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Covington agrees with restroom contractor for $121,760

The Covington City Council moved on two agenda items to help the city's recreational and tourism future during its work session Monday evening.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Police show off driving force

Dozens of police cars drove out of Bob Williams Parkway Monday showing off the Covington Police Department's new fleet.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Gazebo idea to go to committee

The Covington City Council is not yet ready to move forward on adding a gazebo to the city's square park.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Concerts on the Square lineup named

The Arts Association of Newton County has announced its lineup for the spring sessions of Concerts on the Square.

April 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Man threatens wife while police listen in

Covington police responded to a complaint of harassing calls, concerning a woman stating her husband threatened to kill her on Monday.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington Crime Briefs - March 19

Covington police apprehended a fleeing suspect Saturday night after pulling over a speeding vehicle early in the morning.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Gazebo on square could cost $55K

The gazebo Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to see placed on the Covington square could cost $55,000, but some Covington City Council members want more information, including seeing the gazebo's footprint physically marked out on the square, before moving forward.

March 17, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Chamber to test out tourism trolley

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is giving a trial run to a trolley that would be used by businesses and during special events to promote tourism.

March 08, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City tackling big water, drainage projects

The Covington City Council took some steps Monday to tackle some major water projects around town, including replacing 100-year-old water pipes and fixing some flooding issues in city neighborhoods.

March 04, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Meeting to address Main Street transition

Main Street Covington's transition to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is complete, but some downtown business owners still have questions about how the program will work moving forward.

February 25, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City unveils full plan for square

Covington took another step toward adding a gazebo to the square Tuesday, but the city also unveiled a full landscaping plan that reinvents areas of the square.

February 19, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City's CNG fueling facility is ready to go

Covington has made history, becoming the first city in Georgia to open a publicly-available compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility.

February 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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A bevy of new computers come to library

Citizens who visit the Newton County Library to use their computers now have some new computers available for browsing the web.

October 25, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


City tries to lure $20M existing industry

The Covington City Council approved offering several incentives, including temporary reduced utility rates, to an existing industry that could bring an $18 to $20 million investment and 600 jobs to Newton County residents over the next 10 years.

October 23, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Man robbed at knifepoint by two men

Two Covington men were arrested after they reportedly robbed a man at knifepoint Tuesday afternoon.

October 19, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Covington Fire hosts family fun night

Residents of all ages are welcome to come to Family Safety Fun Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Covington Walmart, 10300 Industrial Boulevard.

October 10, 2012 | By Anastasia Graves | Covington


Westbound I-20 lanes blocked at exit 90

Update, 12:05 p.m.: Interstate 20 near exit 90 is still being cleaned, as sheet glass being carried by a tractor apparently came lose and shattered on the highway, according to Lt. Al Miller with the Covington Police Department.

October 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington


Homeless shelter gets $15k in donations

Update, 5:52 p.m. Friday: The residents of Newton County came to the rescue of the local homeless shelter Friday, donating a combined $14,800 to keep the lights on and the water running.

October 04, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City to spend $36,000 on grave roster

Covington will soon have a program to allow people to locate where people are buried in the city's cemeteries.

October 02, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Christmas parade registration begins now

The Christmas Parade sponsored by the Covington Lions Club and Main Street Covington, invite all schools, churches, marching bands, sports teams, businesses, civic groups, neighborhood groups and individuals to join the 2012 Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. "A Southern Christmas in Covington" certainly offers a wide range of float decoration ideas, so think "Southern" and start your floats.

September 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington


Walmart employees involved in bomb threat

Two local Walmart employees and a resident were arrested and charged with terroristic threats after reportedly being involved in two separate bomb threats that caused an evacuation of the Covington Walmart on Sept. 6 and 9.

September 27, 2012 | Suspects arrested, charged | Covington


Covington man tells hospital he was shot

A Covington man was admitted to the hospital after he told a nurse at the Rockdale Medical Center he was shot near Kirkland Road on Tuesday.

September 26, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Hollywood Walk of Stars in works

Downtown Covington will soon have stars placed around the square to note where Hollywood made its mark while filming in the Covington and Newton County areas.

September 25, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Construction continues at city airport

Construction will soon pick back up on two aprons at the Covington Municipal Airport after the city council voted unanimously at their meeting Monday night to proceed with Phase II and Phase III of construction.

September 25, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


City approves panhandling ordinance

City of Covington council members were split on making a decision to amend an ordinance that would make it unlawful to engage in panhandling at their council meeting Monday night.

September 17, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Local workforce group named 'Rising Star'

The Covington Area Employer Committee received an award from the state during an annual state employer conference in Savannah.

September 15, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Woman abuses daughter for pain meds

A Covington woman was arrested for battery under the Family Violence Act after getting into a fight with her daughter and husband over finances.

September 11, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


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