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Housing Authority financial investigation continues

Covington Housing Authority Executive Director Greg Williams is continuing to gather documents for the forensic audit which was initiated after suspected employee theft was discovered ...

December 06, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Cemetery to relocate pending city approval

A cemetery will be relocating across the City of Covington, if approved by the Covington City Council Dec. 12, to make way for development.

December 02, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves adult day care center zoning request

The City of Covington will be home to its first adult day care center after a unanimous vote by the Covington City Council to approve ...

November 26, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington featured as backdrop in 2nd Dolly Parton special

The story of Dolly Parton returned to Covington for an all-new holiday sequel to the 2015 "Coat of Many Colors." "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle ...

November 26, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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Chamber to host health care forum

On June 29 Ryan Mahoney, director of public policy for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, will speak to Newton County businesses on the impact of the federal health care reform bill and how it affects them as employers and their employees; including the timeline for implementation, the changes in coverage and compliance, and how the cost will be covered through penalties and taxation.

June 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Rec budget deficit could lead to higher youth sports fees

With three new facilities set to open in FY2011 and a 5 percent budget cut courtesy of the county, the Newton County Recreation Commission is considering raising fees $10 to $25 for all of its youth sports programs.

June 04, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Henderson battery case to move forward

The request to dismiss battery charges against District 4 county commissioner J.C. Henderson was denied Wednesday by Newton County Magistrate Court Judge Kim Degonia, sending the case to superior court.

June 03, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Washington Street officials to run NHCC

The Nelson Heights Community Center is expected to officially open in August and will be run by the officials at the Washington Street Community Center.

June 02, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Turner Lake Road Detour

Below is a map of the official detour that will be implemented once construction starts on the Turner Lake Road roundabout on June 9.

June 02, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Turner Lake Road to close for roundabout construction

Turner Lake Road will be closed June 9 for up to six months for construction of the long-awaited roundabout project, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation press release.
The official detour will use Washington Street/Ga. Highway 81, West Street and Clark Street. The detour will be signed and advance warning signs and barricades will be located at intersections prior to the closure.
Portions of Turner Lake Road will remain accessible from Ga. Highway 81 up to Brown Bridge Road and from Old Clark Street to U.S. Highway 278.
Turner Lake Complex will still be able to be ...

May 27, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Turner Lake Road to close for up to 180 days for roundabout construction

Turner Lake Road will be closed June 9 for up to six months, for construction of the long-awaited roundabout project, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation press release.

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Fire guts inside of RaceWay on Hwy 278

Around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday the Covington Fire Department responded to a fire at the RaceWay gas station on U.S. Highway 278 near Bojangles.

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Fire House 5 takes to the streets

Five alarm run:

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Benton House hosts beauty pageant

Benton House of Covington Senior Living Community hosted the First Annual Ms Benton House Pageant on Mother's Day weekend. "Moby" from 106.1 WNGC Radio (Moby In The Morning) was Master of Ceremonies. Entertainment was provided by Bobby Don Bloodworth and his Go-Pher Broke Band. Michelle Tomlin sang a beautiful solo.

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


FUMC pays shelter’s $5,000 utility deposit

In March, the Covington First United Methodist Church paid the $5,000 utility deposit owed to the City of Covington by the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter, said Rev. Clara Lett.

May 23, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Main Street will not get more money

After nearly a month of back and forth, the city council formally voted, unanimously, Thursday night to not raise Main Street Director Josephine Kelly's salary nor add part-time help.

At a special called meeting, City Manager Steve Horton informed the council that the Main Street Covington Board of Directors had never officially voted to approve a raise, nor an extra position, and that the county was not going to be able to fund its 50 percent share of either.

May 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington City Council briefs - May 19

Water and sewer rate increase

May 19, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Council consensus to up Main Street funding

The Main Street Covington program is going to be expanding, and the consensus of the Covington City Council is that Director Josephine Kelly deserves a 5 percent raise.

May 12, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Churches join to make an impact on community

It was warm Saturday at First United Methodist Church's Change the World, Impact The Community Day, but Jeff Martin was cold for a good portion of it. The minister of youth at First Baptist had the pleasure of manning the dunk tank and he took the plunge several times – whether the children around him actually hit the mark or not.

May 09, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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