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Mayor Johnston advocates for voter participation

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston encouraged everyone to get out and vote during his comments Monday night at the Covington City Council meeting.

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Cemetery relocation initiated in Covington

A small cemetery within the city limits of Covington will be on the move to make way for a proposed senior living and memory care ...

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


CFD promotes four

Covington Fire Chief Stoney Bowles, right, introduces four employees who were promoted within the department during the March 6 Covington City Council meeting. From left ...

March 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington to conduct traffic test

The City of Covington has been testing four-way stop intersections at the Pace/Usher Streets and Floyd/Elm Streets intersections and will continue the testing ...

March 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


PHOTO GALLERY: Vampires flock to downtown Covington

Vampires fill downtown Covington as fans of "The Vampire Diaries" ready themselves for the series finale of the eight-season show.

March 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Fire requests ordinance update

Deputy Fire Chief for the Covington Fire Department (CFD) Tony Smith said debris in commercial sprinkler systems around the city is preventable through the addition ...

March 08, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Chili's breaks ground

Chili's celebrated its groundbreaking Tuesday morning in the City of Covington. Located adjacent to Paras Drive in Covington, the restaurant is slated to be ...

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


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'Footloose' scene to be filmed in Covington

Later this year, the Newton County Historic Courthouse will be filled with people vigorously debating the morals of rock and roll and dancing - and it's all being filmed.

August 08, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Sen. Isakson’s reps to be at courthouse Monday morning

Representatives for U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Marietta) will hold an open office day from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Monday at the Historic Courthouse.

August 08, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Food banks running low

Faithworks Ministries and their local food banks are running very low on supplies as the summer comes to a close.

August 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Pilot Club President visits Kentucky for international Pilots convention

Ann Brooks, President of the Pilot Club of Covington, joined more than a thousand Pilot members from all over the world at the Pilot International/Pilot International Foundation Annual Convention, held is Louisville, Ky., on July 7-11 at the Galt House.

August 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Mayor Carter speaks about working with state gov't

Mayor Kim Carter recently gave her thoughts on the interaction between state and municipal government at a Georgia Municipal Association convention held in June. She said she was one of six mayors from across the state interviewed for GMA's Georgia Cities 2010 Connection: Connection City Hall to the Gold Dome. To see the video click on the following link: http://www.gmanet.com/2010Connection/Commentary.aspx?CNID=52847

Below is a transcript of the video:

July 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Back 2 School block party to be held Sunday

Students of Newton County schools are invited to celebrate the start of the upcoming school year at the annual Back 2 School Downtown Covington Block Party on Aug. 1.

July 30, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Covington


Argentinean Mayor visits Covington

The Mayor of Cordoba, Argentina visited Covington City Hall Wednesday morning to discuss the solid waste issues in Cordoba and how they compared to American cities and how a process called gasification could hold the key to reducing waste while simultaneously producing energy.

July 30, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Argentinian mayor to visit Covington

The mayor of Cordoba, Argentina is coming to city hall to visit with Covington Mayor Kim Carter and former Mayor Sam Ramsey to learn more about the community and the county at large.

July 28, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Handel, Scott to speak at Newton County Republican meeting tonight

Republican gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel and congressional candidate Austin Scott are scheduled to speak tonight at the Newton County Republican Party meeting, at 7 p.m. in the historic Newton County courthouse. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

July 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Mayor Carter receives certificate of recognition

Covington Mayor Kimberly Carter received the prestigious Certificate of Recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's 77th Annual Convention in Savannah on June 28.

July 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington to consider bow hunting in city limits

Local residents are asking the Covington City Council to allow them to use hunting bows within the city limits in order to control a deer population that is damaging vegetation and causing car accidents.

July 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Farewell to the faces of Covington

For more than 20 years, Doug Banks, Debbie Dial and Mary Vosyka have been the face of Covington to many residents and business owners. The three long-time city employees were the go-to people for anyone starting a new business or building a new home.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


New Rotary officers

Changing of the guard: Bob Stafford, a local businessman, takes over the reins of the Covington Rotary Club. Stafford, a long time Rotarian, takes over for Alice Queen, publisher of the Newton/Rockdale Citizen. Also serving this year are Wayne Pugh, secretary, Paul Courchaine, treasurer, Brook Collins, president-elect, and directors at large Jody Carver and Greg Pope. Other directors are Club Administration Director Thomas Kephart, Membership Director Doug Bolton, Service Director Chris Jueschke, Club Public Relations Director T. Pat Cavanaugh and Rotary Foundation Director Mike Lassiter.

July 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Jubilant judge

Courthouse celebration: Judge Ken Wynne was sworn in by Gov. Sonny Perdue Tuesday. Clockwise from top left: Wynne greeted dozens of local residents at a reception in his honor at the Newton County Judicial Center Friday. Wynne's colleagues wrote messages on a cartoon image of him drawn by a GBI investigator. A name plate sits atop a desk in the judge's new office. Layla Zon, left, will take Wynne's spot as district attorney.

July 04, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Covington


Two men arrested for fighting at Wal-Mart

Two men were arrested Friday night after engaging in a fist fight at Wal-Mart.

July 04, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


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