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Knight dispels rumors on her opinions

COVINGTON, Ga. - City Manager Leigh Anne Knight took a moment during the Covington City Council's May 15 meeting to dispel rumors about her opinion ...

May 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Smith Receives Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Finance Director Randy Smith received a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The certificate was presented to Smith ...

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Historic South Carolina brick found in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington City Councilman Chris Smith said a local resident presented him with a historic brick found on a city street earlier this month ...

May 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington denies special use permit for body shop

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council denied a special use permit (SUP) for an auto body repair shop on Eagle Drive in a 5-1 vote ...

May 17, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Tony Smith resigns from Covington Fire

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Fire Department (CFD) Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal Tony Smith filed his letter of resignation with the City of Covington at the ...

May 14, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Three Ring Studios ready to progress

COVINGTON, Ga. - Three Ring Studios, the future home of film, music and gaming development in Covington, is well on its way to becoming a reality ...

May 14, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Three Ring job fair expected this summer

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington/Newton County Economic Development Vice President David Bernd said a job fair for Three Ring Studios will most likely happen towards the ...

May 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington starts budget review process

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council met Monday night in the first of its scheduled work sessions to review the proposed 2017-2018 City of Covington ...

May 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington takes step towards alcohol ordinance changes

The Covington City Council unanimously agreed to move forward with allowing its city attorney and planning and zoning director work towards creating new sections in ...

May 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves cemetery relocation

COVINGTON, Ga. – In a split vote, the Covington City Council approved the relocation of an abandoned cemetery at 5377 Eagle Drive after plans for a ...

May 03, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Mayor drops ‘bomb’

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said the social media allegations against him have gone too far in a statement Monday night during the Covington ...

May 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


UPDATE: Johnston takes responsibility for his actions

UPDATE, April 28, 9 a.m.: Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he takes full responsibility for his actions Thursday night during his statement at Covington ...

April 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


IDA approves Three Ring Studios bond resolution

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Industrial Development Authority (NCIDA) voted to approve a resolution to issue $106,700,000 in industrial revenue bonds for the ...

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Covington


Covington Police: Led by experience

COVINGTON, Ga. - With more than 128 years of combined policing experience under the belts of the Covington Police Department (CPD) command staff, Police Chief Stacey ...

April 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


CPD graduates 6th Citizens Academy

The City of Covington Police Department (CPD) held a spring citizens academy class this past month. This was the sixth class put on by the ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


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BOC debates community center funding

With the Nelson Heights Community Center finally set to open after a few years of delays, several of the county commissioners realized they had a lot of unanswered questions about the purpose and operation of the center.

August 09, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Holiday closings for landfill reconsidered

Commissioners J.C. Henderson and Tim Fleming said the recycling centers should not be closed during so many holidays, because $18,091 in savings is not worth the inconvenience to county residents.

August 07, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Squirrel permits discontinued

The residents of Covington have spoken, and as a result, city residents are no longer able to receive a permit to shoot squirrels or other rodents on their property.

August 06, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


One killed in afternoon wreck

A man was killed this afternoon at around 3 p.m. when two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision on Lower River Road.
Newton County Sheriffs Office and the Georgia State Patrol are currently investigating the accident.
Check www.covnews.com for more information as it becomes available.

August 05, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Redevelopment authority formed

Covington crafted another tool in its effort to replace substandard housing and revive a stagnant business district when it created the Covington Redevelopment Authority last week.

August 05, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Public comments sought for 911 Center accreditation

 A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will arrive on Aug. 22 to examine all aspects of the Covington-Newton County 911 Communications Center's policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

August 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Man accused of shooting deputies named

Authorities have released the name of the man accused of shooting two Newton County deputies Monday afternoon. According to authorities, 20-year-old Thomas Powell was found dead in his home on Parker Road following a four-hour stand off which began after he reportedly shot the deputies

August 04, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Square resurfacing, closure rescheduled

Resurfacing of the Covington square will take place from 9 p.m. Aug. 8 through the afternoon of Aug. 9, weather permitting.

The Covington square closure, originally planned for Aug. 1 had to be rescheduled due to rain.

August 04, 2009 | Georgia Department of Transportation | Covington


Square closed for resurfacing part of Saturday, Sunday

Update: Pittman Construction was unable to resurface the roads around the square this past weekend because of the rain on Saturday night. Construction Foreman Danny Baker said the company plans to resurface the square this weekend, using the same timetable, from 9 p.m. on Saturday to noon on Sunday, and the same detour plan, see below. Pittman will be working on the main line of Ga. Highway 36, from Covington ByPass Road to the square, this week.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Highway 36 work to be completed Friday

After working for 15 straight hours, construction crews should be finished working on Highway 36 around the square by noon today - assuming the rain holds off. The completion of the entire 2.7 mile 36 resurfacing project should be finished by Friday, said Robert Moon, Assistant Area Engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

August 02, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


The Covington Century Bike Ride

Over 1,300 geared-up bike riders crowded Elks Club Road in Covington early Saturday morning for the 21st Annual Covington Century Bike Ride to benefit Project Adventure Kids. Riders stretched anxiously and smiled encouragingly to one another as the final minutes of rest counted down. At 8:00 a.m., the waiting was over and they were off, pedaling away from what would eventually become their finish line.

August 02, 2009 | Brittany Thomas | Covington


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


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