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Council approves rezoning for new grocery store

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington is set to be the home of one of Europe's largest grocery chains after the Covington City Council ...

April 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Cemetery relocation application withdrawn

COVINGTON, Ga. - Philip A. Johnson, an attorney representing Guardian Angel Assisted Living and Memory Care, LLC, withdrew the assisted living facility's application to relocate ...

April 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington council to host Town Hall Meeting

COVINGTON – Ga. – The Covington City Council will host a Town Hall Meeting next Thursday.

April 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington unveils new city logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – After an extensive process, the City of Covington unveiled its new logo Monday night, designed to depict the city's goal of being ...

April 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington announces the Main Street On-Bill Finance Program for Natural Gas Appliances

Covington, Ga - Monday, the City of Covington announced the availability of the Main Street Finance Program for residential natural gas appliances, enabling qualified customers to ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Severe weather causes sewage spill in city

The severe weather brought down trees across the county, but it also caused a power surge at one of the city's sewage lift stations ...

April 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City denies cemetery relocation

COVINGTON, Ga. -The Covington City Council denied the relocation of an unmarked cemetery in a 3-2 vote Monday night. Developers of the property plan to ...

April 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Pictures of Progress: Sigma Logistics breaks ground in Covington

Sigma Logistics conducted a groundbreaking ceremony March 21 for its new facility off of Bob Williams Pkwy in Covington. Pictured from left are: Chamber President ...

April 02, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington to move forward with city marshals

Covington City Manager Leigh Anne Knight has been given the green light to move ahead with implementing the Covington City Marshal positions after a majority ...

April 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Morris resigns as city utilities director

The City of Covington will be looking for a new utilities director after Tim Morris turned in his resignation to Covington City Manager Leigh Anne ...

March 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington considers city marshal positions

The City of Covington will meet Monday night to discuss the specifics of possibly adding two City Marshals for code enforcement in the city limits.

March 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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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


Mayor Carter receives certificate of recognition

Covington Mayor Kimberly Carter received the prestigious Certificate of Recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's 77th Annual Convention in Savannah on June 28.

July 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington to consider bow hunting in city limits

Local residents are asking the Covington City Council to allow them to use hunting bows within the city limits in order to control a deer population that is damaging vegetation and causing car accidents.

July 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Farewell to the faces of Covington

For more than 20 years, Doug Banks, Debbie Dial and Mary Vosyka have been the face of Covington to many residents and business owners. The three long-time city employees were the go-to people for anyone starting a new business or building a new home.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


New Rotary officers

Changing of the guard: Bob Stafford, a local businessman, takes over the reins of the Covington Rotary Club. Stafford, a long time Rotarian, takes over for Alice Queen, publisher of the Newton/Rockdale Citizen. Also serving this year are Wayne Pugh, secretary, Paul Courchaine, treasurer, Brook Collins, president-elect, and directors at large Jody Carver and Greg Pope. Other directors are Club Administration Director Thomas Kephart, Membership Director Doug Bolton, Service Director Chris Jueschke, Club Public Relations Director T. Pat Cavanaugh and Rotary Foundation Director Mike Lassiter.

July 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Jubilant judge

Courthouse celebration: Judge Ken Wynne was sworn in by Gov. Sonny Perdue Tuesday. Clockwise from top left: Wynne greeted dozens of local residents at a reception in his honor at the Newton County Judicial Center Friday. Wynne's colleagues wrote messages on a cartoon image of him drawn by a GBI investigator. A name plate sits atop a desk in the judge's new office. Layla Zon, left, will take Wynne's spot as district attorney.

July 04, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Covington


Two men arrested for fighting at Wal-Mart

Two men were arrested Friday night after engaging in a fist fight at Wal-Mart.

July 04, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Sleeping woman with drugs wakes up to arrest

A woman slumped over the steering wheel of her vehicle Wednesday morning caught the eye of concerned citizens who called for assistance from law enforcement.

July 04, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Star-spangled

Celebrating independence: Locals flocked to the Covington square Saturday afternoon for musical performances and a car show. The Biggers began the evening of music at 4 p.m. To see photos from this and other holiday events, visit CovNews.mycapture.com.

July 04, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Part of Covington named Opportunity Zone

Business owners in Covington's downtown business district and Washington Street commercial corridor will be able to save on their income taxes if they hire two or more workers, and follow a few other steps.

Those two sections of town were recently named opportunity zones by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, according to a June 29 letter addressed to Mayor Kim Carter.

June 30, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Local Vampire Diaries fan to offer guided tours of film sites

As the Vampire Diaries cast and crew returns to Covington and is set to begin filming in July, local Molly Bachtel is offering fans a chance to relive the first season in real life.

June 25, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Restored to glory

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Douglas DC-3, an aircraft that revolutionized modern air travel. According to various sources, the DC-3 was significant to aviation history due its speed, range and capacity. It was widely used during World War II and later converted for commercial flying. Many DC-3s are still in active use to this day.

June 25, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Covington


Picasso’s Playhouse

With summer officially underway, children seeking an outlet for their artistic abilities and curiosities can find it at Picasso's Playhouse, located at 5176 Newton Drive.

June 23, 2010 | By Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Covington


Summer Camps at Southern Heartland Art Gallery

There was plenty of fun to be had at Southern Heartland Art Gallery's summer art camp. Reader Terry Godfrey submitted these photos.

June 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington audit reveals no flaws

As the city council prepares to approve its FY 2011 budget on Monday, city officials can have extra confidence in the finance department after the FY2009 financial audit came back with no findings.

June 20, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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