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Fairy House Festival (video)

Moments from Chimney Park's annual Fairy House Festival this past Saturday. The park was packed with hundreds of fairies, elves, gnomes, and other special creatures.

May 04, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Helping Baltimore (video)

People coming together to help Baltimore. Holly Cripps cofounder of "We Ride to Provide" has spearheaded an effort to raise money for supplies for Baltimore police and their K9 units. These officers along with their K9 companions are on the front lines of the recent unrest in the Baltimore Streets.

April 30, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Around Town

Pictures from Miracle Field and Special Olympics Parade

April 27, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Special Olympics and other Newton events

Pictures from Miracle Field and Special Olympics Parade

April 27, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Searching for Bobby Weaver (VIDEO)

Bobby Weaver's family still searching for answers.

April 24, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Katlyn Williams named Hometown Hero

Indian Creek Middle School student Katlyn Williams was named Hometown Hero Wednesday by The Covington News and General Mills.

April 22, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


New details emerge in fatal home invasion

On April 3, at approximately 2:35 a.m. the Newton County 911 received a call in reference to a home invasion at the Salem Terrace Apartments on Salem Road in Newton County.

April 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


One dead in Salem Terrace shooting

(UPDATE) At approximately 2:35 a.m. the Newton County Sheriff's Department received a call regarding a shots fired incident at a Salem Terrace apartment Friday. One male was dead inside of the apartment.

April 03, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington


Newton Medical Center's Auxiliary Gala

Newton Medical Center's Auxiliary Gala Crystal & Cotton a celebration of Southern Culture & Preservation was held Saturday at Burge Plantation in Masfield Ga.

March 30, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Mayor answers questions

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston visited Cousins Middle School Friday to answer questions from students.

March 06, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


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Archive By Section - Covington


LIST: Covington roads that stay bad

The city of Covington developed a list of problem roads during snow and ice; many of these roads receive a lot of shade and don't get enough sun to melt snow and ice.

February 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


New municipal court judge sought

The city of Covington is looking for a new municipal court judge following last week's resignation of former judge Steven Hathorn.

February 10, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington city court judge resigns

(Note: Attached to this article is the audio recording of the speech Covington Municipal Court Judge Steven Hathorn gave to the city council, explaining and defending comments a court employee said were prejudiced against black defendants. Also, attached to the article is a PDF copy of a transcript (transcribed by The News) from part of the Jan. 22 municipal court session, which caused a court employee to accuse Judge Steven Hathorn of racial prejudice.)

February 03, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington City Council agenda, info - Feb. 3

Below is the agenda for the Covington City Council's Monday meeting, while the attached PDF contains information for some of the agenda items - the information is the same as that given to city council members.

February 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


City mulls redoing its travel policy

Covington officials are considering revising the city's employee travel policy, to give more flexibility for overnight stays for training classes and conferences, but council members disagreed on whether the change was needed now or should be studied further.

January 07, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Last call for square's Christmas lights

This is the last weekend to see the inaugural Covington's Magical Lights of Christmas display downtown, as the lights will be taken down beginning Monday, weather permitting, according to Main Street Covington interim director Serra Phillips.

January 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


New workforce training center opens

Amid all the talk about developing more qualified workers to handle the jobs of today and tomorrow, Newton County celebrated the grand opening of its newest workforce development center Thursday.

December 19, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington turns down free electric car charger

Covington will wait a little longer to invest in electric vehicles, as the Covington City Council voted Monday not to participate in a program from car manufacturer Nissan that would have given the city a free electric car charger.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington wants $20K July 4 fireworks

Covington city officials want to make next year's July 4 fireworks event bigger and better, and Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said the goal is to put together a $20,000 show.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Local transportation official takes early retirement

Transportation Project Manager Terry Savage is leaving the city of Covington after an eight-year career working on the city's roads, sidewalks and other projects.

December 14, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


'Twilights' rescheduled

Friends of Newton Parks and local sponsors have rescheduled the Twilights lighting festival at Chimney Park for 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.

December 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Twilights at Chimney Park event canceled

Twilights at Chimney Park has been canceled tonight due to weather.

December 08, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Slideshow: Covington Christmas parade

The Covington Lions Club /Main Street Covington Holiday Parade wound through the square Saturday morning. Mother Nature provided enough of a chill to get the crowd bundled up and in the holiday spirit.

December 08, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


CPD: Armed robbery suspect at large

Covington police are looking for a man they say robbed a convenience store at gunpoint early Thursday morning.

December 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Covington


CPD swears in 5-year-old boy as officer

The Covington Police Department swore in its youngest member Monday night, one so young his oath of office included the unusual vow to "mind his mother and be the best student possible."

December 03, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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