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Ricky Corley

October 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Conyers’ church to hold benefit concert

New Generation Christian Church will hold the "Give a heart" benefit concert for Edward Reid on Saturday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m.

October 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington


Covington City Council approved CID

The Covington City council unanimously approved (5-0, with councilman Keith Dalton being out sick) to sign a resolution for the Highway 278 Community Improvement District.

October 06, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Clarks Grove denied Halloween request

The Clarks Grove subdivision was denied its request by the Covington City Council to block off some of its streets on Halloween.

October 06, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Covington to be gas provider to Baxter

The City of Covington will be the natural gas provider to Baxter International.

October 06, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Council votes to stop funding 2050 Plan

The Covington City Council unanimously voted to stop funding for the 2050 Plan's Baseline Ordinances Tuesday.

September 15, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Balcony construction on Square approved

The Covington City Council voted to allow the removal of a light post, tree and tree well on the Covington Square for a new building project.

September 15, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


City Council considers festival, parade

Covington's always been a nice place for festivals. But now that secret's out.

September 11, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to change its bidding practices

When the city did the renovation construction on the Square park, it doled it out in parcels, a few thousand dollars here and there, with Planning Director Randy Vinson acting as construction supervisor.

September 10, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to discuss parties, event fees

The Covington City Council will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday in the City Hall conference room to talk about several things that have been essentially put off until now.

September 06, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to discuss parties, event fees Monday

The Covington City Council will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday in the City Hall conference room to talk about several things that have been essentially put off until now.

September 06, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Park planned for Covington Mills area

Neighbors called it the "Kudzu House." Abandoned and with a massive hole in the roof, the house at 6110 Sorrell Street in the Covington Mills neighborhood north of U.S. 278 was overgrown, run down and dangerous.

August 26, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


Park planned for Covington Mills area

Neighbors called it the "Kudzu House." Abandoned and with a massive hole in the roof, the house at 6110 Sorrell Street in the Covington Mills neighborhood north of U.S. 278 was overgrown, run down and dangerous.

August 26, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


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City tries to lure $20M existing industry

The Covington City Council approved offering several incentives, including temporary reduced utility rates, to an existing industry that could bring an $18 to $20 million investment and 600 jobs to Newton County residents over the next 10 years.

October 23, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Man robbed at knifepoint by two men

Two Covington men were arrested after they reportedly robbed a man at knifepoint Tuesday afternoon.

October 19, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Covington Fire hosts family fun night

Residents of all ages are welcome to come to Family Safety Fun Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Covington Walmart, 10300 Industrial Boulevard.

October 10, 2012 | By Anastasia Graves | Covington


Westbound I-20 lanes blocked at exit 90

Update, 12:05 p.m.: Interstate 20 near exit 90 is still being cleaned, as sheet glass being carried by a tractor apparently came lose and shattered on the highway, according to Lt. Al Miller with the Covington Police Department.

October 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington


Homeless shelter gets $15k in donations

Update, 5:52 p.m. Friday: The residents of Newton County came to the rescue of the local homeless shelter Friday, donating a combined $14,800 to keep the lights on and the water running.

October 04, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


City to spend $36,000 on grave roster

Covington will soon have a program to allow people to locate where people are buried in the city's cemeteries.

October 02, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington


Christmas parade registration begins now

The Christmas Parade sponsored by the Covington Lions Club and Main Street Covington, invite all schools, churches, marching bands, sports teams, businesses, civic groups, neighborhood groups and individuals to join the 2012 Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. "A Southern Christmas in Covington" certainly offers a wide range of float decoration ideas, so think "Southern" and start your floats.

September 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington


Walmart employees involved in bomb threat

Two local Walmart employees and a resident were arrested and charged with terroristic threats after reportedly being involved in two separate bomb threats that caused an evacuation of the Covington Walmart on Sept. 6 and 9.

September 27, 2012 | Suspects arrested, charged | Covington


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


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