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Covington recognized for excellence in financial reporting

For the first time in its 194-year history, the City of Covington has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Financial Reporting by the Government ...

October 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington

Aerators will help keep ponds at Academy Springs clean

When the Satsuki Garden Club began working on a pollinator garden at Academy Springs Park, it quickly became obvious that the two ponds on the ...

October 03, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington

Covington fire chief rolls out state-of-the-art engine

Before it even arrived in Covington, the city's new fire engine was making an appearance at the annual Georgia Fire Service Conference in August ...

September 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington

Work on Dried Indian Creek improves drainage

Halfway between Covington City Hall and Highway 278, Aqua Terra Recycling and Treatment of Oxford is clearing drains that prevent Dried Indian Creek from flooding.

September 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington

Council discusses Covington Cares ideas

Mayor Ronnie Johnston and the Covington City Council joined the city attorneys, the city manager, assistant city manager and communications manager Monday night to discuss ...

August 29, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


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Covington city council to put time limit on public comments

The Covington City Council has taken the position that its two monthly meetings are first and foremost business meetings, therefore, public comments will be limited to five minutes per individual or 10 minutes per group of individuals speaking on the same side of the same topic.

April 07, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

CPD to purchase 10 video systems for patrol cars

The Covington Police Department will have 10 new digital video systems installed in patrol cars thanks to a grant and seized funds.

April 04, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Pearls of Wisdom

Honoring important women: On March 25, the Newton County Senior Center at Turner Lake sponsored their 2nd Pearls of Wisdom Luncheon, which was held at the Newton County Recreation and Senior Center, in honor of Women's History Month. Ten honorees, along with 65 guests, were entertained with a solo by Jackie Smith, a medley by members of the Voices of Wisdom Choir, words of appreciation, salutation, praise and great food.

March 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

City gets $300K energy efficiency grant

The City of Covington received $300,000 in stimulus money to help residents make their homes more energy efficient.

March 28, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week honors 9-1-1 operators and workers

The week of April 11 – 17 has been declared National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Sponsored by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, this week honors the many telecommunications professionals who aid in providing 9-1-1 emergency assistance to citizens everywhere.

March 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

Consolidated Copier Services named as elite dealer by Office Dealer Magazine

Consolidated Copier Services, of Covington, Georgia, has received the Elite Dealer Award by OfficeDealer Magazine for Metro Atlanta. The award is presented annually by the magazine to the top office equipment, office products and office furniture dealers in the U.S. According to the publisher Rich Kunkel, the 110 dealers presented with the prestigious Elite Dealer awards were selected from a record number of entries. Consolidated Copier Services is among only three dealers in the state of Georgia and are the only dealer to receive the award located in the Metro Atlanta area. Kunkel said. "Among Elite Dealers, success is ...

March 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

McIntosh bank fails; bought out by Charter Bank

McIntosh Commercial Bank's four branches, including its Covington location, have failed and were taken over by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation late Friday afternoon. CharterBank, headquartered out of West Point, purchased all of McIntosh's $343 million in deposits and essentially all of its' $362.9 in assets, according to an FDIC press release.

March 27, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

City retreat focuses new 3-year plan

For two and a half days the Covington City Council discussed how to direct the city government over the next three years, as part of their strategic planning retreat held at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Camp. The council didn't create a strategic plan, but it learned the proper process for how to create one.

March 24, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Hospital mulls new equipment

Newton Medical Center could soon be getting a $1.75 million da Vinci Si Robotic Surgery System and that could mean safer, quicker surgeries and shorter recovery times as well as less money spent by patients.

March 24, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Planning commission approves Gainer property rezoning again

The desire of city officials to bring in more jobs and tax revenue through new industry clashed head on against the traffic, noise and pollution concerns of local residents at Tuesday night's Covington Planning Commission meeting. The additional jobs and tax revenue appear to have won.

March 12, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

CPD gives aid to Haiti

Providing shelter: The Covington Police Department's Police Who Care Fund present Covington Rotary Club President Alice Queen with a check for $2,000. The donation is for the purchase of two Rotary Shelter boxes to provide shelter for up to 20 people in Haiti. The PWC donated the money to the Covington Club to increase the number of shelters donated by Covington from five to seven total shelters. Left to Right Front: Alice Queen and Chief Stacey L. Cotton Left to Right Rear: Officer Oscar Rogers, Officer John Seabolt, and Sergeant Chris Cain.

March 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

FAA to not reduce Covington’s airspace

The Federal Aviation Administration has listened to the concerns of Covington officials and will not be making any major changes to the way planes fly into and out of Covington Municipal Airport.

Because of increased airplane traffic into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the FAA is considering changing the controlled airspace around the airport, known as Class B airspace, to improve safety and efficiency for larger commercial traffic.

February 28, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

City to hold retreat at FFA Camp

The City of Covington will hold its annual planning retreat at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center located in the southern part of Newton County.

February 25, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

From “Do or Die” to a Friendly “Hi”

As Jon Williams stepped off the bus his surroundings hit him all at once. Music was blaring, drugs were being dealt – he had been planted smack dab in the heart of Brooklyn.

February 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Covington cancels Brasstown reservation

The city council cancelled its planning retreat reservation at Brasstown Resort Valley and Spa Wednesday after receiving continued criticism over the past two months. The retreat will now be held at a local location, which is still being determined.

February 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

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