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Employee of the Year

Clairon Metals Corporation is pleased to announce that Erica Arnett has been named Employee of the Year for 2014.

January 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Building up your piggy bank

Many years ago, I was given a "Pocket Pig" from Newton Federal Bank and still have it along with other Covington and Newton memorabilia. It held 16 quarters and "If this Pocket Pig could talk he would say, save a little every day." Sixty years later, that's still great advice – Pay yourself first!

January 25, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Best of the Best: Twelve Oaks

In less than four years, the antebellum mansion on Monticello Street went from being a faded grand dame to an award-winning Southern belle welcoming visitors from around the world.

January 18, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Business


Attaining Financial Independence

The easiest question you will have to answer this year is "Do you want to have financial independence at retirement? If your answer is "no," please return to your favorite television show and enjoy your day.

January 10, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


A jump start for employment

It is part of the incentive package the state offered to attract one of the leading healthcare industries to Covington: Georgia Quick Start would build a training facility near the new Baxter campus and offer customized training to its employees.

January 10, 2015 | | Business


Lassiter: Receiving additional social security benefits

This article was drafted during the Thanksgiving holidays and on returning home, I noticed that many of these suggestions are in the January 2015 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Although all of this information is readily available in my profession, I feel that it's proper to cite this publication.

December 13, 2014 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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Newton Medical hires new nursing exec

As the health care world becomes more regulated and hospitals struggle to work with fewer staff, Patricia Waller, one of Newton's newest executives, fears the human side of nursing is being lost and hopes to stem that trend.

"As we get more regulatory and checklist-oriented, it becomes technician-type nursing. We've lost the personal touch," said Waller, who was hired June 1 as the assistant administrator of patient care services, including the role of chief nursing officer.

June 19, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Business Licenses

Burke Truckline, 190 Cheyenne Drive, Covington, (770) 256-4423, Mr. Heron Earma Burke.

June 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia International Trade Division rolls out new directory

Georgia exporters now have an easy way to increase their presence in the global marketplace and find trade partners throughout the world. By listing their companies and products or services in the online Georgia Export Directory, companies in the state can heighten their global visibility and attract potential customers, buyers and/or representatives. This opportunity is offered through the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Convergent Commerce Group, publisher of the directory.

"Growing business through trade is good for the state's economy, and we are thrilled to launch this great new opportunity for our exporters," said Kathe Falls, director ...

June 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Health scores - June 6

Dairy Queen Of Covington, 3125 Highway 278 E, Covington, March 29, Score 82.

June 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


‘Cash Mob’ targets Noring Farms

The U.S. Small Business Network is spearheading an initiative in Newton County called Small Business Fridays with its first target being Noring Farms on Floyd.

This Friday, Noring Farms on Floyd will be "cash mobbed" between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Noring Farms on Floyd is an organic food store with fresh produce and foods from local farmers.

June 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Covington business licenses - May 25

Robinson Masonry, 60 Woodland Ridge Circle, Covington, (404) 966-9726, Mr. Billy Robinson.

May 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Dairy Queen to get makeover

When the Dairy Queen opened on Jan. 2, 1965, it was one of the only restaurants in town. Today, it surrounded other fast food joints, grocery stores and businesses.

May 24, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Business


The changing roles of chambers

In July 2010, the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce revamped its mission statement and promised to take the lead on small business, economic development and tourism.

May 24, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Unemployment rate falls below 10 %

Newton County's jobless rate fell below 10 percent for the first time since 2008.

May 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Aamco receives national recognition

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.

May 22, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Business


Chamber explains budget request

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.

May 17, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Business


Following the leaders

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 and students attended this year's event.

May 08, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Farmers markets enjoy renaissance in metro Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Farmers markets are seeing a resurgence in demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, locally grown products and more ethnic items.

May 07, 2012 | Associated Press | Business


Baxter taking job applications

Baxter International has already begun taking applications for jobs at its planned $1 billion manufacturing plant at the intersection of Newton and Walton counties.

May 01, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Newton unemployment rate falls to 10.3

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.

April 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


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