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Official: TDRs could preserve eastern Newton

One of the integral and most controversial parts of the 200-page 2050 Plan to zone the county to keep up with the growth officials expect is its section on "transferrable development rights." It's designed to help residents of the eastern side of Newton County financially benefit from the possible down-zoning of their rural properties.

July 19, 2014 | Robert Dewig | Covington

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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Archive By Section - Covington

Seasoned senator to face long-time educator

 Two-term incumbent Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) is challenged by Democrat Rudy Cox, a man with 32 years of experience in the education sector, for the District 17 Georgia Senate seat.

November 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington

Covington applies for HUD money for foreclosed homes

The Covington City Council and the Newton County Board of Commissioners have jointly applied for a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that would provide emergency funds for the acquirement and redevelopment of foreclosed residential properties.

The council approved the application on Monday and the BOC did the same on Tuesday, as the grant application was due on Thursday.

November 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington

Man arrested with burglary tools

After several homes in developing neighborhoods were found burglarized in recent months, deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department have stepped up patrols in those areas in an attempt to quell the thefts - a decision that paid off recently in one particular subdivision.

November 04, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Covington

From scraps to stunning

Treasured trash: Third grade students at East Newton Elementary School worked with local artist Carol Veliotis during their art class to create treasures out of trash for the school's garden. The week-long program is an annual event and rotates schools each year. Veliotis uses everything from discarded wreaths to old wading pools to create recycled art with the students. "Keep your imagination going," Veliotis told the students. "Look at things and see not only what they are but what else they could become."

November 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington

Subway robbed Saturday

 A masked man allegedly used what employees thought looked like a machine gun to rob a fast food restaurant Saturday evening on Crowell Road, according to reports from the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

November 02, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Keep the light on

 The official kickoff for the Lights on Afterschool program at the Covington Housing Authority may be the beginning of the end for the students it serves, because unless funding is found quickly, the program is completely out of money.

November 02, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Covington

DTC to hold natural gas discussion

 The city of Covington and the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia will be hosting a panel on natural gas filling stations and running public vehicles on natural gas on Tuesday at DeKalb Technical College.

October 28, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington

Man charged with statutory rape

A deputy on patrol during the wee hours of Sunday morning noticed a silver SUV parked on the shoulder of the road and decided to investigate.

Though the vehicle's windows were heavily fogged, according to reports, the deputy was able to see two people moving around in the backseat when he turned his spotlight on the SUV's windows.

October 27, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Covington purchases more MEAG power

The Covington City Council voted in favor of spending $2.6 million for the purchase of 5 megawatts of baseload power for one year at their council meeting on Monday.

October 18, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington

Mutt Show

October 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington

Early morning fire destroys most of Double G bar

 A citizen driving down U.S. Hwy 278 called 911 this morning after noticing flames coming out of the back of Double G Sports Bar & Grill.

October 13, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Covington

ATF trains in Covington

The humid peace of a Tuesday morning was broken by a chest-thumping boom as an explosive device shredded the interior of a Covington apartment, spraying glass and metal across a parking lot and setting off a string of anxious car alarms.

October 12, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Covington

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