A look around the community THROUGH THE CAMERA
As part of his efforts to make Covington more attractive to new residents and tourists, Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to see the town clean itself up and do a better job of marketing itself.
Even if Mother Nature doesn't know it is Spring! Just ask Elgin Childress of Covington he who says "spring means golf." Elgin dressed in a long sleeve shirt topped with a flees hoodie ignores the brisk wind and below fifty degree temps to practice his swing at The Oaks Golf Course located on Brown Bridge Rd in Covington.
Downtown Covington could become the next Christmas lights extravaganza destination if some local business owners can convince the city council to invest in the project.
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston rolled out a three-point plan at Monday night's Covington City Council meeting to attract new residents, put existing residents to work and attract more retail stores to the city.
A pilot for a new paranormal-themed ABC drama will be filming in Covington later this week, as the iconic downtown square has attracted yet another production.
FiberVisions announced today that on March 14, its parent company from Thailand, Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, held a tree-planting ceremony at the Covington manufacturing site as part of a world-wide conference held in Atlanta. On the day of the event, 80 people participated, including vice chairman and group CEO of Indorama Ventures Aloke Lohia, chairman of the board of FiberVisions Stephen Wood, employees and representatives of the local government. Together, they planted three trees.
Within the next few months, the Georgia Wildlife Federation, which is based out of Covington, will host many exciting events and volunteer opportunities to participate in. Many of these events take place at the Alcovy Conservation Center, which is located at 11600 Hazelbrand Road, Covington.
Jessica Lowery guides a group of "The Vampire Diaries" fans through downtown Covington Saturday. Lowery runs Mystic Falls Tours, a tour guide company she started up when the show came to Covington.
PJ Alexander preaches to local traffic quoting Bible scriptures. Alexander said he picks a place and preaches on the street corner every weekend. "People stop and thank me for spreading the word, so it makes me feel as if I'm making a difference," he said. In the cold March weather, there were horns honking and people waving as Alexander stood on the corner preaching about Jesus and holding the Bible.
The Mystic Grill building on the Covington square is set to become a real restaurant as its new owners hope to play off the popularity the building has gained through the hit TV show "The Vampire Diaries" as the outside façade of the Mystic Grill restaurant.
Leigh Anne Knight will be the next city manager for Covington, and she's already made history as she became the first female ever to hold the city manager position for the city.
Covington still has no city manager, as the Covington City Council did not vote on anything Tuesday night following an hour-long executive session.
Community leaders and citizens came together on Sunday afternoon to remember a man who made history by pushing for freedom, and they awarded two individuals who followed in his footsteps.
The Covington City Council named three finalists Monday to fill the vacant city manager position, but the choice of finalists was far from unanimous as the council was split 3-3 on the final list, forcing Mayor Ronnie Johnston to cast a tie-breaking vote approving the finalists.
A fight broke out in the parking lot of Walmart Friday evening, after a man who was aggravated with an amorous couple, reportedly struck one of them.