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Monticello to be Veterans Memorial Hwy

Nowhere in Georgia is there a highway dedicated to World War II veterans.

July 09, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to help businesses self-tax

Mayor Ronnie Johnston convinced the Covington City Council to take a "gamble" Monday and give $25,000 to the forming "commercial improvement district," which business owners are forming along U.S. 278 to raise money for area improvements.

July 07, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Freedom, fireworks light up Covington

Thousands of people may have been awed by the sight of colorful fireworks exploding above Covington's Historic Courthouse clock tower, but Covington's Independence in the Park festival organizers were definitely in awe of how the event seemed to go off without a hitch Friday.

July 05, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Have a safe Fourth

With a predicted zero percent chance of rain, a fireworks show in Rockdale and events in Social Circle today will pose the threat of a crowded Fourth of July in Newton County.

July 03, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


CPD warns of phone call scams

The Covington Police Department is warning residents to be wary of phone calls asking for any financial or personal information.

June 27, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Nelson Heights to host summer events

A group of local churches and ministries are working together to turn the Nelson Heights Community Center into a bustling place this summer.

June 05, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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Bolton to leave Hands on Newton after 2 years

Doug Bolton helped build Hands on Newton into a community-changing volunteer organization, which has reshaped Newton County by cleaning it up, building needed playgrounds and gardens and breaking down societal barriers to connect and educate the county's diverse populations.

August 16, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Grant to be used to refurbish Brick Store

One of the county's oldest and most historically significant buildings is one step closer to being revitalized and once again made into a historical destination.

August 14, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Welcome to Camp Braveheart

Memories that last a lifetime: Anicee Bolton, a resident of Covington, spent a week at Camp Braveheart - a camp for children with congenital or acquired heart defects organized by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - this summer. At Camp Braveheart, every child's possibilities are endless. From team-building activities to individual support, this special week gives every child the chance to experience camp, build friendships and make memories to last a lifetime. Doctors and nurses from Children's, as well as volunteers, work to promote positive self-esteem through fun and learning. Anicee, left, is pictured with T'Yaun Woods and Faith ...

August 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


'I knew I was hit'

When Deputies Jim Trent and Wesley Atha stepped out of their patrol cars the afternoon of Aug. 3, neither man had any idea just how much their lives were about to change but quickly found out when the first shot rang out from the house on Parker Road.

August 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Ozburn not selected for Ga. Supreme Court

Alcovy Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn is disappointed about not being named the next Georgia Supreme Court justice, but he said he was honored to be considered and is happy to be in Newton County.

August 13, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Accreditation Assessment Team invites public comment

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive August 22 to examine all aspects of the Covington Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief of Police Stacey Cotton announced today.

August 12, 2009 | Staff Report | 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


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