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Council approves meeting time resolution

The Covington City Council will meet at a new time going forward, after a change to the city's charter was enacted and a resolution ...

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington recognizes heroic efforts

Four Covington Firefighters received a standing ovation Monday night after recognition of their lifesaving work.

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington to hold retirement ceremony honoring 11 employees

A ceremony honoring 11 retiring City of Covington employees will be held Feb. 28 at the Turner Lake Complex.

February 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Housing Authority audit reveals ‘questionable’ costs

The Housing Authority of the City of Covington is looking at a total of $61,901.20 in "questionable costs" between the dates of January ...

February 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


UPDATE: Victim of fatal house fire identified

UPDATE Friday, Feb. 10: Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis identified the male victim as James Adams. Davis did not release Adams' age at the time ...

February 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Housing Authority director resigns

Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Covington Greg Williams tendered his resignation Tuesday night effective 30 days from then, Landis Stephens ...

February 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Corona Motors to better serve customers with U-Haul in Covington

U-Haul Company of Georgia is pleased to announce that Corona Motors has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Covington community.

February 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Council considers change in meeting time

The Covington City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance change to change the meeting times for the council's regularly scheduled work sessions ...

February 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington, CPD welcomes new officers

The City of Covington welcomed three new police officers Monday night during the Covington City Council meeting.

February 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Housing Authority audit results in

The forensic audit report for the Housing Authority of the City of Covington has been turned over to the Board of Commissioners of the Housing ...

February 02, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington holds annual council retreat, reviews 2016, sets goals

The City of Covington City Council met Monday for its 2017 council retreat. The meeting, held at Covington fire station 22 on Alcovy Road was ...

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington business owner reports illegal dumping

Jack Philips, owner of The Cork Boutique and Gifts and Irish Bred Pub and Restaurant in downtown Covington, came before the Covington City Council last ...

January 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington mayor makes statement on housing authority

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he is working closely with the Housing Authority of the City of Covington after reports of missing money within the ...

January 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington mayor votes to shop local

In a $40 decision of whether or not to shop at a local car dealership versus an out-of-town dealership, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston made the ...

January 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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


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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


City honors Howard for 16 years on council

John Howard always said he would remain active after retiring from the city council, but he didn't ever expect it be in the form of Covington's newest police officer.

January 24, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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