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Covington shows off recent film success to international leaders

Covington's rich filming history and recent successes has landed it a spot as a host city on a state-sponsored tour for international leaders.

March 15, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Holiday job losses bump up unemployment rate

Newton County's unemployment rate increased by half a percent to 8.5 percent in January as an estimated 468 locals lost jobs, likely due to the loss of seasonal jobs added during the holiday shopping season.

March 13, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Retail Round Table with Dave Bernd and the Newton Chamber of Commerce

February 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business

Elite Auto Collision now open

After gaining technical expertise and knowledge in every facet of his industry, Shane Steele has decided to make that knowledge available to Covington and Newton County.

February 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


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Maggie's Attic

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.

April 05, 2012 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Creating better workers

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 advantage of those openings.

March 29, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Blue Willow Inn

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. Saddened, she chose to weep under the willow tree. The secretary would come to get her before she was to wed a ...

March 29, 2012 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Candlelight Bridal


March 29, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Supporter Spotlight - Cowboy’s Hotspot

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.

March 23, 2012 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Dart Container buys Solo Cup Co.

The Dart Container Corporation recently announced it will acquire the Solo Cup Company in a transaction worth approximately $1 billion.

March 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Unemployment up, but outlook positive

While Newton County's unemployment rate increased in January for a second straight month, hiring is expected to pick up in the Atlanta region as 20 percent of regional companies say they plan to hire more workers during the next three months.

March 15, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

New Walmart to up sales tax revenue

Alicia Reynolds woke up early to attend Walmart's grand opening Wednesday, and her choice for breakfast - bananas and popcorn chicken - were the first purchase made at the new Supercenter at the intersection of Brown Bridge and Salem Roads.

March 15, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Newton County business licenses - March 16

South Newton Electric, 90 Ballground Road, Covington, GA 30014. (770) 869-6520, Mr. William Tracy Rutherford

March 15, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Spotlight: Noring Farms on Floyd

Noring Farms owners Andrew and Christina Norman started out with jobs that were the farthest from farming and selling produce. She was a mortgage banker and he was a fine wine director.

March 15, 2012 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Metal industry locates in Newton County

Virginia-based StampTech, a sheet metal fabricator, will open a new plant in Newton County in mid-April, eventually hiring 40 employees and investing nearly $3 million in equipment and building improvements.

March 04, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Ribbon cuttings for two companies

Officials celebrated ribbon cuttings Thursday for two previously-announced companies that are now up and running at Lochridge Industrial Park off Ga. Highway 142 in Covington.

March 04, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Church members give gift bags to Walmart employees

The more than 300 employees at the new Walmart at the corner of Brown Bridge and Salem roads were greeted with gift bags Tuesday evening, courtesy of several members from Salem United Methodist Church.

March 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Supporter spotlight: Tyler’s Hair Design Team

Tyler's Salon, located on Emory Street, originally was in the Hunting Creek Plaza for over 20 years. This year, the business is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

March 01, 2012 | Sabastian Wee | Business

Two companies have ribbon cuttings

Officials celebrated ribbon cuttings Thursday for two previously-announced companies that are now up and running at Lochridge Industrial Park off Ga. Highway 142 in Covington.

March 01, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

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