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Douglas running for Congress

Commissioner John Douglas is running for Congress.

Council divided over city manager appointment

The Covington City Council has not yet reached a consensus on who the net city manager should be.

Top three city manager finalists announced

The top three finalists for Covington city manager have been revealed.

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Ellis in first full week of job as BOC chair

Keith Ellis has several priorities identified for his first year in office.

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Covington mayor talks new year priorities

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston has identified his top priorities for the new year.

Covington Council to narrow down city manager candidates

The Covington City Council will meet for nine hours next week to narrow down city manager candidates.

Covington's City Council approves filming policy

Filming policies have been estabished for "The Vampire Diaries" and other productions shot inside city of Covington limits.

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Jeffares named Senate floor leader

State Sen. Rick Jeffares is a new state Senate floor leader.

Tobacco ban in parks approved

The Newton County BOC has approved a ban on all tobacco products at county-owned and operated parks.

Salem Overlay nears vote

Newton County commissioners heard a presentation on the proposed Salem overlay at a recent work session.

City looks at utility policies

The city is set to adopt new policies related to utilities.

More funds allocated to pedestrian bridge

The Covington City Council has accepted a grant and agreed to additional city funding for a pedestrian bridge over I-20.l

Covington suspends enforcement of temporary sign regs

Covington has temporarily suspended enforcement of its temporary sign ordinance.

Ellis new BOC chairman

Keith Ellis is the new chairman of the Board of Commissioners, beating Democrat Marcus Jordan by 742 votes. Ellis received 50.89 percent of the vote, or 21,144 votes to Jordan's 20,402 votes.

Covington offering industry incentives

The city of Covington is offering several incentives in hopes an existing industry will expand here.