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Covington fire chief rolls out state-of-the-art engine

Before it even arrived in Covington, the city's new fire engine was making an appearance at the annual Georgia Fire Service Conference in August ...

September 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


Work on Dried Indian Creek improves drainage

Halfway between Covington City Hall and Highway 278, Aqua Terra Recycling and Treatment of Oxford is clearing drains that prevent Dried Indian Creek from flooding.

September 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


Council discusses Covington Cares ideas

Mayor Ronnie Johnston and the Covington City Council joined the city attorneys, the city manager, assistant city manager and communications manager Monday night to discuss ...

August 29, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


Community center supporters speak out at council meeting

The topic of Nelson Heights Community Center wasn't an item on Monday night's Covington City Council agenda, so there wasn't an issue ...

August 16, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


Safer intersection impacts Henderson’s restaurant

It really is a crossroads, except instead of being a four-way intersection, it's a five-way intersection.

August 14, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


As magnolias on Square age, replacement will maintain park-like setting

Once, they were suckers.

August 14, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


Road work on Covington Bypass Thursday

Construction is scheduled to build road shoulders on the Covington Bypass, between Porterdale and Flat Shoals Road, on Thursday, Aug. 11.

August 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


City of Covington doesn’t roll back millage rate

Mayor Ronnie Johnston had to cast the tie vote on whether the City of Covington would roll back its millage rate or leave it at ...

August 06, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


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Consolidated Copier Services named as elite dealer by Office Dealer Magazine

Consolidated Copier Services, of Covington, Georgia, has received the Elite Dealer Award by OfficeDealer Magazine for Metro Atlanta. The award is presented annually by the magazine to the top office equipment, office products and office furniture dealers in the U.S. According to the publisher Rich Kunkel, the 110 dealers presented with the prestigious Elite Dealer awards were selected from a record number of entries. Consolidated Copier Services is among only three dealers in the state of Georgia and are the only dealer to receive the award located in the Metro Atlanta area. Kunkel said. "Among Elite Dealers, success is ...

March 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


McIntosh bank fails; bought out by Charter Bank

McIntosh Commercial Bank's four branches, including its Covington location, have failed and were taken over by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation late Friday afternoon. CharterBank, headquartered out of West Point, purchased all of McIntosh's $343 million in deposits and essentially all of its' $362.9 in assets, according to an FDIC press release.

March 27, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City retreat focuses new 3-year plan

For two and a half days the Covington City Council discussed how to direct the city government over the next three years, as part of their strategic planning retreat held at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Camp. The council didn't create a strategic plan, but it learned the proper process for how to create one.

March 24, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Hospital mulls new equipment

Newton Medical Center could soon be getting a $1.75 million da Vinci Si Robotic Surgery System and that could mean safer, quicker surgeries and shorter recovery times as well as less money spent by patients.

March 24, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Planning commission approves Gainer property rezoning again

The desire of city officials to bring in more jobs and tax revenue through new industry clashed head on against the traffic, noise and pollution concerns of local residents at Tuesday night's Covington Planning Commission meeting. The additional jobs and tax revenue appear to have won.

March 12, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


CPD gives aid to Haiti

Providing shelter: The Covington Police Department's Police Who Care Fund present Covington Rotary Club President Alice Queen with a check for $2,000. The donation is for the purchase of two Rotary Shelter boxes to provide shelter for up to 20 people in Haiti. The PWC donated the money to the Covington Club to increase the number of shelters donated by Covington from five to seven total shelters. Left to Right Front: Alice Queen and Chief Stacey L. Cotton Left to Right Rear: Officer Oscar Rogers, Officer John Seabolt, and Sergeant Chris Cain.

March 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


FAA to not reduce Covington’s airspace

The Federal Aviation Administration has listened to the concerns of Covington officials and will not be making any major changes to the way planes fly into and out of Covington Municipal Airport.

Because of increased airplane traffic into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the FAA is considering changing the controlled airspace around the airport, known as Class B airspace, to improve safety and efficiency for larger commercial traffic.

February 28, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City to hold retreat at FFA Camp

The City of Covington will hold its annual planning retreat at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center located in the southern part of Newton County.

February 25, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


From “Do or Die” to a Friendly “Hi”

As Jon Williams stepped off the bus his surroundings hit him all at once. Music was blaring, drugs were being dealt – he had been planted smack dab in the heart of Brooklyn.

February 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington cancels Brasstown reservation

The city council cancelled its planning retreat reservation at Brasstown Resort Valley and Spa Wednesday after receiving continued criticism over the past two months. The retreat will now be held at a local location, which is still being determined.

February 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington to reduce size of new signage

To end the propagation of gigantic teeth along Washington Street, Covington is amending its sign ordinance to cut the size of future commercial signs in half.

February 17, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Giving back always in fashion

Fashionably giving:

February 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Trees on the move

Crepe myrtles find a new home: Workers from the Georgia Forestry Commission use the tree spade to move crepe myrtles from the median on Highway 278 to Sharp Stadium. The project is a collaborative effort taking place this week between Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful, the City of Covington, and the Newton County School System to beautify the area around the stadium and reuse plants. The crepe myrtles must be moved to allow for D.O.T.'s construction of a concrete wall and other intersection improvements.

February 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


$12 million widening of 278/142 begins

Pittman Construction Company began work on the $12 million widening and reconstruction of the U.S. Highway 278, Ga. Highway 142 intersection.

February 06, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington considers changing electric rates

Covington has been over-charging some of its commercial customers for electricity and under-charging some residential customers - a situation it plans to correct.

February 03, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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