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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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UGA students to spend semester focusing on Covington, Almon area

In its fourth year, the UGA Metropolitan Design Studio has once again set up shop in Clark's Grove where 10 landscape architecture students will spend the semester working on "good urbanism" projects for Newton County.

January 15, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Council OKs extended parking hours on the Covington square

The Covington City Council reversed course Monday night and voted to allow extended parking in the inner loop of the downtown square after hearing from disgruntled attorneys and accountants with businesses on the square.

January 06, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Bank of North Georgia not robbed

Newton County SWAT members held a training exercise at the Bank of North Georgia in Newton Plaza Tuesday morning.

SWAT members and bank employees simulated a bank robbery to practice in the event of a real robbery situation.

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


Buffer variance granted for Miracle Field

 The Covington City Council has approved a buffer variance request at the appeal of the Newton County Recreation Commission to make way for a special needs baseball field at City Pond Park.

December 24, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


City council sets parking time limits

 In order to free up more parking space around the Covington square for customers of square businesses, the Covington City Council has placed time limits for parking around the square.

December 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Covington councilwoman wins $250,000 in lottery

Covington councilwoman Ocie Franklin won a second-tier prize of $250,000 after matching the first five winning numbers in the Dec. 9 Mega Millions drawing.

December 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


CPD purchases 2 Segways

 Officers from the Covington Police Department can now be seen zipping around the city, thanks to the purchase of two Segway i2 Personal Transporters. The new units, which were delivered to the department last week, made their debut at the 2008 Covington Christmas Parade.

December 20, 2008 | Tisa Smart Washington | Covington


Covington adopts new management structure

 In light of the poor economy, the city of Covington has decided not to hire an assistant city manager but instead to restructure its management hierarchy by putting in place three division directors who will take on some of the duties of City Manager Steve Horton.

December 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Covington fails to win DCA grant

 The city of Covington recently learned that it was not a recipient of a Georgia Department of Community Affairs grant that would have provided technical assistance to the city in its efforts to revitalize some of its blighted inner-city housing.

December 10, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


City hall wetlands project underway

 Visitors to the Covington City Hall in recent weeks have no doubt noticed a great deal of activity taking place to the left and right of the building.

December 10, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Teen organizes blood drive

 Most seventh graders use their Thanksgiving break as a time to lounge around the house playing video games or cruise the mall, but not Ilah Wiemann - she's busy organizing a community blood drive for the American Red Cross.

December 09, 2008 | Jennifer T. Long | Covington


Covington utility bills to go online with new Web site

City of Covington utility customers will soon get the choice of paying their bills by mail or online once a new Web site goes live in February.

December 03, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


New juvenile court judge appointed

The judges of the Superior Court of Newton County announce the appointment of Sheri Capes Roberts as the Judge of the Juvenile Court of Newton County to succeed Judge Billy J. Waters, beginning Jan. 1.

November 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


YMCA Volunteer of the year named

Sam B. Hay III was named the Covington YMCA's 2008 Volunteer of the Year.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


Man poses as teenage girl online

 A 65-year-old Mansfield man was arrested Friday and charged with sexual exploitation of children and computer pornography after posing as a 17-year-old girl on several Web sites.

November 29, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Covington


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