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.
The proposed Covington gazebo is a no go.
The Covington City Council moved on two agenda items to help the city's recreational and tourism future during its council meeting Monday.
Dozens of police cars drove out of Bob Williams Parkway Monday showing off the Covington Police Department's new fleet.
The Covington City Council is not yet ready to move forward on adding a gazebo to the city's square park.
The Arts Association of Newton County has announced its lineup for the spring sessions of Concerts on the Square.
Covington police responded to a complaint of harassing calls, concerning a woman stating her husband threatened to kill her on Monday.
Covington police apprehended a fleeing suspect Saturday night after pulling over a speeding vehicle early in the morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Plywood palace: Plywood replaces windows, and nothing replaces the screen on the porch of this Stone Mountain Street house.
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.
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.
Covington has hired a new finance director to replace Leigh Anne Knight, who was appointed city manager earlier this year.
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."
Several issues came up at Monday's Covington City Council meeting, including new businesses, new programs and street closing and abandonments.
A large new mixed-used retail and senior housing development is coming to Covington.
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.
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.
Covington's Independence Day celebration is being moved to Saturday, July 6 because of expected rain.
This week tag along as I visit people, places and things.
This week "Through the Camera" Peaches, Airplanes & Automobiles.
Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Ronnie Johnston
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.
The city of Covington will have several road closures around the square this summer as the events schedules ramps up along with the heat.