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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


Monticello to be Veterans Memorial Hwy

Nowhere in Georgia is there a highway dedicated to World War II veterans.

July 09, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to help businesses self-tax

Mayor Ronnie Johnston convinced the Covington City Council to take a "gamble" Monday and give $25,000 to the forming "commercial improvement district," which business owners are forming along U.S. 278 to raise money for area improvements.

July 07, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Freedom, fireworks light up Covington

Thousands of people may have been awed by the sight of colorful fireworks exploding above Covington's Historic Courthouse clock tower, but Covington's Independence in the Park festival organizers were definitely in awe of how the event seemed to go off without a hitch Friday.

July 05, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


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Work begins on Mystic Grill restaurant

As TV's "The Vampire Diaries" crew returned to Covington this week to prepare the square for filming for the show's season five premiere, a construction crew was hard at work turning one of the show's icons into a real-life restaurant.

July 11, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington moves fireworks to Sat.

Covington's Independence Day celebration is being moved to Saturday, July 6 because of expected rain.

July 01, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Rubber Ducks & The Crazy Boat Ride

This week tag along as I visit people, places and things.

June 22, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Peaches, Airplanes & Automobiles

This week "Through the Camera" Peaches, Airplanes & Automobiles.

June 16, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Ronnie Johnston

June 14, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Mayor to hold Main Street town hall Fri.

Given all of the recent discussion about the future of the Main Street Covington program and its possible move under the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston has set up a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Friday at The Center, 2104 Washington St., Covington.

June 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


Several Covington events coming up

The city of Covington will have several road closures around the square this summer as the events schedules ramps up along with the heat.

May 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Sunday car show on square canceled

The car show planned for 10 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday, May 19) on the square has been canceled because of weather, according to an email from Main Street Covington Director Josephine Kelly.

May 18, 2013 | Staff Report | 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


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