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CFD introduces proposed false alarm fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council unanimously approved the first reading of a new ordinance presented by the Covington Fire Department (CFD) that would introduce ...

June 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington City Council to review increased fees

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed to hold a separate work session to discuss the city's fee schedule after proposed increases were deemed ...

June 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo

COVINGTON, Ga. – Designed to complement the recently implemented City of Covington logo, the city's utility department will begin utilizing its own insignia immediately.

June 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


McKelvey honored by Young Republicans

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington City Councilman Josh McKelvey received a special honor Monday night from the Georgia Young Republicans.

June 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


In his own words: Councilman Kenneth Morgan

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Covington resident since he was just six-years-old, West Ward Councilman Kenneth Morgan has become a fixture around the City of Covington and ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Covington Housing Authority narrows executive director search to three

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Housing Authority of The City of Covington has narrowed the search of its next executive director down to three candidates.

June 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Main Street Covington receives 2017 National Main Street Accreditation

COVINGTON, Ga. –Main Street Covingtonhas have been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main ...

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington


Johnston sparks new term limits conversation

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston clarified during Monday night's Covington City Council meeting that he was, in fact, in favor of term limits ...

June 06, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Council agrees to draft alcohol ordinance

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council agreed in a split vote to allow City Attorney Frank Turner to draft ordinances breaching the subject of hospitality ...

June 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Sky’s the limit for Vincent Passariello as he enters retirement

COVINGTON, Ga. - The sky is the limit for City of Covington Airport Manager Vincent Passariello who is a little more than a month away from ...

June 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Singleton gets her footing in first week in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - With a week under her belt in Covington, new Main Street Director Lauren Singleton is excited by what she has seen so far ...

June 04, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Council approves Covington Town Center contract

COVINGTON, Ga. - In a called meeting Thursday, the Covington City Council unanimously approved a construction performance agreement for the Covington Town Center project, moving it ...

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington council discusses communication issues

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington City Councilman Chris Smith raised concerns about the council's communication Thursday night during a council work session, raising concerns on how ...

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


Covington agrees to no term limits

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council had a split consensus on the discussion of term limits for councilmembers Thursday night during its work session.

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington


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


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Archive By Section - Covington


Dance to the music

 Musicians will grace the Covington square weekly in September as General Mills sponsors a free concert event in celebration of the local plant's 20th anniversary and the Arts Association in Newton County and United Bank present the annual fall Thursday Concerts on the square.

August 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


Motion status in Pridgett case

The attorney for accused murderer Jamaal Marquez Pridgett requested that his signed Miranda waiver be suppressed because he was under the impression he had to sign the form in order to give his side of the story.

August 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


K-9 on cloud 9

The Newton County Sheriff's Office recently welcomed a new K-9 officer to its ranks, but with the addition of Chobe comes the retirement of 9-year-old Rin, a Belgian Malinois who has been working off and on with the NCSO for several years.

August 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


CRA has many plans to improve blighted areas

The newly formed Covington Redevelopment Authority had its first official meeting Thursday, and members were introduced to the kind of projects they could initiate in the future, like a downtown farmer's market, the downtown civic and conference center, a Dried Indian Creek park and improved housing in neighborhoods like Harristown.

August 26, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


A thrifty arrangement

Joe Lewis and his wife, Pastor Sheila Smith, have dedicated their lives to helping others. Whether it be those less fortunate then themselves that they serve through their ministry and thrift store, or the at-risk youth that come through their doors, sent there by the Department of Juvenile Justice.

August 23, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Nominees sought for 5th Alcovy judge

 Now that a new Georgia Supreme Court justice has been appointed, Gov. Sonny Perdue will finally get around to appointing a fifth judge to the local Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

August 23, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington


CFD receives FEMA grant

 The Covington Fire Department recently received a grant of $51,082 as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

August 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Covington


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


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