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Chamber still seeking Main Street head

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is on its second search this year to try and find the next director for Main Street Covington – after its first two finalists backed out for personal reasons in late February/early March – and chamber president Hunter Hall is confident one of the remaining two finalists will work out.

April 22, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Gazebo, square plan voted down by council

The proposed Covington gazebo is a no go.

April 21, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington agrees with restroom contractor for $121,760

The Covington City Council moved on two agenda items to help the city's recreational and tourism future during its council meeting Monday.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Police show off driving force

Dozens of police cars drove out of Bob Williams Parkway Monday showing off the Covington Police Department's new fleet.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Gazebo idea to go to committee

The Covington City Council is not yet ready to move forward on adding a gazebo to the city's square park.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Concerts on the Square lineup named

The Arts Association of Newton County has announced its lineup for the spring sessions of Concerts on the Square.

April 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Man threatens wife while police listen in

Covington police responded to a complaint of harassing calls, concerning a woman stating her husband threatened to kill her on Monday.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington Crime Briefs - March 19

Covington police apprehended a fleeing suspect Saturday night after pulling over a speeding vehicle early in the morning.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Gazebo on square could cost $55K

The gazebo Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to see placed on the Covington square could cost $55,000, but some Covington City Council members want more information, including seeing the gazebo's footprint physically marked out on the square, before moving forward.

March 17, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Chamber to test out tourism trolley

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is giving a trial run to a trolley that would be used by businesses and during special events to promote tourism.

March 08, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City tackling big water, drainage projects

The Covington City Council took some steps Monday to tackle some major water projects around town, including replacing 100-year-old water pipes and fixing some flooding issues in city neighborhoods.

March 04, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Meeting to address Main Street transition

Main Street Covington's transition to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is complete, but some downtown business owners still have questions about how the program will work moving forward.

February 25, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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Sheriff’s Office implements new shift rotation

On April 26, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown implemented a new 12 hour shift rotation system for the Uniformed Patrol Division of the Sheriff's Office. During the first quarter of this year alone (Jan. 1-March 31), Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies have answered over 15,000 documented calls for service. Under the old shift rotation system, deputies were working extra days, long hours and a lot of overtime to cover the necessary demands of the NCSO Patrol Division. Brown said that deputies under the antiquated shift rotation system would have to work every six weeks before they had ...

May 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Mr. Galloway goes to Washington

Newton County Farm Bureau President and Georgia Farm Bureau Middle Georgia Vice President Brent Galloway recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with other Georgia Farm Bureau members to meet with Georgia's congressional delegation to discuss agriculture issues.

May 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Director of Benton House named

Cathy Harville has been selected to serve as executive director of Benton House of Covington Senior Living Community. Harville brings many years experience to Benton House.

May 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Man hits bus after 'drinking whiskey all day'

 A Newborn man was arrested and charged with DUI after striking a bus for children with special needs.

May 20, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


WSCC BikeFest set for June 6

 The Washington Street Community Center will host their second annual Bike Fest at 9 a.m. June 6 at the center. The event - cosponsored by the Covington Conyers Cycling Club (C4), Conte's Bicycles & Fitness and the Covington Police Department - is open to children ages 5 through 13. Volunteers from the cycling club will be on-hand to inspect, safety check and make minor repairs to bicycles ridden by Bike Fest participants. While supplies last, children without a bike, or whose bike is deemed unsafe, will be given a bicycle to take home. The give-away bikes come through a program where ...

May 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Intoxicated drivers crash vehicles into ditch, home

Officers called to Ozone Bar and Grill to break up a fight ended up arresting a man for drunk driving after he drove his car from the bar's parking lot into a ditch in front of the officers.

May 20, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Generous donation

 At a time when county departments cannot afford to spend money on anything but necessities, the Newton County Sheriff's Department has received donations from several people that have enabled them to improve their four-person traffic unit.
 The NCSO has received a new motorcycle, bringing the total on the road to two, and various people have donated time and money to make sure the unit is top-notch. Chris Bell, owner of Bell's Grocery, donated $1,500 to go toward a kennel for the unit's narcotics K-9, Rin. All the unit's vehicles have been tinted by Custom Tint ...

May 20, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


School board approves proposed budget

The Newton County School Board unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2010 general fund budget at their monthly meeting. See Sunday's story at http://www.covnews.com/news/article/7177/

May 19, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Man arrested for DUI after traffic stop

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department were responding to a call in the Crowell Road area when they noticed a silver Nissan Pathfinder come from the exit ramp of I-20 at exit 88 and quickly pass on the driver's side of another vehicle in order to make a right turn onto Frontage Road at the intersection. The deputies also noted the Nissan's driver had the headlights of the vehicle turned off and it was well into the evening, after 10:30 p.m.

May 18, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Bard names division employees of the year

 Glenn Lawson, director of AME/Technical Services has received the prestigious Charles Russell Bard Award for the Bard Medical Division. Bettye Anne Miles, executive assistant at Bard Urological Division, received the award for that location. The Bard Award is an honor recognizing outstanding character, abilities and achievements.

May 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Ga. election board sends Gresham case to Attorney General

At its May 12 meeting, the Georgia State Election Board reviewed the criminal allegations against Horace Don Gresham and voted to refer the case to the Attorney General's office.

May 17, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


First Newton case of swine flu confirmed

Newton County has its first confirmed case of the H1N1 virus in an 8-year-old girl according to a representative from the Georgia Department of Human Resources.

May 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Rail purchase information citizens meeting to be on May 18

Peggy Greer, a Mansfield resident, is teaming up with other county residents including Freddie Neely to organize informational meetings at Starrsville United Methodist Church. The group is having their second meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the church, 2786 Dixie Road. Greer said about 20 people attended the first meeting.

May 17, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


These won’t make you cry

Sweet-tasting: Rotarian and past club president Ricky Adams is all smiles as he checks off the bags of onions that Covington Rotarians were picking up on Tuesday to deliver fresh Vidalias to local residents. The Rotarians are selling 1,000 bags this year to help support their annual Christmas Stocking fund. A few bags remain; to get a 25-pound bag for only $15 ask any Rotarian.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


NMC volunteer services director honored with prestigious award

 The Southeastern Directors of Volunteer Services in Healthcare Organizations is pleased to announce that Martha Taylor, Newton Medical Center director of volunteer services, is the recipient of the Director of Volunteer Services of the Year award. This award is given annually for outstanding contributions and professionalism in the field of volunteer administration.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


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