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Official: TDRs could preserve eastern Newton

One of the integral and most controversial parts of the 200-page 2050 Plan to zone the county to keep up with the growth officials expect is its section on "transferrable development rights." It's designed to help residents of the eastern side of Newton County financially benefit from the possible down-zoning of their rural properties.

July 19, 2014 | Robert Dewig | Covington


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


Council Notebook: Legion Park plans questioned

Floyd Street resident Hugh Burnett presented the Covington City Council Monday with a list of questions he and his neighbors would like to see answered before the city begins work to turn Legion Field into a public park and event space.

May 23, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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City of Covington revamps Web site

Covington launched its new Web site on June 15 and users will find the site to be more informative, interactive and helpful, even though the name, cityofcovington.org, has stayed the same. Mayor Kim Carter said the feedback has been totally positive and she's excited about how the site will benefit the city.

June 28, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Local churches feed hungry through sack lunch program

Local churches have handed out around 2,500 sack lunches to needy families as part of the Sack Lunch Saturday program, which started in February.

June 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Crowe arraigned for homicide

While members of the victim's family looked on, 28-year-old Christina Crowe stood before Judge Horace Johnson Jr., and was formally charged in the death of 7-year-old Bobby Joe Couch Thursday morning.

June 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Property values down, rates stay same

Local churches have handed out around 2,500 sack lunches to needy families as part of the Sack Lunch Saturday program, which started in February.

June 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Plane goes down near the Yellow River

A single engine plane went down between Porterdale and the Yellow River at approximately 2:33 p.m. The occupants were from Virginia and were transported to the hospital for treatment.

June 24, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Newton library booked solid this summer

Beginning on July 11, the Newton County Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. "We're glad to be back, and hope you will be too!" said Wendy Harrington, administrative assistant for th libray. "To 'kick-off' our Saturdays, we'll have a couple of new things for our patrons"

June 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Youths arrested in hotel for drug use

Officers were called to Alcovy Road in the early morning hours of June 18, after several patrons of America's Best Family Inn complained to employees about men doing drugs in their hotel room.

June 21, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Go directly to jail!

Hoping to make bail: Teri Harris Joiner, President of Jimmy Harris Trucking Inc. was "locked up" June 18 by the Conyers Police Department for a Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser. She was locked up at the Whistle Post Tavern in Conyers until she met her goal of $2,400 for MDA.

June 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


NMC partners with CMS to improve care

One in five Medicare patients who leave the hospital today will be re-admitted within 30 days according to a national study by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

June 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


A close knit group

Experienced hands: In honor of World Wide Knitting Day Saturday, a group of knitters gathered on the Covington square from 10 a.m. until noon. They created a circle of lawn chairs in the shade of the giant magnolia trees to avoid the intense June heat. The group meets Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Town Center Breads Coffee House, 4171 Raphael Street, Covington. Childcare is not offered and crocheters are also welcome.

June 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


City council divided over budget items

The Covington City Council approved the 2009-2010 budget, but Councilman Keith Dalton voted against approving the budget because he disagreed with pay raises to the mayor and council and the addition of two new city employees.

June 17, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


4 charged in local's murder

Four people have been arrested and charged in connection of the murder of Conyers landscaper Timothy Clements, whose body was found, wrapped in some type of material in Snapping Shoals Creek Friday afternoon.

June 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Restaurant owners speak out against low health grades

Several new and established restaurants in Newton County have been receiving failing restaurant inspection grades, and they say they're being unfairly treated by the local health inspectors.

June 16, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Four arrested in death of Timothy Clements

Four people have been arrested and charged in the death of 53-year-old Timothy Clements, two adult men, one adult female and one juvenile female.

June 16, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Clements' truck located

Timothy Clements' truck has been located off Evans Mill Road in DeKalb County. The vehicle, along with suspect 22-year-old Pablo Maldonado's vehicle, will be processed for evidence at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

June 15, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


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