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Revitalizing a community
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A year ago we rode through the Walker's Bend subdivision off Ga. Highway 81. At best, it was a sad sight to behold with home after empty home.

We had visions of it turning into a community of eyesores as empty houses were starting to fray badly.

That's why we fully understood why Covington leaders would pick this community to revitalize with Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant money.

We have to admit that at first we were a little skeptical of the results.

If you have been reading the stories in the last few issues of the paper, you can see for yourself that the city - with the help and guidance of the local folks of Habitat for Humanity - a community has been brought back from the dead.

We praise the city of Covington's leadership for their vision on this project and the local Habitat for Humanity volunteers for not only completing this project, but also doing it quickly.

As result of this good cooperation of government and volunteers, there is a promise of even more money from this program coming our way for other blighted areas to be restored.