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Second business offers free service to city

COVINGTON — A new project site has been adopted under Mayor Ronnie Johnston’s plan to revitalize areas of the community through private sector involvement.

Through a partnership with Great Estates Landscaping, the mayor’s office is asking local businesses to sponsor areas of the community, according to a press release issued by the city. Under the most recent project, G & G Landscape will provide ongoing maintenance services for the passive park on Elm Street in downtown Covington. This follows the kickoff project at the Turner Lake roundabout that took place in March.

Gary Campbell, owner of G & G Landscape, started the company 17 years ago. When asked about his interest in the project, he said it was just the right thing to do.

“I’ve lived in Newton County for 17 years and the park was never maintained, so when the city asked local businesses for help I felt this was what I, as owner of G & G Landscape, could do,” said Campbell. “I think everyone should look at what they can do to make things better and pay