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Risks and hidden commissions in Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds are considered the foundation for conservative investors looking for steady income. These bonds are issued by local and state governments and pay investors ...

September 27, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Pratt finishes eco-campus expansion with new recyclable sorting plant

Pratt Industries, America's fifth largest paper and packaging company, celebrated the opening today of its newest recycling Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the final phase ...

September 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Mutual Fund Share Class Concerns

My plans for the year included a series of articles on investing starting in September. Given the market volatility during the past few weeks these ...

September 06, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Newton youth gain experience and a paycheck

Nia Wellman, a recent graduate of Alcovy High School, spent five weeks this summer discovering the responsibilities and benefits that come with being employed. This ...

September 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Rotary Club hears Piedmont plans

Vice Chairman of the Newton County Hospital Authority, Billy Fortson, told the Rotary Club of Covington Tuesday that Piedmont Healthcare System was the only one ...

September 05, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business

Your Pie coming to Covington Square

Downtown Covington is putting a round pizza in a Square.

August 28, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Business

Fears and fallacies in retirement planning

There are multiple concerns to think about as you head for retirement. Some are very legitimate while others, although important are very inaccurate. Here are ...

August 23, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

On the clock with Bridgestone Golf

The Covington Newton Chamber went On the Clock this month with Bridgestone Golf. Everyone knows Bridgestone for their rubber products, however their production of golf ...

August 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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Restaurant Health Scores, Sept. 12

Burrito Loco, 4139 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Score: 94.

September 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Downtown gets sweeter

Downtown Covington will get a little sweeter this fall, as Sweet Treats goes under new ownership and concentrates more on offering a variety of baked goods.

September 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Restaurant Health Scores, Sept. 5

Putters Restaurant, 11240 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, July 25, Score: 99.

September 04, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Chamber to host second Taste of Newton

More than three dozen local businesses and restaurants will come together for the second annual Taste of Newton at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 on the third floor of the Newton County Administrative Building, 1113 Usher Street, Covington.

September 04, 2012 | Hayley Williams | Business

Health scores: Aug. 29, 2012

Bangkok Grill, 5135 U.S. Highway 278 Covington, Aug. 7, Score 94.

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Two Georgia banks merge

Synovus Bank, the Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank, today announced plans to combine two of its bank divisions - Bank of North Georgia, based in Alpharetta, and Bank of Coweta in Newnan.

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Unemployment rises in July

Newton County's unemployment rate increased to 11.3 percent in July, pushing the rate to the highest it's been this year; however, employment also increased meaning more people overall were actively seeking work

August 28, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Unemployment claims rise

The number of first-time unemployment filers in Newton County rose to 701 in July, up significantly from last month's 461 claims.

August 21, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Hardee’s returns to Covington

Hardee's is once again coming to Covington, for the third time, and will locate in the same building it originally built nearly 30 years ago.

August 14, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Newton Federal Bank

Serving as one of the last hometown banks in Newton County, Newton Federal Bank has been in business for more than 84 years.

August 07, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Business

New Yogurt place opens its doors

Mango Tango Yogurt held its ribbon cutting Tuesday afternoon in Covington. The new business stays open until 10p.m. every night. For more information visit

August 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

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

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