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Covington Town Center moves forward after zoning approval

The City of Covington approved a zoning change and special zoning overlay district for the proposed Covington Town Center, a conceptual plan to bring a ...

January 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington prepares for Winter Storm Helena

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a winter weather event that will effect Covington. The City of Covington is taking steps to ensure ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


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Part of Covington named Opportunity Zone

Business owners in Covington's downtown business district and Washington Street commercial corridor will be able to save on their income taxes if they hire two or more workers, and follow a few other steps.

Those two sections of town were recently named opportunity zones by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, according to a June 29 letter addressed to Mayor Kim Carter.

June 30, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Local Vampire Diaries fan to offer guided tours of film sites

As the Vampire Diaries cast and crew returns to Covington and is set to begin filming in July, local Molly Bachtel is offering fans a chance to relive the first season in real life.

June 25, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Restored to glory

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Douglas DC-3, an aircraft that revolutionized modern air travel. According to various sources, the DC-3 was significant to aviation history due its speed, range and capacity. It was widely used during World War II and later converted for commercial flying. Many DC-3s are still in active use to this day.

June 25, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Covington


Picasso’s Playhouse

With summer officially underway, children seeking an outlet for their artistic abilities and curiosities can find it at Picasso's Playhouse, located at 5176 Newton Drive.

June 23, 2010 | By Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Covington


Summer Camps at Southern Heartland Art Gallery

There was plenty of fun to be had at Southern Heartland Art Gallery's summer art camp. Reader Terry Godfrey submitted these photos.

June 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington audit reveals no flaws

As the city council prepares to approve its FY 2011 budget on Monday, city officials can have extra confidence in the finance department after the FY2009 financial audit came back with no findings.

June 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington Branch Library to close Mondays after July 1

Because the Newton County Library System lost $90,717 in funding from the county and an additional $8,900 from the state, the Covington branch will be closed on Mondays beginning July 1.

The Newton County Library Board of Trustees voted to reduce hours at the Covington Branch Library by closing the facility on Mondays, which will results in some utility savings. The money saved by not having to heat or cool the building on those days will cover part of the budget shortfall.

June 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Hot summer nights on the Covington Square

With the summer already in boiling temperatures, basking in a smoldering live concert seems quite appropriate. Last Friday, Arts Association in Newton County and co-sponsor Main Street Covington began their annual summer concert series on the square in downtown Covington.

June 16, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Covington


Pizza lady robbed at gunpoint by 3

Authorities are looking for three young men who robbed a pizza delivery woman at gunpoint Wednesday night.

June 13, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Water authority, Covington to increase water rates

As the county increases its wholesale water rates, its customers, the city of Covington and the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority, are raising their rates too.

June 11, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Homecoming celebration held for troops

Handshakes, hugs and a few tears greeted the dozens of Covington-based National Guard troops who triumphantly returned home after a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

June 06, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


B Company welcomed home locally

The grandfather of Covington's Bravo Company is retiring after a combined 37 years in the armed services.

June 06, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Local residents set to Paddle Georgia

Covington residents Tonya and Taylor Bechtler, Kelly Harbac and Carol Winters are set to paddle 82 miles this summer as part of Georgia River Network's Paddle Georgia 2010 on Northeast Georgia's Broad and Savannah rivers.

June 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


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


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