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Fire Department T-shirts for a cause
Image of the Covington Fire Department's T-shirts for breast cancer awareness. The T-shirts are $12 each and profits go to NMC's Hope Boutique and Metro Atlanta Firefighters Council.

The Covington Fire Department will be wearing special T-shirts for breast cancer awareness and selling them to the public for a good cause.

The shirts will be dark blue with pink writing and be sold at various locations for $12.

Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Hope boutique and the other 50 percent to the Metro Atlanta Firefighters Council.

The Covington City Council will all wear the shirts at the October meeting, after councilman Keith Dalton volunteered to buy the group shirts.

Square closures

Several closures of the Covington Square or parts of the Square were approved during Monday’s city council meeting.
The first will be Oct. 4 for the Rotary Club of Covington’s annual Car Show. Closures will include all streets downtown and one block off the Square from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m.

The next closure, Oct. 10, will be for the “In the Heat of the Night” Reunion. The reunion starts with a meet and greet inside the Newton County Historic Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. and concludes with a concert ending at 9 p.m.

The Square will be blocked off and allowed for right turns only on Oct. 17 for a CrossFit Unyielding event. The event will be a charity weightlifting competition held on the Square from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Goodyear Blimp to stop over in Covington

Covington City Manager Leigh Anne Knight announced the newest Goodyear Blimp will make a stop at the Covington Municipal Airport Oct. 5 through 8.

The blimp — technically, a semi-rigid airship — will travel from the Notre Dame at Clemson football game Oct. 3 to Tallahasee, where Florida State is hosting Miami, Oct. 10.

The airship, named Wingfoot 1, is a little over a year old, and will conclude its maiden trip from Wingfoot Lake in Akron, Ohio, to its home bae in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Lumber to be cured for band shell

The Covington City Council agreed to begin preparing lumber from the land application facility for the construction of a band shell at Legion Field.

The band shell is part of a later phase of the Mill Street park project and still has not been approved by the council. However, according to Covington Planning Director Randy Vinson, it will take two months to dry out a section of wood at the land app, two months to cut the wood and another couple of months to dry out the lumber.

The council unanimously gave Vinson approval to start drying out the wood and to provide drawings of a walking trail that will go in front of the proposed band shell.