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Monticello to be Veterans Memorial Hwy

Nowhere in Georgia is there a highway dedicated to World War II veterans.

July 09, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to help businesses self-tax

Mayor Ronnie Johnston convinced the Covington City Council to take a "gamble" Monday and give $25,000 to the forming "commercial improvement district," which business owners are forming along U.S. 278 to raise money for area improvements.

July 07, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Freedom, fireworks light up Covington

Thousands of people may have been awed by the sight of colorful fireworks exploding above Covington's Historic Courthouse clock tower, but Covington's Independence in the Park festival organizers were definitely in awe of how the event seemed to go off without a hitch Friday.

July 05, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Have a safe Fourth

With a predicted zero percent chance of rain, a fireworks show in Rockdale and events in Social Circle today will pose the threat of a crowded Fourth of July in Newton County.

July 03, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


CPD warns of phone call scams

The Covington Police Department is warning residents to be wary of phone calls asking for any financial or personal information.

June 27, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Nelson Heights to host summer events

A group of local churches and ministries are working together to turn the Nelson Heights Community Center into a bustling place this summer.

June 05, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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Covington utility bills to go online with new Web site

City of Covington utility customers will soon get the choice of paying their bills by mail or online once a new Web site goes live in February.

December 03, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


New juvenile court judge appointed

The judges of the Superior Court of Newton County announce the appointment of Sheri Capes Roberts as the Judge of the Juvenile Court of Newton County to succeed Judge Billy J. Waters, beginning Jan. 1.

November 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


YMCA Volunteer of the year named

Sam B. Hay III was named the Covington YMCA's 2008 Volunteer of the Year.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


Man poses as teenage girl online

 A 65-year-old Mansfield man was arrested Friday and charged with sexual exploitation of children and computer pornography after posing as a 17-year-old girl on several Web sites.

November 29, 2008 | Amber Pittman | 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


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