A few more fast-food restaurants are coming to Newton County, including two near the Walmart at Salem and Brown Bridge roads.
Without a highly skilled workforce in place, Newton County will struggle to attract the kind of industries that can truly bring up the county's per capita income and improve its quality of life, according to the county's top industrial recruiters.
Covington City Council members met Thursday night to discuss what the council should expect from the Main Street Covington program regarding tourism efforts, now that operation of the program is expected to be taken on by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce.
Two industries are expanding in neighboring Morgan and Walton counties, creating hundreds of future jobs for area residents.
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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.
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.
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 ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Farmers markets are seeing a resurgence in demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, locally grown products and more ethnic items.
Baxter International has already begun taking applications for jobs at its planned $1 billion manufacturing plant at the intersection of Newton and Walton counties.
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.
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.
WHERE: 2120 Woodlawn Road Covington, GA 30014 WHAT THEY DO: Cottonwood Farm offers English and Western Lessons. "The difference is in the saddle," said Ken Justice. Western saddles are used for regular riding. English saddles are used more for competitions and jumping purposes. "We also offer boarding for horses and summer camps for kids," added Justice. FAVORITE ABOUT THE JOB: "I love waking up on Sunday and going out to feed the horses," Justice said. ...
SKC and Nisshinbo Automotive were named Newton County's 2012 Manufacturers of the Year because of the industries' continued development in Newton County.
WHERE: 1110 College Ave. Covington, Ga. 30014 WHAT THEY SELL: Cosmetics, skin care, nail polish and some jewelry WHAT'S UNIQUE: Merle Norman in Covington just received the Gold Medallion status, which means that more than 90 percent of their products are Merle Norman. A secret shopper also visited the store and gives it a review. "We received a wonderful review in which we got all yeses for our great service and products," owner Susan Thompson ...
Ellen Campbell has always been a collector. Growing up, Campbell's choice of collection was bone china teacups, but that was just one collection amongst many.
Newton County has big plans for improving its workforce in 2012, and those efforts will kick off with a workforce development summit from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 17 at the Newton College and Career Academy. State leaders, including the Georgia labor commissioner and economic development recruiters, and local officials will speak about business recruitment efforts and the jobs that will accompany those businesses and how Newton County can position its workforce to take ...
Billie and Louis Van Dyke, amongst other things, shared a love for Blue Willow china. The blue and white, which were their favorite colors, appealed to them but the story behind the china was much more romantic. The legend goes like this: A Mandarin's daughter falls for her father's secretary, but because of their difference in their financial fortunes (the secretary was poor, the daughter's father was rich) the daughter was forbidden to marry him. ...
WHERE: 1109 Reynolds St., Covington, Ga. 30014 WHAT THEY SELL: Prom dresses, accessories, tux rentals, bridal gowns and much more. WHAT'S UNIQUE: Owner Gigi Shinall is also a seamstress who alters the dresses she sells (for an additional cost). ORIGINS: "Candelight Bridal has been open for over 35 years," Shinall said. "It's been through five owners. I took over the shop from Becky Rutledge last June. I worked under her for five years before purchasing ...
In 2003, during an equestrian event held by Achieving Skills for Change's Outreach Therapeutic Counseling Services, founder and CEO Angela Clark saw the positive effect the horses gave to the children participating.