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CFD introduces proposed false alarm fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council unanimously approved the first reading of a new ordinance presented by the Covington Fire Department (CFD) that would introduce ...

June 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

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The Covington Mutt Show

Dogs have their day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday as the Newton County Humane Society sponsors its annual Downtown Covington Mutt Show on the square.

October 20, 2010 | | Covington

Covington council work session at 5:30 tonight

The county has proposed requiring pet owners to pay for a license for each of their cats and dogs. The license fees would help fund Newton County Animal Control and allow the county to create a database of pets to ensure that all pets receives rabies vaccinations.

October 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Woman found dead in woods identified

The woman found dead in the woods behind Moseley Electric Wednesday afternoon has been identified as 59-year-old Beverly A. Newman, according to Captain Craig Treadwell with the Covington Police Department. She was identified by her fingerprints.

October 15, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington

City council tries to strike parking ordinance balance at work session

The Covington City Council is trying to craft a parking ordinance that will be fair to both residents who want clean neighborhoods and those who depend on their trucks and other business vehicles for transportation and their livelihood.

October 15, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Voices from the Past

Ghostly lessons in history are offered Thursday at the annual Voices from the Past Cemetery Tour.

October 13, 2010 | Tharon Giddens | Covington

Covington Fire Dept. testing all city hydrants

The Covington Fire Department will be testing the 1,500 fire hydrants in the city to make sure they have sufficient pressure.

October 13, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Airport gets pilot controlled night lighting system

The Covington Municipal Airport is now dark at night, unless someone is landing.

October 13, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Sherman’s Last Burning

Top ten overall winners, 1-10

October 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

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October 07, 2010 | Tyler Smith | Covington

Electricity prices to increase statewide in 2011

Utility customers across the state will get more bad news in 2011, as electricity prices are expected to increase.

Covington residents can expect to pay around 7 percent more for electricity, because the City of Covington will have to pay its provider, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia, a similar increase. The cost for customers will not come in the form of a rate increase, but will instead be passed on through the power cost adjustment, or PCA, which is designed to pass increased market costs on to customers.

October 06, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Sherman’s Last Burning

Expect heaping helpings of barbecue and fun on Friday and Saturday at the Lions Club's annual Sherman's Last Burning fall festival and barbecue cookoff at the American Legion Fairgrounds on Mill Street.

October 06, 2010 | Tharon Giddens | Covington

Covington council to meet tonight

The Covington City Council has a packed agenda Monday night, including discussions about the city's 2011 SPLOST project requests, 2011 power costs, a previously proposed parking ordinance and whether to allow outdoor burning in the city.

Covington submitted an estimated $17 million in SPLOST projects, including $5 million for replacing water infrastructure, $3 million for a new city hall building and $2.6 to widen Industrial Boulevard. The council did not receive a list of the projects ahead of time and some members expressed opposition to the city hall request in particular.

October 04, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Covington City Council’s Monday agenda packed

The Covington City Council has a packed agenda Monday night, including discussions about the city's 2011 SPLOST project requests, 2011 power costs, a previously proposed parking ordinance and whether to allow outdoor burning in the city.

October 03, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Friday Night Lights

In a battle of unbeatens, Newton puts its 4-0 record up against East Coweta (4-0) at Sharp Stadium tonight at 7:30 p.m. The Rams come off their big win at Newnan last week. They defeated the Cougars 35-32 in overtime. Full preview

October 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

Covington gets downpayment assistance housing grant

Covington received a nearly $300,000 state grant Thursday to boost revitalization efforts in Walker's Bend by helping buyers with their down payments.

The Covington Redevelopment Authority has purchased several vacant lots in Walker's Bend off Ga. Highway 81 and plans to partner with local builders to construct smaller, energy efficient homes. The $300,000 grant from Community Home Investment Program will go toward downpayment assistance when these homes are sold.

October 01, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

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