In a $40 decision of whether or not to shop at a local car dealership versus an out-of-town dealership, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston made the deciding vote Wednesday night to support a local business.
A $10.6 million road widening project began in December, 2016 and will take approximately three years to complete. The work will start at exit 93 on Interstate 20 and extend to Sims Chapel Road on State Route 142. Work will also be done from Harland Drive to Avenue of Champions on Alcovy Road.
The City of Covington approved a zoning change and special zoning overlay district for the proposed Covington Town Center, a conceptual plan to bring a dining and shopping center location to the city, during Wednesday night's meeting.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted a winter weather event that will effect Covington. The City of Covington is taking steps to ensure citizens are as minimally impacted as possible for this season's first significant winter weather event.
The City of Covington's longest tenured employee retired after 45 years of serving the city and its residents as a police officer. A living link to Covington's past, Almond Turner retired from his post as Assistant Police Chief, a title he has held since 1997.
Twenty-six years ago, when "The Simpsons" was first premiering on FOX and the University of Miami was taking home a 33-25 win over the University of Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, the City of Covington was introducing a new city attorney who would serve the city up until present day.
The plans for a new terminal at the Covington Municipal Airport is costing the city more than it expected after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) came back with faults in the plan after ground had already been broken.
Residents in the City of Covington wanting to burn leaves or other yard debris will be required to get a permit through the Covington Fire Department if the Covington City Council approves a change in the current ordinance next month.
Members of the Covington Police Department, Covington Fire Department and other local agencies headed out to the Covington Walmart Thursday afternoon to participate in the annual Shop with a Cop event. Local children in need were able to pick out their own gifts with the officers.
Covington Housing Authority Executive Director Greg Williams is continuing to gather documents for the forensic audit which was initiated after suspected employee theft was discovered earlier this year.