemployment rate declined to 9.5 percent in October, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 9.6 percent in September, according to preliminary numbers released by the Georgia Department of Labor recently. The rate was 11.5 percent in October 2011.
No matter what happens to the fiscal cliff, Newton County residents can expect a tax increase next year, according to Brian Byars of Advanced Retirement Planners.
Local industry Hillphoenix, which had been looking to consolidate some of its U.S. locations in either Covington or Conyers, has chosen Conyers, but will not be closing its Covington plant.
Average retail gasoline prices in the area have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25/gal yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.43/gal, according to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com.
China Wing, a new Chinese restaurant located in Porterdale, is set to open this weekend. The location previously housed another local business when the restaurant owner Mr. Lee decided to renovate the building costing him nearly $50,000. Lee previously had a location in Madison County.
Local metal manufacturer Vestar Technologies is planning to hire 75 employees during the next two years to greatly expand on its current workforce of 14 employees.
Local metal manufacturer Vestar Technologies is planning to add more jobs and recently reached an agreement with Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Georgia Quick Start to provide training.
Vestar originally began operations in Covington in December 2011 and was expected to hire 30 employees at first and up to 140 employees during the following five years.
The Save A Lot grocery store located at the corner of Alcovy Road and U.S. Highway 278 in Covington closed its doors recently after a nearly two-year in business.
Given widespread competition, the store location was not able to perform as anticipated, according to a company spokeswoman. The closing once again leaves the 18,500 square-foot location in the Covington Corners shopping center closed.
Local women are invited to attend the East Metro Women's Connection luncheon.
Average retail gasoline prices in Covington have fallen to $3.44 a gallon, as of Tuesday. According to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com, Atlanta gas prices have not been this low since early August.
The George Walton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution has recognized the Covington Diner for exemplary flag display, in particular for following proper flag etiquette with illumination of the United States flag during night display.
Snapping Shoals EMC recently awarded approximately $15,000 in grants to a number of teachers in Newton County through the co-op's Bright Ideas program. The grants, which are allocated from unclaimed capital credit funds, are designed to help teachers who wish to extend educational opportunities and activities for students by developing student interests and abilities.