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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 council meeting Monday.

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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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


Photos with Santa November 21st, 2013

November 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Clark Street to get bike lanes, sidewalks

Covington officials are continually working on making the city more walkable, and people will soon be able to travel on paved paths - sidewalks and crosswalks - all the way from the Turner Lake Complex to Eastside High School, approximately a 4-mile trip.

November 19, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Sheldon pushes for federal term limits

Donna Sheldon visited Covington Friday to share her plan to shake up the federal government, and topping her list was implementing term limits and balancing the budget.

November 09, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington prepares for 'Magical Lights'

Covington officials say this year's holiday season kickoff will be one that residents won't want to miss.

November 07, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


'Vampire Diaries' gets noise permit

"The Vampire Diaries" is returning to film at Worthington Manor, 2129 East St., Covington, but the crew had to get a special-use permit to temporarily violate the city's noise ordinance for night filming from Nov. 12-14, as even a director's yell of "Cut!" would be too loud under the current rules.

November 05, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Downtown to get public restrooms

Downtown Covington is getting public restrooms to make the area more visitor-friendly, especially for the city's increasingly large events.

November 05, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Incumbent Smith beats Carter

Incumbent Chris Smith will serve another four-year term in the Covington City Council Post 1 East seat.

November 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Covington


City to add public restrooms downtown

Downtown Covington is getting public restrooms to make the area more visitor-friendly, especially for the city's increasingly large events.

November 05, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Happy Birthday, Vampire Diaries!

The hit CW show "The Vampire Diaries" celebrates five seasons. Take a look back at their time here in Covington.

October 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Square blocked off after 7 p.m. for filming

The square will be blocked off to traffic from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight for filming of "The Vampire Diaries" in front of the Mystic Grill restaurant.

October 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Robbery fugitive found dead in Covington

A fugitive who was being sought in an armed robbery attempt and shootout at a Fayetteville restaurant was found dead in a Covington apartment complex Tuesday by law enforcement officials, who had an arrest warrant for the man.

October 22, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Eyesore of the Week - Stone Mountain St.

Plywood palace: Plywood replaces windows, and nothing replaces the screen on the porch of this Stone Mountain Street house.

September 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


City OKs projects for hotel tax $

Tourism in Newton County continues to grow, setting off a positive cycle as more tourists contribute more in tax dollars, which are then used to try to attract even more tourists.

September 26, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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