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Posted: February 14, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Covington to hold retirement ceremony honoring 11 employees

A ceremony honoring 11 retiring City of Covington employees will be held Feb. 28 at the Turner Lake Complex.

Encompassing 284 years of combined service, the ceremony is open to the public and will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“We will certainly miss the many contributions these employees have made to the City of Covington,” City Manager Leigh Anne Knight said. “Covington is a better place because of these employees and I want to wish them well in their retirement. They have certainly earned it.”

Below is a list of employees retiring, the number of years they were employed by the City of Covington and their position at their time of retirement.

Steve Roper                 17     Equipment Maintenance Manger

Thomas Duren            10     Refuse Collector Driver

Don Campbell             29     Fire Captain

Ronnie Cowan            36     Human Resources Director

Almond Turner            45     Assistant Police Chief

Willie Hardeman         28     Refuse Collector

Bobby Joe English     39     Refuse Collector Driver

Michael Knight            23     Assistant Electric Manger

William Brown             15     Gas Utility Technician

David Gunter               27     Deputy Chief Operations

Charles W. Groover   15     Lieutenant


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Watchdog: March 3, 2017 4:41 p.m.

Great people, poor leadership from the top down.

Watchdog: March 3, 2017 4:40 p.m.

Its high time to get someone in HR to fill positions. I cannot believe how many open positions there are, dozens! And including the County Sheriff, I believe there are 16.
There is little doubt Newton County needs a HR Director who knows what they are doing!

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