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Smith Receives Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Finance Director Randy Smith received a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The certificate was presented to Smith ...

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


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


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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


Pizza lady robbed at gunpoint by 3

Authorities are looking for three young men who robbed a pizza delivery woman at gunpoint Wednesday night.

June 13, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Water authority, Covington to increase water rates

As the county increases its wholesale water rates, its customers, the city of Covington and the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority, are raising their rates too.

June 11, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Homecoming celebration held for troops

Handshakes, hugs and a few tears greeted the dozens of Covington-based National Guard troops who triumphantly returned home after a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

June 06, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


B Company welcomed home locally

The grandfather of Covington's Bravo Company is retiring after a combined 37 years in the armed services.

June 06, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Local residents set to Paddle Georgia

Covington residents Tonya and Taylor Bechtler, Kelly Harbac and Carol Winters are set to paddle 82 miles this summer as part of Georgia River Network's Paddle Georgia 2010 on Northeast Georgia's Broad and Savannah rivers.

June 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Chamber to host health care forum

On June 29 Ryan Mahoney, director of public policy for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, will speak to Newton County businesses on the impact of the federal health care reform bill and how it affects them as employers and their employees; including the timeline for implementation, the changes in coverage and compliance, and how the cost will be covered through penalties and taxation.

June 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Rec budget deficit could lead to higher youth sports fees

With three new facilities set to open in FY2011 and a 5 percent budget cut courtesy of the county, the Newton County Recreation Commission is considering raising fees $10 to $25 for all of its youth sports programs.

June 04, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Henderson battery case to move forward

The request to dismiss battery charges against District 4 county commissioner J.C. Henderson was denied Wednesday by Newton County Magistrate Court Judge Kim Degonia, sending the case to superior court.

June 03, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Washington Street officials to run NHCC

The Nelson Heights Community Center is expected to officially open in August and will be run by the officials at the Washington Street Community Center.

June 02, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Turner Lake Road Detour

Below is a map of the official detour that will be implemented once construction starts on the Turner Lake Road roundabout on June 9.

June 02, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Turner Lake Road to close for roundabout construction

Turner Lake Road will be closed June 9 for up to six months for construction of the long-awaited roundabout project, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation press release.
The official detour will use Washington Street/Ga. Highway 81, West Street and Clark Street. The detour will be signed and advance warning signs and barricades will be located at intersections prior to the closure.
Portions of Turner Lake Road will remain accessible from Ga. Highway 81 up to Brown Bridge Road and from Old Clark Street to U.S. Highway 278.
Turner Lake Complex will still be able to be ...

May 27, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Turner Lake Road to close for up to 180 days for roundabout construction

Turner Lake Road will be closed June 9 for up to six months, for construction of the long-awaited roundabout project, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation press release.

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Fire guts inside of RaceWay on Hwy 278

Around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday the Covington Fire Department responded to a fire at the RaceWay gas station on U.S. Highway 278 near Bojangles.

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


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