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It looks like the Covington City Council will be addressing the issue of allowing city residents the opportunity to vote on Sunday sales of alcohol in the city.


We encourage the council to vote yes on this issue.
It is only right that voters have the right to choose if they want the opportunity to buy alcohol seven days a week. It is not the prerogative of a couple of politicians to control that right because of personal beliefs.

We urge the county to plan now to allow the voters of the county to have the option to allow businesses to serve alcohol if they choose.

We welcome John J. McNeil to our city as our new fire chief.

He for sure has some big shoes to fill in replacing current Chief Don Floyd, who has ably served the city since 1972, following in the footsteps of his father, Rodney Thomas Floyd, who served as chief for more than 25 years.

We recommend that you invest $100 for a daylong class in gun safety being sponsored by the Covington Rotary and Covington Police.

The event will take place at the FFA camp on May 14. You can see the story at
You can sign up for the course by contacting Sgt. Arvo Bowen at (770) 500-8266 or go to

If you miss this one, the Sherriff's Office will be conducting classes on May 14 and May 21 at the Newton County Law Enforcement Training Center. For information, contact Range Master Deputy Wayne Scott at (678) 625-1542.