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Mayor Johnston advocates for voter participation

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston encouraged everyone to get out and vote during his comments Monday night at the Covington City Council meeting.

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Cemetery relocation initiated in Covington

A small cemetery within the city limits of Covington will be on the move to make way for a proposed senior living and memory care ...

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


CFD promotes four

Covington Fire Chief Stoney Bowles, right, introduces four employees who were promoted within the department during the March 6 Covington City Council meeting. From left ...

March 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington to conduct traffic test

The City of Covington has been testing four-way stop intersections at the Pace/Usher Streets and Floyd/Elm Streets intersections and will continue the testing ...

March 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


PHOTO GALLERY: Vampires flock to downtown Covington

Vampires fill downtown Covington as fans of "The Vampire Diaries" ready themselves for the series finale of the eight-season show.

March 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Fire requests ordinance update

Deputy Fire Chief for the Covington Fire Department (CFD) Tony Smith said debris in commercial sprinkler systems around the city is preventable through the addition ...

March 08, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Chili's breaks ground

Chili's celebrated its groundbreaking Tuesday morning in the City of Covington. Located adjacent to Paras Drive in Covington, the restaurant is slated to be ...

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Council approves meeting time resolution

The Covington City Council will meet at a new time going forward, after a change to the city's charter was enacted and a resolution ...

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington recognizes heroic efforts

Four Covington Firefighters received a standing ovation Monday night after recognition of their lifesaving work.

February 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington to hold retirement ceremony honoring 11 employees

A ceremony honoring 11 retiring City of Covington employees will be held Feb. 28 at the Turner Lake Complex.

February 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Housing Authority audit reveals ‘questionable’ costs

The Housing Authority of the City of Covington is looking at a total of $61,901.20 in "questionable costs" between the dates of January ...

February 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


UPDATE: Victim of fatal house fire identified

UPDATE Friday, Feb. 10: Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis identified the male victim as James Adams. Davis did not release Adams' age at the time ...

February 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Housing Authority director resigns

Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Covington Greg Williams tendered his resignation Tuesday night effective 30 days from then, Landis Stephens ...

February 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Corona Motors to better serve customers with U-Haul in Covington

U-Haul Company of Georgia is pleased to announce that Corona Motors has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Covington community.

February 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Council considers change in meeting time

The Covington City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance change to change the meeting times for the council's regularly scheduled work sessions ...

February 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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Funeral is set for DeKalb Tech Cadet

The funeral for James Adcock will be held Tuesday October 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Union Chapel United Methodist Church in Monroe Georgia. Visitation is set for tonight at Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe. According to autopsy results from the State Medical Examiner's Office, Adcock died of natural causes of cardiac thrombosis, which is the formation of blood clots in the cavities of the heart, as well as atherosclerotic cardio vascular disease and hypertensive cardiovascular disease. The 54 year old Monroe resident was a member of DeKalb Technical College's law enforcement academy and an employee of ...

October 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington to hire grant writer

Covington will be adding a new employee, as the city council approved adding a grant writer/finance position to this year's budget.

October 07, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington considers taking over airport

The Covington City Council is considering terminating its contract with Atlanta East Aviation, the airport's fixed-based operator, not because of any breach of contract, but because it wants to pursue a more modern operation.

October 05, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington to hire grant writer

Covington will be adding a new employee, as the city council approved adding a grant writer/finance position to this year's budget.

October 05, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Covington Fire Department participates in Smoke Alarm Grant program

A fire can engulf a home in a matter of minutes. It can also kill the people inside the house, especially if they are not aware of what is happening within an adequate amount of time. More than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 22,000 are injured according to the National Fire Protection Association. Many of them might be alive today if they had a working smoke detector installed in their home. Georgians are particularly vulnerable because they live in the "Burn Belt," an area of southern states where residents have an increased risk of ...

September 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


From police force to pulpit

Jerry Lee Roberts was sworn into the Covington Police Department in August, but calling him a rookie wouldn't exactly be accurate. For starters he's 43 and a former pastor, so he has a good bit of life experience. But also, he's already been a CPD rookie - in 1987.

September 25, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Swim Team prepares for meet at YMCA

The Covington YMCA Winter Swim Team has been gearing up for their first meet of the season against Walter and Andrew YMCA at Oxford College on Saturday at 3 p.m. For three years the YMCA has offered a Summer Swim Team, but this is the first year swimming is offered as a year-round competitive sport.

September 25, 2009 | Brittany Thomas | Covington


Family of murder victim sues housing authority

The family of murder victim Erica Reed has brought suit against the Covington Housing Authority. Their argument: if convicted murderer Willie Gunn had not been allowed to live there, Reed would be alive today.

September 25, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


New NSP park under debate

As part of its Neighborhood Stabilization Plan, Newton County is planning to build a public park in Fairview Estates, but several area residents told the county Tuesday night that they don't want a public park in their backyard.

September 18, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


The Garden Gals

Mary Arnwine, special projects chair of the Covington Garden Club, and her committee make flower arrangements monthly and deliver them to area nursing homes (Merryvale, Covington Manor and Riverside). Covington Garden Club members donate blooms and greenery from their gardens, and special projects committee spread cheer by forming these items into beautiful arrangements, which brighten the rooms and hallways of the three facilities. This project has been done for several months and is a continuing commitment of the Covington Garden Club. On Sept. 2, committee members delivered their arrangements to Merryvale Assisted Living.

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


CPD seeks man who rented home that wasn’t his

Potential renters are being urged to pay attention to details when forking over deposits for property after one couple was swindled out of several hundred dollars recently.

September 16, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Young leadership

A future leader in D.C. George Hart of Covington, a seventh-grade student at George Walton Academy, attended the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., in August. During the week the Jr. NYCL scholars examined leadership in a historical context, focused on applying critical leadership skills in their own lives and explored ways to make a difference when they returned home to their schools and communities.

September 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


NCSO deputies receive driving training

The Newton County Sheriff's Office will receive decision-based drivers training for their deputies. It's called a driving simulator and it allows a driver to be put into everyday driving and emergency response situations without actually being out on the road and in their vehicle. Not only that, but the simulator is mobile and it comes, literally, right to the doorstep of the Newton County Sheriff's Office to provide the training.

September 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington holding city council meeting tonight

The Covington City Council is having a called meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, to address several items that were originally scheduled for the Sept. 21 meeting.

September 10, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


The Learning Center and Main Street Covington co-sponsor the 6th Annual Newton County Literacy Fest.

The 6th Annual Newton County Literacy Festival, co-sponsored by The Learning Center and Main Street Covington, brings together organizations and agencies committed to educating families in a day of fun activities. The Literacy Festival will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 10:00 am until 1:30 pm on the Square in historic Covington. Booths will offer activities for children such as arts and crafts, games, sidewalk chalk art, and a book walk, while adults can learn more about services offered by each organization. New this year, Newton County Health Department will be offering seasonal flu shots at ...

September 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


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