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UPDATE: Johnston takes responsibility for his actions

UPDATE, April 28, 9 a.m.: Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he takes full responsibility for his actions Thursday night during his statement at Covington ...

April 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


IDA approves Three Ring Studios bond resolution

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) voted to approve a resolution to issue $106,700,000 in industrial revenue bonds for the ...

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Covington


Covington Police: Led by experience

COVINGTON, Ga. - With more than 128 years of combined policing experience under the belts of the Covington Police Department (CPD) command staff, Police Chief Stacey ...

April 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


CPD graduates 6th Citizens Academy

The City of Covington Police Department (CPD) held a spring citizens academy class this past month. This was the sixth class put on by the ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Council approves rezoning for new grocery store

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington is set to be the home of one of Europe's largest grocery chains after the Covington City Council ...

April 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Cemetery relocation application withdrawn

COVINGTON, Ga. - Philip A. Johnson, an attorney representing Guardian Angel Assisted Living and Memory Care, LLC, withdrew the assisted living facility's application to relocate ...

April 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington council to host Town Hall Meeting

COVINGTON – Ga. – The Covington City Council will host a Town Hall Meeting next Thursday.

April 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington unveils new city logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – After an extensive process, the City of Covington unveiled its new logo Monday night, designed to depict the city's goal of being ...

April 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington announces the Main Street On-Bill Finance Program for Natural Gas Appliances

Covington, Ga - Monday, the City of Covington announced the availability of the Main Street Finance Program for residential natural gas appliances, enabling qualified customers to ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Severe weather causes sewage spill in city

The severe weather brought down trees across the county, but it also caused a power surge at one of the city's sewage lift stations ...

April 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City denies cemetery relocation

COVINGTON, Ga. -The Covington City Council denied the relocation of an unmarked cemetery in a 3-2 vote Monday night. Developers of the property plan to ...

April 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Pictures of Progress: Sigma Logistics breaks ground in Covington

Sigma Logistics conducted a groundbreaking ceremony March 21 for its new facility off of Bob Williams Pkwy in Covington. Pictured from left are: Chamber President ...

April 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington to move forward with city marshals

Covington City Manager Leigh Anne Knight has been given the green light to move ahead with implementing the Covington City Marshal positions after a majority ...

April 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Morris resigns as city utilities director

The City of Covington will be looking for a new utilities director after Tim Morris turned in his resignation to Covington City Manager Leigh Anne ...

March 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington considers city marshal positions

The City of Covington will meet Monday night to discuss the specifics of possibly adding two City Marshals for code enforcement in the city limits.

March 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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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


Two people die on Newton County roads during holiday weekend

Two people lost their life in Newton County over the holiday weekend, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell.

Both accidents occurred early July 5. The first accident happened just before 3 a.m. Deputies from the NCSO responded to a call of a vehicle accident with a possible fatality on Access Road at Old Oxford. When they arrived they found that a car and a motorcycle had collided. The driver of the motorcycle, a man in his mid-forties whose name is currently being withheld by the NCSO, was pronounced dead on the scene.

July 06, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Arrested man charged with 9 criminal acts

Eugene Presley Jr., 21, was arrested on multiple charges after officers responded to a call at 165 Lakeside Trail on June 21. According to the victim Presley assaulted her multiple times inside and outside of the home. Allegedly the victim was held inside the home by Presley and while attempting the dial 911 Presley grabbed the telephone from her.

July 01, 2009 | By Molly Lundy | Covington


Several teens shot at party early Sunday morning

Five teens were shot at a party in the early morning hours of June 28.

June 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Three shot in Cedar Creek subdivision

The 34-year-old victim of this morning's shooting on Appia Way has been identified as Calvin Kentrell Banks of Newton County who died at Newton Medical Center.

June 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Recycling truck crumples on Bypass Road

A tractor-trailer carrying recycled carpet buckled in the middle when making a turn onto the Bypass Road from Ga. Highway 36 at around 5:30 a.m. this morning.

June 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Council O.K.s plan for city development

Over the past several years Covington has completed numerous high-end plans and strategies designed to guide future development, but the city finally approved a plan to actually carry out those previously identified goals.

June 28, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


We are all related

On Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm will be hosting their annual Eastern Native American "We are All Related" Charity Pow Wow.

June 28, 2009 | Brittany Thomas | Covington


City of Covington revamps Web site

Covington launched its new Web site on June 15 and users will find the site to be more informative, interactive and helpful, even though the name, cityofcovington.org, has stayed the same. Mayor Kim Carter said the feedback has been totally positive and she's excited about how the site will benefit the city.

June 28, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Local churches feed hungry through sack lunch program

Local churches have handed out around 2,500 sack lunches to needy families as part of the Sack Lunch Saturday program, which started in February.

June 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Crowe arraigned for homicide

While members of the victim's family looked on, 28-year-old Christina Crowe stood before Judge Horace Johnson Jr., and was formally charged in the death of 7-year-old Bobby Joe Couch Thursday morning.

June 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Property values down, rates stay same

Local churches have handed out around 2,500 sack lunches to needy families as part of the Sack Lunch Saturday program, which started in February.

June 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Plane goes down near the Yellow River

A single engine plane went down between Porterdale and the Yellow River at approximately 2:33 p.m. The occupants were from Virginia and were transported to the hospital for treatment.

June 24, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Newton library booked solid this summer

Beginning on July 11, the Newton County Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. "We're glad to be back, and hope you will be too!" said Wendy Harrington, administrative assistant for th libray. "To 'kick-off' our Saturdays, we'll have a couple of new things for our patrons"

June 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


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