Kemps Visit Stanton Springs

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and first lady Marty Kemp tour the Georgia Bioscience Training Center on Tuesday morning, May 28, 2019, in Social Circle, Ga.

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

The 900,000-square-foot project will mean 270 new full-time jobs for the area.

“I am grateful for Lidl’s investment in Georgia and the tremendous opportunities that it will create for hardworking Georgians in Newton County,” Kemp said.

Lidl has four Georgia stores, including one in Snellville.

“Newton County and Covington have a rich history of multinational businesses and industries locating in the community, and we are proud to add our first German company, Lidl, to our community,” Serra Hall of the Newton/­Covington Economic Development Office said.

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