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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


Victim of fatal house fire unknown

An unknown male has been pronounced dead after a house fire Jan. 9 on Pine Glenn Circle, in Covington.

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


Covington Town Center moves forward after zoning approval

The City of Covington approved a zoning change and special zoning overlay district for the proposed Covington Town Center, a conceptual plan to bring a ...

January 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington prepares for Winter Storm Helena

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a winter weather event that will effect Covington. The City of Covington is taking steps to ensure ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


10 break-ins reported at Alcovy Fitness

Ten entering auto complaints were reported Dec. 22 in the parking lot of Alcovy Fitness to later have the stolen items found in a neighboring ...

December 28, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Asst. Police Chief Almond Turner to retire after 45 years

The City of Covington's longest tenured employee retired after 45 years of serving the city and its residents as a police officer. A living ...

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


City attorney retires after 26 years

Twenty-six years ago, when "The Simpsons" was first premiering on FOX and the University of Miami was taking home a 33-25 win over the University ...

December 17, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Airport changed by inches, costs thousands

The plans for a new terminal at the Covington Municipal Airport is costing the city more than it expected after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA ...

December 17, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves first reading of updated fire ordinance

Residents in the City of Covington wanting to burn leaves or other yard debris will be required to get a permit through the Covington Fire ...

December 14, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Mayor, council to work on committee appointments

The Covington City Council agreed to set up a special work session to discuss the city's various committees and meet with prospective volunteers for ...

December 13, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


New Year’s Eve to go off with a bang

After a unanimous decision by the Covington City Council in its final meeting of the year, New Year's Eve in downtown Covington will go ...

December 12, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Almond Turner among officers honored at CPD banquet

The Covington Police Department (CPD) had plenty to celebrate in 2016 and did so Tuesday recognizing several officers for their efforts in the line of ...

December 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


CPD hosts Shop With a Cop

Members of the Covington Police Department, Covington Fire Department and other local agencies headed out to the Covington Walmart Thursday afternoon to participate in the ...

December 08, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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Protest signs left on Barnes' grave

On the morning on July 3 officers from the Covington Police Department responded to Westview Cemetery to meet with family members of Lanny Perry Barnes. The family members had called because someone had placed two signs of a protest nature on Barnes' grave. No damage was done to the grave or the grave marker. Officers removed the signs and reassured the Barnes family that the family of Barnes' victims would be contacted and advised not to return. Officers determined that no criminal offenses had occurred.

July 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


New TV show to be filmed in Covington

A new teen television series on The CW network, The Vampire Diaries based on author L.J. Smith's 1991 trilogy of books, will be filmed in downtown Covington beginning July 21.

July 06, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Two people die on Newton County roads during holiday weekend

Two people lost their life in Newton County over the holiday weekend, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell.

Both accidents occurred early July 5. The first accident happened just before 3 a.m. Deputies from the NCSO responded to a call of a vehicle accident with a possible fatality on Access Road at Old Oxford. When they arrived they found that a car and a motorcycle had collided. The driver of the motorcycle, a man in his mid-forties whose name is currently being withheld by the NCSO, was pronounced dead on the scene.

July 06, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Arrested man charged with 9 criminal acts

Eugene Presley Jr., 21, was arrested on multiple charges after officers responded to a call at 165 Lakeside Trail on June 21. According to the victim Presley assaulted her multiple times inside and outside of the home. Allegedly the victim was held inside the home by Presley and while attempting the dial 911 Presley grabbed the telephone from her.

July 01, 2009 | By Molly Lundy | Covington


Several teens shot at party early Sunday morning

Five teens were shot at a party in the early morning hours of June 28.

June 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Three shot in Cedar Creek subdivision

The 34-year-old victim of this morning's shooting on Appia Way has been identified as Calvin Kentrell Banks of Newton County who died at Newton Medical Center.

June 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Recycling truck crumples on Bypass Road

A tractor-trailer carrying recycled carpet buckled in the middle when making a turn onto the Bypass Road from Ga. Highway 36 at around 5:30 a.m. this morning.

June 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Council O.K.s plan for city development

Over the past several years Covington has completed numerous high-end plans and strategies designed to guide future development, but the city finally approved a plan to actually carry out those previously identified goals.

June 28, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


We are all related

On Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm will be hosting their annual Eastern Native American "We are All Related" Charity Pow Wow.

June 28, 2009 | Brittany Thomas | Covington


City of Covington revamps Web site

Covington launched its new Web site on June 15 and users will find the site to be more informative, interactive and helpful, even though the name, cityofcovington.org, has stayed the same. Mayor Kim Carter said the feedback has been totally positive and she's excited about how the site will benefit the city.

June 28, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Local churches feed hungry through sack lunch program

Local churches have handed out around 2,500 sack lunches to needy families as part of the Sack Lunch Saturday program, which started in February.

June 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Crowe arraigned for homicide

While members of the victim's family looked on, 28-year-old Christina Crowe stood before Judge Horace Johnson Jr., and was formally charged in the death of 7-year-old Bobby Joe Couch Thursday morning.

June 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Property values down, rates stay same

Local churches have handed out around 2,500 sack lunches to needy families as part of the Sack Lunch Saturday program, which started in February.

June 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Plane goes down near the Yellow River

A single engine plane went down between Porterdale and the Yellow River at approximately 2:33 p.m. The occupants were from Virginia and were transported to the hospital for treatment.

June 24, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Newton library booked solid this summer

Beginning on July 11, the Newton County Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. "We're glad to be back, and hope you will be too!" said Wendy Harrington, administrative assistant for th libray. "To 'kick-off' our Saturdays, we'll have a couple of new things for our patrons"

June 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


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