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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


City unveils full plan for square

Covington took another step toward adding a gazebo to the square Tuesday, but the city also unveiled a full landscaping plan that reinvents areas of the square.

February 19, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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Archive By Section - Covington


Officials discuss what CPD offers

Covington's population and the number of people needing help from the police are growing, even if the police force isn't because of a string of tight budgets in recent years.

May 07, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington police donate to Special Olympics

The Covington Police Department donated $2,000 from its "Police Who Care" fund to the Newton County Special Olympics Program.

May 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Council votes to take over Legion Field

The Covington City Council moved forward Monday with plans to convert Legion Field into a public park that could host big concerts and events.

May 07, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington OKs first business incentive offered

The Covington City Council approved its first small business incentive package Monday night, only a few weeks after the mayor first proposed the idea.

May 07, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington council mulls tax decrease

Covington is in the best financial shape of any local government - thanks in large part to revenue from electric and gas sales - but it still has a tight budget. And while employees want to undertake new projects to improve operations, the council seems more inclined to give some money back to citizens through a small property tax cut.

May 04, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Out & About

Covington Through the Camera.

April 15, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Councilman Smith to run for re-election

Covington Councilman Chris Smith announced Wednesday he will seek re-election to the City Council.

April 11, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Children’s library to be renovated

While Covington Branch Library officials face the daunting task of substantial repairs to the roof and heating and air conditioning systems, they will be able to renovate and rearrange the children's library.

April 11, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Company to build huge film studio

Covington's been a filming mecca for years, but plans to build a huge studio complex could have the town landing Hollywood blockbusters a year from now.

April 11, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Out in the pollen

Covington through the camera.

April 11, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Council supports new fueling station

Covington is moving ahead with plans to build a compressed natural gas fueling facility, and now city officials must decide how big of a station to build, how to pay for it and who's going to build it.

April 09, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Man crashes into Rite Aid pharmacy

A 79-year-old Covington man accidentally crashed his car into the front entrance of the Rite Aid pharmacy at the corner of Emory Street and U.S. Highway 278 Monday afternoon, but no one sustained significant injuries and the store remained open through the crash.

April 08, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Hometown Goodness

Hometown Goodness a family tradition for 47 years

April 03, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Covington talks retreat, airport, CNG

The Covington City Council had one of its shortest meetings ever Monday, lasting just under 20 minutes, but upcoming work sessions and the city's annual retreat will keep members busy for the next two months.

April 02, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Crime: 911 hangup leads to arrest

A 29-year-old Conyers man was arrested late Sunday night after 911 received a hang-up call from a hotel room he and a female were staying in.

April 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


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