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Council approves meeting time resolution

The Covington City Council will meet at a new time going forward, after a change to the city's charter was enacted and a resolution ...

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington recognizes heroic efforts

Four Covington Firefighters received a standing ovation Monday night after recognition of their lifesaving work.

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington to hold retirement ceremony honoring 11 employees

A ceremony honoring 11 retiring City of Covington employees will be held Feb. 28 at the Turner Lake Complex.

February 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Housing Authority audit reveals ‘questionable’ costs

The Housing Authority of the City of Covington is looking at a total of $61,901.20 in "questionable costs" between the dates of January ...

February 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


UPDATE: Victim of fatal house fire identified

UPDATE Friday, Feb. 10: Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis identified the male victim as James Adams. Davis did not release Adams' age at the time ...

February 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Housing Authority director resigns

Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Covington Greg Williams tendered his resignation Tuesday night effective 30 days from then, Landis Stephens ...

February 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Corona Motors to better serve customers with U-Haul in Covington

U-Haul Company of Georgia is pleased to announce that Corona Motors has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Covington community.

February 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Council considers change in meeting time

The Covington City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance change to change the meeting times for the council's regularly scheduled work sessions ...

February 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington, CPD welcomes new officers

The City of Covington welcomed three new police officers Monday night during the Covington City Council meeting.

February 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Housing Authority audit results in

The forensic audit report for the Housing Authority of the City of Covington has been turned over to the Board of Commissioners of the Housing ...

February 02, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington holds annual council retreat, reviews 2016, sets goals

The City of Covington City Council met Monday for its 2017 council retreat. The meeting, held at Covington fire station 22 on Alcovy Road was ...

February 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington business owner reports illegal dumping

Jack Philips, owner of The Cork Boutique and Gifts and Irish Bred Pub and Restaurant in downtown Covington, came before the Covington City Council last ...

January 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington mayor makes statement on housing authority

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he is working closely with the Housing Authority of the City of Covington after reports of missing money within the ...

January 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington mayor votes to shop local

In a $40 decision of whether or not to shop at a local car dealership versus an out-of-town dealership, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston made the ...

January 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Large road widening project underway north of I-20 in Covington

A $10.6 million road widening project began in December, 2016 and will take approximately three years to complete. The work will start at exit ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


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Work finished at Alcovy Road, I-20, more to begin soon

Newton County residents who regularly drive along Alcovy Road and Ga. Highway 142 around Interstate 20, will notice something missing this afternoon. Every day for the last two and a half years those orange-and-white stripped barrels have lined the roads, slowing traffic, blocking lanes and causing delays.

July 31, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Gear up for the annual Fuzz Run

With just a little more than a month to go, officials at the Covington Police Department are gearing up for the annual Fuzz Run, which will be celebrating its 26th year on Sept. 12.

July 31, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


The Midnight Sun

Lisa Hanson, a local runner from Covington, made her mark in the Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska on June 20.

July 29, 2009 | Molly Lundy Covington News Intern | Covington


City council members decline pay raises for mayor, themselves

For the second time this year, the city council decided not to raise their positions salaries for 2010. In an unofficial vote done by e-mail, Mayor Kim Carter said the council's consensus, by 4 to 2, was to not put the item on the council's agenda anytime soon - essentially to not vote for raises for next year.

July 29, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


CPD Chief takes helm of a state police association

Covington Police Department Chief Stacey Cotton was named President of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police earlier this month.

July 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Do you have what it takes?

Once again, the Covington Lions will hold a Covington Idol competition at their Oct. 9-10 Sherman's Last Burning Fall Festival and BBQ Cook-Off at Legion Field on Mill Street. This time, however, a Jr. Idol (for 17 and under) is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. The Covington Idol (for 18 and older) is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. The Lions promise these two events will be the highlight of the Fall Festival.

July 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Man identified in Factory Shoals drowning

The victim of the Saturday afternoon drowning at Factory Shoals Park has been identified as 18-year-old Dakota A. Spruill of Newton County.

July 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Armed robbery suspect caught in Alabama

The man wanted for allegedly robbing a Covington Holiday Inn and Doster's Store in Newton County was arrested and is being held in Henry County, Ala. on multiple charges, including the beating of a guard in the Alabama jail.

July 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Mayor: Improving housing a 'top priority'

Mayor Kim Carter and other city officials have made it clear that improving Covington's housing situation is a top priority. With the city's newly created Urban Redevelopment Plan in hand and the corresponding Covington Redevelopment Auth-ority in the process of being formed, city officials are confident they'll now be in line for more state and federal funding and support.

July 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


'A dream come true'

"This is a dream come true," said Pastor Clara Lett Saturday morning, when the community's homeless shelter celebrated its grand opening after more than eight years of struggle to finally open.

July 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Local girls travel to national NAACP convention

A few members of the Newton County chapter of NAACP Youth received the gift of a lifetime when local businesses and individuals donated the funds for the girls to attend the celebration of 100 years of bold dreams and big victories in New York.

July 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Domestic dispute lands 2 in jail

Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to an apartment in the Magnolia Heights complex in the early morning hours of July 22 when a concerned citizen alerted them to a domestic disturbance.

July 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Williams earns achievement for studies

Mayor Pro Tem Hawnethia Williams was a teacher for 33 years and was used to learning and teaching in a structured environment, but when she entered politics she discovered there wasn't anybody waiting with a helping hand.

July 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Bond denied for accused murderer

Bond was denied Thursday morning for 30-year-old Larry Grison Jr who has been charged in the shooting death of Calvin Kentrell Banks.

July 24, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Hazmat teams stay sharp

The Newton County Emergency Medical Services and Paramedics were busy training Thursday. The team had their HAZMAT gear and tent set up in front of the EMS Department, located behind Newton Medical Center.

July 24, 2009 | Molly Lundy | Covington


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