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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


Property values down, rates stay same

Local churches have handed out around 2,500 sack lunches to needy families as part of the Sack Lunch Saturday program, which started in February.

June 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Plane goes down near the Yellow River

A single engine plane went down between Porterdale and the Yellow River at approximately 2:33 p.m. The occupants were from Virginia and were transported to the hospital for treatment.

June 24, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Newton library booked solid this summer

Beginning on July 11, the Newton County Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. "We're glad to be back, and hope you will be too!" said Wendy Harrington, administrative assistant for th libray. "To 'kick-off' our Saturdays, we'll have a couple of new things for our patrons"

June 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Youths arrested in hotel for drug use

Officers were called to Alcovy Road in the early morning hours of June 18, after several patrons of America's Best Family Inn complained to employees about men doing drugs in their hotel room.

June 21, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Go directly to jail!

Hoping to make bail: Teri Harris Joiner, President of Jimmy Harris Trucking Inc. was "locked up" June 18 by the Conyers Police Department for a Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser. She was locked up at the Whistle Post Tavern in Conyers until she met her goal of $2,400 for MDA.

June 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


NMC partners with CMS to improve care

One in five Medicare patients who leave the hospital today will be re-admitted within 30 days according to a national study by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

June 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


A close knit group

Experienced hands: In honor of World Wide Knitting Day Saturday, a group of knitters gathered on the Covington square from 10 a.m. until noon. They created a circle of lawn chairs in the shade of the giant magnolia trees to avoid the intense June heat. The group meets Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Town Center Breads Coffee House, 4171 Raphael Street, Covington. Childcare is not offered and crocheters are also welcome.

June 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


City council divided over budget items

The Covington City Council approved the 2009-2010 budget, but Councilman Keith Dalton voted against approving the budget because he disagreed with pay raises to the mayor and council and the addition of two new city employees.

June 17, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


4 charged in local's murder

Four people have been arrested and charged in connection of the murder of Conyers landscaper Timothy Clements, whose body was found, wrapped in some type of material in Snapping Shoals Creek Friday afternoon.

June 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Restaurant owners speak out against low health grades

Several new and established restaurants in Newton County have been receiving failing restaurant inspection grades, and they say they're being unfairly treated by the local health inspectors.

June 16, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Four arrested in death of Timothy Clements

Four people have been arrested and charged in the death of 53-year-old Timothy Clements, two adult men, one adult female and one juvenile female.

June 16, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Clements' truck located

Timothy Clements' truck has been located off Evans Mill Road in DeKalb County. The vehicle, along with suspect 22-year-old Pablo Maldonado's vehicle, will be processed for evidence at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

June 15, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


One arrest made in Clements murder

Authorities have made one arrest in the murder of 53-year-old Timothy Clements of Conyers whose body was found wrapped in material in Snapping Shoals Creek Friday afternoon.

June 15, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Theatre, music and art

Forget sitting in front of the TV! These young artists and performers at the Oxford College Creative Kids Camp are stretching their brains this summer.

June 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Dead body found in creek

A fisherman enjoying a summer afternoon at Snapping Shoals Creek stumbled upon more than just fish Friday afternoon. According to Newton County Sheriff's Office 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell, he also stumbled upon a body.

June 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


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