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Monticello to be Veterans Memorial Hwy

Nowhere in Georgia is there a highway dedicated to World War II veterans.

July 09, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to help businesses self-tax

Mayor Ronnie Johnston convinced the Covington City Council to take a "gamble" Monday and give $25,000 to the forming "commercial improvement district," which business owners are forming along U.S. 278 to raise money for area improvements.

July 07, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Freedom, fireworks light up Covington

Thousands of people may have been awed by the sight of colorful fireworks exploding above Covington's Historic Courthouse clock tower, but Covington's Independence in the Park festival organizers were definitely in awe of how the event seemed to go off without a hitch Friday.

July 05, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Have a safe Fourth

With a predicted zero percent chance of rain, a fireworks show in Rockdale and events in Social Circle today will pose the threat of a crowded Fourth of July in Newton County.

July 03, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


CPD warns of phone call scams

The Covington Police Department is warning residents to be wary of phone calls asking for any financial or personal information.

June 27, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Nelson Heights to host summer events

A group of local churches and ministries are working together to turn the Nelson Heights Community Center into a bustling place this summer.

June 05, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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Archive By Section - Covington


City suspends temp sign regulations

Covington City Council members voted 3 to 2 to suspend until March 31 the regulation of temporary signs until new rules can be put in place.

November 10, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Covington unveils 'Walk of Stars'

The streets of downtown Covington will soon resemble that of Hollywood Boulevard as the first pavers for the "Covington Walk of Stars" were premiered Thursday night on the square.

November 10, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Covington


Halloween in Covington

Ghosts and ghouls joined on the square this year as the town enjoyed a safe (and spooky!) evening. Check out these photos of all the little witches, cowboys and princesses on the Covington square last night.

November 01, 2012 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Mayor declares Poppy Day Nov. 10

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston sign a proclamation early Tuesday morning that declares Nov. 10 "Poppy Day," and asks residents to pay tribute to veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice by wearing a memorial poppy. Poppies have been used since 1920 to honor soldiers who have died in war. The idea to use a poppy as a remembrance symbol was inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Field" and was first used by the American Legion.

October 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington Fire gets new mascot ‘Blaze’

The Covington Fire Department recently got a new mascot with a fierce name thanks to Walmart and youth Caitlyn Mathis.

October 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington


Outdoor burning open to citizens in city limits

The Covington Fire Department has announced that burning season is now open to the city of Covington within the city limits.

October 30, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


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


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