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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


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


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Archive By Section - Covington


Benton House hosts beauty pageant

Benton House of Covington Senior Living Community hosted the First Annual Ms Benton House Pageant on Mother's Day weekend. "Moby" from 106.1 WNGC Radio (Moby In The Morning) was Master of Ceremonies. Entertainment was provided by Bobby Don Bloodworth and his Go-Pher Broke Band. Michelle Tomlin sang a beautiful solo.

May 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


FUMC pays shelter’s $5,000 utility deposit

In March, the Covington First United Methodist Church paid the $5,000 utility deposit owed to the City of Covington by the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter, said Rev. Clara Lett.

May 23, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Main Street will not get more money

After nearly a month of back and forth, the city council formally voted, unanimously, Thursday night to not raise Main Street Director Josephine Kelly's salary nor add part-time help.

At a special called meeting, City Manager Steve Horton informed the council that the Main Street Covington Board of Directors had never officially voted to approve a raise, nor an extra position, and that the county was not going to be able to fund its 50 percent share of either.

May 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington City Council briefs - May 19

Water and sewer rate increase

May 19, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Council consensus to up Main Street funding

The Main Street Covington program is going to be expanding, and the consensus of the Covington City Council is that Director Josephine Kelly deserves a 5 percent raise.

May 12, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Churches join to make an impact on community

It was warm Saturday at First United Methodist Church's Change the World, Impact The Community Day, but Jeff Martin was cold for a good portion of it. The minister of youth at First Baptist had the pleasure of manning the dunk tank and he took the plunge several times – whether the children around him actually hit the mark or not.

May 09, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


BOC to purchase NSP park land

One year after Newton County first decided to help revitalize Fairview Estates, the county has finally put its name on a contract to purchase 12.1 acres from SunTrust Bank to build a public park.

May 07, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


A summer of sound

May Concerts on the square, sponsored by United Bank, will be held on Thursdays at noon.

May 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


City no longer to pick up furniture for free

The City of Covington is planning no longer to pick up furniture and other items that are left out on the side of the road, in an effort to save money.

May 05, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


CPD donates to Washington Street Community Center kid’s programs

With the D.A.R.E. program no longer operating, the Covington Police Department wanted to find an alternate way to help children in the community. On Friday, the CPD Chief Stacey Cotton presented a $9,332 check to the Washington Street Community to help support the numerous children's tutoring and enrichment programs provided by the center.

April 25, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Shredded

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April 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington to not pursue railroad purchase

The City of Covington will not purchase the Norfolk Southern railroad. The council voted 5-1 to end any city involvement in the purchase of the railroad. Councilwoman Janet Goodman was the only member opposed.

April 19, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Marshall learns about 2050 build-out plan

U.S. Representative Jim Marshall (D-GA) applauded Newton County's plan to control future growth, but he told local leaders not to expect much help from the federal government.

April 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City annexes and rezones industrial property

A controversial piece of vacant property, 167 acres located northeast of SKC off Hazelbrand Road, was annexed by the city of Covington Monday night and rezoned from county agricultural residential to city heavy industrial. The council voted 3-2 in favor of the annexation and rezoning, with councilwomen Janet Goodman and Hawnethia Williams opposed, and Councilman Mike Whatley absent.

April 09, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Chamber hires president

The local chamber of commerce hired area businessman Hunter Hall to be its new president, but it's still searching for a big-time economic development leader.

April 09, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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