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Ricky Corley

October 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Conyers’ church to hold benefit concert

New Generation Christian Church will hold the "Give a heart" benefit concert for Edward Reid on Saturday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m.

October 08, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington


Covington City Council approved CID

The Covington City council unanimously approved (5-0, with councilman Keith Dalton being out sick) to sign a resolution for the Highway 278 Community Improvement District.

October 06, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Clarks Grove denied Halloween request

The Clarks Grove subdivision was denied its request by the Covington City Council to block off some of its streets on Halloween.

October 06, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Covington to be gas provider to Baxter

The City of Covington will be the natural gas provider to Baxter International.

October 06, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Council votes to stop funding 2050 Plan

The Covington City Council unanimously voted to stop funding for the 2050 Plan's Baseline Ordinances Tuesday.

September 15, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


Balcony construction on Square approved

The Covington City Council voted to allow the removal of a light post, tree and tree well on the Covington Square for a new building project.

September 15, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington


City Council considers festival, parade

Covington's always been a nice place for festivals. But now that secret's out.

September 11, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to change its bidding practices

When the city did the renovation construction on the Square park, it doled it out in parcels, a few thousand dollars here and there, with Planning Director Randy Vinson acting as construction supervisor.

September 10, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to discuss parties, event fees

The Covington City Council will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday in the City Hall conference room to talk about several things that have been essentially put off until now.

September 06, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


City to discuss parties, event fees Monday

The Covington City Council will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday in the City Hall conference room to talk about several things that have been essentially put off until now.

September 06, 2014 | Rob Dewig | Covington


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Council OKs extended parking hours on the Covington square

The Covington City Council reversed course Monday night and voted to allow extended parking in the inner loop of the downtown square after hearing from disgruntled attorneys and accountants with businesses on the square.

January 06, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Bank of North Georgia not robbed

Newton County SWAT members held a training exercise at the Bank of North Georgia in Newton Plaza Tuesday morning.

SWAT members and bank employees simulated a bank robbery to practice in the event of a real robbery situation.

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


Buffer variance granted for Miracle Field

 The Covington City Council has approved a buffer variance request at the appeal of the Newton County Recreation Commission to make way for a special needs baseball field at City Pond Park.

December 24, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


City council sets parking time limits

 In order to free up more parking space around the Covington square for customers of square businesses, the Covington City Council has placed time limits for parking around the square.

December 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Covington councilwoman wins $250,000 in lottery

Covington councilwoman Ocie Franklin won a second-tier prize of $250,000 after matching the first five winning numbers in the Dec. 9 Mega Millions drawing.

December 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


CPD purchases 2 Segways

 Officers from the Covington Police Department can now be seen zipping around the city, thanks to the purchase of two Segway i2 Personal Transporters. The new units, which were delivered to the department last week, made their debut at the 2008 Covington Christmas Parade.

December 20, 2008 | Tisa Smart Washington | Covington


Covington adopts new management structure

 In light of the poor economy, the city of Covington has decided not to hire an assistant city manager but instead to restructure its management hierarchy by putting in place three division directors who will take on some of the duties of City Manager Steve Horton.

December 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Covington fails to win DCA grant

 The city of Covington recently learned that it was not a recipient of a Georgia Department of Community Affairs grant that would have provided technical assistance to the city in its efforts to revitalize some of its blighted inner-city housing.

December 10, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


City hall wetlands project underway

 Visitors to the Covington City Hall in recent weeks have no doubt noticed a great deal of activity taking place to the left and right of the building.

December 10, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


Teen organizes blood drive

 Most seventh graders use their Thanksgiving break as a time to lounge around the house playing video games or cruise the mall, but not Ilah Wiemann - she's busy organizing a community blood drive for the American Red Cross.

December 09, 2008 | Jennifer T. Long | Covington


Covington utility bills to go online with new Web site

City of Covington utility customers will soon get the choice of paying their bills by mail or online once a new Web site goes live in February.

December 03, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


New juvenile court judge appointed

The judges of the Superior Court of Newton County announce the appointment of Sheri Capes Roberts as the Judge of the Juvenile Court of Newton County to succeed Judge Billy J. Waters, beginning Jan. 1.

November 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


YMCA Volunteer of the year named

Sam B. Hay III was named the Covington YMCA's 2008 Volunteer of the Year.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Covington


Man poses as teenage girl online

 A 65-year-old Mansfield man was arrested Friday and charged with sexual exploitation of children and computer pornography after posing as a 17-year-old girl on several Web sites.

November 29, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Covington


Downtown civic center/hotel project postponed again

 The already much prolonged hotel/civic center has once again been postponed as the result of the Wall Street financial meltdown, which has made acquiring financing for the $37 million project all but impossible.

November 29, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Covington


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