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New State Farm business opens in Social Circle

It was a grand day for Tim and Jessica Hutchinson Saturday, as they celebrated the opening of their new State Farm office located at 306 Village Circle in Social Circle.

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Updated: mar. 01, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Mason staying in Covington

Mason staying in Covington

Mason’s Business Services needed more room.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2015 4:35 p.m. | Updated: feb. 15, 2015 7:00 a.m.
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Church St. Antiques  closing, restaurant coming

Church St. Antiques closing, restaurant coming

Church Street Antiques will be closing its doors on March 7.

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Posted: feb. 07, 2015 7:53 p.m. | Updated: feb. 07, 2015 7:57 p.m.
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Porterdale seeing business growth

Porterdale seeing business growth

When the Social House, a full menu sports bar, opened its doors last month, owner Todd Scott selected its location in downtown Porterdale because he had fallen in love with the Newton County city.

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Posted: feb. 07, 2015 7:52 p.m.
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Life insurance as an investment?

Depending on what you want to utilize the policy for, life insurance could be an excellent way to accumulate cash. It could also be a very bad buy if you think it will perform in a fashion that probably won’t happen. In this article, I will touch on types of life policies that probably aren’t good investments and next time, I will review some policies that are attractive.

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Posted: feb. 07, 2015 7:50 p.m.

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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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 3:20 p.m. | 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.

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