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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


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Covington man tells hospital he was shot

A Covington man was admitted to the hospital after he told a nurse at the Rockdale Medical Center he was shot near Kirkland Road on Tuesday.

September 26, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Hollywood Walk of Stars in works

Downtown Covington will soon have stars placed around the square to note where Hollywood made its mark while filming in the Covington and Newton County areas.

September 25, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Construction continues at city airport

Construction will soon pick back up on two aprons at the Covington Municipal Airport after the city council voted unanimously at their meeting Monday night to proceed with Phase II and Phase III of construction.

September 25, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


City approves panhandling ordinance

City of Covington council members were split on making a decision to amend an ordinance that would make it unlawful to engage in panhandling at their council meeting Monday night.

September 17, 2012 | Danielle Everson | 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


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