A new face will be promoting Newton County to the rest of the world, as the chamber has hired local resident Jenny McDonald as its new tourism director.
Mayor Ronnie Johnston continues to push for more active recruitment of retail businesses, including restaurants, movie theaters and the like, and he's hoping the city of Covington and the Newton County Industrial Authority may be able to bring some major companies to the area.
Residents want more restaurants and places to shop, and local officials think tax breaks may be the way to get them.
Local company Apollo Staffing has been honored as the 10th fastest-growing company in metro Atlanta in 2013 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Newton County's former industrial recruiter has signed on with local business Wagner Service Solutions in an effort to expand the company's reach into new markets.
Downtown businesses and beyond looked through colorful blooms and plants Tuesday to create the perfect arrangement to go in front of their storefronts as a part of an effort to beautify the downtown area.
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Sherrie Johnson always wanted to take care of children. When Discovery Point opened up an opportunity for her to as a franchise, she ran with it.
The McDonald's on Highway 278 will be closed for several months starting Monday to make way for a new restaurant on the site.
Newton County businesses are hiring, and the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is continuing its efforts to promote local job creation.
Since 1948, the Henderson family has been proud to serve delectable Southern dishes to the Covington community.
Despite an unemployment rate largely unchanged from a year ago, Newton County residents gained 1,366 jobs during 2011, buoyed largely by growth in November.
The parent company of Food Lion announced Wednesday the Conyers location for the grocery store chain would be closing within 30 days.
Two local nonprofits, Sojourner Truth Observational Study Hometel and Unity Learning Network, gave toys to around 500 children this year through their participation in the Toys for Tots program.
Tropical Nails first opened on Floyd Street five years ago, and it remained there until a location on the square became available two years later. Since then, the business has been thriving, with a growing presence on the square.
Newton County's new Walmart on Salem Road is scheduled to open March 14 and the company expects to hire 250 employees before then.
After nearly 20 years working as a skin care specialist, Joy Patterson decided it was time for a change. Well, so to speak.
Ever since Electric Autos opened in Conyers last July, owner Dave McKemzie has found customers to be extremely favorable to the electric vehicles; they have had enough with the high gas prices the country has been experiencing.
Newton County has had some recent success recruiting industries, but future success will be largely tied to the ability of the county to develop a higher-skilled workforce.
Covington continues to attract industries, including two small industries locating in Lochridge Industrial Park.
Employees from C.R. Bard's Global Distribution Center in Covington donated $5,077.20 to Community Health Charities of Georgia during their annual Workplace Campaign fundraiser.
G.W. Caldwell first started in funeral services in 1910 while living in Gay. Hearses were still horse-drawn and embalming was only provided upon the family's request.