Ann Brooks, President of the Pilot Club of Covington, joined more than a thousand Pilot members from all over the world at the Pilot International/Pilot International Foundation Annual Convention, held is Louisville, Ky., on July 7-11 at the Galt House.
Mayor Kim Carter recently gave her thoughts on the interaction between state and municipal government at a Georgia Municipal Association convention held in June. She said she was one of six mayors from across the state interviewed for GMA's Georgia Cities 2010 Connection: Connection City Hall to the Gold Dome. To see the video click on the following link: http://www.gmanet.com/2010Connection/Commentary.aspx?CNID=52847
The Mayor of Cordoba, Argentina visited Covington City Hall Wednesday morning to discuss the solid waste issues in Cordoba and how they compared to American cities and how a process called gasification could hold the key to reducing waste while simultaneously producing energy.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel and congressional candidate Austin Scott are scheduled to speak tonight at the Newton County Republican Party meeting, at 7 p.m. in the historic Newton County courthouse. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
Covington Mayor Kimberly Carter received the prestigious Certificate of Recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's 77th Annual Convention in Savannah on June 28.
Local residents are asking the Covington City Council to allow them to use hunting bows within the city limits in order to control a deer population that is damaging vegetation and causing car accidents.
For more than 20 years, Doug Banks, Debbie Dial and Mary Vosyka have been the face of Covington to many residents and business owners. The three long-time city employees were the go-to people for anyone starting a new business or building a new home.
Changing of the guard: Bob Stafford, a local businessman, takes over the reins of the Covington Rotary Club. Stafford, a long time Rotarian, takes over for Alice Queen, publisher of the Newton/Rockdale Citizen. Also serving this year are Wayne Pugh, secretary, Paul Courchaine, treasurer, Brook Collins, president-elect, and directors at large Jody Carver and Greg Pope. Other directors are Club Administration Director Thomas Kephart, Membership Director Doug Bolton, Service Director Chris Jueschke, Club Public Relations Director T. Pat Cavanaugh and Rotary Foundation Director Mike Lassiter.
Courthouse celebration: Judge Ken Wynne was sworn in by Gov. Sonny Perdue Tuesday. Clockwise from top left: Wynne greeted dozens of local residents at a reception in his honor at the Newton County Judicial Center Friday. Wynne's colleagues wrote messages on a cartoon image of him drawn by a GBI investigator. A name plate sits atop a desk in the judge's new office. Layla Zon, left, will take Wynne's spot as district attorney.