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Covington City Council to review increased fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed to hold a separate work session to discuss the city's fee schedule after proposed increases were deemed ...

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


McKelvey honored by Young Republicans

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington City Councilman Josh McKelvey receives the special Chairman of the Year Award from Georgia Young Republicans Chairman Robert Lee for his role ...

June 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


In his own words: Councilman Kenneth Morgan

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington resident since he was just six-years-old, West Ward Councilman Kenneth Morgan has become a fixture around the City of Covington and ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington Housing Authority narrows executive director search to three

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Housing Authority of The City of Covington has narrowed the search of its next executive director down to three candidates.

June 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Main Street Covington receives 2017 National Main Street Accreditation

COVINGTON, Ga. –Main Street Covingtonhas have been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main ...

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Johnston sparks new term limits conversation

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston clarified during Monday night's Covington City Council meeting that he was, in fact, in favor of term limits ...

June 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Council agrees to draft alcohol ordinance

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed in a split vote to allow City Attorney Frank Turner to draft ordinances breaching the subject of hospitality ...

June 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Sky’s the limit for Vincent Passariello as he enters retirement

COVINGTON, Ga. - The sky is the limit for City of Covington Airport Manager Vincent Passariello who is a little more than a month away from ...

June 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Singleton gets her footing in first week in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - With a week under her belt in Covington, new Main Street Director Lauren Singleton is excited by what she has seen so far ...

June 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Council approves Covington Town Center contract

COVINGTON, Ga. - In a called meeting Thursday, the Covington City Council unanimously approved a construction performance agreement for the Covington Town Center project, moving it ...

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington council discusses communication issues

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington City Councilman Chris Smith raised concerns about the council's communication Thursday night during a council work session, raising concerns on how ...

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington agrees to no term limits

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council had a split consensus on the discussion of term limits for councilmembers Thursday night during its work session.

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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


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Armed robbery suspect caught in Alabama

The man wanted for allegedly robbing a Covington Holiday Inn and Doster's Store in Newton County was arrested and is being held in Henry County, Ala. on multiple charges, including the beating of a guard in the Alabama jail.

July 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Mayor: Improving housing a 'top priority'

Mayor Kim Carter and other city officials have made it clear that improving Covington's housing situation is a top priority. With the city's newly created Urban Redevelopment Plan in hand and the corresponding Covington Redevelopment Auth-ority in the process of being formed, city officials are confident they'll now be in line for more state and federal funding and support.

July 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


'A dream come true'

"This is a dream come true," said Pastor Clara Lett Saturday morning, when the community's homeless shelter celebrated its grand opening after more than eight years of struggle to finally open.

July 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Local girls travel to national NAACP convention

A few members of the Newton County chapter of NAACP Youth received the gift of a lifetime when local businesses and individuals donated the funds for the girls to attend the celebration of 100 years of bold dreams and big victories in New York.

July 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Domestic dispute lands 2 in jail

Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to an apartment in the Magnolia Heights complex in the early morning hours of July 22 when a concerned citizen alerted them to a domestic disturbance.

July 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Williams earns achievement for studies

Mayor Pro Tem Hawnethia Williams was a teacher for 33 years and was used to learning and teaching in a structured environment, but when she entered politics she discovered there wasn't anybody waiting with a helping hand.

July 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Bond denied for accused murderer

Bond was denied Thursday morning for 30-year-old Larry Grison Jr who has been charged in the shooting death of Calvin Kentrell Banks.

July 24, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


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


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