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Covington Police: Led by experience

COVINGTON, Ga. - With more than 128 years of combined policing experience under the belts of the Covington Police Department (CPD) command staff, Police Chief Stacey ...

April 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


CPD graduates 6th Citizens Academy

The City of Covington Police Department (CPD) held a spring citizens academy class this past month. This was the sixth class put on by the ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Council approves rezoning for new grocery store

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington is set to be the home of one of Europe's largest grocery chains after the Covington City Council ...

April 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Cemetery relocation application withdrawn

COVINGTON, Ga. - Philip A. Johnson, an attorney representing Guardian Angel Assisted Living and Memory Care, LLC, withdrew the assisted living facility's application to relocate ...

April 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington council to host Town Hall Meeting

COVINGTON – Ga. – The Covington City Council will host a Town Hall Meeting next Thursday.

April 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington unveils new city logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – After an extensive process, the City of Covington unveiled its new logo Monday night, designed to depict the city's goal of being ...

April 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington announces the Main Street On-Bill Finance Program for Natural Gas Appliances

Covington, Ga - Monday, the City of Covington announced the availability of the Main Street Finance Program for residential natural gas appliances, enabling qualified customers to ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Severe weather causes sewage spill in city

The severe weather brought down trees across the county, but it also caused a power surge at one of the city's sewage lift stations ...

April 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City denies cemetery relocation

COVINGTON, Ga. -The Covington City Council denied the relocation of an unmarked cemetery in a 3-2 vote Monday night. Developers of the property plan to ...

April 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Pictures of Progress: Sigma Logistics breaks ground in Covington

Sigma Logistics conducted a groundbreaking ceremony March 21 for its new facility off of Bob Williams Pkwy in Covington. Pictured from left are: Chamber President ...

April 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington to move forward with city marshals

Covington City Manager Leigh Anne Knight has been given the green light to move ahead with implementing the Covington City Marshal positions after a majority ...

April 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Morris resigns as city utilities director

The City of Covington will be looking for a new utilities director after Tim Morris turned in his resignation to Covington City Manager Leigh Anne ...

March 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington considers city marshal positions

The City of Covington will meet Monday night to discuss the specifics of possibly adding two City Marshals for code enforcement in the city limits.

March 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Mayor Johnston advocates for voter participation

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston encouraged everyone to get out and vote during his comments Monday night at the Covington City Council meeting.

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Cemetery relocation initiated in Covington

A small cemetery within the city limits of Covington will be on the move to make way for a proposed senior living and memory care ...

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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Archive By Section - Covington


Council approves meeting time resolution

The Covington City Council will meet at a new time going forward, after a change to the city's charter was enacted and a resolution as passed Monday night.

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington recognizes heroic efforts

Four Covington Firefighters received a standing ovation Monday night after recognition of their lifesaving work.

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington to hold retirement ceremony honoring 11 employees

A ceremony honoring 11 retiring City of Covington employees will be held Feb. 28 at the Turner Lake Complex.

February 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Housing Authority audit reveals ‘questionable’ costs

The Housing Authority of the City of Covington is looking at a total of $61,901.20 in "questionable costs" between the dates of January 2013 and September 2016 after an investigation into the authority's financial department was initiated due to suspected employee theft, according to an independent forensic audit report from Yeager & Boyd (Y&B), an account firm out of Birmingham, Alabama.

February 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


UPDATE: Victim of fatal house fire identified

UPDATE Friday, Feb. 10: Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis identified the male victim as James Adams. Davis did not release Adams' age at the time of his death. He also said the cause and manner of death were still being determined.

February 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Housing Authority director resigns

Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Covington Greg Williams tendered his resignation Tuesday night effective 30 days from then, Landis Stephens chairman of the housing authority's board of commissioners told The Covington News.

February 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Corona Motors to better serve customers with U-Haul in Covington

U-Haul Company of Georgia is pleased to announce that Corona Motors has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Covington community.

February 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Council considers change in meeting time

The Covington City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance change to change the meeting times for the council's regularly scheduled work sessions and meetings.

February 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington, CPD welcomes new officers

The City of Covington welcomed three new police officers Monday night during the Covington City Council meeting.

February 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Housing Authority audit results in

The forensic audit report for the Housing Authority of the City of Covington has been turned over to the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority; however it has not been released to the public.

February 02, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington holds annual council retreat, reviews 2016, sets goals

The City of Covington City Council met Monday for its 2017 council retreat. The meeting, held at Covington fire station 22 on Alcovy Road was a day-long affair attended by the city council, mayor, city manager and various city employees.

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington business owner reports illegal dumping

Jack Philips, owner of The Cork Boutique and Gifts and Irish Bred Pub and Restaurant in downtown Covington, came before the Covington City Council last week to express his interest in volunteering for one of the city's various committees. However, he also expressed concern about illegal dumping at his businesses.

January 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington mayor makes statement on housing authority

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he is working closely with the Housing Authority of the City of Covington after reports of missing money within the authority surfaced last year.

January 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington mayor votes to shop local

In a $40 decision of whether or not to shop at a local car dealership versus an out-of-town dealership, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston made the deciding vote Wednesday night to support a local business.

January 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Large road widening project underway north of I-20 in Covington

A $10.6 million road widening project began in December, 2016 and will take approximately three years to complete. The work will start at exit 93 on Interstate 20 and extend to Sims Chapel Road on State Route 142. Work will also be done from Harland Drive to Avenue of Champions on Alcovy Road.

January 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


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