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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

Downtown roads free from state control

The roads around the square are, at last, no longer a state highway after the city of Covington and Georgia Department of Transportation formalized the swap of a portion of Jackson Highway/Monticello Street for a portion of the Covington Bypass Road.

July 21, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

City Manager Horton to retire Dec. 21

Covington City Manager Steve Horton said Tuesday he will officially retire from the city Dec. 21, ending a 34-year career with the city and beginning the process of searching for a replacement.

July 17, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Covington to up solid waste fees

City of Covington solid waste customers may soon have to pay a few extra dollars on their monthly bill for the pick up of yard debris.

July 17, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington

City officials warn of utility bill scam

City of Covington officials are alerting customers about a scam that promises to pay utility bills in exchange for personal information and/or social security numbers.

July 16, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington

Open house today at golf course

The former Indian Creek Golf Club, now Ashton Hills Golf Club, is having an open house today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in advance of its scheduled grand opening on Aug. 3.

July 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington

Showers, t-storms to hit Covington

Covington will have showers and thunderstorms on and off during the next few hours before clearing out after 7:30 p.m., though they could return around 10 p.m., according to

July 13, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington

Speak up on the district 1 BOC election

The Covington News is dedicating its online poll to the primary election for the next month, as it tries to gauge how voters are feeling with early voting starting Monday and the election taking place July 31.

July 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington

News wins 16 GPA awards for 2011

The Covington News captured five first place awards and won second place in general excellence, an overall quality award, in its division in the 2012 Georgia Press Association award contest.

July 10, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Council talks noise, roads and high temps

The Covington City Council discussed numerous issues Monday, including continued noise complaints about Oconee Metal Recovery's car shredder, a place for homeless residents to cool down, changing the name of Ga. Highway 36 and using land around the airport for economic development.

July 05, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Grateful dad shares his story

Tim Dabney, a single father of Covington, glowed with pride as he searched for a photo of his son and daughter in his phone. He recounts nights during which they watch "Smallville" to satisfy their Superman addiction.

June 16, 2012 | Meghan de St. Aubin | Covington

Kiwanis Club raises $2,731 for Miracle League

The Kiwanis Club's Train Raffle was once again a big success with the funds raised earmarked for a well deserving cause-Newton County's Miracle League. Kiwanis Club President Mr. Royce Baker presented the proceeds - a donation of $2,731 - to fellow Kiwanian Ms. Tamara Richardson, Miracle League consultant.

June 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington

Lions Club celebrates 60 years

Not just the Queen of England or NBC's debut of the current peacock logo, but the Covington Lions Club will also celebrate their 60 years of community service (1952-2012). In honor of this milestone, the Lions will hold a dedication ceremony on the square on Monday, June 18, 10 a.m. east of the courthouse. As part of the Covington square beautification project, they have donated a beautiful Willow Oak tree and a stone plaque will be erected, etched with, "This Willow Oak Tree is dedicated to the Covington Lions Club commemorating 60 years of community service." This dedication ...

June 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington

City to start prepay electricity program

The Covington city council voted Monday to move forward with the prepay metering pilot program by authorizing Mayor Ronnie Johnston to execute an agreement with Paygo, the service provider.

June 07, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Covington

Woman charged with vehicular homicide

Cathy Nolan, 48, of Covington turned herself in Tuesday to the Newton County jail after she was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide.

June 07, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Covington

Plan for parking at 2012 graduation

As graduation ceremonies kick off tonight with Eastside High School, many parents are wondering where to park and how to navigate the area around Sharp Stadium, where the Class of 2012 will have its commencement this year.

May 24, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Covington

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