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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


Community center supporters speak out at council meeting

The topic of Nelson Heights Community Center wasn't an item on Monday night's Covington City Council agenda, so there wasn't an issue ...

August 16, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


Safer intersection impacts Henderson’s restaurant

It really is a crossroads, except instead of being a four-way intersection, it's a five-way intersection.

August 14, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


As magnolias on Square age, replacement will maintain park-like setting

Once, they were suckers.

August 14, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


Road work on Covington Bypass Thursday

Construction is scheduled to build road shoulders on the Covington Bypass, between Porterdale and Flat Shoals Road, on Thursday, Aug. 11.

August 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


City of Covington doesn’t roll back millage rate

Mayor Ronnie Johnston had to cast the tie vote on whether the City of Covington would roll back its millage rate or leave it at ...

August 06, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


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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


Twilights at Chimney Park event canceled

Twilights at Chimney Park has been canceled tonight due to weather.

December 08, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Slideshow: Covington Christmas parade

The Covington Lions Club /Main Street Covington Holiday Parade wound through the square Saturday morning. Mother Nature provided enough of a chill to get the crowd bundled up and in the holiday spirit.

December 08, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Covington


CPD: Armed robbery suspect at large

Covington police are looking for a man they say robbed a convenience store at gunpoint early Thursday morning.

December 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Covington


CPD swears in 5-year-old boy as officer

The Covington Police Department swore in its youngest member Monday night, one so young his oath of office included the unusual vow to "mind his mother and be the best student possible."

December 03, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Photos with Santa November 21st, 2013

November 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington


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