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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


AHS students face criminal charges

 Two students at Alcovy High School have been detained and are facing criminal charges following an incident Tuesday morning in which a plastic bottle full of combustible fluids burst in the commons area.

April 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


New E911 system has only minor problems

 The county's digital public safety radio network has experienced numerous problems over the past nine months, but most problems have been fixed and the few remaining are being addressed, multiple public safety officials said.

April 29, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington will expand sewer if NCSS buys land

 The Newton County Board of Education is interested in buying property north of the Covington airport for a new school, and if it does buy property, the Water and Sewage Authority will build sewer lines to cover that area.

April 29, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Charges against EHS coach dropped

 The Eastside High School head football coach who was charged with theft by taking in a case of alleged mortgage fraud has had all the charges against him dropped.

April 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Woman charged with prostitution

Officers from the Covington Police Department arrested a 35-year-old woman for prostitution in the Happy Hollow area following stepped up patrol in the area.

April 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Covington man charged with child molestation

A 40-year-old Covington man was arrested Saturday and charged with child molestation.

April 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


City rejects Atlanta Gas Light purchase offer

The Covington City Council agreed on Tuesday to reject an offer from Atlanta Gas Light Company to purchase the city's gas system for $10 million. City Utility Director Bill Meecham said he did not have an official estimate, but his personal guess was that the system was worth at least $40 million to $50 million.

April 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Gresham pleads not guilty

Don Gresham, who is charged with one felony count of false swearing and one felony count of false statement in filing a notice of candidacy, pled not guilty during an arraignment in front of Superior Judge Samuel Ozburn this morning.

April 23, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Fireworks funding fizzles out

The Covington July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza will probably not take place this year, unless a private citizen or organization pays for, organizes and hosts the event. The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted not to fund their $3,790 portion of the event on March 5 and the Covington City Council was waiting to see if a private organization could be found to partner with.

April 22, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Buy Local... Covington Ford

Covington Ford wants to get the word out that it sells top-of-the-line quality cars, just as good and even better than Toyota and Honda.

April 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Brownie Troop donates $1,000 to food pantry

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.

April 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Former city councilman to run again

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.

April 12, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington Fire Chief awarded professional designation

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.

April 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Budget cut to offset revenue shortfall

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 expected water and sewer tap fees and lower than expected sales and property taxes were some of the main culprits for the revenue shortfall ...

April 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Resident throws hat in council election

Chris Smith, the co-owner of Newton Electric Supply, announced Monday that he will run for the Covington City Council East District seat.

April 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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