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Rotary Club of Covington (video)

Rotary Club of Covington The Empty Stocking Fund

December 20, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Shop with a Cop (video)

Shop with a Cop (video)

December 18, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Santa at The Covington News

Come see Santa on Thursday 6pm - 8pm

December 10, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Christmas Parade (slideshow)

Christmas Parade (slideshow)

December 08, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Hometown Christmas Trees (video)

A visit to Berry's Tree Farm

December 07, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Today in Pictures

A look through the camera with photographer Darrell Everidge

December 03, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Let's go to the Alpaca Farm (video)

Let's go to the Alpaca Farm (video)

November 30, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Local cedar tree headed to the Governor's Mansion

Local cedar tree headed to the Governor's Mansion

November 30, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Covington News Christmas Contest

To vote in the Covington News' and Mainstreet Covington's first Lights of Covington contest click here.

November 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Christmas on the Square

November 21, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Lighting the square (slideshow)

Lighting the square (slideshow)

November 20, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Generally Speaking (video)

Generally Speaking A General Lee Story

November 15, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Board of Commissioners candidates

Ricky Corley

October 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Conyers’ church to hold benefit concert

New Generation Christian Church will hold the "Give a heart" benefit concert for Edward Reid on Saturday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m.

October 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington


Covington City Council approved CID

The Covington City council unanimously approved (5-0, with councilman Keith Dalton being out sick) to sign a resolution for the Highway 278 Community Improvement District.

October 06, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


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Brownie Troop donates $1,000 to food pantry

Girl power: Local Girl Scouts, Alcovy Service Unit Brownie Troop No. 27554, donated $1,000 worth of food, purchased with the proceeds from the sale of Girl Scout Cookies, to the Covington Community Food Pantry. For more information on how to help the Food Pantry, call (770) 784-0037.

April 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Former city councilman to run again

Charles Wilborn said he wants to be involved in bettering his city in every way possible, so he's once again running for Covington City Council.

April 12, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington Fire Chief awarded professional designation

Covington Fire Chief Don T. Floyd was awarded the professional designation of Chief Fire Officer after completing the required assessments. The Commission on Professional Credentialing met on March 9 to confer officially the re-designation on Floyd, who is only one of 630 CFO's worldwide.

April 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Budget cut to offset revenue shortfall

The economic recession hit the county's budget hard earlier this spring and now the City of Covington is feeling the effects of the downturn. The city cut its fiscal year 2009 budget by more than $14 million to account for lower than expected revenues over the past several months. Monday, the city council voted to approve the amended budget, which accounted for a revenue shortfall of $11 million.

City Manager Steve Horton said lower than expected water and sewer tap fees and lower than expected sales and property taxes were some of the main culprits for the revenue shortfall ...

April 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Resident throws hat in council election

Chris Smith, the co-owner of Newton Electric Supply, announced Monday that he will run for the Covington City Council East District seat.

April 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


How the budget process works

Over the next two months the Newton County Board of Commissioners will have to work with every county department to pinch pennies and cut the projected fiscal year 2010 budget by $8.6 million.

April 05, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington gains beautification grant

The City of Covington received a $50,000 reimbursement grant from the state to continue its efforts to beautify the city's entrance off the Interstate 20.

April 03, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Woman wrecks car with patient inside

An Alzheimer patient's self-professed caregiver was arrested March 14 after Covington police officers reportedly found her to be intoxicated while driving - with her patient.

March 27, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Envisioning the future

The University of Georgia Metropolitan Design Studio brings Georgia landscape architecture students to Newton County to study and redesign parts of the county. This year the students focused on two areas: the downtown Covington government district and the Almon Road corridor.

March 27, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Pastor arrested for identity theft

A preacher at Calvary Baptist Church was arrested Thursday and charged with identity theft after allegedly preying upon his congregation.

March 24, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Council selects company for new Web site

The city council accepted a $57,505 bid from Corus360 for the necessary hardware and software to effectively run the city's upcoming Web site. The bid was cheaper than the deal the city could get with its government discount, City Systems Information Manager Bobby Johnson said. Thoughtbridge, the company hired to build the city's Web site, will begin meeting with various city department's on Monday to determine each departments requirements for the Web site.

March 22, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Screaming man arrested, charged with public drunkeness

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to a home late Monday night when a resident called about a man screaming outside her home on Ga. Highway 36.

March 22, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


City looks at buying more power

Covington is preparing to buy more base power for 2010 through 2015 to last the city until the new nuclear units at Plant Vogtle are in operation. Monday, City Utility Director Bill Meecham recommended the city buy another 5 megawatts of base power from the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia and 5 megawatts of base power from the city of Marietta.

Covington is exploring the long-term power deal so that the city would no longer have to buy power off the market, which fluctuates like any commodity market, Meecham said. For the last several years, Covington has had an energy ...

March 18, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


It's cookie time at the Armory

When Operation Sandbox called for donations of cookies, the Girl Scouts and the public responded overwhelmingly with 10,000 boxes, delivered to the Covington National Guard Armory on Wednesday. Girl Scouts went door-to-door and allowed people not only to buy a box for a soldier, but also to donate any amount of money they could to go toward a box of cookies. According to Virginia Pearson of Operation Sandbox, Girl Scout cookies are one of the most requested treats by soldiers. The 121st Infantry Division Company B deploys at the end of the month.

March 13, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Taxes for tourism

 No one opposed raising Covington's hotel/motel tax from 5 percent to 8 percent at Monday's 6 p.m. public meeting at City Hall. Several city and county officials attended the meeting and everyone who spoke - volunteer tourism board member Maurice Carter, District 1 Commissioner Mort Ewing and Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce President John Boothby - all spoke in favor of the tax increase citing the economic benefits it would bring to the city and county.

March 11, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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