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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

March 26, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | Covington


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 ...

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 ...

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


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Public comments sought for 911 Center accreditation

 A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will arrive on Aug. 22 to examine all aspects of the Covington-Newton County 911 Communications Center's policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

August 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Man accused of shooting deputies named

Authorities have released the name of the man accused of shooting two Newton County deputies Monday afternoon. According to authorities, 20-year-old Thomas Powell was found dead in his home on Parker Road following a four-hour stand off which began after he reportedly shot the deputies

August 04, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Square resurfacing, closure rescheduled

Resurfacing of the Covington square will take place from 9 p.m. Aug. 8 through the afternoon of Aug. 9, weather permitting.

The Covington square closure, originally planned for Aug. 1 had to be rescheduled due to rain.

August 04, 2009 | Georgia Department of Transportation | Covington


Square closed for resurfacing part of Saturday, Sunday

Update: Pittman Construction was unable to resurface the roads around the square this past weekend because of the rain on Saturday night. Construction Foreman Danny Baker said the company plans to resurface the square this weekend, using the same timetable, from 9 p.m. on Saturday to noon on Sunday, and the same detour plan, see below. Pittman will be working on the main line of Ga. Highway 36, from Covington ByPass Road to the square, this week.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Highway 36 work to be completed Friday

After working for 15 straight hours, construction crews should be finished working on Highway 36 around the square by noon today - assuming the rain holds off. The completion of the entire 2.7 mile 36 resurfacing project should be finished by Friday, said Robert Moon, Assistant Area Engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

August 02, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


The Covington Century Bike Ride

Over 1,300 geared-up bike riders crowded Elks Club Road in Covington early Saturday morning for the 21st Annual Covington Century Bike Ride to benefit Project Adventure Kids. Riders stretched anxiously and smiled encouragingly to one another as the final minutes of rest counted down. At 8:00 a.m., the waiting was over and they were off, pedaling away from what would eventually become their finish line.

August 02, 2009 | Brittany Thomas | Covington


Work finished at Alcovy Road, I-20, more to begin soon

Newton County residents who regularly drive along Alcovy Road and Ga. Highway 142 around Interstate 20, will notice something missing this afternoon. Every day for the last two and a half years those orange-and-white stripped barrels have lined the roads, slowing traffic, blocking lanes and causing delays.

July 31, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Gear up for the annual Fuzz Run

With just a little more than a month to go, officials at the Covington Police Department are gearing up for the annual Fuzz Run, which will be celebrating its 26th year on Sept. 12.

July 31, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


The Midnight Sun

Lisa Hanson, a local runner from Covington, made her mark in the Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska on June 20.

July 29, 2009 | Molly Lundy Covington News Intern | Covington


City council members decline pay raises for mayor, themselves

For the second time this year, the city council decided not to raise their positions salaries for 2010. In an unofficial vote done by e-mail, Mayor Kim Carter said the council's consensus, by 4 to 2, was to not put the item on the council's agenda anytime soon - essentially to not vote for raises for next year.

July 29, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


CPD Chief takes helm of a state police association

Covington Police Department Chief Stacey Cotton was named President of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police earlier this month.

July 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Do you have what it takes?

Once again, the Covington Lions will hold a Covington Idol competition at their Oct. 9-10 Sherman's Last Burning Fall Festival and BBQ Cook-Off at Legion Field on Mill Street. This time, however, a Jr. Idol (for 17 and under) is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. The Covington Idol (for 18 and older) is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. The Lions promise these two events will be the highlight of the Fall Festival.

July 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Man identified in Factory Shoals drowning

The victim of the Saturday afternoon drowning at Factory Shoals Park has been identified as 18-year-old Dakota A. Spruill of Newton County.

July 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Armed robbery suspect caught in Alabama

The man wanted for allegedly robbing a Covington Holiday Inn and Doster's Store in Newton County was arrested and is being held in Henry County, Ala. on multiple charges, including the beating of a guard in the Alabama jail.

July 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Mayor: Improving housing a 'top priority'

Mayor Kim Carter and other city officials have made it clear that improving Covington's housing situation is a top priority. With the city's newly created Urban Redevelopment Plan in hand and the corresponding Covington Redevelopment Auth-ority in the process of being formed, city officials are confident they'll now be in line for more state and federal funding and support.

July 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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