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Covington to move forward with city marshals

Covington City Manager Leigh Anne Knight has been given the green light to move ahead with implementing the Covington City Marshal positions after a majority ...

March 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington considers city marshal positions

The City of Covington will meet Monday night to discuss the specifics of possibly adding two City Marshals for code enforcement in the city limits.

March 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Mayor Johnston advocates for voter participation

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston encouraged everyone to get out and vote during his comments Monday night at the Covington City Council meeting.

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Cemetery relocation initiated in Covington

A small cemetery within the city limits of Covington will be on the move to make way for a proposed senior living and memory care ...

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


CFD promotes four

Covington Fire Chief Stoney Bowles, right, introduces four employees who were promoted within the department during the March 6 Covington City Council meeting. From left ...

March 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington to conduct traffic test

The City of Covington has been testing four-way stop intersections at the Pace/Usher Streets and Floyd/Elm Streets intersections and will continue the testing ...

March 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


PHOTO GALLERY: Vampires flock to downtown Covington

Vampires fill downtown Covington as fans of "The Vampire Diaries" ready themselves for the series finale of the eight-season show.

March 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Fire requests ordinance update

Deputy Fire Chief for the Covington Fire Department (CFD) Tony Smith said debris in commercial sprinkler systems around the city is preventable through the addition ...

March 08, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Chili's breaks ground

Chili's celebrated its groundbreaking Tuesday morning in the City of Covington. Located adjacent to Paras Drive in Covington, the restaurant is slated to be ...

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


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


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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


Councilman Whatley says media portrayal of retreat unfair

Councilman Mike Whatley spoke out Wednesday night against recent criticism directed toward the city council for their decision to have their annual retreat at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa. Whatley said he thought media and public portrayal of the decision was unfair. His full speech is below:

January 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington to stay out of SC drag strip debate

The Covington City Council informally decided Wednesday that they are going to stay out of the Social Circle drag strip debate, because the proposed project would be outside the Covington city limits.

January 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington receives $75,000 more in NSP money

Because of recent success, the City of Covington is receiving an additional $75,000 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program money from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

January 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington airport to open Wed. at 9 a.m.

The Covington Municipal Airport is finally opening after four months – at least for daytime operations. The airport closed Sept. 21 for runway, taxiway and apron construction, which was expected to take two months. Heavy rainfall and unusually cold temperatures delayed completion by two months.

January 19, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington council meeting moved to Wed. at 6:30 p.m.

The Covington City Council has moved its regularly scheduled meeting from tonight to Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at city hall. As usual, a work session will precede the meeting at 5:30 p.m. also at city hall.

January 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Commissioner’s stepson arrested

Quintarious Henderson, the 17-year-old stepson of Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson was arrested Jan. 12 and charged with aggravated stalking.

January 17, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Library implements quiet Thursdays

Beginning on Jan. 28 Newton County Library employees will be asking everyone who comes into the library on Thursdays to be especially quiet. Staff members have had numerous requests to lower the noise from cell phones, loud conversations, children screaming and other disruptions that make it difficult to study.

January 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


House fire kills Covington woman Thursday morning

Flames shot through the roof of two-story home on Trotter's Walk Thursday morning. As several neighbors watched in disbelief, the body of a female, in her mid-60s, was wheeled out of the home and into a waiting ambulance.

January 08, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


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