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COVINGTON — If you’re considering running for office, now is the time to do it. Newton County’s five municipalities as well as Social Circle, and Conyers in Rockdale County will accept notices of candidacy Aug. 19-23.


Attracting all Georgians and those who eventually pass through, the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division released the highly anticipated 2019 "Georgia's 100 Plates" list. On the list is three local favorites including City Pharmacy on the Covington Square.

Authors John Douglas and Mark Olshaker keep readers rapt through descriptions of interviews done and crimes that were committed, which helps to explain the processes used to understand the psychology of serial killing. 

Allow me to lead you to a wonderful work of The Creator that is not as evident about us as the flashy wildflowers such as periwinkles, violets, and dandelions.

A property that was being used for a business in a residential zone in Newborn will not be rezoned for another commercial use.


The board of directors has named Debbie Harper as the interim president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Rockdale County saw its unemployment rate and number of unemployment claims fall in March.


Hargray Fiber, a leader in internet and communication services in Georgia and South Carolina, announced Thursday during a reception at E-Station in Conyers that it is expanding its service to businesses across the Conyers and Covington communities during a reception at E-Station in Conyers.

Community First Bancshares, Inc. (“Community First”) (NASDAQ: CFBI), the holding company for Newton Federal Bank, announced that it has adopted a stock repurchase program for up to approximately 5 percent of its outstanding common stock, or 376,912 shares of its common stock.

Newton Federal Bank announced plans Friday to close its Southside Branch located at 10131 Carlin Ave. in Covington (Bypass Road & Ga. Highway 36).

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson will host a roundtable discussion in Conyers on Wednesday, July 19, as part of his recently launched initiative to provide small businesses access to critical information and essential resources.

SMP Corporation, a supplier of films such as polyester film sheeting and window tinting film, won a $5,000 grant through the Atlanta Metro Export Challenge to build its export capacity and activities.

Southeast Sealing Inc. was honored by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Georgia on June 12 with a Platinum Level Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) award as well as the Georgia Safety Award of Excellence.

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Rockdale County and the city of Conyers will be hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 2 at the Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive SW in Conyers.

Monica McCoy, a global speaker, coach and career strategist from Conyers, will be among 50 women leaders from more than 100 countries, receiving the prestigious WEF17 “Iconic Women Creating A Better World For All” Award, at the Women’s Economic Forum (WEF) in New Delhi, India, next week.

Inspect-All Services, a Rockdale County pest control and home inspection firm, is honored to announce its recognition by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as number 78 out of 100 on the annual Atlanta Pacesetters list.

Residents living in and around Conyers can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

Chili’s held a groundbreaking ceremony in Covington on March 7 for its newest location adjacent to Paras Drive.

At their March 7 work session, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners honored the Procurement Division of the Finance Department with a proclamation celebrating Procurement Month.

H&M Hennes and Mauritz, Inc,m one of the world’s largest fashion retailers famous for offering fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way, is happy to announce a new location in Lithonia.

Starbucks will open a new location on Salem Road at Ellington Road in the spring of 2018


Thanks to the staff members at Sparkmon & Associates CPAs in Conyers, shown here, more than a dozen families living at Phoenix Pass were able to have a more abundant Thanksgiving dinner.

Georgia Ophthalmologists, a full-service eye care group, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 10 for the opening of its 8,000 square foot state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center housed in its existing patient care facility at 4159 Mill St. in Covington.

University Cancer & Blood Center, a leading cancer treatment center based in Athens, has opened an office in Covington, bringing the most advanced cancer care available – and a clinical research program that is the second largest in Georgia – to citizens throughout Rockdale and Newton counties.

Georgia Ophthalmologists, a full-service eye care group, announced the opening of an 8,000 square foot state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center housed in its existing patient care facility at 4159 Mill Street in Covington, Georgia. It is expected to be fully operational by Nov. 10.

In response to overwhelming needs identified through recent community health assessments, officials at Piedmont Healthcare created a grant program and laid out a plan aimed at improving the health and well-being of the surrounding communities, particular those most vulnerable.P

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