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Covington mayor makes statement on housing authority

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he is working closely with the Housing Authority of the City of Covington after reports of missing money within the ...

January 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington mayor votes to shop local

In a $40 decision of whether or not to shop at a local car dealership versus an out-of-town dealership, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston made the ...

January 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Victim of fatal house fire unknown

An unknown male has been pronounced dead after a house fire Jan. 9 on Pine Glenn Circle, in Covington.

January 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Large road widening project underway north of I-20 in Covington

A $10.6 million road widening project began in December, 2016 and will take approximately three years to complete. The work will start at exit ...

January 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington Town Center moves forward after zoning approval

The City of Covington approved a zoning change and special zoning overlay district for the proposed Covington Town Center, a conceptual plan to bring a ...

January 07, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington prepares for Winter Storm Helena

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a winter weather event that will effect Covington. The City of Covington is taking steps to ensure ...

January 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


10 break-ins reported at Alcovy Fitness

Ten entering auto complaints were reported Dec. 22 in the parking lot of Alcovy Fitness to later have the stolen items found in a neighboring ...

December 28, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington Asst. Police Chief Almond Turner to retire after 45 years

The City of Covington's longest tenured employee retired after 45 years of serving the city and its residents as a police officer. A living ...

December 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


City attorney retires after 26 years

Twenty-six years ago, when "The Simpsons" was first premiering on FOX and the University of Miami was taking home a 33-25 win over the University ...

December 17, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Airport changed by inches, costs thousands

The plans for a new terminal at the Covington Municipal Airport is costing the city more than it expected after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA ...

December 17, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City approves first reading of updated fire ordinance

Residents in the City of Covington wanting to burn leaves or other yard debris will be required to get a permit through the Covington Fire ...

December 14, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Mayor, council to work on committee appointments

The Covington City Council agreed to set up a special work session to discuss the city's various committees and meet with prospective volunteers for ...

December 13, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


New Year’s Eve to go off with a bang

After a unanimous decision by the Covington City Council in its final meeting of the year, New Year's Eve in downtown Covington will go ...

December 12, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Almond Turner among officers honored at CPD banquet

The Covington Police Department (CPD) had plenty to celebrate in 2016 and did so Tuesday recognizing several officers for their efforts in the line of ...

December 12, 2016 | Staff Report | Covington


CPD hosts Shop With a Cop

Members of the Covington Police Department, Covington Fire Department and other local agencies headed out to the Covington Walmart Thursday afternoon to participate in the ...

December 08, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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Park construction moving forward

 Denny Dobbs Park continues to move toward completion, as C.P. Richards Construction Company was hired to be the project's general manager, for a cost of $819,500.

August 23, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


BOC delays deciding on final budget

The Board of Commissioners did not cut nearly $1 million from the county budget Tuesday night, because Chairman Kathy Morgan and the finance staff recommended that the county wait to see how much money came in through taxes and other revenues later this fiscal year before making any budget cuts or changes.

August 21, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Marshall would not vote for current reform

U.S. Congressman Jim Marshall does not support any of the five health reform proposals currently circulating through various levels of Congress, because none of them address what he sees as the major problem: America's path toward bankruptcy.

August 21, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Local GOP to host potential governors

Newton County residents will have a chance to meet and greet five of the Republican candidates for Governor at Monday's Newton County GOP Summer Bar-be-cue and fundraiser, at 6 p.m. in the Turner Lake Recreation Complex Ballroom.

August 21, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


CPD investigating firearm discharge during chase

A Covington Police Officer has been placed on paid leave pending a full review after he fired his service weapon when attempting to apprehend a man late Tuesday night.

According to CPD Detective Daniel Seals, it is standard procedure to place officers on paid leave pending a full review when they have to fire their weapon in the line of duty.

August 19, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Covington strives for energy efficiency

The federal government is paying to make residences and businesses more energy efficient and Covington may soon receive of some of that money.

Covington, along with other members of the Electric Cities of Georgia, cities which run their own utilities, are jointly applying for some of the $82 million that the stimulus package will provide to Georgia's State Energy Program. The SEP, run through the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority, provides money to local governments to either make government buildings more energy efficient or help residents and businesses make their buildings more efficient.

August 19, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


WB may send more shows to city

Warner Brothers is so pleased with how the CW pilot of "Vampire Diaries" is progressing that they might be sending a few more shows to Covington.

Michael Walbrecht, vice president at Warner Bros. Entertainment, called City Manager Steve Horton to touch base on the filming, exchange contact information and to let Horton know that a couple more WB shows could be filming in Covington, including "Past Life," which is already filming in the Atlanta area, and is set to air on Fox in 2010.

August 19, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Unhappy meal

When 7-year-old Noah placed his beloved Nintendo DS on a table at McDonald's, he thought it would be safe with all the adults around to keep an eye on it. Little did he know that in this case, an adult would be the one he needed to watch out for.

August 16, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Bolton to leave Hands on Newton after 2 years

Doug Bolton helped build Hands on Newton into a community-changing volunteer organization, which has reshaped Newton County by cleaning it up, building needed playgrounds and gardens and breaking down societal barriers to connect and educate the county's diverse populations.

August 16, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Grant to be used to refurbish Brick Store

One of the county's oldest and most historically significant buildings is one step closer to being revitalized and once again made into a historical destination.

August 14, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


Welcome to Camp Braveheart

Memories that last a lifetime: Anicee Bolton, a resident of Covington, spent a week at Camp Braveheart - a camp for children with congenital or acquired heart defects organized by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - this summer. At Camp Braveheart, every child's possibilities are endless. From team-building activities to individual support, this special week gives every child the chance to experience camp, build friendships and make memories to last a lifetime. Doctors and nurses from Children's, as well as volunteers, work to promote positive self-esteem through fun and learning. Anicee, left, is pictured with T'Yaun Woods and Faith ...

August 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


'I knew I was hit'

When Deputies Jim Trent and Wesley Atha stepped out of their patrol cars the afternoon of Aug. 3, neither man had any idea just how much their lives were about to change but quickly found out when the first shot rang out from the house on Parker Road.

August 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Ozburn not selected for Ga. Supreme Court

Alcovy Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn is disappointed about not being named the next Georgia Supreme Court justice, but he said he was honored to be considered and is happy to be in Newton County.

August 13, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | 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 22 to examine all aspects of the Covington Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief of Police Stacey Cotton announced today.

August 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Industry execs invited to take community tour

Large industries are vital to a city and county, employing hundreds and forming a solid tax base, and by the same token those industries scour for the right location to provide utilities, transportation and an educated work force. But sometimes industry officials don't realize everything a location has to offer, and busy executives and employees don't have the opportunity to explore the place they work.

August 12, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


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