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2-4: Covington votes down proposed alcohol ordinances

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August 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Register for the 2017 Covington Fuzz Run, Run Where the Stars Walk

COVINGTON, Ga. - Get ready to run (or walk) where the stars walk when you register for the Covington Fuzz Run! The 34thAnnual Fuzz Run will ...

August 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington to host cleanup day Aug. 26

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington cares. Partnered with Trinity United Methodist Church (UMC), the city is hosting a community clean up event in the ...

July 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington sets FY18 millage rate

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council voted to keep its 2017-2018 fiscal year millage rate the same as the previous year at 7.654 mils ...

July 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington continues with Parker’s Pasture planing

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington is working on its plans for a 93-acre project at Parker's Pasture, located off Pennington Street.

July 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Tucker named housing authority director

COVINGTON, Ga. - Shamica Tucker has been selected as the director of the Housing Authority of the City of Covington. Tucker previously served as the interim ...

July 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington approves addition of 5 t-hangars at airport

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council approved the addition of five new canopy-style T-Hangars at the Covington Municipal Airport Monday night for a cost of ...

July 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


King to lead Covington airport

COVINGTON, Ga. - Starting Monday, the Covington Municipal Airport will be under the watchful eye of new Airport Manager John King.

July 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington takes flight: Airport unveils new terminal building

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington unveiled its new terminal building at the Covington Municipal Airport Tuesday morning with a ribbon cutting event.

July 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Alcohol ordinances not on Covington agenda

COVINGTON, Ga. - Previously The Covington News reported that the Covington City Council would hold the first reading of the proposed alcohol ordinances at its Monday ...

July 17, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City unofficially approves millage rate

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council made a consensus, or unofficial vote, to keep the city's millage rate the same as last year's.

July 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington to move forward with Pace Street corridor project

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council unanimously agreed to match a state grant to get the ball rolling on the Pace Street Corridor project that ...

July 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Williams honored by GMA

COVINGTON, Ga. - Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams is honored Monday night for her hours of training by the Georgia Municipal Association.

July 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington receives first draft of alcohol ordinances

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council was presented with the first draft of the newly proposed alcohol ordinances which would allow for hospitality drinks and ...

July 05, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Operation Red, White and Go!

COVINGTON, Ga. - With the thousands of guests descending on the City of Covington for the annual Stars and Stripes Fest Independence Day celebration, City of ...

July 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


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City hires grant writer; senior planner leaves

Update, Fri 9:21 a.m. - Personnel Director Ronnie Cowan said the city will likely wait until Jan. 1 to begin seeking a replacement for Senior Planner Michelle Larsen.

December 11, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City purchases 8 townhomes by using NSP money

Covington spent all of its $428,000 of Neighborhood Stabilization Program money this week by purchasing eight townhomes, and the city is hoping its success will prompt the state to send even more money Covington's way.

December 11, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Join Santa Claus for breakfast

Pancakes and presents: The Pilot Club of Covington is making plans for another Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Covington's First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $5 and $2 for children 6 and under. At the same time, children will have an opportunity to shop in the "Secret Santa's Shop." Each adult gift will be $5. All tickets will be available at the door. The proceeds from the event will go toward two scholarships for two Anchor members: one at Newton High and one at Alcovy ...

December 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


City Council approves increased Chamber of Commerce spending

The Covington city council voted to increase its investment in the Chamber of Commerce by $66,500 in an effort to recruit a highly-qualified president and bring in more business.

Chamber President John Boothby resigned in Sept., but the chamber has been unable seriously to pursue replacements, because it has been in discussion with the city and county about the future direction of and level of spending on economic development.

December 09, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington Athletic Club closes its doors

The Covington Athletic Club shut down Friday, but a group of local members are trying to band together to purchase and reopen their beloved gym.

The club has been a community staple since it opened 22 years ago, but current owner Philip Johnson, a local lawyer, had to close it as membership continued to drop. In 2006, the club had more than 2,000 members, but as of last week that number had dropped to 1,400.

December 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Holiday shoppers

Stocking stuffers: South Carolina resident Margo Macdonald picked up some gifts at Mayfield's Hardware on the square while visiting with her long-time friend Linda Wade. The two women met when they were in first grade and remain close to this day. Mayfield's is also one of the many shops on the square participating in the Elf on a Shelf Treasure Hunt this holiday season. Find all the elves perched on the shelves of participating merchants and be entered in a drawing for a stocking filled with more than $500 in gift certificates to spend in downtown Covington. Entry ...

November 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


City to get valuable housing assistance

Covington leaders have made cleaning up urban blight one of the city's top priorities, and the state recently pledged to help with that effort.

November 22, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Woman arrested for selling food stamps

Officers from the Covington Police Department arrested a 31-year-old woman for allegedly attempting to sell food stamps on a EBT card not even issued to her.

November 22, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Wal-Mart bank robber caught

A Covington man was arrested Thursday morning and charged with robbing the United Bank inside of Wal-Mart 10 days ago.

November 19, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Come to Bethlehem

As the holiday season approaches, we are all thinking of Christmas trees, lights, presents, families and festivities. Covington First United Methodist Church would like to add to your holiday season by taking you to Bethlehem where our lord and savior, Jesus Christ, was born.

November 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Twilights event brightens park

Members of the Friends of Newton Parks are inviting all to the second Twilights at Chimney Park event from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

November 18, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Covington


Mayor proposes doubling chamber spending in 2010

To stimulate economic development, Mayor Kim Carter introduced a proposal on Monday to more than double the amount of money spent on the Chamber of Commerce to $120,000 for the next fiscal year.

For the past couple of years, the city and county have each spent $54,000 on the chamber for economic development services. But with a new chamber president search in progress, several interested parties are considering whether the next president should have a heavier focus on economic development.

November 18, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington swears in councilmembers

The three winners of the Nov. 3 Covington city council election were sworn in Monday night and received raucous applause from a crowded council room.

Post 3 West Councilwoman Ocie Franklin and Post 2 West Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams took the oath of office for the second time, while Post 1 East Councilman-elect Chris Smith made that promise for the first time.

November 18, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Marshall to hold another town hall

U.S. Congressman Jim Marshall is hosting another town hall meeting at 10 a.m.., Saturday at the Alcovy High School Auditorium. Marshall will take questions about the economy, health care and energy prices.

November 12, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


The lighting of the Courthouse

The annual Lighting of the Historic Courthouse will begin at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 19, with the lighting taking place at 6 p.m. Cast members of the Covington Regional Ballet's 2009 production of "The Nutcracker" will escort esteemed guests.

November 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


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