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Monticello to be Veterans Memorial Hwy

Nowhere in Georgia is there a highway dedicated to World War II veterans.

July 09, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to help businesses self-tax

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.

July 07, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Freedom, fireworks light up Covington

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.

July 05, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Have a safe Fourth

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.

July 03, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


CPD warns of phone call scams

The Covington Police Department is warning residents to be wary of phone calls asking for any financial or personal information.

June 27, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Nelson Heights to host summer events

A group of local churches and ministries are working together to turn the Nelson Heights Community Center into a bustling place this summer.

June 05, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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Resident questions county attorney fees

Resident Bobby Sigman believes Newton County should look into hiring an in-house county attorney to save money during these difficult economic times, but the county leadership is confident Tommy Craig is the right choice.

March 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Airport part of economic strategy

Covington city leaders have long viewed the Covington Municipal Airport as a key economic development opportunity and the Leadership Collaborative's economic development strategy continued that trend.

March 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


New city of Covington Web sites coming in June

The City of Covington should have a new Web site sometime in June. On Monday, the City Council unanimously voted to hire Atlanta-based ThoughtBridge to build a modern, interactive Web site for the city.

"I'm glad we're going to get into this century with our Web site," Mayor Kim Carter said Monday. "The current Web site is terrible; it's not user-friendly and not informative," she added Tuesday.

March 04, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City road projects in the works

The City of Covington is constructing a traffic signal at the intersection of Washington Street and Turner Lake Road to prevent the numerous accidents and near-misses that have occurred over the years. Previously, drivers heading south on Turner Lake Road only had to yield at Washington Street, leading to dangerous rush hour situations when drivers would merge right or turn left, City Manager Steve Horton said. Left turns onto Turner Lake Road also led to problems.

March 01, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Bump leads to fight over woman

A fight at The Depot late Thursday night led to two men being arrested by Covington Police officers for disorderly conduct.

February 25, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Man arrested after dragging woman by the hair across parking lot

Officers were called to a hotel on Ga. Highway 142 on Feb. 11 in reference to a suspicious person, and when they arrived, they reportedly found a man dragging a woman across the ground.

February 20, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Happy Birthday NDSAR

Birthday celebrations : The Sergeant Newton Chapter of the National Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution (NDSAR) celebrated Georgia Day and the chapter's own 114th birthday with a luncheon at the Oaks Course on Feb. 11. Several members of the George Walton SAR Chapter, the John Clarke DAR Chapter as well as several officers of the Georgia State Society SAR joined the celebration as well.

Grace Callaway received an award from the Sergeant Newton Chapter as the winner of the American History Essay Contest. She is a fifth grade student at Ficquett Elementary School and daughter of Sergeant Newton ...

February 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Woman arrested for DUI after crashing in ditch

A woman was arrested for DUI Saturday night after reportedly crashing her SUV in a ditch off Interstate 20.

February 18, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Study Hall

Study hall: The Leadership Newton County Leadership Class of 2009 recently donated 100 used classroom desks to Project Adventure. Newton County Chamber of Commerce Programs Director Lisa Powell Oglesby, left, Jimmy Oglesby, Home Counselor Kenneth Boone, Home Counselor Vernon Jones, Leadership Class of 2009 member Greg Rawlins, Home Counselor Mario Walker and Project Adventure Executive Director Aaron Nicholson unloaded the desks at the center for neglected and abused teens Saturday.

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington council removes pay raise discussion from agenda

Upon the recommendation of Covington City Manager Steve Horton and Mayor Kim Carter, the city council voted to remove a discussion of council pay raises from Monday night's meeting agenda.

For more on this story, continue to check CovNews.com or see Wednesday's edition of The Covington News.

February 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


New firehouse opens

New ground: Newton County Board of Commissioners District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz, left, Chairman Kathryn G. Morgan, Newton County Fire Service Deputy Chief of Administration Tim Smith, District 5 Commissioner Tim Fleming and Newton County Fire Chief Mike Satterfield cut a fire hose with giant scissors to officially open Newton County Fire station No. 7 Wednesday afternoon. The new station cost roughly $1 million to build but has cut response times nearly in half in the area south of Interstate 20. Since the station has been open, a little over a week, 35 calls have been answered which is 34 ...

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Council, mayor considering pay raise

The Covington City Council and Mayor Kim Carter will consider whether to raise the salary level of their elected positions at the city's next council meeting this month.

February 08, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


BOC picks legislative agenda

The Newton County Board of Commissioners has agreed on a legislative agenda for 2009 they will encourage their representatives in the Capitol to champion.

February 08, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Local man charged with battery

Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to a home late Friday night after calls came in about a domestic dispute.

February 08, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Peachtree Academy looks into Covington

Peachtree Academy of Conyers, a well-respected Christian private school, is seeking to open up a large campus in Covington that would eventually extend through high school.

February 04, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


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