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"Laddering" your retirement income

Throughout my career I have seen ongoing recommendations to ladder your investments and savings to generate consistent, long term income. Just envision each step on the ladder being an asset and you've got the laddering idea.

May 10, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


'Sleepy Hollow' TV show moves to Rockdale

The Headless Horseman will soon join vampires on Conyers film sets, as Fox's popular supernatural TV series "Sleepy Hollow" moves its production here.

May 10, 2015 | John Ruch | Business


The Basic Annuity – Fixed Interest

If you want a guaranteed rate of return and don't need your income until a later date, a fixed interest annuity might be for you. Interest rates are at the level they were in the 1950's and this also has negatively affected certificates of deposit.

April 26, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Using annuities in your retirement planning

As we move into April, I had planned to start a series of articles on Investing in Equities. Instead, I want to provide information on using annuities in your retirement planning, including benefits and risks. My motivation was learning that a long time insured who has moved out of state has run out of money and is being supported by her children. Studies show that the consistent #1 concern of the baby boomers is running out of money.

April 12, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Shark Tank TV show casting call April 13 in Decatur

You can apply to pitch your company for ABC's hit reality TV show "Shark Tank" at a casting call breakfast Monday, April 13, 8 a.m. at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr, Decatur, GA. Companies will be chosen to pitch to casting director Scott Salyers. Apply at http://valuespartnerships.com/ATLSharkTankBreakfast/

April 09, 2015 | | Business


Five Ga. film studios band together to form advocacy group

Five film and television studios around Atlanta, including Covington-based Triple Horse Studios, have come together to form an advocacy group for Georgia's studios and businesses that support film and television industries. The five studios forming the new Georgia Studio and Infrastructure Alliance (GSIA) are: Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta, EUE/Screen Gems Studios Atlanta, Mailing Avenue Stageworks, Tyler Perry Studios and Triple Horse Studios.

April 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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Baxter embarks on long journey to 2018

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.

August 02, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Business Licenses - July 31, 2012

Jennifers K-9 Designs, 5199 Monticello St., Covington, Jennifer Smith, animal grooming, July 6, (678) 446-7429.

July 31, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Pre-registration filling up for Alcovy Fitness Club

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.

July 31, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Business


Snapping Shoals incumbents reelected

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.

July 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Embody Studio

Embody Studio is a serene getaway near downtown Covington where residents can go to get a little peace of mind.

July 24, 2012 | Meghan de St. Aubin | Business


Beloved athletic facility to reopen

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.

July 24, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Last cash mob of the summer

The U.S. Small Business Network is hosting one final cash mob in Covington at Van Go's Studio from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

July 17, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Last cash mob of the summer

The U.S. Small Business Network is hosting one final cash mob in Covington at Van Go's Studio from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

"I hope you're not mob weary, but I promise this one will be worth it," Marlon Brammer posted on the Facebook page of the Small Business Friday group. "Van Go is tucked away off the square and really does not get much attention. They are in desperate need of some exposure. If there ever was a need for a cash mob, this one would be it."

July 17, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Brenda Cronan joins United Bank

Brenda Cronan has joined the Covington United Bank office as a Mortgage Loan Officer. Cronan will be responsible for developing United Bank's mortgage loan presence in Covington and the surrounding counties of Newton, Rockdale and Walton.

July 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Covington resident receives white coat

Christina DiCarlo of Covington, received her white coat at the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2013 White Coat Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn., on June 30.

July 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


New car wash rejected by county board

Car wash company owner Mike Aiello Jr. had planned to build two new car washes in Newton County, investing around $5 million and adding 60-plus full-time jobs, but he said he's abandoning the Newton County market completely after the county board of zoning appeals denied his request for buffer and impervious surface variances.

July 07, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business


Newton's jobless rate drops slightly

Newton County's unemployment rate showed little movement from April to May and has dropped a little over a point when compared to last year.

June 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Charmed comes to the square

Nestled in the corner of the square is a brand new addition to the city of Covington. Charmed: Salon-Spa-Boutique is opening on Thursday July 5, bringing luxury spa treatments and more to the area.

June 26, 2012 | Meghan de St. Aubin | Business


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


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