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Covington Wins Official Best Of TV/Movie Production Destinations in America
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Covington Wins Official Best Of TV/Movie Production Destinations in America

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Official Best of America paid a visit to Covington, Georgia after researching to find the absolute best travel experiences far and wide across the states. What they found was not surprising considering the array of intriguing amenities and travel destinations offered, naming Covington and Newton County, Georgia as the Top TV/Movie Production Destination in America.

Set reminders on your phones and tune in wherever your location may be on Saturday, May 25th, as Covington and Newton County, Georgia will be featured as the Best TV/Movie Production Destination in America on the following channels:

Atlanta - CBS - WGCL 5/25 @ 1:30 PM

Savannah - FOX - WTGS 5/25 @ Noon

Chattanooga - ABC - WTVC 5/25 @ 1 PM

To put this honor into perspective, Covington and Newton County, Georgia have repeatedly been chosen as the locations for over 100 TV and film productions since 1954, giving it the moniker of the Official Hollywood of the South™. The countless reasons that make Covington and Newton County a popular travel destination will be expanded upon in the Official Best Of episode airing on May 25th accessed through the above listed networks. 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 as well as other 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."

Be sure to check out the preview of the episode on YouTube at: http://bit.ly/2HxlAsB.
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