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Historic South Carolina brick found in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington City Councilman Chris Smith said a local resident presented him with a historic brick found on a city street earlier this month ...

May 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington denies special use permit for body shop

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council denied a special use permit (SUP) for an auto body repair shop on Eagle Drive in a 5-1 vote ...

May 17, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Tony Smith resigns from Covington Fire

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Fire Department (CFD) Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal Tony Smith filed his letter of resignation with the City of Covington at the ...

May 14, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Three Ring Studios ready to progress

COVINGTON, Ga. - Three Ring Studios, the future home of film, music and gaming development in Covington, is well on its way to becoming a reality ...

May 14, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Three Ring job fair expected this summer

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington/Newton County Economic Development Vice President David Bernd said a job fair for Three Ring Studios will most likely happen towards the ...

May 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington starts budget review process

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council met Monday night in the first of its scheduled work sessions to review the proposed 2017-2018 City of Covington ...

May 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington takes step towards alcohol ordinance changes

The Covington City Council unanimously agreed to move forward with allowing its city attorney and planning and zoning director work towards creating new sections in ...

May 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves cemetery relocation

COVINGTON, Ga. – In a split vote, the Covington City Council approved the relocation of an abandoned cemetery at 5377 Eagle Drive after plans for a ...

May 03, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Mayor drops ‘bomb’

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said the social media allegations against him have gone too far in a statement Monday night during the Covington ...

May 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


UPDATE: Johnston takes responsibility for his actions

UPDATE, April 28, 9 a.m.: Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he takes full responsibility for his actions Thursday night during his statement at Covington ...

April 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


IDA approves Three Ring Studios bond resolution

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Industrial Development Authority (NCIDA) voted to approve a resolution to issue $106,700,000 in industrial revenue bonds for the ...

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Covington


Covington Police: Led by experience

COVINGTON, Ga. - With more than 128 years of combined policing experience under the belts of the Covington Police Department (CPD) command staff, Police Chief Stacey ...

April 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


CPD graduates 6th Citizens Academy

The City of Covington Police Department (CPD) held a spring citizens academy class this past month. This was the sixth class put on by the ...

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Council approves rezoning for new grocery store

COVINGTON, Ga. - The City of Covington is set to be the home of one of Europe's largest grocery chains after the Covington City Council ...

April 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Cemetery relocation application withdrawn

COVINGTON, Ga. - Philip A. Johnson, an attorney representing Guardian Angel Assisted Living and Memory Care, LLC, withdrew the assisted living facility's application to relocate ...

April 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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Archive By Section - Covington


Aerators will help keep ponds at Academy Springs clean

When the Satsuki Garden Club began working on a pollinator garden at Academy Springs Park, it quickly became obvious that the two ponds on the property needed attention.

October 03, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


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, Aug. 9 through 13.

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 how to move forward with the city's newest initiative -- Covington Cares.

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 to cause a formal protest.

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 last year's rate of 7.65 dollars per 1,000 of assessed property values.

August 06, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


City votes to stop charging special event permit fees

The newly refurbished Legion Field Park came up for discussion at Monday's Covington City Council meeting when Senior Planning engineer Scott Gaither presented the first reading of an ordinance that would require those renting a city-owned property to fill out and submit a special event permit and pay a $25 application fee.

June 21, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


City’s proposed 2016-2017 budget will be voted on in June

City's proposed 2016-2017 budget will be voted on in June

June 21, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


Parking options discussed include more signs, golf cart ferry

For Ronnie Johnston, mayor of the city of Covington and chair of the Covington Parking Authority, it's the best problem he's had to deal with since he became mayor.

April 22, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


No more avoiding red lights if city ordinance passes

Motorists in Covington may not be able to take shortcuts through private property just to avoid sitting at a red light in the near future.

April 20, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


Parking to be on diagonal on some streets near square

People looking to park on some streets near the downtown Covington Square will have more options. On Monday night, the Covington City Council approved the staff recommendations to convert parking to diagonal spaces and add 10 spaces for golf carts in areas not suited for car parking.

April 06, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


Covington has finances that other cities ‘would just covet’

For a long time now, the city of Covington has been leading not only the state of Georgia, but also the nation in finances and development, according to a report by auditors Mauldin and Jenkins.

March 26, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | Covington


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