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Cemetery to relocate pending city approval

A cemetery will be relocating across the City of Covington, if approved by the Covington City Council Dec. 12, to make way for development.

December 02, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves adult day care center zoning request

The City of Covington will be home to its first adult day care center after a unanimous vote by the Covington City Council to approve ...

November 26, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington featured as backdrop in 2nd Dolly Parton special

The story of Dolly Parton returned to Covington for an all-new holiday sequel to the 2015 "Coat of Many Colors." "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle ...

November 26, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Burn ban implemented for the City of Covington

Residents in the city of Covington are now prohibited from all outdoor burning, after an announcement by the Covington Fire Department Tuesday.

November 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


City denies The Cork’s ordinance change request

In a 4-2 vote, the Covington City Council denied the ordinance change request from The Cork Boutique to allow ancillary tastings outside during tonight's ...

November 21, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Council questions ordinance change

The Covington City Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance change to allow The Cork Boutique to host alcohol tastings outside during its ...

November 17, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves outside drinking for downtown eatery

Patrons of Irish Bred Pub, located at 1115 Church St. in downtown Covington, will be able to enjoy alcoholic beverages outside the restaurant after a ...

November 07, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


McKelvey disappointed after motion clarification

Covington City Councilman Josh McKelvey was disappointed Tuesday night after Mayor Ronnie Johnston attempted to clarify action taken by the council at its previous meeting.

November 03, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City receives calls regarding proposed vinyl ban

The Covington City Council broached a list of discussion topics during its called work session Tuesday night that lasted nearly four hours.

November 01, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Downtown Covington brings the treats

The streets of downtown Covington were full Monday night for the Covington Police Department's Scare on the Square. Local emergency personnel and businesses provided ...

November 01, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington recognized for excellence in financial reporting

For the first time in its 194-year history, the City of Covington has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Financial Reporting by the Government ...

October 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


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Archive By Section - Covington


Fire House 5 takes to the streets

Five alarm run:

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Benton House hosts beauty pageant

Benton House of Covington Senior Living Community hosted the First Annual Ms Benton House Pageant on Mother's Day weekend. "Moby" from 106.1 WNGC Radio (Moby In The Morning) was Master of Ceremonies. Entertainment was provided by Bobby Don Bloodworth and his Go-Pher Broke Band. Michelle Tomlin sang a beautiful solo.

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


FUMC pays shelter’s $5,000 utility deposit

In March, the Covington First United Methodist Church paid the $5,000 utility deposit owed to the City of Covington by the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter, said Rev. Clara Lett.

May 23, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Main Street will not get more money

After nearly a month of back and forth, the city council formally voted, unanimously, Thursday night to not raise Main Street Director Josephine Kelly's salary nor add part-time help.

At a special called meeting, City Manager Steve Horton informed the council that the Main Street Covington Board of Directors had never officially voted to approve a raise, nor an extra position, and that the county was not going to be able to fund its 50 percent share of either.

May 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington City Council briefs - May 19

Water and sewer rate increase

May 19, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Council consensus to up Main Street funding

The Main Street Covington program is going to be expanding, and the consensus of the Covington City Council is that Director Josephine Kelly deserves a 5 percent raise.

May 12, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Churches join to make an impact on community

It was warm Saturday at First United Methodist Church's Change the World, Impact The Community Day, but Jeff Martin was cold for a good portion of it. The minister of youth at First Baptist had the pleasure of manning the dunk tank and he took the plunge several times – whether the children around him actually hit the mark or not.

May 09, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


BOC to purchase NSP park land

One year after Newton County first decided to help revitalize Fairview Estates, the county has finally put its name on a contract to purchase 12.1 acres from SunTrust Bank to build a public park.

May 07, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


A summer of sound

May Concerts on the square, sponsored by United Bank, will be held on Thursdays at noon.

May 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


City no longer to pick up furniture for free

The City of Covington is planning no longer to pick up furniture and other items that are left out on the side of the road, in an effort to save money.

May 05, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


CPD donates to Washington Street Community Center kid’s programs

With the D.A.R.E. program no longer operating, the Covington Police Department wanted to find an alternate way to help children in the community. On Friday, the CPD Chief Stacey Cotton presented a $9,332 check to the Washington Street Community to help support the numerous children's tutoring and enrichment programs provided by the center.

April 25, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Shredded

Identity protection:

April 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington to not pursue railroad purchase

The City of Covington will not purchase the Norfolk Southern railroad. The council voted 5-1 to end any city involvement in the purchase of the railroad. Councilwoman Janet Goodman was the only member opposed.

April 19, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Marshall learns about 2050 build-out plan

U.S. Representative Jim Marshall (D-GA) applauded Newton County's plan to control future growth, but he told local leaders not to expect much help from the federal government.

April 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City annexes and rezones industrial property

A controversial piece of vacant property, 167 acres located northeast of SKC off Hazelbrand Road, was annexed by the city of Covington Monday night and rezoned from county agricultural residential to city heavy industrial. The council voted 3-2 in favor of the annexation and rezoning, with councilwomen Janet Goodman and Hawnethia Williams opposed, and Councilman Mike Whatley absent.

April 09, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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