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Chamber still seeking Main Street head

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is on its second search this year to try and find the next director for Main Street Covington – after its first two finalists backed out for personal reasons in late February/early March – and chamber president Hunter Hall is confident one of the remaining two finalists will work out.

April 22, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Gazebo, square plan voted down by council

The proposed Covington gazebo is a no go.

April 21, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington agrees with restroom contractor for $121,760

The Covington City Council moved on two agenda items to help the city's recreational and tourism future during its council meeting Monday.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Police show off driving force

Dozens of police cars drove out of Bob Williams Parkway Monday showing off the Covington Police Department's new fleet.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Gazebo idea to go to committee

The Covington City Council is not yet ready to move forward on adding a gazebo to the city's square park.

April 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Concerts on the Square lineup named

The Arts Association of Newton County has announced its lineup for the spring sessions of Concerts on the Square.

April 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Man threatens wife while police listen in

Covington police responded to a complaint of harassing calls, concerning a woman stating her husband threatened to kill her on Monday.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington Crime Briefs - March 19

Covington police apprehended a fleeing suspect Saturday night after pulling over a speeding vehicle early in the morning.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Gazebo on square could cost $55K

The gazebo Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to see placed on the Covington square could cost $55,000, but some Covington City Council members want more information, including seeing the gazebo's footprint physically marked out on the square, before moving forward.

March 17, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Chamber to test out tourism trolley

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is giving a trial run to a trolley that would be used by businesses and during special events to promote tourism.

March 08, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City tackling big water, drainage projects

The Covington City Council took some steps Monday to tackle some major water projects around town, including replacing 100-year-old water pipes and fixing some flooding issues in city neighborhoods.

March 04, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Meeting to address Main Street transition

Main Street Covington's transition to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is complete, but some downtown business owners still have questions about how the program will work moving forward.

February 25, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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Archive By Section - Covington


'A dream come true'

"This is a dream come true," said Pastor Clara Lett Saturday morning, when the community's homeless shelter celebrated its grand opening after more than eight years of struggle to finally open.

July 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Local girls travel to national NAACP convention

A few members of the Newton County chapter of NAACP Youth received the gift of a lifetime when local businesses and individuals donated the funds for the girls to attend the celebration of 100 years of bold dreams and big victories in New York.

July 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Domestic dispute lands 2 in jail

Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to an apartment in the Magnolia Heights complex in the early morning hours of July 22 when a concerned citizen alerted them to a domestic disturbance.

July 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Williams earns achievement for studies

Mayor Pro Tem Hawnethia Williams was a teacher for 33 years and was used to learning and teaching in a structured environment, but when she entered politics she discovered there wasn't anybody waiting with a helping hand.

July 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Bond denied for accused murderer

Bond was denied Thursday morning for 30-year-old Larry Grison Jr who has been charged in the shooting death of Calvin Kentrell Banks.

July 24, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Hazmat teams stay sharp

The Newton County Emergency Medical Services and Paramedics were busy training Thursday. The team had their HAZMAT gear and tent set up in front of the EMS Department, located behind Newton Medical Center.

July 24, 2009 | Molly Lundy | Covington


BOC chooses Fairview for rehabilitation

Newton County finally selected its partners for the Neighborhood Stabilization Plan, and the county's process is going to be quite a bit more complex than Covington's.

July 24, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Worker from Caldwell & Cowan receives award

Don F. Campbell, CFSP, of Covington, employee of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, has recently qualified for recertification of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

July 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Homegrown help

It's good to get a little dirt under you fingernails.

July 17, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Covington


Carl Smith Jr. a hard-working man

Carl Smith Jr. was generous. He was generous with his time, his money and his kindness. Smith died on Monday, but throughout his 96 years in Covington, he touched many lives; whether he was secretly donating money to a family in need, donating his time to make repairs at a friend's home or his church or sharing his wealth of knowledge and love with his family.

July 17, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


One call nets two different arrests

A call for assistance ended in two arrests. A young man was arrested for outstanding warrants but not before a fight with his mother.

July 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Air Methods moves helicopter base to Conyers

Air Methods, the world's largest air medical provider, moved its Covington helicopter base to Conyers Sunday to save money and increase efficiency.

July 15, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Ashes to Ashes: 'Self-absorbed killer'

This week, The News begins a weekly series looking at what has become of those convicted of murder in Newton County and touching base with the victims' loved ones. The cases span nearly four decades. Information was gathered from the archives of The News and records from the Newton County Clerk of Courts office as well as through interviews and written correspondence with involved parties.

July 15, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Reader of the pack

Riding for a good cause: Many members of the Juvenile Court of Newton County participated in the for Ride for Reading on Saturday, July 11, to benefit The Learning Center in Oxford. The ride began at 10 a.m. at the Martin's Crossing Shopping Center and ended at 11:30 a.m. at Jimbo's Grill at the Mill in Porterdale. All proceeds from rider registration went to The Learning Center. The ride was escorted by the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

July 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Highway 36 to be resurfaced in downtown

The Georgia Department of Transportation will be milling down and resurfacing the part of Highway 36 that runs through Covington, including the section around the square. In preparation for that milling, the city must lower its manholes and water and gas valves.

July 12, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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