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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.

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Updated: jan. 25, 2015 1:30 a.m.

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!

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 3:34 p.m. | Updated: jan. 25, 2015 1:30 a.m.

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.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2015 4:13 p.m. | Updated: jan. 18, 2015 5:00 p.m.

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.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2015 5:47 p.m. | Updated: jan. 10, 2015 5:50 p.m.

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.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2015 5:48 p.m.

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.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 2:51 p.m.

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