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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


Victim of fatal house fire unknown

An unknown male has been pronounced dead after a house fire Jan. 9 on Pine Glenn Circle, in Covington.

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


Covington Town Center moves forward after zoning approval

The City of Covington approved a zoning change and special zoning overlay district for the proposed Covington Town Center, a conceptual plan to bring a ...

January 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington prepares for Winter Storm Helena

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a winter weather event that will effect Covington. The City of Covington is taking steps to ensure ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


10 break-ins reported at Alcovy Fitness

Ten entering auto complaints were reported Dec. 22 in the parking lot of Alcovy Fitness to later have the stolen items found in a neighboring ...

December 28, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Asst. Police Chief Almond Turner to retire after 45 years

The City of Covington's longest tenured employee retired after 45 years of serving the city and its residents as a police officer. A living ...

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


City attorney retires after 26 years

Twenty-six years ago, when "The Simpsons" was first premiering on FOX and the University of Miami was taking home a 33-25 win over the University ...

December 17, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Airport changed by inches, costs thousands

The plans for a new terminal at the Covington Municipal Airport is costing the city more than it expected after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA ...

December 17, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves first reading of updated fire ordinance

Residents in the City of Covington wanting to burn leaves or other yard debris will be required to get a permit through the Covington Fire ...

December 14, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Mayor, council to work on committee appointments

The Covington City Council agreed to set up a special work session to discuss the city's various committees and meet with prospective volunteers for ...

December 13, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


New Year’s Eve to go off with a bang

After a unanimous decision by the Covington City Council in its final meeting of the year, New Year's Eve in downtown Covington will go ...

December 12, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Almond Turner among officers honored at CPD banquet

The Covington Police Department (CPD) had plenty to celebrate in 2016 and did so Tuesday recognizing several officers for their efforts in the line of ...

December 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


CPD hosts Shop With a Cop

Members of the Covington Police Department, Covington Fire Department and other local agencies headed out to the Covington Walmart Thursday afternoon to participate in the ...

December 08, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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Covington to hire grant writer

Covington will be adding a new employee, as the city council approved adding a grant writer/finance position to this year's budget.

October 05, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington Fire Department participates in Smoke Alarm Grant program

A fire can engulf a home in a matter of minutes. It can also kill the people inside the house, especially if they are not aware of what is happening within an adequate amount of time. More than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 22,000 are injured according to the National Fire Protection Association. Many of them might be alive today if they had a working smoke detector installed in their home. Georgians are particularly vulnerable because they live in the "Burn Belt," an area of southern states where residents have an increased risk of ...

September 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


From police force to pulpit

Jerry Lee Roberts was sworn into the Covington Police Department in August, but calling him a rookie wouldn't exactly be accurate. For starters he's 43 and a former pastor, so he has a good bit of life experience. But also, he's already been a CPD rookie - in 1987.

September 25, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Swim Team prepares for meet at YMCA

The Covington YMCA Winter Swim Team has been gearing up for their first meet of the season against Walter and Andrew YMCA at Oxford College on Saturday at 3 p.m. For three years the YMCA has offered a Summer Swim Team, but this is the first year swimming is offered as a year-round competitive sport.

September 25, 2009 | Brittany Thomas | Covington


Family of murder victim sues housing authority

The family of murder victim Erica Reed has brought suit against the Covington Housing Authority. Their argument: if convicted murderer Willie Gunn had not been allowed to live there, Reed would be alive today.

September 25, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


New NSP park under debate

As part of its Neighborhood Stabilization Plan, Newton County is planning to build a public park in Fairview Estates, but several area residents told the county Tuesday night that they don't want a public park in their backyard.

September 18, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


The Garden Gals

Mary Arnwine, special projects chair of the Covington Garden Club, and her committee make flower arrangements monthly and deliver them to area nursing homes (Merryvale, Covington Manor and Riverside). Covington Garden Club members donate blooms and greenery from their gardens, and special projects committee spread cheer by forming these items into beautiful arrangements, which brighten the rooms and hallways of the three facilities. This project has been done for several months and is a continuing commitment of the Covington Garden Club. On Sept. 2, committee members delivered their arrangements to Merryvale Assisted Living.

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


CPD seeks man who rented home that wasn’t his

Potential renters are being urged to pay attention to details when forking over deposits for property after one couple was swindled out of several hundred dollars recently.

September 16, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Young leadership

A future leader in D.C. George Hart of Covington, a seventh-grade student at George Walton Academy, attended the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., in August. During the week the Jr. NYCL scholars examined leadership in a historical context, focused on applying critical leadership skills in their own lives and explored ways to make a difference when they returned home to their schools and communities.

September 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


NCSO deputies receive driving training

The Newton County Sheriff's Office will receive decision-based drivers training for their deputies. It's called a driving simulator and it allows a driver to be put into everyday driving and emergency response situations without actually being out on the road and in their vehicle. Not only that, but the simulator is mobile and it comes, literally, right to the doorstep of the Newton County Sheriff's Office to provide the training.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington holding city council meeting tonight

The Covington City Council is having a called meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, to address several items that were originally scheduled for the Sept. 21 meeting.

September 10, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


The Learning Center and Main Street Covington co-sponsor the 6th Annual Newton County Literacy Fest.

The 6th Annual Newton County Literacy Festival, co-sponsored by The Learning Center and Main Street Covington, brings together organizations and agencies committed to educating families in a day of fun activities. The Literacy Festival will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 10:00 am until 1:30 pm on the Square in historic Covington. Booths will offer activities for children such as arts and crafts, games, sidewalk chalk art, and a book walk, while adults can learn more about services offered by each organization. New this year, Newton County Health Department will be offering seasonal flu shots at ...

September 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington airport to close Sept. 21

The Covington Municipal Airport will close for runway construction beginning on Sept. 21 at 7 a.m.

September 05, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


BOC discusses how to use county attorney

The County Attorney serves at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners, but on Tuesday the commissioners had a discussion about exactly what that means.

September 04, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


CPD Chief Cotton cleared on accusations

Accusations of misconduct against Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton have been investigated and found to be without merit, according to a release from Newton County District Attorney Ken Wynne.

September 04, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


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