The city of Covington will have several road closures around the square this summer as the events schedules ramps up along with the heat.
The car show planned for 10 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday, May 19) on the square has been canceled because of weather, according to an email from Main Street Covington Director Josephine Kelly.
Covington's population and the number of people needing help from the police are growing, even if the police force isn't because of a string of tight budgets in recent years.
The Covington Police Department donated $2,000 from its "Police Who Care" fund to the Newton County Special Olympics Program.
The Covington City Council moved forward Monday with plans to convert Legion Field into a public park that could host big concerts and events.
The Covington City Council approved its first small business incentive package Monday night, only a few weeks after the mayor first proposed the idea.
Covington is in the best financial shape of any local government - thanks in large part to revenue from electric and gas sales - but it still has a tight budget. And while employees want to undertake new projects to improve operations, the council seems more inclined to give some money back to citizens through a small property tax cut.
Covington Through the Camera.
Covington Councilman Chris Smith announced Wednesday he will seek re-election to the City Council.
While Covington Branch Library officials face the daunting task of substantial repairs to the roof and heating and air conditioning systems, they will be able to renovate and rearrange the children's library.
Covington's been a filming mecca for years, but plans to build a huge studio complex could have the town landing Hollywood blockbusters a year from now.
Covington through the camera.
Covington is moving ahead with plans to build a compressed natural gas fueling facility, and now city officials must decide how big of a station to build, how to pay for it and who's going to build it.
A 79-year-old Covington man accidentally crashed his car into the front entrance of the Rite Aid pharmacy at the corner of Emory Street and U.S. Highway 278 Monday afternoon, but no one sustained significant injuries and the store remained open through the crash.
Hometown Goodness a family tradition for 47 years
Officers called to Ozone Bar and Grill to break up a fight ended up arresting a man for drunk driving after he drove his car from the bar's parking lot into a ditch in front of the officers.
At a time when county departments cannot afford to spend money on anything but necessities, the Newton County Sheriff's Department has received donations from several people that have enabled them to improve their four-person traffic unit. The NCSO has received a new motorcycle, bringing the total on the road to two, and various people have donated time and money to make sure the unit is top-notch. Chris Bell, owner of Bell's Grocery, donated $1,500 to go ...
The Newton County School Board unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2010 general fund budget at their monthly meeting. See Sunday's story at http://www.covnews.com/news/article/7177/ for full details.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department were responding to a call in the Crowell Road area when they noticed a silver Nissan Pathfinder come from the exit ramp of I-20 at exit 88 and quickly pass on the driver's side of another vehicle in order to make a right turn onto Frontage Road at the intersection. The deputies also noted the Nissan's driver had the headlights of ...
Glenn Lawson, director of AME/Technical Services has received the prestigious Charles Russell Bard Award for the Bard Medical Division. Bettye Anne Miles, executive assistant at Bard Urological Division, received the award for that location. The Bard Award is an honor recognizing outstanding character, abilities and achievements.
At its May 12 meeting, the Georgia State Election Board reviewed the criminal allegations against Horace Don Gresham and voted to refer the case to the Attorney General's office.
Newton County has its first confirmed case of the H1N1 virus in an 8-year-old girl according to a representative from the Georgia Department of Human Resources.
Peggy Greer, a Mansfield resident, is teaming up with other county residents including Freddie Neely to organize informational meetings at Starrsville United Methodist Church. The group is having their second meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the church, 2786 Dixie Road. Greer said about 20 people attended the first meeting.
Sweet-tasting: Rotarian and past club president Ricky Adams is all smiles as he checks off the bags of onions that Covington Rotarians were picking up on Tuesday to deliver fresh Vidalias to local residents. The Rotarians are selling 1,000 bags this year to help support their annual Christmas Stocking fund. A few bags remain; to get a 25-pound bag for only $15 ask any Rotarian.
The Southeastern Directors of Volunteer Services in Healthcare Organizations is pleased to announce that Martha Taylor, Newton Medical Center director of volunteer services, is the recipient of the Director of Volunteer Services of the Year award. This award is given annually for outstanding contributions and professionalism in the field of volunteer administration.
Two people were killed on I-20 Thursday morning when one car travelled across the median into the path of another.
Newton Federal Bank announced today that it will provide a substantial investment to the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) for a full sponsorship that will enable the Covington Manor Nursing Home to participate in the nationally acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers Program.
Time is running out for registration for summer camp at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Registration deadline is June 1. Summer day camps are in the Brooke Ager Discovery area, run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and cost $100 per child.
An erratic driver caught the attention of an officer with the Covington Police Department Sunday night after nearly hitting another vehicle on Alcovy Road, and ended up being arrested for possession of various drugs.  At around 9:23 p.m. an officer was behind the vehicle and noticed the driver, later identified as 46-year-old Susan Mote, reportedly turned her vehicle in front of another, nearly causing a collision. After that she allegedly made a ...
Newton County has been awarded federal funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.