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Mayor Johnston advocates for voter participation

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston encouraged everyone to get out and vote during his comments Monday night at the Covington City Council meeting.

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Cemetery relocation initiated in Covington

A small cemetery within the city limits of Covington will be on the move to make way for a proposed senior living and memory care ...

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


CFD promotes four

Covington Fire Chief Stoney Bowles, right, introduces four employees who were promoted within the department during the March 6 Covington City Council meeting. From left ...

March 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington to conduct traffic test

The City of Covington has been testing four-way stop intersections at the Pace/Usher Streets and Floyd/Elm Streets intersections and will continue the testing ...

March 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


PHOTO GALLERY: Vampires flock to downtown Covington

Vampires fill downtown Covington as fans of "The Vampire Diaries" ready themselves for the series finale of the eight-season show.

March 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Fire requests ordinance update

Deputy Fire Chief for the Covington Fire Department (CFD) Tony Smith said debris in commercial sprinkler systems around the city is preventable through the addition ...

March 08, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Chili's breaks ground

Chili's celebrated its groundbreaking Tuesday morning in the City of Covington. Located adjacent to Paras Drive in Covington, the restaurant is slated to be ...

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


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Sleeping woman with drugs wakes up to arrest

A woman slumped over the steering wheel of her vehicle Wednesday morning caught the eye of concerned citizens who called for assistance from law enforcement.

July 04, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Star-spangled

Celebrating independence: Locals flocked to the Covington square Saturday afternoon for musical performances and a car show. The Biggers began the evening of music at 4 p.m. To see photos from this and other holiday events, visit CovNews.mycapture.com.

July 04, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Part of Covington named Opportunity Zone

Business owners in Covington's downtown business district and Washington Street commercial corridor will be able to save on their income taxes if they hire two or more workers, and follow a few other steps.

Those two sections of town were recently named opportunity zones by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, according to a June 29 letter addressed to Mayor Kim Carter.

June 30, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Local Vampire Diaries fan to offer guided tours of film sites

As the Vampire Diaries cast and crew returns to Covington and is set to begin filming in July, local Molly Bachtel is offering fans a chance to relive the first season in real life.

June 25, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Restored to glory

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Douglas DC-3, an aircraft that revolutionized modern air travel. According to various sources, the DC-3 was significant to aviation history due its speed, range and capacity. It was widely used during World War II and later converted for commercial flying. Many DC-3s are still in active use to this day.

June 25, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Covington


Picasso’s Playhouse

With summer officially underway, children seeking an outlet for their artistic abilities and curiosities can find it at Picasso's Playhouse, located at 5176 Newton Drive.

June 23, 2010 | By Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Covington


Summer Camps at Southern Heartland Art Gallery

There was plenty of fun to be had at Southern Heartland Art Gallery's summer art camp. Reader Terry Godfrey submitted these photos.

June 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington audit reveals no flaws

As the city council prepares to approve its FY 2011 budget on Monday, city officials can have extra confidence in the finance department after the FY2009 financial audit came back with no findings.

June 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington Branch Library to close Mondays after July 1

Because the Newton County Library System lost $90,717 in funding from the county and an additional $8,900 from the state, the Covington branch will be closed on Mondays beginning July 1.

The Newton County Library Board of Trustees voted to reduce hours at the Covington Branch Library by closing the facility on Mondays, which will results in some utility savings. The money saved by not having to heat or cool the building on those days will cover part of the budget shortfall.

June 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Hot summer nights on the Covington Square

With the summer already in boiling temperatures, basking in a smoldering live concert seems quite appropriate. Last Friday, Arts Association in Newton County and co-sponsor Main Street Covington began their annual summer concert series on the square in downtown Covington.

June 16, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Covington


Pizza lady robbed at gunpoint by 3

Authorities are looking for three young men who robbed a pizza delivery woman at gunpoint Wednesday night.

June 13, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Water authority, Covington to increase water rates

As the county increases its wholesale water rates, its customers, the city of Covington and the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority, are raising their rates too.

June 11, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Homecoming celebration held for troops

Handshakes, hugs and a few tears greeted the dozens of Covington-based National Guard troops who triumphantly returned home after a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

June 06, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


B Company welcomed home locally

The grandfather of Covington's Bravo Company is retiring after a combined 37 years in the armed services.

June 06, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Local residents set to Paddle Georgia

Covington residents Tonya and Taylor Bechtler, Kelly Harbac and Carol Winters are set to paddle 82 miles this summer as part of Georgia River Network's Paddle Georgia 2010 on Northeast Georgia's Broad and Savannah rivers.

June 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


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