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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


Have a safe Fourth

With a predicted zero percent chance of rain, a fireworks show in Rockdale and events in Social Circle today will pose the threat of a crowded Fourth of July in Newton County.

July 03, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


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Archive By Section - Covington


Chamber to host Obamacare webinar

Update: For anyone who already signed up to attend the local chamber's webinar on Obamacare, the event is being held at noon at the Newton County Fire Service building, 4136-A U.S. Highway 278, Covington, GA 30014.

December 08, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Photos from the Covington Christmas parade

Around 130 nonprofits, businesses, churches, governments and school groups turned out for Saturday's annual Covington Christmas parade, which started at Sharp Stadium on Newton Drive and snaked its way down Anderson Avenue, Floyd Street and then around the square.

December 02, 2012 | | Covington


City suspends temp sign regulations

Covington City Council members voted 3 to 2 to suspend until March 31 the regulation of temporary signs until new rules can be put in place.

November 10, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Covington unveils 'Walk of Stars'

The streets of downtown Covington will soon resemble that of Hollywood Boulevard as the first pavers for the "Covington Walk of Stars" were premiered Thursday night on the square.

November 10, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Covington


Halloween in Covington

Ghosts and ghouls joined on the square this year as the town enjoyed a safe (and spooky!) evening. Check out these photos of all the little witches, cowboys and princesses on the Covington square last night.

November 01, 2012 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Mayor declares Poppy Day Nov. 10

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston sign a proclamation early Tuesday morning that declares Nov. 10 "Poppy Day," and asks residents to pay tribute to veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice by wearing a memorial poppy. Poppies have been used since 1920 to honor soldiers who have died in war. The idea to use a poppy as a remembrance symbol was inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Field" and was first used by the American Legion.

October 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington Fire gets new mascot ‘Blaze’

The Covington Fire Department recently got a new mascot with a fierce name thanks to Walmart and youth Caitlyn Mathis.

October 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington


Outdoor burning open to citizens in city limits

The Covington Fire Department has announced that burning season is now open to the city of Covington within the city limits.

October 30, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


A bevy of new computers come to library

Citizens who visit the Newton County Library to use their computers now have some new computers available for browsing the web.

October 25, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


City tries to lure $20M existing industry

The Covington City Council approved offering several incentives, including temporary reduced utility rates, to an existing industry that could bring an $18 to $20 million investment and 600 jobs to Newton County residents over the next 10 years.

October 23, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Man robbed at knifepoint by two men

Two Covington men were arrested after they reportedly robbed a man at knifepoint Tuesday afternoon.

October 19, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Covington Fire hosts family fun night

Residents of all ages are welcome to come to Family Safety Fun Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Covington Walmart, 10300 Industrial Boulevard.

October 10, 2012 | By Anastasia Graves | Covington


Westbound I-20 lanes blocked at exit 90

Update, 12:05 p.m.: Interstate 20 near exit 90 is still being cleaned, as sheet glass being carried by a tractor apparently came lose and shattered on the highway, according to Lt. Al Miller with the Covington Police Department.

October 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington


Homeless shelter gets $15k in donations

Update, 5:52 p.m. Friday: The residents of Newton County came to the rescue of the local homeless shelter Friday, donating a combined $14,800 to keep the lights on and the water running.

October 04, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City to spend $36,000 on grave roster

Covington will soon have a program to allow people to locate where people are buried in the city's cemeteries.

October 02, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


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