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Pictures from Miracle Field and Special Olympics Parade

April 27, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Special Olympics and other Newton events

Pictures from Miracle Field and Special Olympics Parade

April 27, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Searching for Bobby Weaver (VIDEO)

Bobby Weaver's family still searching for answers.

April 24, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Katlyn Williams named Hometown Hero

Indian Creek Middle School student Katlyn Williams was named Hometown Hero Wednesday by The Covington News and General Mills.

April 22, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


New details emerge in fatal home invasion

On April 3, at approximately 2:35 a.m. the Newton County 911 received a call in reference to a home invasion at the Salem Terrace Apartments on Salem Road in Newton County.

April 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


One dead in Salem Terrace shooting

(UPDATE) At approximately 2:35 a.m. the Newton County Sheriff's Department received a call regarding a shots fired incident at a Salem Terrace apartment Friday. One male was dead inside of the apartment.

April 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington


Newton Medical Center's Auxiliary Gala

Newton Medical Center's Auxiliary Gala Crystal & Cotton a celebration of Southern Culture & Preservation was held Saturday at Burge Plantation in Masfield Ga.

March 30, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Mayor answers questions

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston visited Cousins Middle School Friday to answer questions from students.

March 06, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Schools will be open Thursday

Newton County Schools are open Thursday after being closed for predicted inclement weather Wednesday.

February 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


Check this out!! (video)

From 12pm till 4pm today!

February 21, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


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City rejects Atlanta Gas Light purchase offer

The Covington City Council agreed on Tuesday to reject an offer from Atlanta Gas Light Company to purchase the city's gas system for $10 million. City Utility Director Bill Meecham said he did not have an official estimate, but his personal guess was that the system was worth at least $40 million to $50 million.

April 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Gresham pleads not guilty

Don Gresham, who is charged with one felony count of false swearing and one felony count of false statement in filing a notice of candidacy, pled not guilty during an arraignment in front of Superior Judge Samuel Ozburn this morning.

April 23, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Fireworks funding fizzles out

The Covington July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza will probably not take place this year, unless a private citizen or organization pays for, organizes and hosts the event. The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted not to fund their $3,790 portion of the event on March 5 and the Covington City Council was waiting to see if a private organization could be found to partner with.

April 22, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Buy Local... Covington Ford

Covington Ford wants to get the word out that it sells top-of-the-line quality cars, just as good and even better than Toyota and Honda.

April 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Brownie Troop donates $1,000 to food pantry

Girl power: Local Girl Scouts, Alcovy Service Unit Brownie Troop No. 27554, donated $1,000 worth of food, purchased with the proceeds from the sale of Girl Scout Cookies, to the Covington Community Food Pantry. For more information on how to help the Food Pantry, call (770) 784-0037.

April 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Former city councilman to run again

Charles Wilborn said he wants to be involved in bettering his city in every way possible, so he's once again running for Covington City Council.

April 12, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington Fire Chief awarded professional designation

Covington Fire Chief Don T. Floyd was awarded the professional designation of Chief Fire Officer after completing the required assessments. The Commission on Professional Credentialing met on March 9 to confer officially the re-designation on Floyd, who is only one of 630 CFO's worldwide.

April 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Budget cut to offset revenue shortfall

The economic recession hit the county's budget hard earlier this spring and now the City of Covington is feeling the effects of the downturn. The city cut its fiscal year 2009 budget by more than $14 million to account for lower than expected revenues over the past several months. Monday, the city council voted to approve the amended budget, which accounted for a revenue shortfall of $11 million.

City Manager Steve Horton said lower than expected water and sewer tap fees and lower than expected sales and property taxes were some of the main culprits for the revenue shortfall ...

April 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Resident throws hat in council election

Chris Smith, the co-owner of Newton Electric Supply, announced Monday that he will run for the Covington City Council East District seat.

April 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


How the budget process works

Over the next two months the Newton County Board of Commissioners will have to work with every county department to pinch pennies and cut the projected fiscal year 2010 budget by $8.6 million.

April 05, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington gains beautification grant

The City of Covington received a $50,000 reimbursement grant from the state to continue its efforts to beautify the city's entrance off the Interstate 20.

April 03, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Woman wrecks car with patient inside

An Alzheimer patient's self-professed caregiver was arrested March 14 after Covington police officers reportedly found her to be intoxicated while driving - with her patient.

March 27, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Envisioning the future

The University of Georgia Metropolitan Design Studio brings Georgia landscape architecture students to Newton County to study and redesign parts of the county. This year the students focused on two areas: the downtown Covington government district and the Almon Road corridor.

March 27, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Pastor arrested for identity theft

A preacher at Calvary Baptist Church was arrested Thursday and charged with identity theft after allegedly preying upon his congregation.

March 24, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Council selects company for new Web site

The city council accepted a $57,505 bid from Corus360 for the necessary hardware and software to effectively run the city's upcoming Web site. The bid was cheaper than the deal the city could get with its government discount, City Systems Information Manager Bobby Johnson said. Thoughtbridge, the company hired to build the city's Web site, will begin meeting with various city department's on Monday to determine each departments requirements for the Web site.

March 22, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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