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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

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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

City plans to change pension plan

The City of Covington has several important issues on its plate, including switching away from its defined-benefit retirement plan, possibly grooming a future replacement for City Manager Steve Horton and its future participation in the Leadership Collaborative.

September 01, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Annual Fuzz Run to be held Sept. 11

The Covington Police Department is on the look-out once again, but instead of searching for rule breakers, they are looking for record breakers for the 27th annual Fuzz Run.

September 01, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Covington council has honest discussion about diversity

The City of Covington is taking steps to increase diversity in both its work force and list of contractors, following a candid discussion at the city council's strategic planning retreat, spurred by Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams' concerns.

The city will post job openings and project bids in non-traditional locations, including community centers, churches and post-secondary schools, according to City Manager Steve Horton who discussed the matter with Personnel Director Ronnie Cowan after Monday's session.

August 31, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

NHCC has grand opening

The Nelson Heights Community Center was packed to the brim Sunday afternoon, showing just how many people had played a part in bringing the project to life during the past decade.

Representatives from the Newton County Board of Commissioners, Newton Recreation Commission, City of Covington, Washington Street Community Center and other groups attended to celebrate the grand opening of a center they hope will help revitalize the Nelson Heights and Green Acres neighborhoods.

August 30, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Covington council continues strategic planning process

The City of Covington's staff has completed many of the goals previously set by the city council, but council members said they still had trouble communicating with each other, particularly during controversial issues.

August 29, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Local runner wins Junior Olympic event

Antwonette Thomas is a two-time AAU Junior Olympic National Champion in track and field. Thomas is a long running captain of the Track Phi Elite track club, which is based in Lithonia. The 11-year-old Thomas runs the 800m, 1500m and 3000m runs and has collected several state, region and national medals in her events.

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington

City receives tree planting grant

City of Covington officials thankfully received a $6,000 tree planting grant from the Upper Ocmulgee River and Chestatee Chattahoochee Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) councils. The grant funds will be used to plant trees in City Pond Park. This project has many benefits to the local community. The grant funding source comes from the American Recovery and Re-investment Act. This project will stimulate local green jobs by purchasing trees from local private nurseries and employing private landscape contractors to plant and maintain the trees for three years.

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | 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

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