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Chamber still seeking Main Street head

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is on its second search this year to try and find the next director for Main Street Covington – after its first two finalists backed out for personal reasons in late February/early March – and chamber president Hunter Hall is confident one of the remaining two finalists will work out.

April 22, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Gazebo, square plan voted down by council

The proposed Covington gazebo is a no go.

April 21, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington agrees with restroom contractor for $121,760

The Covington City Council moved on two agenda items to help the city's recreational and tourism future during its council meeting Monday.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Police show off driving force

Dozens of police cars drove out of Bob Williams Parkway Monday showing off the Covington Police Department's new fleet.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Gazebo idea to go to committee

The Covington City Council is not yet ready to move forward on adding a gazebo to the city's square park.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Concerts on the Square lineup named

The Arts Association of Newton County has announced its lineup for the spring sessions of Concerts on the Square.

April 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Man threatens wife while police listen in

Covington police responded to a complaint of harassing calls, concerning a woman stating her husband threatened to kill her on Monday.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington Crime Briefs - March 19

Covington police apprehended a fleeing suspect Saturday night after pulling over a speeding vehicle early in the morning.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Gazebo on square could cost $55K

The gazebo Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to see placed on the Covington square could cost $55,000, but some Covington City Council members want more information, including seeing the gazebo's footprint physically marked out on the square, before moving forward.

March 17, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Chamber to test out tourism trolley

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is giving a trial run to a trolley that would be used by businesses and during special events to promote tourism.

March 08, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City tackling big water, drainage projects

The Covington City Council took some steps Monday to tackle some major water projects around town, including replacing 100-year-old water pipes and fixing some flooding issues in city neighborhoods.

March 04, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Meeting to address Main Street transition

Main Street Covington's transition to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is complete, but some downtown business owners still have questions about how the program will work moving forward.

February 25, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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Archive By Section - Covington


Eyesore of the Week - Stone Mountain St.

Plywood palace: Plywood replaces windows, and nothing replaces the screen on the porch of this Stone Mountain Street house.

September 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


City OKs projects for hotel tax $

Tourism in Newton County continues to grow, setting off a positive cycle as more tourists contribute more in tax dollars, which are then used to try to attract even more tourists.

September 26, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Small ember fire at General Mills

A small fire in a third floor air system at General Mills' Covington plant was contained with minimal damage, according to Covington Fire Marshall Deputy Chief Tony Smith.

September 16, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington hires new finance director

Covington has hired a new finance director to replace Leigh Anne Knight, who was appointed city manager earlier this year.

August 07, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Charles Wilborn had a lot of friends

The search for Charles Wilborn's best friend is met with a lot of long pauses and brain-racking, because, as his daughter Bonnie Wilborn puts it, "He was friends with everybody."

July 30, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City Council has busy meeting

Several issues came up at Monday's Covington City Council meeting, including new businesses, new programs and street closing and abandonments.

July 18, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Retail, senior housing to locate in city

A large new mixed-used retail and senior housing development is coming to Covington.

July 15, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Maurice Carter to run for city council

Press Release: Maurice Carter announced today he will qualify on August 26 to run for the East Ward Post 1 City Council seat held currently by Chris Smith.

July 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Work begins on Mystic Grill restaurant

As TV's "The Vampire Diaries" crew returned to Covington this week to prepare the square for filming for the show's season five premiere, a construction crew was hard at work turning one of the show's icons into a real-life restaurant.

July 11, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington moves fireworks to Sat.

Covington's Independence Day celebration is being moved to Saturday, July 6 because of expected rain.

July 01, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Rubber Ducks & The Crazy Boat Ride

This week tag along as I visit people, places and things.

June 22, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Peaches, Airplanes & Automobiles

This week "Through the Camera" Peaches, Airplanes & Automobiles.

June 16, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Ronnie Johnston

June 14, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Mayor to hold Main Street town hall Fri.

Given all of the recent discussion about the future of the Main Street Covington program and its possible move under the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston has set up a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Friday at The Center, 2104 Washington St., Covington.

June 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Several Covington events coming up

The city of Covington will have several road closures around the square this summer as the events schedules ramps up along with the heat.

May 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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