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New dog park unveiled at Chimney Park

COVINGTON, Ga. – Chimney Park now offers a place for four-legged friends to run and play with the addition of Sandy's Dog Park.

August 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


Q&A with Coroner Tommy Davis

COVINGTON, Ga. – What does the coroner do? What does the elected position entail? The Covington News posed these questions to Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis ...

August 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Boys & Girls Club partners with Waffle House for all-star fundraiser

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Boys & Girls Club of North Central Georgia (BGCNCG) partnered with Newton County Waffle Houses for a spirt day campaign Thursday in an ...

August 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


2-4: Covington votes down proposed alcohol ordinances

COVINGTON, Ga. -

August 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


World's largest whoopee cushion attempted Saturday

COVINGTON, Ga. - First Baptist Church of Covington attempted to break a world record Saturday on the Covington Square with a 25-foot whoopee cushion.

August 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Religion


Q&A with CPD Chief Stacey Cotton

COVINGTON, Ga. - With summer months coming to a close, The Covington News editorial staff sat down with Covington Police Department (CPD) Chief Stacey Cotton to ...

August 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


WildArt: Making art approachable

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington is home to an interactive art studio, with paint parties, local artist displays and more. It is all part of Ann Wildmon ...

August 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Business


UPDATE: Lennox released from hospital

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Police Department (CPD) Captain Ken Malcom confirmed Terence Lee Lennox has been released from the hospital but not taken into custody for ...

August 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


IDG Vision Consulting & Training named Small Business of the Month

COVINGTON, Ga. – IDG Vision Consulting & Training, a personal and professional development firm offering consulting and training services, was recently named the Covington/Newton County Chamber ...

August 03, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Business


Conyers Police looking for suspects involved in assault on police

CONYERS, Ga. - The Conyers Police Department (CPD) is asking for help in identifying three suspects involved in an assault on police incident Aug. 1.

August 03, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Townhome community breaks ground in Covington

COVINGTON Ga. – Dirt is moving on a 55-unit townhome community in Newton County as a local developer noticed a gap in the affordable home market ...

August 02, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Porterdale Police spend night out

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The Porterdale Police Department (PPD) hosts a Police Night Out event Tuesday night as a back to school celebration.

August 02, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities


Conyers Police seeks help in Sigman Bottle Shop incident

CONYERS, Ga. - The Conyers Police Department (CPD), in partnership with Crime Stoppers, is asking for the community's help in identifying suspects in a recent ...

August 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Covington to host cleanup day Aug. 26

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington cares. Partnered with Trinity United Methodist Church (UMC), the city is hosting a community clean up event in the ...

July 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington sets FY18 millage rate

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council voted to keep its 2017-2018 fiscal year millage rate the same as the previous year at 7.654 mils ...

July 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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Covington Housing Authority narrows executive director search to three

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Housing Authority of The City of Covington has narrowed the search of its next executive director down to three candidates.

June 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


NCSO following every lead on escaped prisoners

UPDATE: Two escaped inmates captured in Tennessee after manhunt in slayings of two Georgia prison guards.

June 15, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Two found dead in Newton home Tuesday in possible murder/suicide

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is investigating two people found dead Tuesday evening at a Highway 142 home.

June 14, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime


Local student heads to Quantico for FBI training

COVINGTON, Ga. - Eastside High School Junior Rebekah Stowe will travel to Quantico, Virginia later this month to represent Georgia at the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Youth Leadership Program.

June 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Johnston sparks new term limits conversation

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston clarified during Monday night's Covington City Council meeting that he was, in fact, in favor of term limits for councilmembers, however, he was not in favor of how they were originally presented.

June 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Council agrees to draft alcohol ordinance

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed in a split vote to allow City Attorney Frank Turner to draft ordinances breaching the subject of hospitality drinks and brown bagging within the city limits.

June 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Sky’s the limit for Vincent Passariello as he enters retirement

COVINGTON, Ga. - The sky is the limit for City of Covington Airport Manager Vincent Passariello who is a little more than a month away from retirement.

June 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Singleton gets her footing in first week in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - With a week under her belt in Covington, new Main Street Director Lauren Singleton is excited by what she has seen so far with the downtown merchants and community.

June 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Shire leader provides update

COVINGTON, Ga. - Massimiliano Barberis, interim site lead for the Georgia manufacturing Facilty of Shire, said the Covington pharmaceutical plant is in its most critical point for the life of the plant.

June 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Business


Newton County remembers Sam B. Hay Jr.

COVINGTON, Ga. - A pillar of the community, Sam B. Hay Jr.'s calm and steady presence will be remembered for his role on the Newton County Board of Education in the 1960s in setting the tone for integration of the county's school system, as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Covington, a building block for the First Presbyterian Church of Covington and his family that continues to make a mark in the community.

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local


Council approves Covington Town Center contract

COVINGTON, Ga. - In a called meeting Thursday, the Covington City Council unanimously approved a construction performance agreement for the Covington Town Center project, moving it forward one more step.

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington council discusses communication issues

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington City Councilman Chris Smith raised concerns about the council's communication Thursday night during a council work session, raising concerns on how the council communicates via email, phone and social media.

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington agrees to no term limits

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council had a split consensus on the discussion of term limits for councilmembers Thursday night during its work session.

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Action Ministries to launch 3rd year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

COVINGTON, Ga. - Action Ministries announced it will launch the third year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, the organization's nutrition and educational enrichment opportunity program for Georgia's kids, on May 30. The program will run through July 27.

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Alcovy Class of 2017 graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

May 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


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