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.
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.
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.
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.
Covington has made history, becoming the first city in Georgia to open a publicly-available compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility.
The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast has been hosting weddings for more than a year, but events aren't actually allowed under its current zoning permit and its fate as a wedding destination rests in the hands of the Covington City Council.
A chimney fire destroyed the home at 7122 Durden Circle in Covington Tuesday night.
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.
The city of Covington is looking for a new municipal court judge following last week's resignation of former judge Steven Hathorn.
(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.)
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.
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City of Covington council members made a decision on a search firm to help the city locate and hire a new city manager at a called meeting Monday night.
Covington city council members made a decision on a search firm to help the city find and hire a new city manager at a called meeting Monday night.
The rain held off as the crowd gathered for the second friday concert on the square. People of all ages carrying lounge chairs, blankets and coolers staked out a spot on the grassy lawn. Children played with balloons and frisbees, as parents visited with neighbors and friends.
The community is invited to a free concert featuring Nashville recording artist Corey Crowder tonight in downtown Covington.
A woman was arrested for assault with a knife Tuesday night after allegedly getting into a knife fight with her stepfather after he pulled a kitchen knife on her.
The city of Covington took a preliminary step in making about 25 acres of land available at the Covington Municipal Airport for an aircraft assembly plant looking to expand their business and possibly bringing 300 more jobs to the area.
Citizens concerned about the Newton County Library appeared before Covington City Council on Monday night to discuss ways to help fund the troubled library.
The city of Covington Council discussed what steps they should take to hire their next city manager at a called meeting on Monday night.
The roads around the square are, at last, no longer a state highway after the city of Covington and Georgia Department of Transportation formalized the swap of a portion of Jackson Highway/Monticello Street for a portion of the Covington Bypass Road.
Covington City Manager Steve Horton said Tuesday he will officially retire from the city Dec. 21, ending a 34-year career with the city and beginning the process of searching for a replacement.
City of Covington solid waste customers may soon have to pay a few extra dollars on their monthly bill for the pick up of yard debris.
City of Covington officials are alerting customers about a scam that promises to pay utility bills in exchange for personal information and/or social security numbers.
The former Indian Creek Golf Club, now Ashton Hills Golf Club, is having an open house today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in advance of its scheduled grand opening on Aug. 3.
Covington will have showers and thunderstorms on and off during the next few hours before clearing out after 7:30 p.m., though they could return around 10 p.m., according to weather.net.
The Covington News is dedicating its online poll to the primary election for the next month, as it tries to gauge how voters are feeling with early voting starting Monday and the election taking place July 31.