Covington & Newton County Georgia Named Best TV/Movie Production Destination
Official Best Of taps Covington & Newton County in their upcoming episode release.
By: Covington – Newton County Tourism
Since 1954 Covington & Newton County, Georgia have been the locations of over 100 TV and film productions giving it the moniker of the Official Hollywood of the South™. The many reasons that make Covington and Newton County a popular travel destination are included in an Official Best Of episode airing on May 25th on CBS (Atlanta) at noon, the Savannah FOX tv affiliate at noon, and 1:00pm on the Chattanooga ABC affiliate.. Viewers will not only recognize various filming locations used in The Vampire Diaries, Originals, Dukes of Hazzard, In the Heat of the Night and feature films, but the local businesses of Mystic Falls Tours/On Location Gifts, WildArt, and Mystic Grill. Downtown Covington Square, Porterdale, the iconic Courthouse and other county-wide destinations are prominently highlighted, showing off the versatility of Newton County and why it appeals to all types of travelers from outdoor enthusiasts to young families.
"It is such an honor to be named Best TV/Movie Production Destination out of all of the great film-friendly cities," stated Lauren Singleton, Director of Main Street Covington. "When production crews visit our area, they eat in our restaurants and shop in our stores. When tourists visit our area to visit the locations of their favorite TV shows and movies, they stay in our hotels, eat in our restaurants and shop in our stores. Filming has made a wonderful impact in Covington and Newton County."
Best of TV/Movie Production Destinations episode featuring Covington & Newton County can be previewed on YouTube at: http://bit.ly/
For more information or media inquiries, contact Lauren Singleton at 770-385-2077 or lsingleston@