The Joint Development Authority voted to sell land in Stanton Springs to developer Kippy Clarke and partners for a new residential neighborhood Monday, but the authority's two Newton County delegates were not in favor of the deal.
There wasn't any ground to be broken, but Covington officials were still eager to celebrate. This time, to announce, a new commercial venture coming to the city, officials opted for a sledgehammer, rather than a shovel.
The Covington Fire Department (CFD) was recently awarded a grant of $16,902 from Firehouse Subs, which will go toward a new fire hose and accessories to outfit the new fire truck the city recently purchased.
Stoney Bowles has been through a lot in his 31 years as a firefighter. He has been involved in his share of saves, had great comradery with his peers and, since taking over as chief in Covington, has led a group of men and women who share his values.