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The Covington News launches a midweek edition Wednesday, going against the grain in the industry by adding an edition.

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Facebook has announced a new cycle of its Community Action Grants and, for the first time, the Newton Data Center will participate in the program.

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Two more businesses have joined the lineup of retail offerings slated to open at the new Monroe Pavilion shopping center currently under construction between Highway 11 and Charlotte Rowell Boulevard.

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John Ruark, who farms in Walton County and elsewhere, has been reappointed to the Georgia Cotton Commission board of directors.

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Out of concern for the health and well-being of the cooperative’s customer-owners, Walton EMC’s board of directors voted to modify the 2020 event and take care of necessary business by allowing customer-owners to participate from the safety of their vehicles.

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Marty Wynn has been named chief financial officer at Piedmont Walton Hospital, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in the health care industry to Walton County.

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Mytex Polymers US Corp. will make a $7 million investment to expand its Newton County facility.

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Small businesses in Walton County stand to receive up to $2,500 in grants in a partnership between the local Chamber of Commerce and Facebook.

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Loganville will get its first Chicken Salad Chick restaurant next month.

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A South Korean battery manufacturer is planning to build a second electric vehicle battery plant in Jackson County, Reuters reported Tuesday.

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Walmart will cut the number of customers allowed in stores starting Saturday as it tries to reduce further the risk of COVID-19.

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While some people have either lost their job or been sent home without pay due to the spread of COVID-19, some companies are looking to expand their workforce both in part-time and full-time positions.

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Silver Queen, at this point, needs very little introduction to Monroe.

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A son and his father are opening a dentist’s office together in Monroe.

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In July of 2009, Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond spoke to a gathering of about 100 people in Walton County about Georgia’s, and America’s, struggling economy.

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Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday said Lidl US, a grocery retailer, will build a $100 million regional distribution center in Covington.

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State energy regulators approved a rate increase for Georgia Power Co. on Tuesday that will raise its basic service fee for residential customers during the next three years by $168 a year.

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When Southern Brewing Co. Monroe opened a few weeks ago in downtown, it was the third downtown establishment serving alcohol to open in 2019.

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Downtown Monroe added another restaurant on Monday when LR Burger joined the growing number of eateries popping up in the area.

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The federal government has sued a local company over its alleged failure to give a worker extra bathroom breaks, then firing her.

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Brian Thompson heads up Monroe’s Electricity and Telecommunications Department, putting him in charge of getting residents electricity and internet. Here, he talks about Monroe’s growing high-speed fiber network, and tries  to explain the mysteries and future of 5G wireless networks, which V…

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Athens Technical College’s branch in Monroe provides a link between school and the growing number of industries in Walton County and the surrounding area. Here, Executive Director Lenzy Reid talks about how the school equips the area’s workforce and what skills are in demand in this part of …

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Downtown Monroe will abound with flowers this Saturday morning, the city hosts the Monroe Blooms Flower Festival from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Workforce is often the number one concern companies have when thinking about locating in Walton County. They are unsure the area has enough skilled labor to meet their needs. A big part of Dessa Morris’ job is to change that.

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Dr. Richard Jacob is going skydiving at the Monroe-Walton Airport on Saturday. It won’t be his first time.