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Council votes to stop funding 2050 Plan

The Covington City Council unanimously voted to stop funding for the 2050 Plan's Baseline Ordinances Tuesday.

September 15, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Balcony construction on Square approved

The Covington City Council voted to allow the removal of a light post, tree and tree well on the Covington Square for a new building project.

September 15, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


City Council considers festival, parade

Covington's always been a nice place for festivals. But now that secret's out.

September 11, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to change its bidding practices

When the city did the renovation construction on the Square park, it doled it out in parcels, a few thousand dollars here and there, with Planning Director Randy Vinson acting as construction supervisor.

September 10, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to discuss parties, event fees

The Covington City Council will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday in the City Hall conference room to talk about several things that have been essentially put off until now.

September 06, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to discuss parties, event fees Monday

The Covington City Council will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday in the City Hall conference room to talk about several things that have been essentially put off until now.

September 06, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Park planned for Covington Mills area

Neighbors called it the "Kudzu House." Abandoned and with a massive hole in the roof, the house at 6110 Sorrell Street in the Covington Mills neighborhood north of U.S. 278 was overgrown, run down and dangerous.

August 26, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Park planned for Covington Mills area

Neighbors called it the "Kudzu House." Abandoned and with a massive hole in the roof, the house at 6110 Sorrell Street in the Covington Mills neighborhood north of U.S. 278 was overgrown, run down and dangerous.

August 26, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Watch for Square-related detours

Big events are planned at the Covington Square every weekend in October, which will be good for business but, probably, bad for traffic.

August 19, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City plans high-tech ind. park at airport

You've heard of Savannah's Gulfstream plane manufacturing center. Imagine something like that here. Or something better, perhaps.

August 19, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


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Farm expert to offer ideas for Newton greenspace

In an effort to continue its exploration of how Newton County can preserve greenspace for agriculture, tourism and recreation as part of a future green economy, The Center is hosting Billy Van Pelt, a farmland preservation expert from Lexington, Ky.

September 02, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


20 years later, General Mills still going strong

In 1989, Scott Gowens was searching for a career and a better life for his family. After working for General Mills for the last 20 years, it's obvious he's found both and more.

August 30, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Survivor's spirit

Some people are born fighters.

August 30, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Covington


Officer reinstated after investigation into firing his service weapon

Covington Police Officer Grant Satterfield is back on duty after paid administrative leave during an investigation after firing his weapon during a foot chase late Tuesday night.

August 28, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


McClain denied bond for second time

Bond was denied once again for 16-year-old Katria Luche McClain, the teenager being charged as an adult in the murder of Conyers landscaper Timothy Clements. She is being charged with felony murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

August 28, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Parents of injured deputy on a mission

Following the shooting of two Newton County deputies, the parents of Wesley Atha are spearheading a campaign to raise money to upgrade the bullet proof vests at the NCSO.

August 28, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Dance to the music

 Musicians will grace the Covington square weekly in September as General Mills sponsors a free concert event in celebration of the local plant's 20th anniversary and the Arts Association in Newton County and United Bank present the annual fall Thursday Concerts on the square.

August 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Motion status in Pridgett case

The attorney for accused murderer Jamaal Marquez Pridgett requested that his signed Miranda waiver be suppressed because he was under the impression he had to sign the form in order to give his side of the story.

August 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


K-9 on cloud 9

The Newton County Sheriff's Office recently welcomed a new K-9 officer to its ranks, but with the addition of Chobe comes the retirement of 9-year-old Rin, a Belgian Malinois who has been working off and on with the NCSO for several years.

August 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


CRA has many plans to improve blighted areas

The newly formed Covington Redevelopment Authority had its first official meeting Thursday, and members were introduced to the kind of projects they could initiate in the future, like a downtown farmer's market, the downtown civic and conference center, a Dried Indian Creek park and improved housing in neighborhoods like Harristown.

August 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


A thrifty arrangement

Joe Lewis and his wife, Pastor Sheila Smith, have dedicated their lives to helping others. Whether it be those less fortunate then themselves that they serve through their ministry and thrift store, or the at-risk youth that come through their doors, sent there by the Department of Juvenile Justice.

August 23, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Nominees sought for 5th Alcovy judge

 Now that a new Georgia Supreme Court justice has been appointed, Gov. Sonny Perdue will finally get around to appointing a fifth judge to the local Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

August 23, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


CFD receives FEMA grant

 The Covington Fire Department recently received a grant of $51,082 as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

August 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Park construction moving forward

 Denny Dobbs Park continues to move toward completion, as C.P. Richards Construction Company was hired to be the project's general manager, for a cost of $819,500.

August 23, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


BOC delays deciding on final budget

The Board of Commissioners did not cut nearly $1 million from the county budget Tuesday night, because Chairman Kathy Morgan and the finance staff recommended that the county wait to see how much money came in through taxes and other revenues later this fiscal year before making any budget cuts or changes.

August 21, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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