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Watch for Square-related detours

Big events are planned at the Covington Square every weekend in October, which will be good for business but, probably, bad for traffic.

August 19, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington

City plans high-tech ind. park at airport

You've heard of Savannah's Gulfstream plane manufacturing center. Imagine something like that here. Or something better, perhaps.

August 19, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington

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


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Archive By Section - 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

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

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