The long history of The Covington News is starting a new chapter in just nine days.
Today marks an important part of that chapter: our final Friday edition. Wednesday will be our final Wednesday edition, with the new era of community newspaper beginning Sunday, Oct. 5.
The Covington News began in 1865, six months after the Civil War, by William L. Beebe. The Georgia Enterprise merged with The Covington Star to become the enterprise in 1902.
The newspaper’s current name, The Covington News first made its appearance in 1908 when Lon L. Flowers purchased The Enterprise.
The Covington News had a number of owners between 1908 and 1931, when it was purchased by Belmont Dennis and his family. Upon the death of Dennis in December 1961, his widow became editor and co-publisher with Mrs. Mallard. In 1974 Leo S. Mallard became president and editor.
In 1983 the newspaper was sold to the company’s employees, who owned it for three years. In 1986 it was sold to its current owners Morris Multimedia of Savannah.
The Covington News also publishes The News and Advertiser, The Rockdale News and Mike’s Shopper along with the Healthy in Newton and Healthy in Rockdale magazines, and producing CovNews.com and Rockdalenews.com.
As you can see the Covington News has been serving our community for a very long time, with our change to a Sunday print delivery schedule and the delivery of an advertising package on Wednesday and our daily posting to the covnews.com we feel that the local coverage provided by the changes will insure the News is around for generations to come.
Our staff is working hard to insure that you enjoy that new Sunday package.