One of the integral and most controversial parts of the 200-page 2050 Plan to zone the county to keep up with the growth officials expect is its section on "transferrable development rights." It's designed to help residents of the eastern side of Newton County financially benefit from the possible down-zoning of their rural properties.
Nowhere in Georgia is there a highway dedicated to World War II veterans.
Mayor Ronnie Johnston convinced the Covington City Council to take a "gamble" Monday and give $25,000 to the forming "commercial improvement district," which business owners are forming along U.S. 278 to raise money for area improvements.
Thousands of people may have been awed by the sight of colorful fireworks exploding above Covington's Historic Courthouse clock tower, but Covington's Independence in the Park festival organizers were definitely in awe of how the event seemed to go off without a hitch Friday.
With a predicted zero percent chance of rain, a fireworks show in Rockdale and events in Social Circle today will pose the threat of a crowded Fourth of July in Newton County.
The Covington Police Department is warning residents to be wary of phone calls asking for any financial or personal information.
A group of local churches and ministries are working together to turn the Nelson Heights Community Center into a bustling place this summer.
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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.
Covington Through the Camera.
Covington Councilman Chris Smith announced Wednesday he will seek re-election to the City Council.
While Covington Branch Library officials face the daunting task of substantial repairs to the roof and heating and air conditioning systems, they will be able to renovate and rearrange the children's library.
Covington's been a filming mecca for years, but plans to build a huge studio complex could have the town landing Hollywood blockbusters a year from now.
Covington through the camera.