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Risks and hidden commissions in Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds are considered the foundation for conservative investors looking for steady income. These bonds are issued by local and state governments and pay investors ...

September 27, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Pratt finishes eco-campus expansion with new recyclable sorting plant

Pratt Industries, America's fifth largest paper and packaging company, celebrated the opening today of its newest recycling Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the final phase ...

September 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Mutual Fund Share Class Concerns

My plans for the year included a series of articles on investing starting in September. Given the market volatility during the past few weeks these ...

September 06, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Newton youth gain experience and a paycheck

Nia Wellman, a recent graduate of Alcovy High School, spent five weeks this summer discovering the responsibilities and benefits that come with being employed. This ...

September 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Rotary Club hears Piedmont plans

Vice Chairman of the Newton County Hospital Authority, Billy Fortson, told the Rotary Club of Covington Tuesday that Piedmont Healthcare System was the only one ...

September 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business

Your Pie coming to Covington Square

Downtown Covington is putting a round pizza in a Square.

August 28, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business

Fears and fallacies in retirement planning

There are multiple concerns to think about as you head for retirement. Some are very legitimate while others, although important are very inaccurate. Here are ...

August 23, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

On the clock with Bridgestone Golf

The Covington Newton Chamber went On the Clock this month with Bridgestone Golf. Everyone knows Bridgestone for their rubber products, however their production of golf ...

August 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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Business Licenses - Nov. 13, 2012


November 13, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Local industry to add jobs

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.

November 06, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Grocery store goes out of business

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.

November 06, 2012 | Anastasia Graves | Business

Luncheon invites local women to connect

Local women are invited to attend the East Metro Women's Connection luncheon.

October 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Gas prices move closer to 2011 prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Covington have fallen to $3.44 a gallon, as of Tuesday. According to gasoline price website, Atlanta gas prices have not been this low since early August.

October 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Covington Diner receives SAR Flag commendation

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.

October 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Snapping Shoals awards grants to Newton County teachers

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.

October 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Right at Home has ribbon cutting for local office

Right at Home, a nonmedical home care service provider, opened a Covington location early 2012 but held its official ribbon cutting Oct. 11.

October 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Businessman featured in ‘Georgia Trend’

Covington business owner Brian Byars, of Advanced Retirement Planning, was recently named to "Georgia Trend" Magazine's '40 Under 40' list, honoring top professionals across the state. This year's group represents what "Georgia Trend" considers the state's most successful up and coming men and women in business, government, education, nonprofits and the arts.

October 18, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Covington tactical


October 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Energy, water efficiency sales tax holiday

The Georgia Department of Revenue announces that the "Energy and Water Efficient" sales tax holiday weekend will be Oct. 5-7.

October 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Local Walmart awards scholarship

Walmart Store, located on Industrial Boulevard in Covington, recently awarded an academic scholarship to Money Center associate Iyanna Alexander. A Walmart Associate Scholarship in the amount of $1500 was presented by store manager Jerome Adkins and assistant store manager Dan Brown during a store meeting of associates. Special guests included Iyanna's mother Sharon Alexander of Covington and Lillian Bittaye, her mentor with the Sojourner Truth Program. The festivities included the check presentation, a cake to commemorate the occasion and a gift card to purchase college souvenirs when she arrives on campus. Iyanna is pursuing a degree in medical laboratory ...

October 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Covington career expo at 9 a.m. Thurs.

The Georgia Department of Labor, the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and the Covington Employer Committee will sponsor a career expo Thursday, Oct. 4.

October 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Gas prices drop 8.4 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Newton County have fallen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67/gal Monday.

September 25, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Stylin’ at the Mill opens in Porterdale

Porterdale residents will now be able to tan and get their hair done in downtown thanks to a new salon called Stylin' at the Mill.

September 18, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

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