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Pleasant dreams

Covington's Hampton Inn is set to open on Sept. 1, and already more than 300 job-starved residents have applied to work at the hotel.

August 09, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

State to repave three city streets later this year

Covington officials were surprised to discover the state had enough funding to resurface three city roads, despite the state's severe budget crisis.

August 09, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

BOC debates community center funding

With the Nelson Heights Community Center finally set to open after a few years of delays, several of the county commissioners realized they had a lot of unanswered questions about the purpose and operation of the center.

August 09, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Holiday closings for landfill reconsidered

Commissioners J.C. Henderson and Tim Fleming said the recycling centers should not be closed during so many holidays, because $18,091 in savings is not worth the inconvenience to county residents.

August 07, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Squirrel permits discontinued

The residents of Covington have spoken, and as a result, city residents are no longer able to receive a permit to shoot squirrels or other rodents on their property.

August 06, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

One killed in afternoon wreck

A man was killed this afternoon at around 3 p.m. when two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision on Lower River Road.
Newton County Sheriffs Office and the Georgia State Patrol are currently investigating the accident.
Check for more information as it becomes available.

August 05, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Redevelopment authority formed

Covington crafted another tool in its effort to replace substandard housing and revive a stagnant business district when it created the Covington Redevelopment Authority last week.

August 05, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Public comments sought for 911 Center accreditation

 A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will arrive on Aug. 22 to examine all aspects of the Covington-Newton County 911 Communications Center's policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

August 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington

Man accused of shooting deputies named

Authorities have released the name of the man accused of shooting two Newton County deputies Monday afternoon. According to authorities, 20-year-old Thomas Powell was found dead in his home on Parker Road following a four-hour stand off which began after he reportedly shot the deputies

August 04, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Square resurfacing, closure rescheduled

Resurfacing of the Covington square will take place from 9 p.m. Aug. 8 through the afternoon of Aug. 9, weather permitting.

The Covington square closure, originally planned for Aug. 1 had to be rescheduled due to rain.

August 04, 2009 | Georgia Department of Transportation | Covington

Square closed for resurfacing part of Saturday, Sunday

Update: Pittman Construction was unable to resurface the roads around the square this past weekend because of the rain on Saturday night. Construction Foreman Danny Baker said the company plans to resurface the square this weekend, using the same timetable, from 9 p.m. on Saturday to noon on Sunday, and the same detour plan, see below. Pittman will be working on the main line of Ga. Highway 36, from Covington ByPass Road to the square, this week.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington

Highway 36 work to be completed Friday

After working for 15 straight hours, construction crews should be finished working on Highway 36 around the square by noon today - assuming the rain holds off. The completion of the entire 2.7 mile 36 resurfacing project should be finished by Friday, said Robert Moon, Assistant Area Engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

August 02, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

The Covington Century Bike Ride

Over 1,300 geared-up bike riders crowded Elks Club Road in Covington early Saturday morning for the 21st Annual Covington Century Bike Ride to benefit Project Adventure Kids. Riders stretched anxiously and smiled encouragingly to one another as the final minutes of rest counted down. At 8:00 a.m., the waiting was over and they were off, pedaling away from what would eventually become their finish line.

August 02, 2009 | Brittany Thomas | Covington

Work finished at Alcovy Road, I-20, more to begin soon

Newton County residents who regularly drive along Alcovy Road and Ga. Highway 142 around Interstate 20, will notice something missing this afternoon. Every day for the last two and a half years those orange-and-white stripped barrels have lined the roads, slowing traffic, blocking lanes and causing delays.

July 31, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Gear up for the annual Fuzz Run

With just a little more than a month to go, officials at the Covington Police Department are gearing up for the annual Fuzz Run, which will be celebrating its 26th year on Sept. 12.

July 31, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington

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