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New Local Business Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies on Friday in Covington

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Join the City of Covington in welcoming these new businesses at their ribbon cutting ceremonies on Friday, January 29th, 2021, starting at 10:30 am. The ceremonies begin at Cured on Columbia at 415 N. Columbia Street, and continue to Hub985 Nutrition at 100 S. Tyler Street, Muses Spa and Beauty Boutique at 506 S. Tyler, and ending with Heart of Style at 2100 N. Collins Blvd, Suite 154.

“We are excited to welcome so many new businesses to Covington,” says Bridget Hatty, the new Coordinator at the City’s Office of Cultural Arts & Events. “Please consider visiting our new businesses and supporting our growing community!”

Ribbon cutting ceremonies are attended by the Mayor’s Office, the Office of Cultural Arts & Events and local City Council members.

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Rollin’ on the 3 Rivers Releases Map of House Floats in Covington

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Rollin’ on the 3 Rivers House Float Parade kicked off last Saturday in Covington with enthusiastic participation from both residents and businesses alike. The concept, inspired by the many krewes popping up along the gulf coast, encourages locals to celebrate in an artistic and safe way by decorating your property for onlookers.

Display on N. Vermont St., downtown Covington

Walk, bike or drive to view these fantastic displays! Rollin’ on the Three Rivers released the map with a link to view it online on Google Maps – printed maps will be available soon. Covington has really out-done themselves, be sure to check it out!

Follow Covington Rollin’ on the 3 Rivers House Floats Facebook page for updates and to see pictures of local displays.

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Mayor Mark Reminds Covington to “Slow Your Roll”

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In September of 2019 Covington Mayor Mark Johnson introduced the “Slow Your Roll” campaign to remind drivers in Covington to obey speed limit restrictions. Careful driving not only keeps you safe, but also keeps Covington a safe place for pedestrians, residents and other drivers.

In an email update sent out yesterday, Mayor Mark details a particularly hectic traffic day for CPD on Monday, with 6 car crashes and 221 cars “radar clocked” for speeding, just in Covington.

While the Covington Police Department has 6 new police officers currently in training and 3 new experienced officers undergoing field training they are still currently understaffed. Mayor Mark reminds us that traffic calls take officers from the streets that can be dealing with more pressing or unavoidable calls. Driving carefully means more than keeping our roads safe, it means keeping us all safe.

Visit to sign up for Mayor Mark’s email updates.

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Friends of the Library Valentine’s Book Sale this Saturday

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The Friends of the Library West St. Tammany announces a book sale on Saturday, January 30th, 2021, from 9 am to 4 pm. They are hosting the event at their new location, 1301 N Florida St. in Covington, near the fairgrounds.

In addition to offering low prices on all items, the FOTL is holding a special sale of all paperback romance fiction at 10 books for $1 in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. Other selections such as children’s books, hardbacks, CDs and DVDs will also be discounted. State and Parish COVID mandates will be in force.

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization that uses its funds to supplement the Parish Library’s annual budget, purchase equipment, and support projects at the West St. Tammany branches. Books retired from the shelves of the Parish Library system and donated books and media from the community are sold by the non-profit FOTL to the public at low prices.

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