The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is giving a trial run to a trolley that would be used by businesses and during special events to promote tourism.
The Covington City Council took some steps Monday to tackle some major water projects around town, including replacing 100-year-old water pipes and fixing some flooding issues in city neighborhoods.
Main Street Covington's transition to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is complete, but some downtown business owners still have questions about how the program will work moving forward.
Covington took another step toward adding a gazebo to the square Tuesday, but the city also unveiled a full landscaping plan that reinvents areas of the square.
Covington has made history, becoming the first city in Georgia to open a publicly-available compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility.
The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast has been hosting weddings for more than a year, but events aren't actually allowed under its current zoning permit and its fate as a wedding destination rests in the hands of the Covington City Council.
A chimney fire destroyed the home at 7122 Durden Circle in Covington Tuesday night.
The city of Covington developed a list of problem roads during snow and ice; many of these roads receive a lot of shade and don't get enough sun to melt snow and ice.
The city of Covington is looking for a new municipal court judge following last week's resignation of former judge Steven Hathorn.
(Note: Attached to this article is the audio recording of the speech Covington Municipal Court Judge Steven Hathorn gave to the city council, explaining and defending comments a court employee said were prejudiced against black defendants. Also, attached to the article is a PDF copy of a transcript (transcribed by The News) from part of the Jan. 22 municipal court session, which caused a court employee to accuse Judge Steven Hathorn of racial prejudice.)
Below is the agenda for the Covington City Council's Monday meeting, while the attached PDF contains information for some of the agenda items - the information is the same as that given to city council members.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Covington still has no city manager, as the Covington City Council did not vote on anything Tuesday night following an hour-long executive session.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.