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Knight dispels rumors on her opinions

COVINGTON, Ga. - City Manager Leigh Anne Knight took a moment during the Covington City Council's May 15 meeting to dispel rumors about her opinion ...

May 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Smith Receives Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Finance Director Randy Smith received a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The certificate was presented to Smith ...

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


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


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Covington to turn Square traffic lights off to help traffic

The city of Covington is going to try something new in order to help alleviate traffic going through the Covington Square.

March 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Covington grants Ashton Hills permission to shoot geese

A small group of hunters will be removing geese from Ashton Hills Golf Course soon, after the Covington City Council approved the use of a permit Monday to shoot the animals.

March 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Montessori School hosts annual chili luncheon

The Montessori School of Covington hosted their annual Chili Luncheon Monday. Firefighters, EMT personel, Sheriff's deputies, police officers and other local community servants were treated to a meal by the students at the Montessori School. The 3-to-6-year-old students made and served vegetarian, firehouse, meat and white varieties of chili, along with grape salad, banana pudding and dirt cake.

March 14, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington


Stephen Middlebrooks promoted to Covington Fire Deputy Chief

Stephen Middlebrooks was promoted to the Deputy Chief of Operations with the city of Covington Fire Department (CFD) recently.

March 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


Council encourages nonprofit to work with Main Street on 5K race

Road closures, building code enforcement and appointments to boards and committees made up the majority of the City of Covington's council meeting Feb. 1.

February 13, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington


Three arrested with drugs, shotguns going 97 mph on I-20

Three men from the Washington D.C. area were driving through Newton County when they were arrested for possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia, having shotguns during commission of a felony and more after being caught driving nearly 100 miles per hour Wednesday.

January 14, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Battle to be Middle Ridge principal

The Newton County Board of Education approved the promotion of Rhonda Battle from assistant principal to principal at Middle Ridge Elementary School Tuesday night.

December 10, 2015 | Joy Bratcher | Covington


More in store for 2016 fireworks show

The Covington City Council unanimously approved an total expenditure of $30,000 for the 2016 Fourth of July Fireworks show. Robert Foxworth, a Newton County resident and longstanding partner in the event on the Covington Square, committed to raising $20,000.

December 09, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Fowler to represent Eastside in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Add Katie Beth Fowler, 16 year-old junior, to a very short list of talented local youth. A member of the Pride of Eastside Marching Band, Fowler has been selected to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as a member of the Macy's Great American Marching Band.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington


Covington agrees on incentives for Holiday Inn Express

The Covington City Council approved the incentive pricing during its meeting Monday night for the new Holiday Inn Express being built on Paras Drive just off Exit 93 of I-20.

November 16, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Two found dead on Deer Trail identified

The Newton County Sheriff's Office found two dead near Oxford Friday after receiving calls of a shooting on Deer Trail.

October 26, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Covington city council wrapup

Several roads will be closed throughout the city of Covington for Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31.

October 20, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


3 arrested in Pine Needle Dr. shooting

The Covington Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday night at 6119 Pine Needle Drive.

August 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


Fees adopted for Legion Field park

There's an official pay structure now in place for those wanting to use Covington's Legion Field park for gatherings, including events, weddings and family reunions.

August 03, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Accreditation assessment team invites public comment

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive August 8, 2015 to examine all aspects of the Covington Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief of PoliceStacey Cottonannounced today.

August 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington


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