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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


Bump leads to fight over woman

A fight at The Depot late Thursday night led to two men being arrested by Covington Police officers for disorderly conduct.

February 25, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Man arrested after dragging woman by the hair across parking lot

Officers were called to a hotel on Ga. Highway 142 on Feb. 11 in reference to a suspicious person, and when they arrived, they reportedly found a man dragging a woman across the ground.

February 20, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Happy Birthday NDSAR

Birthday celebrations : The Sergeant Newton Chapter of the National Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution (NDSAR) celebrated Georgia Day and the chapter's own 114th birthday with a luncheon at the Oaks Course on Feb. 11. Several members of the George Walton SAR Chapter, the John Clarke DAR Chapter as well as several officers of the Georgia State Society SAR joined the celebration as well.

Grace Callaway received an award from the Sergeant Newton Chapter as the winner of the American History Essay Contest. She is a fifth grade student at Ficquett Elementary School and daughter of Sergeant Newton ...

February 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Woman arrested for DUI after crashing in ditch

A woman was arrested for DUI Saturday night after reportedly crashing her SUV in a ditch off Interstate 20.

February 18, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Study Hall

Study hall: The Leadership Newton County Leadership Class of 2009 recently donated 100 used classroom desks to Project Adventure. Newton County Chamber of Commerce Programs Director Lisa Powell Oglesby, left, Jimmy Oglesby, Home Counselor Kenneth Boone, Home Counselor Vernon Jones, Leadership Class of 2009 member Greg Rawlins, Home Counselor Mario Walker and Project Adventure Executive Director Aaron Nicholson unloaded the desks at the center for neglected and abused teens Saturday.

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington council removes pay raise discussion from agenda

Upon the recommendation of Covington City Manager Steve Horton and Mayor Kim Carter, the city council voted to remove a discussion of council pay raises from Monday night's meeting agenda.

For more on this story, continue to check CovNews.com or see Wednesday's edition of The Covington News.

February 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


New firehouse opens

New ground: Newton County Board of Commissioners District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz, left, Chairman Kathryn G. Morgan, Newton County Fire Service Deputy Chief of Administration Tim Smith, District 5 Commissioner Tim Fleming and Newton County Fire Chief Mike Satterfield cut a fire hose with giant scissors to officially open Newton County Fire station No. 7 Wednesday afternoon. The new station cost roughly $1 million to build but has cut response times nearly in half in the area south of Interstate 20. Since the station has been open, a little over a week, 35 calls have been answered which is 34 ...

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Council, mayor considering pay raise

The Covington City Council and Mayor Kim Carter will consider whether to raise the salary level of their elected positions at the city's next council meeting this month.

February 08, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


BOC picks legislative agenda

The Newton County Board of Commissioners has agreed on a legislative agenda for 2009 they will encourage their representatives in the Capitol to champion.

February 08, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Local man charged with battery

Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to a home late Friday night after calls came in about a domestic dispute.

February 08, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Peachtree Academy looks into Covington

Peachtree Academy of Conyers, a well-respected Christian private school, is seeking to open up a large campus in Covington that would eventually extend through high school.

February 04, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Local veterinarian also a lover of the arts, environment

 From the young age of 11, Covington resident Leslie Lathem knew what she wanted to be as an adult. She grew up with one sister and one brother in Alpharetta, where the family had lots of animals. One day their Shetland pony was attacked by a group of stray dogs. Their veterinarian told them someone would have to clean and dress the wounds daily. Lathem was the only one who had the stomach for tending the awful gashes. They built a makeshift stall in the family's unfinished basement to keep the little animal isolated from more harm, and there ...

January 27, 2009 | By Sue Lee | Covington


8 neighbors burglarized in a night

 Three young men were arrested Friday night following a rash of burglaries in the River Walk Farm subdivision, according to Lt. Mark Mitchell with the Newton County Sheriff's Department.

January 27, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Council approves office furniture spending

 After months of debate and public controversy, the Covington City Council voted to approve a budget of between $10,000 and $12,000 for the purchase of furniture for the Elected Officials' Office at City Hall.

January 20, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Fire puts family out on frigid day

A blaze on Friday afternoon -- the coldest day this winter -- left a family without a place to stay.

January 16, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long and Michelle Kim news@covnews.com | Covington


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