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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


IDA approves Three Ring Studios bond resolution

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Industrial Development Authority (NCIDA) voted to approve a resolution to issue $106,700,000 in industrial revenue bonds for the ...

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Covington


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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


Covington Branch Library to close Mondays after July 1

Because the Newton County Library System lost $90,717 in funding from the county and an additional $8,900 from the state, the Covington branch will be closed on Mondays beginning July 1.

The Newton County Library Board of Trustees voted to reduce hours at the Covington Branch Library by closing the facility on Mondays, which will results in some utility savings. The money saved by not having to heat or cool the building on those days will cover part of the budget shortfall.

June 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Hot summer nights on the Covington Square

With the summer already in boiling temperatures, basking in a smoldering live concert seems quite appropriate. Last Friday, Arts Association in Newton County and co-sponsor Main Street Covington began their annual summer concert series on the square in downtown Covington.

June 16, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Covington


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