After months of discussion and hearing proposals from three companies, the Covington City Council voted 4-3 at their Aug. 3 meeting to approve a contract with Latham Home Sanitation for residential garbage, recycling and bulk waste collection, and a 4-3 vote to approve contracts with Latham and Advanced Waste Disposal for commercial solid waste collection.
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he is concerned about some of the recent claims made about Covington's air quality and plans to stop at nothing to make sure the citizens of the city are safe.
Members of the Covington City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to take the rollback millage rate, which will drop what would have been a tax increase for its residents.
On Sept. 3, 2018, Covington Police Department Officer Matt Cooper was shot in the line of duty. First Responders from all over Newton County came to the rescue and Wednesday evening CPD took the time to individually thank each one of them.
Hired as the Finance Director for the city in 2009, Knight became Covington’s first female city manager in 2013. She is responsible for all operational aspects of the city including governmental services, utility services and public works services.
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston provided clarification in a Monday morning Main Street merchants meeting on the Covington City Council’s recent discussion of open container around the Covington square.