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A look through the camera with photographer Darrell Everidge

December 03, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington

Let's go to the Alpaca Farm (video)

Let's go to the Alpaca Farm (video)

November 30, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington

Local cedar tree headed to the Governor's Mansion

Local cedar tree headed to the Governor's Mansion

November 30, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Covington

Covington News Christmas Contest

To vote in the Covington News' and Mainstreet Covington's first Lights of Covington contest click here.

November 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington

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Archive By Section - Covington

Community celebrates MLK

Community leaders and citizens came together on Sunday afternoon to remember a man who made history by pushing for freedom, and they awarded two individuals who followed in his footsteps.

January 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Covington

Council split on 3 city manager finalists

The Covington City Council named three finalists Monday to fill the vacant city manager position, but the choice of finalists was far from unanimous as the council was split 3-3 on the final list, forcing Mayor Ronnie Johnston to cast a tie-breaking vote approving the finalists.

January 19, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Inappropriate rendezvous leads to fight

A fight broke out in the parking lot of Walmart Friday evening, after a man who was aggravated with an amorous couple, reportedly struck one of them.

January 15, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Covington

Covington picks top 3 for city manager

Covington City Council has selected its top three candidates for the position of city manager, which includes two internal candidates and one from out of state.

January 15, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Covington

Industry SKC donates to police fund

Carol Jones, human resources director for SKC, presents Sgt. Arvo Bowen and Officer Pat Womack with a $3,000 check for the Covington Police Department's Police Who Care project. The Police Who Care organization is made up of officers and staff of the Covington Police Department.

January 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Covington

Council to interview for new city manager

With Covington City Manager Steve Horton's retirement just days away, the Covington City Council is planning an intense round of interviews in early January to try and find a replacement as soon as possible.

December 18, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington

Mayor, shelter officials talk image, future

In an hour-and-20-minute meeting with Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston, supporters of the local homeless shelter gave Executive Director the Rev. Clara Lett a vote of confidence and said the shelter was run appropriately, but they did admit that the board of directors needed to improve its performance.

December 13, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Chamber to host Obamacare webinar

Update: For anyone who already signed up to attend the local chamber's webinar on Obamacare, the event is being held at noon at the Newton County Fire Service building, 4136-A U.S. Highway 278, Covington, GA 30014.

December 08, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Photos from the Covington Christmas parade

Around 130 nonprofits, businesses, churches, governments and school groups turned out for Saturday's annual Covington Christmas parade, which started at Sharp Stadium on Newton Drive and snaked its way down Anderson Avenue, Floyd Street and then around the square.

December 02, 2012 | | Covington

City suspends temp sign regulations

Covington City Council members voted 3 to 2 to suspend until March 31 the regulation of temporary signs until new rules can be put in place.

November 10, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington

Covington unveils 'Walk of Stars'

The streets of downtown Covington will soon resemble that of Hollywood Boulevard as the first pavers for the "Covington Walk of Stars" were premiered Thursday night on the square.

November 10, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Covington

Halloween in Covington

Ghosts and ghouls joined on the square this year as the town enjoyed a safe (and spooky!) evening. Check out these photos of all the little witches, cowboys and princesses on the Covington square last night.

November 01, 2012 | Darrell Everidge | Covington

Mayor declares Poppy Day Nov. 10

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston sign a proclamation early Tuesday morning that declares Nov. 10 "Poppy Day," and asks residents to pay tribute to veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice by wearing a memorial poppy. Poppies have been used since 1920 to honor soldiers who have died in war. The idea to use a poppy as a remembrance symbol was inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Field" and was first used by the American Legion.

October 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington

Covington Fire gets new mascot ‘Blaze’

The Covington Fire Department recently got a new mascot with a fierce name thanks to Walmart and youth Caitlyn Mathis.

October 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington

Outdoor burning open to citizens in city limits

The Covington Fire Department has announced that burning season is now open to the city of Covington within the city limits.

October 30, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Covington

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