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Covington agrees with restroom contractor for $121,760

The Covington City Council moved on two agenda items to help the city's recreational and tourism future during its council meeting Monday.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Police show off driving force

Dozens of police cars drove out of Bob Williams Parkway Monday showing off the Covington Police Department's new fleet.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Gazebo idea to go to committee

The Covington City Council is not yet ready to move forward on adding a gazebo to the city's square park.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Concerts on the Square lineup named

The Arts Association of Newton County has announced its lineup for the spring sessions of Concerts on the Square.

April 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Man threatens wife while police listen in

Covington police responded to a complaint of harassing calls, concerning a woman stating her husband threatened to kill her on Monday.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington Crime Briefs - March 19

Covington police apprehended a fleeing suspect Saturday night after pulling over a speeding vehicle early in the morning.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Gazebo on square could cost $55K

The gazebo Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to see placed on the Covington square could cost $55,000, but some Covington City Council members want more information, including seeing the gazebo's footprint physically marked out on the square, before moving forward.

March 17, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Chamber to test out tourism trolley

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.

March 08, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City tackling big water, drainage projects

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.

March 04, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Meeting to address Main Street transition

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.

February 25, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City unveils full plan for square

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.

February 19, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City's CNG fueling facility is ready to go

Covington has made history, becoming the first city in Georgia to open a publicly-available compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility.

February 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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Archive By Section - Covington


Industry execs invited to take community tour

Large industries are vital to a city and county, employing hundreds and forming a solid tax base, and by the same token those industries scour for the right location to provide utilities, transportation and an educated work force. But sometimes industry officials don't realize everything a location has to offer, and busy executives and employees don't have the opportunity to explore the place they work.

August 12, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Bond denied for man charged in vehicular homicide

Bond was denied for 29-year-old Johnny Otis Workman Tuesday morning, the man accused of killing an Oxford man during the fourth of July weekend.

August 11, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Man killed instantly in car wreck

One man was killed and a woman remains in critical condition following a head-on collision on Lower River Road Wednesday afternoon.

August 10, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Taking back West Street

Less than a year ago one man died as a result of a shooting on West Street and the area has been plagued by loitering, loud music and possible drug activity, but Tuesday night residents of the beleaguered street took the first steps toward reclaiming their neighborhood.

August 09, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Woman lies about being robbed

A woman who called the police for help after a robbery was arrested after investigators found she had lied about the entire thing.

August 09, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Belk Chamber sale

Belk in Conyers will be holding a Chamber Member Appreciation Day on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Customers can get an extra 20 percent off regular and sale priced merchandise, and 15 percent off of home and shoe products. For information call the store at (678) 413-3511 ext. 201.

August 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Pleasant dreams

Covington's Hampton Inn is set to open on Sept. 1, and already more than 300 job-starved residents have applied to work at the hotel.

August 09, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


State to repave three city streets later this year

Covington officials were surprised to discover the state had enough funding to resurface three city roads, despite the state's severe budget crisis.

August 09, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


BOC debates community center funding

With the Nelson Heights Community Center finally set to open after a few years of delays, several of the county commissioners realized they had a lot of unanswered questions about the purpose and operation of the center.

August 09, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Holiday closings for landfill reconsidered

Commissioners J.C. Henderson and Tim Fleming said the recycling centers should not be closed during so many holidays, because $18,091 in savings is not worth the inconvenience to county residents.

August 07, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Squirrel permits discontinued

The residents of Covington have spoken, and as a result, city residents are no longer able to receive a permit to shoot squirrels or other rodents on their property.

August 06, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


One killed in afternoon wreck

A man was killed this afternoon at around 3 p.m. when two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision on Lower River Road.
Newton County Sheriffs Office and the Georgia State Patrol are currently investigating the accident.
Check www.covnews.com for more information as it becomes available.

August 05, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Redevelopment authority formed

Covington crafted another tool in its effort to replace substandard housing and revive a stagnant business district when it created the Covington Redevelopment Authority last week.

August 05, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Public comments sought for 911 Center accreditation

 A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will arrive on Aug. 22 to examine all aspects of the Covington-Newton County 911 Communications Center's policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

August 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Man accused of shooting deputies named

Authorities have released the name of the man accused of shooting two Newton County deputies Monday afternoon. According to authorities, 20-year-old Thomas Powell was found dead in his home on Parker Road following a four-hour stand off which began after he reportedly shot the deputies

August 04, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


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