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Up­keep on the Square

The Covington News - - OPINION -

The down­town Cov­ing­ton Square park along with our iconic court­house are the cen­ter at­trac­tion for our strong tourism in­dus­try.

Even though the Square park is, in re­al­ity, prop­erty of New­ton County, the city has ac­cepted re­spon­si­bil­ity to keep it main­tained.

Cur­rently renovations and beau­ti­fi­ca­tion are tak­ing place that should be fin­ished by the first of Septem­ber, ac­cord­ing to city man­ager Leigh Ann Knight.

We are glad that the city has taken on this re­spon­si­bil­ity and we sup­port the city’s ef­forts to im­prove the Square.

Last week the county of Han­cock lost its historic court­house by fire.

This was a tragic loss of his­tory and will re­sult in the loss of tourism dol­lars.

It’s our elected of­fi­cial’s re­spon­si­bil­ity to insure as much as pos­si­ble that our Square and court­house are kept in safe and tip-top shape.

Again, we are more than pleased to see that city officials have stepped up to the plate to keep the Square in pic­turesque shape.

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