Help us get into your busi­ness

The Covington News - - Opinion - Tharon Gid­dens Edi­tor Tharon Gid­dens is edi­tor of The Cov­ing­ton News. Reach him at (678) 750-5011 or at tgid­dens@cov­news.com.

We want to get into your busi­ness here at The Cov­ing­ton News.

To that end, we’re start­ing a new fea­ture, a busi­ness page, be­gin­ning Fri­day.

We’re kick­ing it off with a be­hind-the - scenes look at Gen­eral Mills from Busi­ness Re­porter Gabe Khouli as he talks with sev­eral work­ers about one of the perks of em­ploy­ment there, a chance to taste test its prod­ucts.

There’s more to it than munch­ing on Chex or Chee­rios straight from the box, and there’s no milk in­volved. Gabe will ex­plain the process.

We’ll also launch a fea­ture called Be­hind the Counter. Each week, we’ll pro­file some­one on the job in Newton County. You’ll learn about what they do, why they do that job, how they came into that par­tic­u­lar field, and what it’s like to do that kind of work.

You can also ex­pect a roundup of what’s hap­pen­ing at busi­nesses across Newton County, busi­ness li­cense in­for­ma­tion, list­ings on pro­mo­tions and new hires, an­nounce­ments on open­ings and re­ports on closings.

We’ll have some columnists com­ment­ing on lo­cal busi­ness trends and of­fer­ing ad­vice from time to time as well.

You’ll still find break­ing busi­ness news through­out the week on our web­site, Cov­news.com, and in other print edi­tions of our prod­uct, but we want to make the Fri­day Busi­ness Page a must-read for a more de­tailed look at com­merce in Newton County.

To that end, we need your help. Know of a busi­ness open­ing or clos­ing? Have you earned a pro­mo­tion or changed your work re­spon­si­bil­i­ties? Have you made a new hire at your of­fice? Would you or some­one you know make a great sub­ject for a Be­hind the Counter pro­file?

Let us know. Send Busi­ness Page list­ing in­for­ma­tion or sug­ges­tions to tgid­dens@cov­news.com, or send in­for­ma­tion or notes by reg­u­lar mail to Tharon Gid­dens, The Cov­ing­ton News, 1166 Usher St. N.W., Cov­ing­ton, GA 30014.

The Rab­bit Ef­fect, Part III

I shared with you at New Year’s that I try to say ‘rab­bit’ first thing on the first of the month for good luck, and ate my greens and black­eyed peas, too. The next week, Donna and I turned $30 in scratch-off Ge­or­gia Lot­tery tick­ets into $60 in win­nings. We in turn cashed that in for more tick­ets, and our run con­tin­ued, with a pay­off of $130. We have yet to cash it in, though. We’re torn on whether to take the cash and call it quits or putting it into more tick­ets. The sen­si­ble thing would be to keep the cash, but then stu­pid­ity can be a pow­er­ful siren, one whose call I’ve an­swered way too many times. Stay tuned.

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