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.
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.
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.
Covington has made history, becoming the first city in Georgia to open a publicly-available compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility.
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.
A chimney fire destroyed the home at 7122 Durden Circle in Covington Tuesday night.
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.
The city of Covington is looking for a new municipal court judge following last week's resignation of former judge Steven Hathorn.
(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.)
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Cathy Nolan, 48, of Covington turned herself in Tuesday to the Newton County jail after she was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide.
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.
The westbound lane on I-20 at mile marker 97 will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for work being done by the Georgia State Patrol.
TV vampires aren't the only ones collecting blood in Covington; so is a local girl scout troop and for a good cause.
Covington City Manager Steve Horton is not used to being kept out of the loop, but family, friends and employees managed to give him quite the surprise Thursday.
A 3-year-old child was run over by a family acquaintance in the driveway of his home Friday evening.
Roy Lee Oliver, 22, of Covington, reportedly pulled his 1997 Chevrolet GMT-400 into the driveway of a White Birch Drive home to let his 46-year-old passenger out of the vehicle.
Today's Concert on the Square will take place as planned at noon, despite the morning fire at the law offices of Alexander Royston, which is also used as the outside of the Mystic Grill restaurant in "The Vampire Diaries."
Covington resident Linda Goines won $34,730 a 2012 Cadillac CTS sedan after playing the instant ticket game Cadillac Riches from the Georgia lottery.
This weekend, join Alice and the gang for tea and mischief in Wonderland as the Covington Region Ballet performs their version of "Alice in Wonderland" at Porter Hall at Newton County High School.
With one of the highest foreclosure rates in the region, Newton County and Covington code enforcement offices are kept busy with complaints about vacant homes and the warmer weather only increases issues.