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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


Covington City Council to review increased fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed to hold a separate work session to discuss the city's fee schedule after proposed increases were deemed ...

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


McKelvey honored by Young Republicans

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington City Councilman Josh McKelvey received a special honor Monday night from the Georgia Young Republicans.

June 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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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


City terminates airport operator contract

The Covington City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday to terminate its contract with airport operator Dixie Jet Services.

September 08, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Council, mayor and city manager look to specify duties

Although Covington's City Charter contains several pages about the structure of its government, very little information about the actual roles and duties of the city manager, council and mayor are contained in the 48-year-old document.

The Covington City Council set out to better define its role at its strategic planning retreat, and it plans to build the list it created into the city charter to make the changes formal.

September 03, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Airport has another fuel shortage; council could consider contract termination

The Covington Municipal Airport once again ran short on some of its fuel, and it appears airport operator Dixie Jet Services may have run out of second chances.

The Covington City Council has once again summoned the company, this time to its Sept. 8 council meeting to discuss a failure to maintain an adequate supply of Jet A fuel.

September 01, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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