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Parking options discussed include more signs, golf cart ferry

For Ronnie Johnston, mayor of the city of Covington and chair of the Covington Parking Authority, it's the best problem he's had to ...

April 22, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


No more avoiding red lights if city ordinance passes

Motorists in Covington may not be able to take shortcuts through private property just to avoid sitting at a red light in the near future.

April 20, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


Parking to be on diagonal on some streets near square

People looking to park on some streets near the downtown Covington Square will have more options. On Monday night, the Covington City Council approved the ...

April 06, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


Covington has finances that other cities ‘would just covet’

For a long time now, the city of Covington has been leading not only the state of Georgia, but also the nation in finances and ...

March 26, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | Covington


Covington to turn Square traffic lights off to help traffic

The city of Covington is going to try something new in order to help alleviate traffic going through the Covington Square.

March 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Covington grants Ashton Hills permission to shoot geese

A small group of hunters will be removing geese from Ashton Hills Golf Course soon, after the Covington City Council approved the use of a ...

March 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Montessori School hosts annual chili luncheon

The Montessori School of Covington hosted their annual Chili Luncheon Monday. Firefighters, EMT personel, Sheriff's deputies, police officers and other local community servants were ...

March 14, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington


Stephen Middlebrooks promoted to Covington Fire Deputy Chief

Stephen Middlebrooks was promoted to the Deputy Chief of Operations with the city of Covington Fire Department (CFD) recently.

March 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


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The price of punishment

A roof over your head, three square meals a day and access not only to basic necessities, but also to quality healthcare and a few extras such as television, all for just $45 a day. In the current economy it may sound like paradise to some, until they learn that is the price of a prisoner in Newton County.

June 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Body found in creek identified as missing Conyers man

The body found Friday afternoon in a Newton County creek has been identified through dental work as 55-year-old Timothy Clements of Conyers. According to Georgia Bureau of Investigations officials, Clements death has been ruled a homicide.

June 13, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Body found in creek

A body was found in a creek off Ga. Highway 212 Friday afternoon wrapped in some sort of material. It has been sent to the state crime lab for analysis.

June 13, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Thieving trio steal potted plants

Three people were arrested Saturday evening after Kroger shoppers noticed their attempt at beautification didn't seem to come with a receipt.

June 10, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Bloody man found in driveway, women fight over boyfriend

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to assist EMS after they found an intoxicated man lying in the road and bleeding profusely from the head.

June 05, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Thornton convicted on all counts

After nearly five hours of deliberation, the jury conviced 26-year-old Courtney Thornton to life in prison for the the shooting death of Dennis Rogers on Jan. 1, 2008. He was also sentenced to an additional 40 years for other crimes commited during that incident.

June 04, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Thornton '08 murder trial begins

After more than a year, the trail against Courtney C. Thornton began Tuesday morning with Judge Eugene Benton presiding. Thornton, 26, is accused of shooting 39-year-old Dennis Rogers in the back of the head.

June 03, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Web Exclusive: SIU busts three at flea market for selling counterfeit goods

Two men were arrested by investigators from the Special Investigation Unit Thursday and charged with trafficking in counterfeit merchandise for allegedly selling counterfeit goods out of booths at America's Flea Market on Salem Road. Both had been arrested previously for the same charges.

June 01, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Arrest made in gas station burglaries

On March 11, the Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to and investigated a burglary at the BP gas station located at 3501 Salem Road. Responding deputies and NCSO investigators were able to obtain store video which showed a black male in a silver vehicle make entry into the store.

May 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


2 teachers caught smoking marijuana

Two Newton County special education teachers were arrested for possession of marijuana after an off-duty officer reportedly saw the duo using drugs last Friday in a vehicle parked in the Covington Corners parking lot after they left school following field day activities.

May 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Board reaches consensus on budget

The citizens and county employees who had filled the Newton County Historic Courthouse broke out in applause Wednesday night after Chairman Kathy Morgan announced that the Newton County Board of Commissioners had reached a consensus on a budget for next year.

May 29, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Jovial drunk asks officer permission to pass gas

 A woman driving a vehicle with her 9-year-old daughter inside was arrested Friday evening for DUI.

May 27, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Increased rates coming for utilities

Covington residents will pay higher natural gas rates, water rates and garbage collection fees beginning July 1. The city council approved the second and final reading for all three increases Monday.

May 24, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


BOC at impasse over FY10 budget; Henderson to hold public meeting Saturday

Update, May 22, 12:52 p.m.

May 22, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Student’s poster wins in state

Ashley Simmons, a third grade student at Heard-Mixon, won first place in the state in the Drug Awareness Poster Contest for students from third to fifth grade sponsored nationally by the Elks and Elkadettes and locally by the Covington Elks and Elkadettes. She received a check for $50 from the Northeast District Elks and Georgia Elks Auxiliary. She also received a $100 check for placing first in the state of Georgia. The contest takes place annually in the fall, and her entry competed this spring with those of students around the state. Simmons is in Ms. Harris's class at ...

May 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


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