The car show planned for 10 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday, May 19) on the square has been canceled because of weather, according to an email from Main Street Covington Director Josephine Kelly.
Covington's population and the number of people needing help from the police are growing, even if the police force isn't because of a string of tight budgets in recent years.
The Covington Police Department donated $2,000 from its "Police Who Care" fund to the Newton County Special Olympics Program.
The Covington City Council moved forward Monday with plans to convert Legion Field into a public park that could host big concerts and events.
The Covington City Council approved its first small business incentive package Monday night, only a few weeks after the mayor first proposed the idea.
Covington is in the best financial shape of any local government - thanks in large part to revenue from electric and gas sales - but it still has a tight budget. And while employees want to undertake new projects to improve operations, the council seems more inclined to give some money back to citizens through a small property tax cut.
Covington Through the Camera.
Covington Councilman Chris Smith announced Wednesday he will seek re-election to the City Council.
While Covington Branch Library officials face the daunting task of substantial repairs to the roof and heating and air conditioning systems, they will be able to renovate and rearrange the children's library.
Covington's been a filming mecca for years, but plans to build a huge studio complex could have the town landing Hollywood blockbusters a year from now.
Covington through the camera.
Covington is moving ahead with plans to build a compressed natural gas fueling facility, and now city officials must decide how big of a station to build, how to pay for it and who's going to build it.
A 79-year-old Covington man accidentally crashed his car into the front entrance of the Rite Aid pharmacy at the corner of Emory Street and U.S. Highway 278 Monday afternoon, but no one sustained significant injuries and the store remained open through the crash.
Hometown Goodness a family tradition for 47 years
The Covington City Council had one of its shortest meetings ever Monday, lasting just under 20 minutes, but upcoming work sessions and the city's annual retreat will keep members busy for the next two months.
With Covington City Manager Steve Horton's retirement just days away, the Covington City Council is planning an intense round of interviews in early January to try and find a replacement as soon as possible.
In an hour-and-20-minute meeting with Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston, supporters of the local homeless shelter gave Executive Director the Rev. Clara Lett a vote of confidence and said the shelter was run appropriately, but they did admit that the board of directors needed to improve its performance.
Update: For anyone who already signed up to attend the local chamber's webinar on Obamacare, the event is being held at noon at the Newton County Fire Service building, 4136-A U.S. Highway 278, Covington, GA 30014.
Around 130 nonprofits, businesses, churches, governments and school groups turned out for Saturday's annual Covington Christmas parade, which started at Sharp Stadium on Newton Drive and snaked its way down Anderson Avenue, Floyd Street and then around the square.
Covington City Council members voted 3 to 2 to suspend until March 31 the regulation of temporary signs until new rules can be put in place.
The streets of downtown Covington will soon resemble that of Hollywood Boulevard as the first pavers for the "Covington Walk of Stars" were premiered Thursday night on the square.
Ghosts and ghouls joined on the square this year as the town enjoyed a safe (and spooky!) evening. Check out these photos of all the little witches, cowboys and princesses on the Covington square last night.
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston sign a proclamation early Tuesday morning that declares Nov. 10 "Poppy Day," and asks residents to pay tribute to veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice by wearing a memorial poppy. Poppies have been used since 1920 to honor soldiers who have died in war. The idea to use a poppy as a remembrance symbol was inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Field" and was first used by the American Legion.
The Covington Fire Department recently got a new mascot with a fierce name thanks to Walmart and youth Caitlyn Mathis.
The Covington Fire Department has announced that burning season is now open to the city of Covington within the city limits.
Citizens who visit the Newton County Library to use their computers now have some new computers available for browsing the web.
The Covington City Council approved offering several incentives, including temporary reduced utility rates, to an existing industry that could bring an $18 to $20 million investment and 600 jobs to Newton County residents over the next 10 years.
Two Covington men were arrested after they reportedly robbed a man at knifepoint Tuesday afternoon.
Residents of all ages are welcome to come to Family Safety Fun Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Covington Walmart, 10300 Industrial Boulevard.
Update, 12:05 p.m.: Interstate 20 near exit 90 is still being cleaned, as sheet glass being carried by a tractor apparently came lose and shattered on the highway, according to Lt. Al Miller with the Covington Police Department.