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Large road widening project underway north of I-20 in Covington

A $10.6 million road widening project began in December, 2016 and will take approximately three years to complete. The work will start at exit ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington Town Center moves forward after zoning approval

The City of Covington approved a zoning change and special zoning overlay district for the proposed Covington Town Center, a conceptual plan to bring a ...

January 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington prepares for Winter Storm Helena

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a winter weather event that will effect Covington. The City of Covington is taking steps to ensure ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


10 break-ins reported at Alcovy Fitness

Ten entering auto complaints were reported Dec. 22 in the parking lot of Alcovy Fitness to later have the stolen items found in a neighboring ...

December 28, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Asst. Police Chief Almond Turner to retire after 45 years

The City of Covington's longest tenured employee retired after 45 years of serving the city and its residents as a police officer. A living ...

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


City attorney retires after 26 years

Twenty-six years ago, when "The Simpsons" was first premiering on FOX and the University of Miami was taking home a 33-25 win over the University ...

December 17, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Airport changed by inches, costs thousands

The plans for a new terminal at the Covington Municipal Airport is costing the city more than it expected after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA ...

December 17, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves first reading of updated fire ordinance

Residents in the City of Covington wanting to burn leaves or other yard debris will be required to get a permit through the Covington Fire ...

December 14, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Mayor, council to work on committee appointments

The Covington City Council agreed to set up a special work session to discuss the city's various committees and meet with prospective volunteers for ...

December 13, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


New Year’s Eve to go off with a bang

After a unanimous decision by the Covington City Council in its final meeting of the year, New Year's Eve in downtown Covington will go ...

December 12, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Almond Turner among officers honored at CPD banquet

The Covington Police Department (CPD) had plenty to celebrate in 2016 and did so Tuesday recognizing several officers for their efforts in the line of ...

December 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


CPD hosts Shop With a Cop

Members of the Covington Police Department, Covington Fire Department and other local agencies headed out to the Covington Walmart Thursday afternoon to participate in the ...

December 08, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Housing Authority financial investigation continues

Covington Housing Authority Executive Director Greg Williams is continuing to gather documents for the forensic audit which was initiated after suspected employee theft was discovered ...

December 06, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Cemetery to relocate pending city approval

A cemetery will be relocating across the City of Covington, if approved by the Covington City Council Dec. 12, to make way for development.

December 02, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves adult day care center zoning request

The City of Covington will be home to its first adult day care center after a unanimous vote by the Covington City Council to approve ...

November 26, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | 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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