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Covington recognized for excellence in financial reporting

For the first time in its 194-year history, the City of Covington has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Financial Reporting by the Government ...

October 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington

Aerators will help keep ponds at Academy Springs clean

When the Satsuki Garden Club began working on a pollinator garden at Academy Springs Park, it quickly became obvious that the two ponds on the ...

October 03, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington

Covington fire chief rolls out state-of-the-art engine

Before it even arrived in Covington, the city's new fire engine was making an appearance at the annual Georgia Fire Service Conference in August ...

September 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington

Work on Dried Indian Creek improves drainage

Halfway between Covington City Hall and Highway 278, Aqua Terra Recycling and Treatment of Oxford is clearing drains that prevent Dried Indian Creek from flooding.

September 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington

Council discusses Covington Cares ideas

Mayor Ronnie Johnston and the Covington City Council joined the city attorneys, the city manager, assistant city manager and communications manager Monday night to discuss ...

August 29, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


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Archive By Section - 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

New workforce training center opens

Amid all the talk about developing more qualified workers to handle the jobs of today and tomorrow, Newton County celebrated the grand opening of its newest workforce development center Thursday.

December 19, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Covington turns down free electric car charger

Covington will wait a little longer to invest in electric vehicles, as the Covington City Council voted Monday not to participate in a program from car manufacturer Nissan that would have given the city a free electric car charger.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Covington wants $20K July 4 fireworks

Covington city officials want to make next year's July 4 fireworks event bigger and better, and Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said the goal is to put together a $20,000 show.

December 17, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Local transportation official takes early retirement

Transportation Project Manager Terry Savage is leaving the city of Covington after an eight-year career working on the city's roads, sidewalks and other projects.

December 14, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

'Twilights' rescheduled

Friends of Newton Parks and local sponsors have rescheduled the Twilights lighting festival at Chimney Park for 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.

December 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington

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