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Alcohol, hotels on council agenda
Council to meet for first time since city elections
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COVINGTON, Ga. — The Covington City Council will meet Tuesday night, Nov. 12, for the first time since last week’s elections that ousted the mayor and a councilman.

Mayor Ronnie Johnston and Councilman Josh McKelvey lost their reelection bids but remain in office through the end of the year. They’ll be part of the team handling a busy agenda.

The council meets at 6:30 p.m., with a work session starting at 5:30.

Tuesday’s agenda includes the final reading of an ordinance that amends the city code on extended-stay hotels and motels, and the ordinance on garbage, yard trimming and weeks.

The consent agenda includes approval of alcohol licenses for on-premises consumption at several establishments, including Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 5176 Highway 278 NW; Bradley’s Bar-B-Que, 1160 Church St. SE; The Depot Sports Bar & Grill, 4122 Emory St. NW; Five O’Clock Sports Bar & Grill, 7191 Turner Lake Road NW; Jim Stalvey’s Restaurant & Lounge, 3132 Highway 278 NE; Johnny’s New York Style Pizza, 10176 Carlin Drive; Mystic Grill, 1116 Clark St. SW; Osake Hibachi Grill, 2123 Usher St. NW; Pockets Billiards, 6259 and 6185 Highway 278 NE; RL’s Off the Square, 1113 Floyd St. NE; Tello’s Mexican Grill, 4139 Highway 278 NW; and Village Grill, 10400 Covington By Pass Road.

The agenda includes approval of applications for off-premises consumption by Bonds BP, 8145 Washington St. SW; Covington Package Store, 6138 Jackson Highway SW; Covington RaceWay, 5148 Highway 278 NW; CVS Pharmacy No. 4695, 4183 Highway 278 NE; Dollar General No. 11417, 10734 Highway 36; Dollar General No. 85, 6185 Highway 278 NE; Dollar General No. 7057, 7118 Highway 278 NE; Food Depot, 6169 Highway 278 NW; Food Mart, 6155 Highway 36; Hazelbrand Store, 9225 Highway 142 N.; Hester Package Store, 5148 Washington St. SW; Ingles Markets No. 439; 9176 Highway 278 NE; Newton Package Shop, 9197 Highway 278 NE; Nitro 2 Go Beverages, 9135 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Ave.; Turner Lake Chevron, 6206 Turner Lake Road SW; 21 Package Store, 6147 Highway 278 NW; and Walgreens No. 3760, 3188 Highway 278 NE.

The agenda also calls for a license for off-premises consumption and ancillary tastings at Town Square Olive Oil, 1130 Church St. SE; and personal service beer and/or wine at Beauty Restoration Med Spa and Beauty Bar, 1109 Floyd St NE.

On the subject of alcohol, the council will have the first reading of an ordinance about the hours of operation for alcohol sales. Voters overwhelmingly approved the “brunch bill” last week, allowing the sale of liquor by the drink between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.