News for Monday, August 8, 2011


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Covington Fire Dept. shuts down rooming house on Clark St.

The Covington Fire Department is evacuating the residents from a boarding ouse on Clark Street after landlord Bobby Mock pleaded guilty to a host of "life safety issue" violations.

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Musician brings New Orleans flare to Covington Square

Bobby Swain became a musician a little late in the game, some might say. But he's making up for it by having a ball, and making sure his audience does too, every time he plays.

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Retired Gwinnett principal steps in at Alcovy

COVINGTON -- There's a new face at Alcovy High School this school year.

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Covington clerk arrested for theft

City of Covington Clerk Tonya Raquel Grier, 41, of Social Circle, was arrested and charged with three counts of theft by deception, a misdemeanor, last month, according to a Conyers Police Department report.

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Feeling green

Mayfield's Hardware employee Linda Anderson gives the plants in front of the store a cool drink of water. She said they water the foliage at least twice a day when the temperatures are in the 90s.

Council to discuss city's old charter

COVINGTON ­— The City Council has agreed to hold a work session to discuss an overhaul of the city's charter.