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The Covington City Council will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. The council is scheduled to discuss bids, an agreement for engineering services and the replacement of fuel tanks. To see the agenda, click on the attached PDF.
Are you cooking a BIG Easter Dinner?
I really enjoy looking back at yesteryear. This is the reason you will find me poking around at various antique stores on the weekends.
As part of his efforts to make Covington more attractive to new residents and tourists, Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to see the town clean itself up and do a better job of marketing itself.
Even if Mother Nature doesn't know it is Spring! Just ask Elgin Childress of Covington he who says "spring means golf." Elgin dressed in a long sleeve shirt topped with a flees hoodie ignores the brisk wind and below fifty degree temps to practice his swing at The Oaks Golf Course located on Brown Bridge Rd in Covington.
Downtown Covington could become the next Christmas lights extravaganza destination if some local business owners can convince the city council to invest in the project.
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston rolled out a three-point plan at Monday night's Covington City Council meeting to attract new residents, put existing residents to work and attract more retail stores to the city.
A pilot for a new paranormal-themed ABC drama will be filming in Covington later this week, as the iconic downtown square has attracted yet another production.
The citizens and county employees who had filled the Newton County Historic Courthouse broke out in applause Wednesday night after Chairman Kathy Morgan announced that the Newton County Board of Commissioners had reached a consensus on a budget for next year.
A woman driving a vehicle with her 9-year-old daughter inside was arrested Friday evening for DUI.
Covington residents will pay higher natural gas rates, water rates and garbage collection fees beginning July 1. The city council approved the second and final reading for all three increases Monday.
Update, May 22, 12:52 p.m. District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson is holding a public meeting between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Courthouse for all county residents to voice their concerns and give suggestions about the fiscal year 2010 budget. The meeting will be rebroadcast on WGFS 1430 AM on Sunday between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Commissioner J.C. Henderson can be reached at home at 770-788-1994 or on his cell phone at ...
Ashley Simmons, a third grade student at Heard-Mixon, won first place in the state in the Drug Awareness Poster Contest for students from third to fifth grade sponsored nationally by the Elks and Elkadettes and locally by the Covington Elks and Elkadettes. She received a check for $50 from the Northeast District Elks and Georgia Elks Auxiliary. She also received a $100 check for placing first in the state of Georgia. The ...
On April 26, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown implemented a new 12 hour shift rotation system for the Uniformed Patrol Division of the Sheriff's Office. During the first quarter of this year alone (Jan. 1-March 31), Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies have answered over 15,000 documented calls for service. Under the old shift rotation system, deputies were working extra days, long hours and a lot of overtime to cover the necessary demands ...
Newton County Farm Bureau President and Georgia Farm Bureau Middle Georgia Vice President Brent Galloway recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with other Georgia Farm Bureau members to meet with Georgia's congressional delegation to discuss agriculture issues.
Cathy Harville has been selected to serve as executive director of Benton House of Covington Senior Living Community. Harville brings many years experience to Benton House.
A Newborn man was arrested and charged with DUI after striking a bus for children with special needs.
The Washington Street Community Center will host their second annual Bike Fest at 9 a.m. June 6 at the center. The event - cosponsored by the Covington Conyers Cycling Club (C4), Conte's Bicycles & Fitness and the Covington Police Department - is open to children ages 5 through 13. Volunteers from the cycling club will be on-hand to inspect, safety check and make minor repairs to bicycles ridden by Bike Fest participants. While supplies ...
Officers called to Ozone Bar and Grill to break up a fight ended up arresting a man for drunk driving after he drove his car from the bar's parking lot into a ditch in front of the officers.
At a time when county departments cannot afford to spend money on anything but necessities, the Newton County Sheriff's Department has received donations from several people that have enabled them to improve their four-person traffic unit. The NCSO has received a new motorcycle, bringing the total on the road to two, and various people have donated time and money to make sure the unit is top-notch. Chris Bell, owner of Bell's Grocery, donated $1,500 to go ...
The Newton County School Board unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2010 general fund budget at their monthly meeting. See Sunday's story at http://www.covnews.com/news/article/7177/ for full details.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department were responding to a call in the Crowell Road area when they noticed a silver Nissan Pathfinder come from the exit ramp of I-20 at exit 88 and quickly pass on the driver's side of another vehicle in order to make a right turn onto Frontage Road at the intersection. The deputies also noted the Nissan's driver had the headlights of ...
Glenn Lawson, director of AME/Technical Services has received the prestigious Charles Russell Bard Award for the Bard Medical Division. Bettye Anne Miles, executive assistant at Bard Urological Division, received the award for that location. The Bard Award is an honor recognizing outstanding character, abilities and achievements.