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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 work session Monday evening.

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


City unveils full plan for square

Covington took another step toward adding a gazebo to the square Tuesday, but the city also unveiled a full landscaping plan that reinvents areas of the square.

February 19, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City's CNG fueling facility is ready to go

Covington has made history, becoming the first city in Georgia to open a publicly-available compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility.

February 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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Body found in creek

A body was found in a creek off Ga. Highway 212 Friday afternoon wrapped in some sort of material. It has been sent to the state crime lab for analysis.

June 13, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Thieving trio steal potted plants

Three people were arrested Saturday evening after Kroger shoppers noticed their attempt at beautification didn't seem to come with a receipt.

June 10, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Bloody man found in driveway, women fight over boyfriend

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to assist EMS after they found an intoxicated man lying in the road and bleeding profusely from the head.

June 05, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Thornton convicted on all counts

After nearly five hours of deliberation, the jury conviced 26-year-old Courtney Thornton to life in prison for the the shooting death of Dennis Rogers on Jan. 1, 2008. He was also sentenced to an additional 40 years for other crimes commited during that incident.

June 04, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Thornton '08 murder trial begins

After more than a year, the trail against Courtney C. Thornton began Tuesday morning with Judge Eugene Benton presiding. Thornton, 26, is accused of shooting 39-year-old Dennis Rogers in the back of the head.

June 03, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Web Exclusive: SIU busts three at flea market for selling counterfeit goods

Two men were arrested by investigators from the Special Investigation Unit Thursday and charged with trafficking in counterfeit merchandise for allegedly selling counterfeit goods out of booths at America's Flea Market on Salem Road. Both had been arrested previously for the same charges.

June 01, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Arrest made in gas station burglaries

On March 11, the Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to and investigated a burglary at the BP gas station located at 3501 Salem Road. Responding deputies and NCSO investigators were able to obtain store video which showed a black male in a silver vehicle make entry into the store.

May 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


2 teachers caught smoking marijuana

Two Newton County special education teachers were arrested for possession of marijuana after an off-duty officer reportedly saw the duo using drugs last Friday in a vehicle parked in the Covington Corners parking lot after they left school following field day activities.

May 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Board reaches consensus on budget

The citizens and county employees who had filled the Newton County Historic Courthouse broke out in applause Wednesday night after Chairman Kathy Morgan announced that the Newton County Board of Commissioners had reached a consensus on a budget for next year.

May 29, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Jovial drunk asks officer permission to pass gas

 A woman driving a vehicle with her 9-year-old daughter inside was arrested Friday evening for DUI.

May 27, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Increased rates coming for utilities

Covington residents will pay higher natural gas rates, water rates and garbage collection fees beginning July 1. The city council approved the second and final reading for all three increases Monday.

May 24, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


BOC at impasse over FY10 budget; Henderson to hold public meeting Saturday

Update, May 22, 12:52 p.m.

May 22, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Student’s poster wins in state

Ashley Simmons, a third grade student at Heard-Mixon, won first place in the state in the Drug Awareness Poster Contest for students from third to fifth grade sponsored nationally by the Elks and Elkadettes and locally by the Covington Elks and Elkadettes. She received a check for $50 from the Northeast District Elks and Georgia Elks Auxiliary. She also received a $100 check for placing first in the state of Georgia. The contest takes place annually in the fall, and her entry competed this spring with those of students around the state. Simmons is in Ms. Harris's class at ...

May 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Sheriff’s Office implements new shift rotation

On April 26, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown implemented a new 12 hour shift rotation system for the Uniformed Patrol Division of the Sheriff's Office. During the first quarter of this year alone (Jan. 1-March 31), Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies have answered over 15,000 documented calls for service. Under the old shift rotation system, deputies were working extra days, long hours and a lot of overtime to cover the necessary demands of the NCSO Patrol Division. Brown said that deputies under the antiquated shift rotation system would have to work every six weeks before they had ...

May 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Mr. Galloway goes to Washington

Newton County Farm Bureau President and Georgia Farm Bureau Middle Georgia Vice President Brent Galloway recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with other Georgia Farm Bureau members to meet with Georgia's congressional delegation to discuss agriculture issues.

May 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


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