As the holiday season approaches, we are all thinking of Christmas trees, lights, presents, families and festivities. Covington First United Methodist Church would like to add to your holiday season by taking you to Bethlehem where our lord and savior, Jesus Christ, was born.
To stimulate economic development, Mayor Kim Carter introduced a proposal on Monday to more than double the amount of money spent on the Chamber of Commerce to $120,000 for the next fiscal year.
For the past couple of years, the city and county have each spent $54,000 on the chamber for economic development services. But with a new chamber president search in progress, several interested parties are considering whether the next president should have a heavier focus on economic development.
The three winners of the Nov. 3 Covington city council election were sworn in Monday night and received raucous applause from a crowded council room.
Post 3 West Councilwoman Ocie Franklin and Post 2 West Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams took the oath of office for the second time, while Post 1 East Councilman-elect Chris Smith made that promise for the first time.
U.S. Congressman Jim Marshall is hosting another town hall meeting at 10 a.m.., Saturday at the Alcovy High School Auditorium. Marshall will take questions about the economy, health care and energy prices.
The annual Lighting of the Historic Courthouse will begin at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 19, with the lighting taking place at 6 p.m. Cast members of the Covington Regional Ballet's 2009 production of "The Nutcracker" will escort esteemed guests.
The local NAACP and Newton County Minister's Union have become involved in the Fairview Estates Neighborhood Stabilization Program park debate, but after the latest meeting this Saturday, some of the staunchest opponents of the park say they are optimistic that compromises can be reached.