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Obama, Romney clash on economy in first debate

DENVER -- In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. "The status quo is not going to cut it," declared

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Cab rules get final approval

The Covington City Council has approved the final reading of an ordinance regulating taxi operations.

Forums lined up before General Election

With the General Election just over a month away, local organizations are hosting forums to help voters make up their minds.

City targets illegal cab operations

The city of Covington is cracking down on illegal taxicab operations.

Panhandling banned in Covington

The Covington City Council approved an ordinance amendment prohibiting panhandling in the city.

Oxford hires new city manager

The city of Oxford has hired a new city manager to replace the current manager who is retiring this year.

City manager won't have to live in city

The Covington City Council continues to fine tune requirements for the city manager position.

Newton County discussing TDRs

Transferable development rights, a subject that has been on the back burner for several years, is once again being discussed by county commissioners.

County, cities to decide on excise tax

County and municipal governments have to decide whether to levy an excise tax to replace lost revenues resulting from a sales tax exemption on energy use by manufacturers.

Council approves railroad moratorium

The Covington City Council has approved a moratorium on issuing permits for work along railroad rights of way.

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Dickerson wins second term

State Rep. Pam Dickerson won a second term in office in Tuesday's runoff.

County turns over last NSP houses to Habitat

Habitat for Humanity will take responsibility for the last leg of the county's NSP program.

City approves garbage rate hike

The Covington City Council approved the final reading of an ordinance to raise sanitation fees.

Covington Council begins city manager selection process

The Covington City Council has begun discussions about selecting a new city manager.

Top 113th House seat contenders will have runoff

Dickerson, Sawyer face runoff for 113th House seat.