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Cemetery to relocate pending city approval

A cemetery will be relocating across the City of Covington, if approved by the Covington City Council Dec. 12, to make way for development.

December 02, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves adult day care center zoning request

The City of Covington will be home to its first adult day care center after a unanimous vote by the Covington City Council to approve ...

November 26, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington featured as backdrop in 2nd Dolly Parton special

The story of Dolly Parton returned to Covington for an all-new holiday sequel to the 2015 "Coat of Many Colors." "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle ...

November 26, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Burn ban implemented for the City of Covington

Residents in the city of Covington are now prohibited from all outdoor burning, after an announcement by the Covington Fire Department Tuesday.

November 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


City denies The Cork’s ordinance change request

In a 4-2 vote, the Covington City Council denied the ordinance change request from The Cork Boutique to allow ancillary tastings outside during tonight's ...

November 21, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Council questions ordinance change

The Covington City Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance change to allow The Cork Boutique to host alcohol tastings outside during its ...

November 17, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves outside drinking for downtown eatery

Patrons of Irish Bred Pub, located at 1115 Church St. in downtown Covington, will be able to enjoy alcoholic beverages outside the restaurant after a ...

November 07, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


McKelvey disappointed after motion clarification

Covington City Councilman Josh McKelvey was disappointed Tuesday night after Mayor Ronnie Johnston attempted to clarify action taken by the council at its previous meeting.

November 03, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City receives calls regarding proposed vinyl ban

The Covington City Council broached a list of discussion topics during its called work session Tuesday night that lasted nearly four hours.

November 01, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Downtown Covington brings the treats

The streets of downtown Covington were full Monday night for the Covington Police Department's Scare on the Square. Local emergency personnel and businesses provided ...

November 01, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington recognized for excellence in financial reporting

For the first time in its 194-year history, the City of Covington has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Financial Reporting by the Government ...

October 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


Aerators will help keep ponds at Academy Springs clean

When the Satsuki Garden Club began working on a pollinator garden at Academy Springs Park, it quickly became obvious that the two ponds on the ...

October 03, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


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Motion status in Pridgett case

The attorney for accused murderer Jamaal Marquez Pridgett requested that his signed Miranda waiver be suppressed because he was under the impression he had to sign the form in order to give his side of the story.

August 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


K-9 on cloud 9

The Newton County Sheriff's Office recently welcomed a new K-9 officer to its ranks, but with the addition of Chobe comes the retirement of 9-year-old Rin, a Belgian Malinois who has been working off and on with the NCSO for several years.

August 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


CRA has many plans to improve blighted areas

The newly formed Covington Redevelopment Authority had its first official meeting Thursday, and members were introduced to the kind of projects they could initiate in the future, like a downtown farmer's market, the downtown civic and conference center, a Dried Indian Creek park and improved housing in neighborhoods like Harristown.

August 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


A thrifty arrangement

Joe Lewis and his wife, Pastor Sheila Smith, have dedicated their lives to helping others. Whether it be those less fortunate then themselves that they serve through their ministry and thrift store, or the at-risk youth that come through their doors, sent there by the Department of Juvenile Justice.

August 23, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Nominees sought for 5th Alcovy judge

 Now that a new Georgia Supreme Court justice has been appointed, Gov. Sonny Perdue will finally get around to appointing a fifth judge to the local Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

August 23, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


CFD receives FEMA grant

 The Covington Fire Department recently received a grant of $51,082 as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

August 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Park construction moving forward

 Denny Dobbs Park continues to move toward completion, as C.P. Richards Construction Company was hired to be the project's general manager, for a cost of $819,500.

August 23, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


BOC delays deciding on final budget

The Board of Commissioners did not cut nearly $1 million from the county budget Tuesday night, because Chairman Kathy Morgan and the finance staff recommended that the county wait to see how much money came in through taxes and other revenues later this fiscal year before making any budget cuts or changes.

August 21, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Marshall would not vote for current reform

U.S. Congressman Jim Marshall does not support any of the five health reform proposals currently circulating through various levels of Congress, because none of them address what he sees as the major problem: America's path toward bankruptcy.

August 21, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Local GOP to host potential governors

Newton County residents will have a chance to meet and greet five of the Republican candidates for Governor at Monday's Newton County GOP Summer Bar-be-cue and fundraiser, at 6 p.m. in the Turner Lake Recreation Complex Ballroom.

August 21, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


CPD investigating firearm discharge during chase

A Covington Police Officer has been placed on paid leave pending a full review after he fired his service weapon when attempting to apprehend a man late Tuesday night.

According to CPD Detective Daniel Seals, it is standard procedure to place officers on paid leave pending a full review when they have to fire their weapon in the line of duty.

August 19, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Covington strives for energy efficiency

The federal government is paying to make residences and businesses more energy efficient and Covington may soon receive of some of that money.

Covington, along with other members of the Electric Cities of Georgia, cities which run their own utilities, are jointly applying for some of the $82 million that the stimulus package will provide to Georgia's State Energy Program. The SEP, run through the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority, provides money to local governments to either make government buildings more energy efficient or help residents and businesses make their buildings more efficient.

August 19, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


WB may send more shows to city

Warner Brothers is so pleased with how the CW pilot of "Vampire Diaries" is progressing that they might be sending a few more shows to Covington.

Michael Walbrecht, vice president at Warner Bros. Entertainment, called City Manager Steve Horton to touch base on the filming, exchange contact information and to let Horton know that a couple more WB shows could be filming in Covington, including "Past Life," which is already filming in the Atlanta area, and is set to air on Fox in 2010.

August 19, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Unhappy meal

When 7-year-old Noah placed his beloved Nintendo DS on a table at McDonald's, he thought it would be safe with all the adults around to keep an eye on it. Little did he know that in this case, an adult would be the one he needed to watch out for.

August 16, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Bolton to leave Hands on Newton after 2 years

Doug Bolton helped build Hands on Newton into a community-changing volunteer organization, which has reshaped Newton County by cleaning it up, building needed playgrounds and gardens and breaking down societal barriers to connect and educate the county's diverse populations.

August 16, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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