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Cemetery to relocate pending city approval

A cemetery will be relocating across the City of Covington, if approved by the Covington City Council Dec. 12, to make way for development.

December 02, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves adult day care center zoning request

The City of Covington will be home to its first adult day care center after a unanimous vote by the Covington City Council to approve ...

November 26, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington featured as backdrop in 2nd Dolly Parton special

The story of Dolly Parton returned to Covington for an all-new holiday sequel to the 2015 "Coat of Many Colors." "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle ...

November 26, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Burn ban implemented for the City of Covington

Residents in the city of Covington are now prohibited from all outdoor burning, after an announcement by the Covington Fire Department Tuesday.

November 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


City denies The Cork’s ordinance change request

In a 4-2 vote, the Covington City Council denied the ordinance change request from The Cork Boutique to allow ancillary tastings outside during tonight's ...

November 21, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Council questions ordinance change

The Covington City Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance change to allow The Cork Boutique to host alcohol tastings outside during its ...

November 17, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves outside drinking for downtown eatery

Patrons of Irish Bred Pub, located at 1115 Church St. in downtown Covington, will be able to enjoy alcoholic beverages outside the restaurant after a ...

November 07, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


McKelvey disappointed after motion clarification

Covington City Councilman Josh McKelvey was disappointed Tuesday night after Mayor Ronnie Johnston attempted to clarify action taken by the council at its previous meeting.

November 03, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City receives calls regarding proposed vinyl ban

The Covington City Council broached a list of discussion topics during its called work session Tuesday night that lasted nearly four hours.

November 01, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Downtown Covington brings the treats

The streets of downtown Covington were full Monday night for the Covington Police Department's Scare on the Square. Local emergency personnel and businesses provided ...

November 01, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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Archive By Section - 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


City's CNG fueling facility is ready to go

Covington has made history, becoming the first city in Georgia to open a publicly-available compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility.

February 18, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Will 12 Oaks be allowed to host weddings?

The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast has been hosting weddings for more than a year, but events aren't actually allowed under its current zoning permit and its fate as a wedding destination rests in the hands of the Covington City Council.

February 12, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Fire consumes house on Durden Circle

A chimney fire destroyed the home at 7122 Durden Circle in Covington Tuesday night.

February 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


LIST: Covington roads that stay bad

The city of Covington developed a list of problem roads during snow and ice; many of these roads receive a lot of shade and don't get enough sun to melt snow and ice.

February 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


New municipal court judge sought

The city of Covington is looking for a new municipal court judge following last week's resignation of former judge Steven Hathorn.

February 10, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington city court judge resigns

(Note: Attached to this article is the audio recording of the speech Covington Municipal Court Judge Steven Hathorn gave to the city council, explaining and defending comments a court employee said were prejudiced against black defendants. Also, attached to the article is a PDF copy of a transcript (transcribed by The News) from part of the Jan. 22 municipal court session, which caused a court employee to accuse Judge Steven Hathorn of racial prejudice.)

February 03, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington City Council agenda, info - Feb. 3

Below is the agenda for the Covington City Council's Monday meeting, while the attached PDF contains information for some of the agenda items - the information is the same as that given to city council members.

February 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


City mulls redoing its travel policy

Covington officials are considering revising the city's employee travel policy, to give more flexibility for overnight stays for training classes and conferences, but council members disagreed on whether the change was needed now or should be studied further.

January 07, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Last call for square's Christmas lights

This is the last weekend to see the inaugural Covington's Magical Lights of Christmas display downtown, as the lights will be taken down beginning Monday, weather permitting, according to Main Street Covington interim director Serra Phillips.

January 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


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