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Official: TDRs could preserve eastern Newton

One of the integral and most controversial parts of the 200-page 2050 Plan to zone the county to keep up with the growth officials expect is its section on "transferrable development rights." It's designed to help residents of the eastern side of Newton County financially benefit from the possible down-zoning of their rural properties.

July 19, 2014 | Robert 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


CPD warns of phone call scams

The Covington Police Department is warning residents to be wary of phone calls asking for any financial or personal information.

June 27, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Nelson Heights to host summer events

A group of local churches and ministries are working together to turn the Nelson Heights Community Center into a bustling place this summer.

June 05, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Council Notebook: Legion Park plans questioned

Floyd Street resident Hugh Burnett presented the Covington City Council Monday with a list of questions he and his neighbors would like to see answered before the city begins work to turn Legion Field into a public park and event space.

May 23, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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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


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


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