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Council votes to stop funding 2050 Plan

The Covington City Council unanimously voted to stop funding for the 2050 Plan's Baseline Ordinances Tuesday.

September 15, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Balcony construction on Square approved

The Covington City Council voted to allow the removal of a light post, tree and tree well on the Covington Square for a new building project.

September 15, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


City Council considers festival, parade

Covington's always been a nice place for festivals. But now that secret's out.

September 11, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to change its bidding practices

When the city did the renovation construction on the Square park, it doled it out in parcels, a few thousand dollars here and there, with Planning Director Randy Vinson acting as construction supervisor.

September 10, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to discuss parties, event fees

The Covington City Council will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday in the City Hall conference room to talk about several things that have been essentially put off until now.

September 06, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to discuss parties, event fees Monday

The Covington City Council will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday in the City Hall conference room to talk about several things that have been essentially put off until now.

September 06, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Park planned for Covington Mills area

Neighbors called it the "Kudzu House." Abandoned and with a massive hole in the roof, the house at 6110 Sorrell Street in the Covington Mills neighborhood north of U.S. 278 was overgrown, run down and dangerous.

August 26, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Park planned for Covington Mills area

Neighbors called it the "Kudzu House." Abandoned and with a massive hole in the roof, the house at 6110 Sorrell Street in the Covington Mills neighborhood north of U.S. 278 was overgrown, run down and dangerous.

August 26, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Watch for Square-related detours

Big events are planned at the Covington Square every weekend in October, which will be good for business but, probably, bad for traffic.

August 19, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City plans high-tech ind. park at airport

You've heard of Savannah's Gulfstream plane manufacturing center. Imagine something like that here. Or something better, perhaps.

August 19, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


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Intoxicated drivers crash vehicles into ditch, home

Officers called to Ozone Bar and Grill to break up a fight ended up arresting a man for drunk driving after he drove his car from the bar's parking lot into a ditch in front of the officers.

May 20, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Generous donation

 At a time when county departments cannot afford to spend money on anything but necessities, the Newton County Sheriff's Department has received donations from several people that have enabled them to improve their four-person traffic unit.
 The NCSO has received a new motorcycle, bringing the total on the road to two, and various people have donated time and money to make sure the unit is top-notch. Chris Bell, owner of Bell's Grocery, donated $1,500 to go toward a kennel for the unit's narcotics K-9, Rin. All the unit's vehicles have been tinted by Custom Tint ...

May 20, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


School board approves proposed budget

The Newton County School Board unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2010 general fund budget at their monthly meeting. See Sunday's story at http://www.covnews.com/news/article/7177/

May 19, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Man arrested for DUI after traffic stop

Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department were responding to a call in the Crowell Road area when they noticed a silver Nissan Pathfinder come from the exit ramp of I-20 at exit 88 and quickly pass on the driver's side of another vehicle in order to make a right turn onto Frontage Road at the intersection. The deputies also noted the Nissan's driver had the headlights of the vehicle turned off and it was well into the evening, after 10:30 p.m.

May 18, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Rail purchase information citizens meeting to be on May 18

Peggy Greer, a Mansfield resident, is teaming up with other county residents including Freddie Neely to organize informational meetings at Starrsville United Methodist Church. The group is having their second meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the church, 2786 Dixie Road. Greer said about 20 people attended the first meeting.

May 17, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Bard names division employees of the year

 Glenn Lawson, director of AME/Technical Services has received the prestigious Charles Russell Bard Award for the Bard Medical Division. Bettye Anne Miles, executive assistant at Bard Urological Division, received the award for that location. The Bard Award is an honor recognizing outstanding character, abilities and achievements.

May 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Ga. election board sends Gresham case to Attorney General

At its May 12 meeting, the Georgia State Election Board reviewed the criminal allegations against Horace Don Gresham and voted to refer the case to the Attorney General's office.

May 17, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


First Newton case of swine flu confirmed

Newton County has its first confirmed case of the H1N1 virus in an 8-year-old girl according to a representative from the Georgia Department of Human Resources.

May 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


These won’t make you cry

Sweet-tasting: Rotarian and past club president Ricky Adams is all smiles as he checks off the bags of onions that Covington Rotarians were picking up on Tuesday to deliver fresh Vidalias to local residents. The Rotarians are selling 1,000 bags this year to help support their annual Christmas Stocking fund. A few bags remain; to get a 25-pound bag for only $15 ask any Rotarian.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


NMC volunteer services director honored with prestigious award

 The Southeastern Directors of Volunteer Services in Healthcare Organizations is pleased to announce that Martha Taylor, Newton Medical Center director of volunteer services, is the recipient of the Director of Volunteer Services of the Year award. This award is given annually for outstanding contributions and professionalism in the field of volunteer administration.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Fatality wreck shuts down I-20 Thursday morning

Two people were killed on I-20 Thursday morning when one car travelled across the median into the path of another.

May 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


NFB sponsors Crimestoppers program for local nursing home

 Newton Federal Bank announced today that it will provide a substantial investment to the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) for a full sponsorship that will enable the Covington Manor Nursing Home to participate in the nationally acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers Program.

May 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Registration deadlines near for CEWC summer camps

 Time is running out for registration for summer camp at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Registration deadline is June 1. Summer day camps are in the Brooke Ager Discovery area, run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and cost $100 per child.

May 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Traffic stop yields drug arrest

 An erratic driver caught the attention of an officer with the Covington Police Department Sunday night after nearly hitting another vehicle on Alcovy Road, and ended up being arrested for possession of various drugs.  At around 9:23 p.m. an officer was behind the vehicle and noticed the driver, later identified as 46-year-old Susan Mote, reportedly turned her vehicle in front of another, nearly causing a collision. After that she allegedly made a U-turn in the middle of the roadway which is when the officer activated his emergency equipment and pulled Mote over.

May 13, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Newton awarded funds for emergency food, shelter aid

Newton County has been awarded federal funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


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