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CFD introduces proposed false alarm fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council unanimously approved the first reading of a new ordinance presented by the Covington Fire Department (CFD) that would introduce ...

June 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

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Rotary to host car show Sunday

The Covington Rotary Club will present its 18th annual "Cars of the Past" car show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on the square.

September 29, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Man shoots self in Kroger parking lot

A man was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital late Monday after he apparently shot himself in a grocery store parking lot, Covington police reported.

September 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

Third Tea Party rally set for Saturday on square

Luke Knight is at it again, hosting his third Tea Party rally this year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday on the square.

The Newton County resident has spent weeks organizing and promoting the event, which will feature several Republican candidates, including Seventh Congressional District candidate Rob Woodall, state Sen. John Douglas, state Senate District 17 candidate Rick Jeffares, and state Rep. candidate Andy Welch. Candidates will be available to take questions from the audience.

September 29, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Dekalb police copter crashes

A DeKalb County Police Department helicopter crashed and caught fire about 4:45 p.m. Friday at the Covington Municipal Airport.

Mekka Parish, a spokewoman for DeKalb police, said the pilot, a DeKalb police officer, was out on a re-certification exercise with a trainer and apparently engaged in a low-flying exercise when the craft crashed. The two men sustained minor injuries and were transported to Atlanta Medical Center Friday. DeKalb officials could not be reached Saturday to provide an update.

September 26, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

The life of a film extra

Covington has been booming lately as movies and television series continue to wander through the picture-perfect small town. Perhaps nothing illustrates Covington's prominence like "Entertainment Tonight's" visit on Tuesday, as the show interviewed the stars of "Footloose" who were wrapping up filming in Covington.

September 25, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

City: commercial vehicles OK in neighborhoods

Mike McGiboney can still park his semi-truck cab in his parent's driveway on King Street and will likely be able to for a long time.

September 22, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Council: When is a house too small?

An 800-square-foot house is small, but is it too small?

September 22, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

"Footloose" filming underway today in Covington

Farmers, finely dressed ladies and gentlemen, cheerleaders and Hollywood stars will all flock to the Historic Courthouse today as Covington plays host to yet another movie - "Footloose."

September 17, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

See no sissies

Just plane tough:

September 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

Chamber retools ED leader search

The chamber of commerce is ramping up economic development efforts, even as it continues to search for a big-name leader to advance Newton County's prospects.

Economic Development Director Shannon Davis and President Hunter Hall are leading several efforts to assist existing industries and improve recruitment of new industry, laying the groundwork for when a senior vice president of economic development is eventually hired.

September 17, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Church footbridge needs no city inspection

First Baptist Church of Covington has connected its youth worship facility with its main campus with a boardwalk over railroad tracks.

September 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

Man arrested for beating wife, brother-in-law

Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to a home on Midway Drive after a man allegedly beat his wife and brother-in-law with a stick.

September 12, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Quintessential Covington

Newton County was abuzz with activity this weekend, as thousands raced in the 27th annual Fuzz Run, while hundreds of other residents attended the seventh annual Literacy Festival, the grand opening of Denny Dobbs Park and Sept. 11 memorial services.

September 11, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Friday night fights: Police department to beef up security at future football games

In response to fights at last week's football game, authorities and school system officials have plans in place to ensure that students attending tonight's Eastside High School's game at Sharp Stadium can do so without fear.

September 10, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Record of votes taken at Sept. Covington council meeting

Sept. 8 agenda for City of Covington council meeting

Present: Mayor Kimberly C. Carter, Mayor Pro-Tem Keith Dalton, Council members: Janet A. Goodman, Hawnethia Williams, Ocie Franklin and Chris Smith (Mike Whatley was absent), City Manager Steve Horton and City Attorney Edward A. Crudup, Jr.

September 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

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