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Tucker named housing authority director

COVINGTON, Ga. - Shamica Tucker has been selected as the director of the Housing Authority of the City of Covington. Tucker previously served as the interim ...

July 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington approves addition of 5 t-hangars at airport

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council approved the addition of five new canopy-style T-Hangars at the Covington Municipal Airport Monday night for a cost of ...

July 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


King to lead Covington airport

COVINGTON, Ga. - Starting Monday, the Covington Municipal Airport will be under the watchful eye of new Airport Manager John King.

July 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington takes flight: Airport unveils new terminal building

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington unveiled its new terminal building at the Covington Municipal Airport Tuesday morning with a ribbon cutting event.

July 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Alcohol ordinances not on Covington agenda

COVINGTON, Ga. - Previously The Covington News reported that the Covington City Council would hold the first reading of the proposed alcohol ordinances at its Monday ...

July 17, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City unofficially approves millage rate

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council made a consensus, or unofficial vote, to keep the city's millage rate the same as last year's.

July 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington to move forward with Pace Street corridor project

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council unanimously agreed to match a state grant to get the ball rolling on the Pace Street Corridor project that ...

July 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Williams honored by GMA

COVINGTON, Ga. - Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams is honored Monday night for her hours of training by the Georgia Municipal Association.

July 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington receives first draft of alcohol ordinances

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council was presented with the first draft of the newly proposed alcohol ordinances which would allow for hospitality drinks and ...

July 05, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Operation Red, White and Go!

COVINGTON, Ga. - With the thousands of guests descending on the City of Covington for the annual Stars and Stripes Fest Independence Day celebration, City of ...

July 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


CFD introduces proposed false alarm fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council unanimously approved the first reading of a new ordinance presented by the Covington Fire Department (CFD) that would introduce ...

June 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington City Council to review increased fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed to hold a separate work session to discuss the city's fee schedule after proposed increases were deemed ...

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


McKelvey honored by Young Republicans

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington City Councilman Josh McKelvey received a special honor Monday night from the Georgia Young Republicans.

June 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


In his own words: Councilman Kenneth Morgan

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington resident since he was just six-years-old, West Ward Councilman Kenneth Morgan has become a fixture around the City of Covington and ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


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Friday night fights: Police department to beef up security at future football games

In response to fights at last week's football game, authorities and school system officials have plans in place to ensure that students attending tonight's Eastside High School's game at Sharp Stadium can do so without fear.

September 10, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Record of votes taken at Sept. Covington council meeting

Sept. 8 agenda for City of Covington council meeting

Present: Mayor Kimberly C. Carter, Mayor Pro-Tem Keith Dalton, Council members: Janet A. Goodman, Hawnethia Williams, Ocie Franklin and Chris Smith (Mike Whatley was absent), City Manager Steve Horton and City Attorney Edward A. Crudup, Jr.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


City terminates airport operator contract

The Covington City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday to terminate its contract with airport operator Dixie Jet Services.

September 08, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Council, mayor and city manager look to specify duties

Although Covington's City Charter contains several pages about the structure of its government, very little information about the actual roles and duties of the city manager, council and mayor are contained in the 48-year-old document.

The Covington City Council set out to better define its role at its strategic planning retreat, and it plans to build the list it created into the city charter to make the changes formal.

September 03, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Airport has another fuel shortage; council could consider contract termination

The Covington Municipal Airport once again ran short on some of its fuel, and it appears airport operator Dixie Jet Services may have run out of second chances.

The Covington City Council has once again summoned the company, this time to its Sept. 8 council meeting to discuss a failure to maintain an adequate supply of Jet A fuel.

September 01, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City plans to change pension plan

The City of Covington has several important issues on its plate, including switching away from its defined-benefit retirement plan, possibly grooming a future replacement for City Manager Steve Horton and its future participation in the Leadership Collaborative.

September 01, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Annual Fuzz Run to be held Sept. 11

The Covington Police Department is on the look-out once again, but instead of searching for rule breakers, they are looking for record breakers for the 27th annual Fuzz Run.

September 01, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Covington council has honest discussion about diversity

The City of Covington is taking steps to increase diversity in both its work force and list of contractors, following a candid discussion at the city council's strategic planning retreat, spurred by Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams' concerns.

The city will post job openings and project bids in non-traditional locations, including community centers, churches and post-secondary schools, according to City Manager Steve Horton who discussed the matter with Personnel Director Ronnie Cowan after Monday's session.

August 31, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


NHCC has grand opening

The Nelson Heights Community Center was packed to the brim Sunday afternoon, showing just how many people had played a part in bringing the project to life during the past decade.

Representatives from the Newton County Board of Commissioners, Newton Recreation Commission, City of Covington, Washington Street Community Center and other groups attended to celebrate the grand opening of a center they hope will help revitalize the Nelson Heights and Green Acres neighborhoods.

August 30, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington council continues strategic planning process

The City of Covington's staff has completed many of the goals previously set by the city council, but council members said they still had trouble communicating with each other, particularly during controversial issues.

August 29, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Local runner wins Junior Olympic event

Antwonette Thomas is a two-time AAU Junior Olympic National Champion in track and field. Thomas is a long running captain of the Track Phi Elite track club, which is based in Lithonia. The 11-year-old Thomas runs the 800m, 1500m and 3000m runs and has collected several state, region and national medals in her events.

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


City receives tree planting grant

City of Covington officials thankfully received a $6,000 tree planting grant from the Upper Ocmulgee River and Chestatee Chattahoochee Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) councils. The grant funds will be used to plant trees in City Pond Park. This project has many benefits to the local community. The grant funding source comes from the American Recovery and Re-investment Act. This project will stimulate local green jobs by purchasing trees from local private nurseries and employing private landscape contractors to plant and maintain the trees for three years.

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Council hires new airport employee, consulting firm

The Covington City Council approved a couple of changes to the Covington Municipal Airport.

August 22, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Council: Main Street Covington may go fully under city control

The Covington City Council gave its consensus Monday to explore the possibility of bringing the Main Street Covington program entirely under city control.

August 22, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Collins out as Newton football coach

August 19, 2010 | Josh Briggs | Covington


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