Over the past several years Covington has completed numerous high-end plans and strategies designed to guide future development, but the city finally approved a plan to actually carry out those previously identified goals.
Covington launched its new Web site on June 15 and users will find the site to be more informative, interactive and helpful, even though the name, cityofcovington.org, has stayed the same. Mayor Kim Carter said the feedback has been totally positive and she's excited about how the site will benefit the city.
Beginning on July 11, the Newton County Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. "We're glad to be back, and hope you will be too!" said Wendy Harrington, administrative assistant for th libray. "To 'kick-off' our Saturdays, we'll have a couple of new things for our patrons"
Hoping to make bail: Teri Harris Joiner, President of Jimmy Harris Trucking Inc. was "locked up" June 18 by the Conyers Police Department for a Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser. She was locked up at the Whistle Post Tavern in Conyers until she met her goal of $2,400 for MDA.
Experienced hands: In honor of World Wide Knitting Day Saturday, a group of knitters gathered on the Covington square from 10 a.m. until noon. They created a circle of lawn chairs in the shade of the giant magnolia trees to avoid the intense June heat. The group meets Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Town Center Breads Coffee House, 4171 Raphael Street, Covington. Childcare is not offered and crocheters are also welcome.
The Covington City Council approved the 2009-2010 budget, but Councilman Keith Dalton voted against approving the budget because he disagreed with pay raises to the mayor and council and the addition of two new city employees.
Four people have been arrested and charged in connection of the murder of Conyers landscaper Timothy Clements, whose body was found, wrapped in some type of material in Snapping Shoals Creek Friday afternoon.