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Official: TDRs could preserve eastern Newton

One of the integral and most controversial parts of the 200-page 2050 Plan to zone the county to keep up with the growth officials expect is its section on "transferrable development rights." It's designed to help residents of the eastern side of Newton County financially benefit from the possible down-zoning of their rural properties.

July 19, 2014 | Robert 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


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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Covington turns down free electric car charger

Covington will wait a little longer to invest in electric vehicles, as the Covington City Council voted Monday not to participate in a program from car manufacturer Nissan that would have given the city a free electric car charger.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington wants $20K July 4 fireworks

Covington city officials want to make next year's July 4 fireworks event bigger and better, and Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said the goal is to put together a $20,000 show.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Local transportation official takes early retirement

Transportation Project Manager Terry Savage is leaving the city of Covington after an eight-year career working on the city's roads, sidewalks and other projects.

December 14, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


'Twilights' rescheduled

Friends of Newton Parks and local sponsors have rescheduled the Twilights lighting festival at Chimney Park for 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.

December 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Twilights at Chimney Park event canceled

Twilights at Chimney Park has been canceled tonight due to weather.

December 08, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Slideshow: Covington Christmas parade

The Covington Lions Club /Main Street Covington Holiday Parade wound through the square Saturday morning. Mother Nature provided enough of a chill to get the crowd bundled up and in the holiday spirit.

December 08, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


CPD: Armed robbery suspect at large

Covington police are looking for a man they say robbed a convenience store at gunpoint early Thursday morning.

December 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Covington


CPD swears in 5-year-old boy as officer

The Covington Police Department swore in its youngest member Monday night, one so young his oath of office included the unusual vow to "mind his mother and be the best student possible."

December 03, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Photos with Santa November 21st, 2013

November 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Clark Street to get bike lanes, sidewalks

Covington officials are continually working on making the city more walkable, and people will soon be able to travel on paved paths - sidewalks and crosswalks - all the way from the Turner Lake Complex to Eastside High School, approximately a 4-mile trip.

November 19, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Sheldon pushes for federal term limits

Donna Sheldon visited Covington Friday to share her plan to shake up the federal government, and topping her list was implementing term limits and balancing the budget.

November 09, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington prepares for 'Magical Lights'

Covington officials say this year's holiday season kickoff will be one that residents won't want to miss.

November 07, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


'Vampire Diaries' gets noise permit

"The Vampire Diaries" is returning to film at Worthington Manor, 2129 East St., Covington, but the crew had to get a special-use permit to temporarily violate the city's noise ordinance for night filming from Nov. 12-14, as even a director's yell of "Cut!" would be too loud under the current rules.

November 05, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Downtown to get public restrooms

Downtown Covington is getting public restrooms to make the area more visitor-friendly, especially for the city's increasingly large events.

November 05, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Incumbent Smith beats Carter

Incumbent Chris Smith will serve another four-year term in the Covington City Council Post 1 East seat.

November 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Covington


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