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Chamber still seeking Main Street head

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is on its second search this year to try and find the next director for Main Street Covington – after its first two finalists backed out for personal reasons in late February/early March – and chamber president Hunter Hall is confident one of the remaining two finalists will work out.

April 22, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Gazebo, square plan voted down by council

The proposed Covington gazebo is a no go.

April 21, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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


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Archive By Section - Covington


Local workforce group named 'Rising Star'

The Covington Area Employer Committee received an award from the state during an annual state employer conference in Savannah.

September 15, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Woman abuses daughter for pain meds

A Covington woman was arrested for battery under the Family Violence Act after getting into a fight with her daughter and husband over finances.

September 11, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Residency not required for city manager

Covington city council members discussed changing the language of a recruitment firm's brochure for hiring a new city manager at a special called meeting on Monday night.

September 11, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Locals celebrate Nat'l Assisted Living Week

Residents at two of Covington's assisted living facilities received some fun and pampering Tuesday in honor of National Assisted Living Week, which runs from Sept. 9-15.

September 11, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Covington woman robbed at gunpoint

A Covington woman said she was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning at her Lakeview Drive home was invaded by three unidentified men.

August 27, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Church in the Now considers Covington

Church in the Now could soon be holding its services in Covington, as the church's leadership is seeking a permanent location and is in the process of leasing a vacant 33,688 square-foot former industrial building off Harland Drive.

August 23, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


City lowers Rebecca St. speed limit

Drivers cruising down Rebecca Street in Covington may want to reduce their speeds when driving through the area after Covington council members approved a speed decrease on the street at their meeting Monday night.

August 21, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Juveniles threaten NHS softball team

Covington police are searching for a group of juveniles who made threats to a Newton County High School softball coach and his players during their practice on Thursday.

August 18, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Officials search for city manager

City of Covington council members made a decision on a search firm to help the city locate and hire a new city manager at a called meeting Monday night.

August 14, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Council hires city manager search firm

Covington city council members made a decision on a search firm to help the city find and hire a new city manager at a called meeting Monday night.

August 13, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Local musician draws a big crowd

The rain held off as the crowd gathered for the second friday concert on the square. People of all ages carrying lounge chairs, blankets and coolers staked out a spot on the grassy lawn. Children played with balloons and frisbees, as parents visited with neighbors and friends.

August 11, 2012 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


Free concert in Covington Friday

The community is invited to a free concert featuring Nashville recording artist Corey Crowder tonight in downtown Covington.

August 09, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Knife fight leads to assault arrest

A woman was arrested for assault with a knife Tuesday night after allegedly getting into a knife fight with her stepfather after he pulled a kitchen knife on her.

August 09, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Covington


Aircraft plant may expand to Covington

The city of Covington took a preliminary step in making about 25 acres of land available at the Covington Municipal Airport for an aircraft assembly plant looking to expand their business and possibly bringing 300 more jobs to the area.

August 08, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Citizens ask council for library help

Citizens concerned about the Newton County Library appeared before Covington City Council on Monday night to discuss ways to help fund the troubled library.

August 07, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


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