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Watch for Square-related detours

Big events are planned at the Covington Square every weekend in October, which will be good for business but, probably, bad for traffic.

August 19, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City plans high-tech ind. park at airport

You've heard of Savannah's Gulfstream plane manufacturing center. Imagine something like that here. Or something better, perhaps.

August 19, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Monticello to be Veterans Memorial Hwy

Nowhere in Georgia is there a highway dedicated to World War II veterans.

July 09, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to help businesses self-tax

Mayor Ronnie Johnston convinced the Covington City Council to take a "gamble" Monday and give $25,000 to the forming "commercial improvement district," which business owners are forming along U.S. 278 to raise money for area improvements.

July 07, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Freedom, fireworks light up Covington

Thousands of people may have been awed by the sight of colorful fireworks exploding above Covington's Historic Courthouse clock tower, but Covington's Independence in the Park festival organizers were definitely in awe of how the event seemed to go off without a hitch Friday.

July 05, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Have a safe Fourth

With a predicted zero percent chance of rain, a fireworks show in Rockdale and events in Social Circle today will pose the threat of a crowded Fourth of July in Newton County.

July 03, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


CPD warns of phone call scams

The Covington Police Department is warning residents to be wary of phone calls asking for any financial or personal information.

June 27, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


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Incumbent Smith beats Carter

Incumbent Chris Smith will serve another four-year term in the Covington City Council Post 1 East seat.

November 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Covington


City to add public restrooms downtown

Downtown Covington is getting public restrooms to make the area more visitor-friendly, especially for the city's increasingly large events.

November 05, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Happy Birthday, Vampire Diaries!

The hit CW show "The Vampire Diaries" celebrates five seasons. Take a look back at their time here in Covington.

October 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Square blocked off after 7 p.m. for filming

The square will be blocked off to traffic from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight for filming of "The Vampire Diaries" in front of the Mystic Grill restaurant.

October 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Robbery fugitive found dead in Covington

A fugitive who was being sought in an armed robbery attempt and shootout at a Fayetteville restaurant was found dead in a Covington apartment complex Tuesday by law enforcement officials, who had an arrest warrant for the man.

October 22, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | 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


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