This week "Through the Camera" Peaches, Airplanes & Automobiles.
Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Ronnie Johnston
Given all of the recent discussion about the future of the Main Street Covington program and its possible move under the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston has set up a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Friday at The Center, 2104 Washington St., Covington.
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.
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Covington and Newton County residents used Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting as a public forum to debate the merits of purchasing railroad from Norfolk Southern.
The City of Covington is planning to increase its natural gas rate, water rates and garbage collection fees. Monday the city council approved the first reading for the three proposed price changes.
Update - May 4, 9:00 p.m. Mayor Kim Carter once again cast the tie-breaking city council vote Monday night in support of a special use permit for Janice VanNess' Christian Peachtree Academy, which would be built off McGuirts Bridge Road. In what was at times a contentious discussion, VanNess, area residents and city councils members made arguments for and against the building of the school. The most important issue for council members ...
A middle school student was sent home from school Thursday morning after refusing to remove a surgical mask he was wearing to protect himself from swine flu.
As the warm weather settles in, residents will start seeing more bicyclists riding through Covington.
A Newton County middle school student was sent home from Cousins Middle School Thursday morning after refusing to remove a surgical mask that he was wearing in an effort to protect himself against swine flu.
On Tuesday, April 28, at approximately 3:35 pm. Newton County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the report of a Burglary at 220 Riverwalk Farms Parkway, just south of the city of Covington located off Dearing Road.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department were called to a domestic dispute after a woman reportedly call 911 for help and told the dispatcher that her husband had a gun.
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to Taco Bell in regards to a theft after a man made off with $97 after confusing an employee.
Two students at Alcovy High School have been detained and are facing criminal charges following an incident Tuesday morning in which a plastic bottle full of combustible fluids burst in the commons area.
The county's digital public safety radio network has experienced numerous problems over the past nine months, but most problems have been fixed and the few remaining are being addressed, multiple public safety officials said.
The Newton County Board of Education is interested in buying property north of the Covington airport for a new school, and if it does buy property, the Water and Sewage Authority will build sewer lines to cover that area.
The Eastside High School head football coach who was charged with theft by taking in a case of alleged mortgage fraud has had all the charges against him dropped.
Officers from the Covington Police Department arrested a 35-year-old woman for prostitution in the Happy Hollow area following stepped up patrol in the area.
A 40-year-old Covington man was arrested Saturday and charged with child molestation.