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Covington Council holds first meeting in new room
Council meeting room
The Covington City Council calls its first meeting to order in its new council meeting room Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.

COVINGTON, Ga. - Tuesday, Sept. 3 was a historic night in Covington as the Covington City Council called its first meeting to order in the new council meeting room of the renovated city hall. 

Formerly Planning & Zoning Department offices, the new council meeting room includes the horseshoe meeting table, a conference room for work sessions and additional seating. 

In the first meeting in the new location, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston called the meeting to order, Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams said the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance and Councilman Michael Whatley made the first motion.

The renovation of Covington's City Hall was approved in June of this year and was completed by Sunbelt Builders and city staff. The meeting room will also serve as a municipal courtroom, which has previously been located in the Covington Police Department.