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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


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Archive By Section - Covington


Commissioner’s stepson arrested

Quintarious Henderson, the 17-year-old stepson of Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson was arrested Jan. 12 and charged with aggravated stalking.

January 17, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Library implements quiet Thursdays

Beginning on Jan. 28 Newton County Library employees will be asking everyone who comes into the library on Thursdays to be especially quiet. Staff members have had numerous requests to lower the noise from cell phones, loud conversations, children screaming and other disruptions that make it difficult to study.

January 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Covington


House fire kills Covington woman Thursday morning

Flames shot through the roof of two-story home on Trotter's Walk Thursday morning. As several neighbors watched in disbelief, the body of a female, in her mid-60s, was wheeled out of the home and into a waiting ambulance.

January 08, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Mayor Carter begins key to the city tradition for Covington

 When retired Councilman John Howard received his key to the city of Covington on Dec. 21, he asked a very pertinent question: "What door does this fit in?"

January 03, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Year in Review: City of Covington

Chamber President

December 30, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Conservative city leader steps down after 16 years

John Howard isn't one for pomp and circumstance, but his 16 years of service on the Covington city council called for at least a small show of ceremony.

December 27, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Council sees presentation on airport authority

The Covington City Council got their first look Monday at how an airport authority would be organized.

December 22, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


New members’ meal

A warm welcome: The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held their new member reception Dec. 7 at LongHorn Steakhouse of Covington. The reception was sponsored by American Pest Control, LongHorn and United Bank. Ron Carter, the chamber's director of membership, said 61 new members joined the chamber in 2009.

December 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Yule-tide blessings

Nicole Jackson had a heartbreaking task this year - she had to tell her children there was no Santa Claus. The economic downturn didn't spare the Jackson household, and Nicole has been surviving on part-time temporary work. Her current job ends on Tuesday.

December 20, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


County responds to Henderson's letter

In response to Commissioner J.C. Henderson's criticism of the county and its handling of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Chairman Kathy Morgan said the county does not have a double standard and has acted appropriately.

December 16, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City hires grant writer; senior planner leaves

Update, Fri 9:21 a.m. - Personnel Director Ronnie Cowan said the city will likely wait until Jan. 1 to begin seeking a replacement for Senior Planner Michelle Larsen.

December 11, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City purchases 8 townhomes by using NSP money

Covington spent all of its $428,000 of Neighborhood Stabilization Program money this week by purchasing eight townhomes, and the city is hoping its success will prompt the state to send even more money Covington's way.

December 11, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Join Santa Claus for breakfast

Pancakes and presents: The Pilot Club of Covington is making plans for another Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Covington's First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $5 and $2 for children 6 and under. At the same time, children will have an opportunity to shop in the "Secret Santa's Shop." Each adult gift will be $5. All tickets will be available at the door. The proceeds from the event will go toward two scholarships for two Anchor members: one at Newton High and one at Alcovy ...

December 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


City Council approves increased Chamber of Commerce spending

The Covington city council voted to increase its investment in the Chamber of Commerce by $66,500 in an effort to recruit a highly-qualified president and bring in more business.

Chamber President John Boothby resigned in Sept., but the chamber has been unable seriously to pursue replacements, because it has been in discussion with the city and county about the future direction of and level of spending on economic development.

December 09, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington Athletic Club closes its doors

The Covington Athletic Club shut down Friday, but a group of local members are trying to band together to purchase and reopen their beloved gym.

The club has been a community staple since it opened 22 years ago, but current owner Philip Johnson, a local lawyer, had to close it as membership continued to drop. In 2006, the club had more than 2,000 members, but as of last week that number had dropped to 1,400.

December 08, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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