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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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Archive By Section - Covington


Fatality wreck shuts down I-20 Thursday morning

Two people were killed on I-20 Thursday morning when one car travelled across the median into the path of another.

May 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


NFB sponsors Crimestoppers program for local nursing home

 Newton Federal Bank announced today that it will provide a substantial investment to the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) for a full sponsorship that will enable the Covington Manor Nursing Home to participate in the nationally acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers Program.

May 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Registration deadlines near for CEWC summer camps

 Time is running out for registration for summer camp at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Registration deadline is June 1. Summer day camps are in the Brooke Ager Discovery area, run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and cost $100 per child.

May 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Traffic stop yields drug arrest

 An erratic driver caught the attention of an officer with the Covington Police Department Sunday night after nearly hitting another vehicle on Alcovy Road, and ended up being arrested for possession of various drugs.  At around 9:23 p.m. an officer was behind the vehicle and noticed the driver, later identified as 46-year-old Susan Mote, reportedly turned her vehicle in front of another, nearly causing a collision. After that she allegedly made a U-turn in the middle of the roadway which is when the officer activated his emergency equipment and pulled Mote over.

May 13, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Newton awarded funds for emergency food, shelter aid

Newton County has been awarded federal funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Man stabbed with fork, woman attacks boyfriend with knife

 Officers from the Covington Police Department responded to a call Wednesday afternoon to a man stabbed on Morris Drive.

May 08, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Commissioners hear opposition to rail-to-trail idea

 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.

May 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City to increase gas, water rates, garbage fees

 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.

May 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington City Council votes on private Christian academy

Update - May 4, 9:00 p.m.

May 03, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Student sent home for wearing surgical mask

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.

May 03, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Bicyclists take to the streets

As the warm weather settles in, residents will start seeing more bicyclists riding through Covington.

May 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Student sent home for wearing surgical mask to school

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.

May 01, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


NCSO seeks burglary suspects

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.

May 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Woman calls for help for abuse, ends up arrested

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.

May 01, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Man pulls bait and switch at Taco Bell on U.S. Highway 278

 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.

May 01, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


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