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Ricky Corley

October 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Conyers’ church to hold benefit concert

New Generation Christian Church will hold the "Give a heart" benefit concert for Edward Reid on Saturday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m.

October 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington


Covington City Council approved CID

The Covington City council unanimously approved (5-0, with councilman Keith Dalton being out sick) to sign a resolution for the Highway 278 Community Improvement District.

October 06, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Clarks Grove denied Halloween request

The Clarks Grove subdivision was denied its request by the Covington City Council to block off some of its streets on Halloween.

October 06, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Covington to be gas provider to Baxter

The City of Covington will be the natural gas provider to Baxter International.

October 06, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Council votes to stop funding 2050 Plan

The Covington City Council unanimously voted to stop funding for the 2050 Plan's Baseline Ordinances Tuesday.

September 15, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Balcony construction on Square approved

The Covington City Council voted to allow the removal of a light post, tree and tree well on the Covington Square for a new building project.

September 15, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


City Council considers festival, parade

Covington's always been a nice place for festivals. But now that secret's out.

September 11, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to change its bidding practices

When the city did the renovation construction on the Square park, it doled it out in parcels, a few thousand dollars here and there, with Planning Director Randy Vinson acting as construction supervisor.

September 10, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to discuss parties, event fees

The Covington City Council will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday in the City Hall conference room to talk about several things that have been essentially put off until now.

September 06, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to discuss parties, event fees Monday

The Covington City Council will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday in the City Hall conference room to talk about several things that have been essentially put off until now.

September 06, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Park planned for Covington Mills area

Neighbors called it the "Kudzu House." Abandoned and with a massive hole in the roof, the house at 6110 Sorrell Street in the Covington Mills neighborhood north of U.S. 278 was overgrown, run down and dangerous.

August 26, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Park planned for Covington Mills area

Neighbors called it the "Kudzu House." Abandoned and with a massive hole in the roof, the house at 6110 Sorrell Street in the Covington Mills neighborhood north of U.S. 278 was overgrown, run down and dangerous.

August 26, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


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Archive By Section - 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


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


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


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


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


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