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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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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


BOC chooses Fairview for rehabilitation

Newton County finally selected its partners for the Neighborhood Stabilization Plan, and the county's process is going to be quite a bit more complex than Covington's.

July 24, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Carl Smith Jr. a hard-working man

Carl Smith Jr. was generous. He was generous with his time, his money and his kindness. Smith died on Monday, but throughout his 96 years in Covington, he touched many lives; whether he was secretly donating money to a family in need, donating his time to make repairs at a friend's home or his church or sharing his wealth of knowledge and love with his family.

July 17, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


One call nets two different arrests

A call for assistance ended in two arrests. A young man was arrested for outstanding warrants but not before a fight with his mother.

July 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Worker from Caldwell & Cowan receives award

Don F. Campbell, CFSP, of Covington, employee of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, has recently qualified for recertification of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

July 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Homegrown help

It's good to get a little dirt under you fingernails.

July 17, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Covington


Air Methods moves helicopter base to Conyers

Air Methods, the world's largest air medical provider, moved its Covington helicopter base to Conyers Sunday to save money and increase efficiency.

July 15, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Ashes to Ashes: 'Self-absorbed killer'

This week, The News begins a weekly series looking at what has become of those convicted of murder in Newton County and touching base with the victims' loved ones. The cases span nearly four decades. Information was gathered from the archives of The News and records from the Newton County Clerk of Courts office as well as through interviews and written correspondence with involved parties.

July 15, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Reader of the pack

Riding for a good cause: Many members of the Juvenile Court of Newton County participated in the for Ride for Reading on Saturday, July 11, to benefit The Learning Center in Oxford. The ride began at 10 a.m. at the Martin's Crossing Shopping Center and ended at 11:30 a.m. at Jimbo's Grill at the Mill in Porterdale. All proceeds from rider registration went to The Learning Center. The ride was escorted by the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

July 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Highway 36 to be resurfaced in downtown

The Georgia Department of Transportation will be milling down and resurfacing the part of Highway 36 that runs through Covington, including the section around the square. In preparation for that milling, the city must lower its manholes and water and gas valves.

July 12, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Denny Dobbs Park to open in Spring 2010

Newton County's western residents will finally have their own park and should be able to set foot in Denny Dobbs Park in early spring 2010. The Board of Commissioners approved plans for the first phase of the District 2 park on Tuesday night.

July 12, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Man, 17, charged in several robberies

Covington Police Officers arrested a 17-year-old man for one burglary and ended up tying him to at least three other in the Mill Village area of the city.

July 12, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Web Exclusive: Man charged with DUI after running car into ditch

Rodney Pierce of Covington received several citations on Tuesday, June 30, after an officer responded to an accident at the intersection of Ga. Highway 212 and Ga. Highway 36. The officer arrived on the scene shortly before 5:30 p.m. to find Pierce's car in the ditch. After approaching Pierce the officer reportedly noticed that he was allegedly unsteady on his feet, verbally combative and that there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from Pierce's person.

July 11, 2009 | By Molly Lundy | Covington


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


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