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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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Archive By Section - Covington

Downtown civic center/hotel project postponed again

 The already much prolonged hotel/civic center has once again been postponed as the result of the Wall Street financial meltdown, which has made acquiring financing for the $37 million project all but impossible.

November 29, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington

City, Charter partner for PEG channels

After many months of work the city of Covington has finalized its polices and procedures for the operation of three Public Education and Government cable channels provided by Charter Communications.

November 29, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington

Deputy fires on man attempting to strike him with vehicle

An erratic driver struck a patrol car and narrowly missed a deputy while trying to elude the Newton County Sheriff's office early Saturday morning.

November 23, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Local scientist says climate change worse than we think

At a special Covington work session on climate change Monday evening local scientist Dr. David Simons painted in very dire terms the future of the planet if there is not quick and decisive action taken to dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions.

November 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington

Covington fighting urban blight

In an effort to revitalize the city's blighted and impoverished areas, Covington officials are researching various state programs that would provide some funding and tax breaks for improvement efforts.

November 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington

Covington Town Hall Thursday

The public is invited to attend the second in a series quarterly town hall meetings held by the city of Covington at the Turner Lake Complex on Thursday evening.

November 19, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington

Covington spends more buying into Vogtle nuclear power plant

The Covington City Council on Monday approved the expenditure of an additional $117,000 on nuclear power that is still in the planning stages after construction costs for two new nuclear plants near Waynesboro were revised upwards.

November 15, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington

Covington to hold meeting on climate change

The public is invited to attend a Covington City Council work session meeting on Nov. 10 where climate change and solar energy will be discussed by Dr. David Simons, an eminent local scientist.

November 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington

Community input wanted for naming of new elementary school

 With construction of a new elementary school well under way on Kirkland Road, the Newton County Board of Education is requesting community input for naming the school, which is scheduled to open in 2009.

November 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington

Frank’s continues feeding inmates

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to renew the food service contract with Frank's Restaurant for the Newton County Detention Center at their Tuesday night board meeting.

November 05, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington

Children's center to receive CPD funds

 Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton received permission from the Covington City Council Monday night to use seized drug money to assist in purchasing equipment for A Child's Voice, the child advocacy center servicing the Alcovy Circuit.

November 04, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Seasoned senator to face long-time educator

 Two-term incumbent Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) is challenged by Democrat Rudy Cox, a man with 32 years of experience in the education sector, for the District 17 Georgia Senate seat.

November 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington

Covington applies for HUD money for foreclosed homes

The Covington City Council and the Newton County Board of Commissioners have jointly applied for a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that would provide emergency funds for the acquirement and redevelopment of foreclosed residential properties.

The council approved the application on Monday and the BOC did the same on Tuesday, as the grant application was due on Thursday.

November 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington

Man arrested with burglary tools

After several homes in developing neighborhoods were found burglarized in recent months, deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department have stepped up patrols in those areas in an attempt to quell the thefts - a decision that paid off recently in one particular subdivision.

November 04, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Covington

From scraps to stunning

Treasured trash: Third grade students at East Newton Elementary School worked with local artist Carol Veliotis during their art class to create treasures out of trash for the school's garden. The week-long program is an annual event and rotates schools each year. Veliotis uses everything from discarded wreaths to old wading pools to create recycled art with the students. "Keep your imagination going," Veliotis told the students. "Look at things and see not only what they are but what else they could become."

November 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington

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