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Monticello to be Veterans Memorial Hwy

Nowhere in Georgia is there a highway dedicated to World War II veterans.

July 09, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to help businesses self-tax

Mayor Ronnie Johnston convinced the Covington City Council to take a "gamble" Monday and give $25,000 to the forming "commercial improvement district," which business owners are forming along U.S. 278 to raise money for area improvements.

July 07, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Freedom, fireworks light up Covington

Thousands of people may have been awed by the sight of colorful fireworks exploding above Covington's Historic Courthouse clock tower, but Covington's Independence in the Park festival organizers were definitely in awe of how the event seemed to go off without a hitch Friday.

July 05, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Have a safe Fourth

With a predicted zero percent chance of rain, a fireworks show in Rockdale and events in Social Circle today will pose the threat of a crowded Fourth of July in Newton County.

July 03, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


CPD warns of phone call scams

The Covington Police Department is warning residents to be wary of phone calls asking for any financial or personal information.

June 27, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Nelson Heights to host summer events

A group of local churches and ministries are working together to turn the Nelson Heights Community Center into a bustling place this summer.

June 05, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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Archive By Section - Covington


Council supports new fueling station

Covington is moving ahead with plans to build a compressed natural gas fueling facility, and now city officials must decide how big of a station to build, how to pay for it and who's going to build it.

April 09, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Man crashes into Rite Aid pharmacy

A 79-year-old Covington man accidentally crashed his car into the front entrance of the Rite Aid pharmacy at the corner of Emory Street and U.S. Highway 278 Monday afternoon, but no one sustained significant injuries and the store remained open through the crash.

April 08, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Hometown Goodness

Hometown Goodness a family tradition for 47 years

April 03, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Covington talks retreat, airport, CNG

The Covington City Council had one of its shortest meetings ever Monday, lasting just under 20 minutes, but upcoming work sessions and the city's annual retreat will keep members busy for the next two months.

April 02, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Crime: 911 hangup leads to arrest

A 29-year-old Conyers man was arrested late Sunday night after 911 received a hang-up call from a hotel room he and a female were staying in.

April 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Forget the traffic.

Need a Ride? Michael Michelet can help. Michael is a cab driver for Newton Taxi.

April 01, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Covington City Council meeting tonight

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.

April 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


What's for dinner?

Are you cooking a BIG Easter Dinner?

March 29, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


A stroll back in time

I really enjoy looking back at yesteryear. This is the reason you will find me poking around at various antique stores on the weekends.

March 26, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Tourism, cleaning I-20 exits on mayor's radar

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.

March 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Out and about!

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.

March 22, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Bigger Christmas light display for city?

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.

March 21, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Mayor unveils plan to attract retail

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.

March 19, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


ABC pilot to film downtown this week

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.

March 19, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Tree-planting held at FiberVisions

FiberVisions announced today that on March 14, its parent company from Thailand, Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, held a tree-planting ceremony at the Covington manufacturing site as part of a world-wide conference held in Atlanta. On the day of the event, 80 people participated, including vice chairman and group CEO of Indorama Ventures Aloke Lohia, chairman of the board of FiberVisions Stephen Wood, employees and representatives of the local government. Together, they planted three trees.

March 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


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