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The Covington City Council will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. The council is scheduled to discuss bids, an agreement for engineering services and the replacement of fuel tanks. To see the agenda, click on the attached PDF.
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I really enjoy looking back at yesteryear. This is the reason you will find me poking around at various antique stores on the weekends.
As part of his efforts to make Covington more attractive to new residents and tourists, Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to see the town clean itself up and do a better job of marketing itself.
Even if Mother Nature doesn't know it is Spring! Just ask Elgin Childress of Covington he who says "spring means golf." Elgin dressed in a long sleeve shirt topped with a flees hoodie ignores the brisk wind and below fifty degree temps to practice his swing at The Oaks Golf Course located on Brown Bridge Rd in Covington.
Downtown Covington could become the next Christmas lights extravaganza destination if some local business owners can convince the city council to invest in the project.
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston rolled out a three-point plan at Monday night's Covington City Council meeting to attract new residents, put existing residents to work and attract more retail stores to the city.
A pilot for a new paranormal-themed ABC drama will be filming in Covington later this week, as the iconic downtown square has attracted yet another production.
Girl power: Local Girl Scouts, Alcovy Service Unit Brownie Troop No. 27554, donated $1,000 worth of food, purchased with the proceeds from the sale of Girl Scout Cookies, to the Covington Community Food Pantry. For more information on how to help the Food Pantry, call (770) 784-0037.
Charles Wilborn said he wants to be involved in bettering his city in every way possible, so he's once again running for Covington City Council.
Covington Fire Chief Don T. Floyd was awarded the professional designation of Chief Fire Officer after completing the required assessments. The Commission on Professional Credentialing met on March 9 to confer officially the re-designation on Floyd, who is only one of 630 CFO's worldwide.
The economic recession hit the county's budget hard earlier this spring and now the City of Covington is feeling the effects of the downturn. The city cut its fiscal year 2009 budget by more than $14 million to account for lower than expected revenues over the past several months. Monday, the city council voted to approve the amended budget, which accounted for a revenue shortfall of $11 million. City Manager Steve Horton said lower than ...
Chris Smith, the co-owner of Newton Electric Supply, announced Monday that he will run for the Covington City Council East District seat.
Over the next two months the Newton County Board of Commissioners will have to work with every county department to pinch pennies and cut the projected fiscal year 2010 budget by $8.6 million.
The City of Covington received a $50,000 reimbursement grant from the state to continue its efforts to beautify the city's entrance off the Interstate 20.
An Alzheimer patient's self-professed caregiver was arrested March 14 after Covington police officers reportedly found her to be intoxicated while driving - with her patient.
The University of Georgia Metropolitan Design Studio brings Georgia landscape architecture students to Newton County to study and redesign parts of the county. This year the students focused on two areas: the downtown Covington government district and the Almon Road corridor.
A preacher at Calvary Baptist Church was arrested Thursday and charged with identity theft after allegedly preying upon his congregation.
The city council accepted a $57,505 bid from Corus360 for the necessary hardware and software to effectively run the city's upcoming Web site. The bid was cheaper than the deal the city could get with its government discount, City Systems Information Manager Bobby Johnson said. Thoughtbridge, the company hired to build the city's Web site, will begin meeting with various city department's on Monday to determine each departments requirements for the Web site. <p ...
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to a home late Monday night when a resident called about a man screaming outside her home on Ga. Highway 36.
Covington is preparing to buy more base power for 2010 through 2015 to last the city until the new nuclear units at Plant Vogtle are in operation. Monday, City Utility Director Bill Meecham recommended the city buy another 5 megawatts of base power from the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia and 5 megawatts of base power from the city of Marietta. Covington is exploring the long-term power deal so that the city would no longer ...
When Operation Sandbox called for donations of cookies, the Girl Scouts and the public responded overwhelmingly with 10,000 boxes, delivered to the Covington National Guard Armory on Wednesday. Girl Scouts went door-to-door and allowed people not only to buy a box for a soldier, but also to donate any amount of money they could to go toward a box of cookies. According to Virginia Pearson of Operation Sandbox, Girl Scout cookies are one of ...
No one opposed raising Covington's hotel/motel tax from 5 percent to 8 percent at Monday's 6 p.m. public meeting at City Hall. Several city and county officials attended the meeting and everyone who spoke - volunteer tourism board member Maurice Carter, District 1 Commissioner Mort Ewing and Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce President John Boothby - all spoke in favor of the tax increase citing the economic benefits it would bring to the city ...