This week "Through the Camera" Peaches, Airplanes & Automobiles.
Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Ronnie Johnston
Given all of the recent discussion about the future of the Main Street Covington program and its possible move under the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston has set up a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Friday at The Center, 2104 Washington St., Covington.
The city of Covington will have several road closures around the square this summer as the events schedules ramps up along with the heat.
The car show planned for 10 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday, May 19) on the square has been canceled because of weather, according to an email from Main Street Covington Director Josephine Kelly.
Covington's population and the number of people needing help from the police are growing, even if the police force isn't because of a string of tight budgets in recent years.
The Covington Police Department donated $2,000 from its "Police Who Care" fund to the Newton County Special Olympics Program.
The Covington City Council moved forward Monday with plans to convert Legion Field into a public park that could host big concerts and events.
The Covington City Council approved its first small business incentive package Monday night, only a few weeks after the mayor first proposed the idea.
Covington is in the best financial shape of any local government - thanks in large part to revenue from electric and gas sales - but it still has a tight budget. And while employees want to undertake new projects to improve operations, the council seems more inclined to give some money back to citizens through a small property tax cut.
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Covington resident Linda Goines won $34,730 a 2012 Cadillac CTS sedan after playing the instant ticket game Cadillac Riches from the Georgia lottery.
This weekend, join Alice and the gang for tea and mischief in Wonderland as the Covington Region Ballet performs their version of "Alice in Wonderland" at Porter Hall at Newton County High School.
With one of the highest foreclosure rates in the region, Newton County and Covington code enforcement offices are kept busy with complaints about vacant homes and the warmer weather only increases issues.
A Ray of Hope Animal Rescue, has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on Petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site currently has more than 359,000 homeless pets listed, and it is updated continuously.
People looking for some lunchtime entertainment and a special deal on food can look forward to the kick off of the May Concert Series on the square at noon, Thursday with the Newton High School Band and Newton County Honor Band performing. In addition to the concerts, which will take place every Thursday, Main Street Covington Director Josephine Kelly said local eateries will be having special offers to encouraging attendees to buy lunch downtown in ...
Former Municipal Court Judge David Strickland believes the city of Covington should conduct a full forensic audit of former probation company East Georgia Correctional Services because of the company's incomplete record keeping.
Downtown Covington hosted its second annual Spring Fling yesterday evening. Food vendors lined the square's sidewalks offering event goers a wide array of food selections, while others chose to put their artistic skills to the test at Covington's inaugural Community Paint Out & Party. Participating food purveyors included: Bradley's BBQ, Spires Interiors & Gifts, Amici Covington, Ramsey Produce, Plain Nuts & Catering, Treasure Thai Cuisine, Square Perk Café, Scoops and Freeman's Low County Fish Camp. ...
Volunteers with Kohl's in Conyers, led by local resident Donna Sneed, are hoping to beautify the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter on Turner Lake Circle on April 26.
Local black officials held the seventh annual commemoration of Black Easter Sunday on the square. Elected officials and other community leaders spoke about events past and present, as all remembered the civil rights march of 1970 in Covington.
Covington resident Timothy Lee Carithers was killed early this morning after he was struck by vehicle on U.S. Highway 278.
On June 18, 2012, the Covington Lions Club will celebrate its 60th anniversary serving the citizens of Newton County. There will be more releases and maybe a celebration on that day. But first the club is inviting people to its third fundraiser this year-its 40th Annual Chicken BBQ on Wednesday, April 11, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Academy Springs Park Pavilion on Conyers Street.
The numbers keep growing in the most recent rash of entering autos in the city, and as police investigate the thefts, they urge residents to take extra precautions to make themselves harder targets for opportunistic thieves.
A rash of car break-ins in a concentrated area early Thursday morning has authorities on high alert in the city.
Free wireless internet access is now available on the square, courtesy of the city of Covington, as officials hope to provide a boost to business and activity in the area.
In another unexpected twist, Covington's probation services provider turned down the city's contract extension offer Monday, despite the fact a former employee had asked the council four weeks ago essentially to give the company another chance.