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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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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


Mayor Carter begins key to the city tradition for Covington

 When retired Councilman John Howard received his key to the city of Covington on Dec. 21, he asked a very pertinent question: "What door does this fit in?"

January 03, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Year in Review: City of Covington

Chamber President

December 30, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Conservative city leader steps down after 16 years

John Howard isn't one for pomp and circumstance, but his 16 years of service on the Covington city council called for at least a small show of ceremony.

December 27, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Council sees presentation on airport authority

The Covington City Council got their first look Monday at how an airport authority would be organized.

December 22, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


New members’ meal

A warm welcome: The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held their new member reception Dec. 7 at LongHorn Steakhouse of Covington. The reception was sponsored by American Pest Control, LongHorn and United Bank. Ron Carter, the chamber's director of membership, said 61 new members joined the chamber in 2009.

December 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Yule-tide blessings

Nicole Jackson had a heartbreaking task this year - she had to tell her children there was no Santa Claus. The economic downturn didn't spare the Jackson household, and Nicole has been surviving on part-time temporary work. Her current job ends on Tuesday.

December 20, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


County responds to Henderson's letter

In response to Commissioner J.C. Henderson's criticism of the county and its handling of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Chairman Kathy Morgan said the county does not have a double standard and has acted appropriately.

December 16, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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