A new face will be promoting Newton County to the rest of the world, as the chamber has hired local resident Jenny McDonald as its new tourism director.
Mayor Ronnie Johnston continues to push for more active recruitment of retail businesses, including restaurants, movie theaters and the like, and he's hoping the city of Covington and the Newton County Industrial Authority may be able to bring some major companies to the area.
Residents want more restaurants and places to shop, and local officials think tax breaks may be the way to get them.
Local company Apollo Staffing has been honored as the 10th fastest-growing company in metro Atlanta in 2013 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Newton County's former industrial recruiter has signed on with local business Wagner Service Solutions in an effort to expand the company's reach into new markets.
Downtown businesses and beyond looked through colorful blooms and plants Tuesday to create the perfect arrangement to go in front of their storefronts as a part of an effort to beautify the downtown area.
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Putters Restaurant, 11240 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, July 25, Score: 99. Riverside Healthcare, LP, 5100 West St Covington, July 25, Score: 88. Shane's Rib Shack, 11162 Highway 142, Suite 180, Covington, July 26, Score: 87. Subway No. 13231, 55 Crowell Road, Covington, August 2, Score: 91. Subway, 9142 U.S. Highway 278, Ste B, Covington, August 9, Score: 96. Thomas' Country Buffet, 4122 Emory St., Covington, July 26, Score: 98. World Of Wings, 5340 Highway 20, ...
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.
Bangkok Grill, 5135 U.S. Highway 278 Covington, Aug. 7, Score 94. Blimpie, 3198 Elm St., Covington, July 31, Score 96. Bradley's Bar-B-Que, 1160 Church St., Covington, July 31, Score: 99. C.R. Bard Urological Cafeteria, 8195 Industrial Blvd., Covington, Aug. 7, Score: 95. China Star, 13015 Brown Bridge Road, Suite 320, Covington, Aug. 14, Score 61. Covington Diner, 6238 Turner Lake Road, Covington, Aug. 8, Score 78. Little Caesars, 3602 Salem Road, Covington, July 25, Score: ...
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.
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
The number of first-time unemployment filers in Newton County rose to 701 in July, up significantly from last month's 461 claims.
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.
Serving as one of the last hometown banks in Newton County, Newton Federal Bank has been in business for more than 84 years.
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
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.
Jennifers K-9 Designs, 5199 Monticello St., Covington, Jennifer Smith, animal grooming, July 6, (678) 446-7429.
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.
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.
Embody Studio is a serene getaway near downtown Covington where residents can go to get a little peace of mind.
The former Covington Athletic Club has been purchased and is set to reopen this fall as Alcovy Fitness and Wellness, a move that's being welcomed by the hundreds of residents who used to be devoted members.