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Smith Receives Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Finance Director Randy Smith received a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The certificate was presented to Smith ...

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Historic South Carolina brick found in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington City Councilman Chris Smith said a local resident presented him with a historic brick found on a city street earlier this month ...

May 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington denies special use permit for body shop

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council denied a special use permit (SUP) for an auto body repair shop on Eagle Drive in a 5-1 vote ...

May 17, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Tony Smith resigns from Covington Fire

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Fire Department (CFD) Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal Tony Smith filed his letter of resignation with the City of Covington at the ...

May 14, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Three Ring Studios ready to progress

COVINGTON, Ga. - Three Ring Studios, the future home of film, music and gaming development in Covington, is well on its way to becoming a reality ...

May 14, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Three Ring job fair expected this summer

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington/Newton County Economic Development Vice President David Bernd said a job fair for Three Ring Studios will most likely happen towards the ...

May 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington starts budget review process

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council met Monday night in the first of its scheduled work sessions to review the proposed 2017-2018 City of Covington ...

May 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington takes step towards alcohol ordinance changes

The Covington City Council unanimously agreed to move forward with allowing its city attorney and planning and zoning director work towards creating new sections in ...

May 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves cemetery relocation

COVINGTON, Ga. – In a split vote, the Covington City Council approved the relocation of an abandoned cemetery at 5377 Eagle Drive after plans for a ...

May 03, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Mayor drops ‘bomb’

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said the social media allegations against him have gone too far in a statement Monday night during the Covington ...

May 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


UPDATE: Johnston takes responsibility for his actions

UPDATE, April 28, 9 a.m.: Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he takes full responsibility for his actions Thursday night during his statement at Covington ...

April 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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Archive By Section - Covington


Council hires new airport employee, consulting firm

The Covington City Council approved a couple of changes to the Covington Municipal Airport.

August 22, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Council: Main Street Covington may go fully under city control

The Covington City Council gave its consensus Monday to explore the possibility of bringing the Main Street Covington program entirely under city control.

August 22, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Collins out as Newton football coach

August 19, 2010 | Josh Briggs | Covington


Council reaffirms support for trail

The Covington City Council reaffirmed its support Monday night for the "Library to Eastside Trail," a project that's been budgeted for at least the past five years, City Manager Steve Horton said.

August 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City may change card payment fee

The City of Covington is considering paying the 2.95 percent credit card convenience fee that it normally passes on to customers who use credit or debit cards to pay their bills.

August 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City approves purchasing policy change; county resident opposes

The Covington City Council approved the final reading of a change to the city's charter that now allows city employees and elected officials to sell goods or provide services to the city, under limited circumstances.

August 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


'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


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