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Watch for Square-related detours

Big events are planned at the Covington Square every weekend in October, which will be good for business but, probably, bad for traffic.

August 19, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City plans high-tech ind. park at airport

You've heard of Savannah's Gulfstream plane manufacturing center. Imagine something like that here. Or something better, perhaps.

August 19, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


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


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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


Get your nature on at Georgia Wildlife

Within the next few months, the Georgia Wildlife Federation, which is based out of Covington, will host many exciting events and volunteer opportunities to participate in. Many of these events take place at the Alcovy Conservation Center, which is located at 11600 Hazelbrand Road, Covington.

March 14, 2013 | Hayley Williams | Covington


Vampire Diaries fans take tour

Jessica Lowery guides a group of "The Vampire Diaries" fans through downtown Covington Saturday. Lowery runs Mystic Falls Tours, a tour guide company she started up when the show came to Covington.

March 09, 2013 | Photos by Darrell Everidge | Covington


Yell it from the street corner

PJ Alexander preaches to local traffic quoting Bible scriptures. Alexander said he picks a place and preaches on the street corner every weekend. "People stop and thank me for spreading the word, so it makes me feel as if I'm making a difference," he said. In the cold March weather, there were horns honking and people waving as Alexander stood on the corner preaching about Jesus and holding the Bible.

March 09, 2013 | By Darrell Everidge | Covington


Mystic Grill to become real restaurant

The Mystic Grill building on the Covington square is set to become a real restaurant as its new owners hope to play off the popularity the building has gained through the hit TV show "The Vampire Diaries" as the outside façade of the Mystic Grill restaurant.

March 06, 2013 | Lynda Edwards | Covington


Knight becomes Covington city manager

Leigh Anne Knight will be the next city manager for Covington, and she's already made history as she became the first female ever to hold the city manager position for the city.

February 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Council still split on city manager

Covington still has no city manager, as the Covington City Council did not vote on anything Tuesday night following an hour-long executive session.

January 29, 2013 | By Gabriel Khouli and Danielle Everson news@covnews.com | Covington


Community celebrates MLK

Community leaders and citizens came together on Sunday afternoon to remember a man who made history by pushing for freedom, and they awarded two individuals who followed in his footsteps.

January 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Council split on 3 city manager finalists

The Covington City Council named three finalists Monday to fill the vacant city manager position, but the choice of finalists was far from unanimous as the council was split 3-3 on the final list, forcing Mayor Ronnie Johnston to cast a tie-breaking vote approving the finalists.

January 19, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Inappropriate rendezvous leads to fight

A fight broke out in the parking lot of Walmart Friday evening, after a man who was aggravated with an amorous couple, reportedly struck one of them.

January 15, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Covington picks top 3 for city manager

Covington City Council has selected its top three candidates for the position of city manager, which includes two internal candidates and one from out of state.

January 15, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Industry SKC donates to police fund

Carol Jones, human resources director for SKC, presents Sgt. Arvo Bowen and Officer Pat Womack with a $3,000 check for the Covington Police Department's Police Who Care project. The Police Who Care organization is made up of officers and staff of the Covington Police Department.

January 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Council to interview for new city manager

With Covington City Manager Steve Horton's retirement just days away, the Covington City Council is planning an intense round of interviews in early January to try and find a replacement as soon as possible.

December 18, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Mayor, shelter officials talk image, future

In an hour-and-20-minute meeting with Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston, supporters of the local homeless shelter gave Executive Director the Rev. Clara Lett a vote of confidence and said the shelter was run appropriately, but they did admit that the board of directors needed to improve its performance.

December 13, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Chamber to host Obamacare webinar

Update: For anyone who already signed up to attend the local chamber's webinar on Obamacare, the event is being held at noon at the Newton County Fire Service building, 4136-A U.S. Highway 278, Covington, GA 30014.

December 08, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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