Country Living Magazine

Features Covington : )

Of course, we've know for quite sometime how wonderful the shops, boutiques and restaurants on Lee Lane, Columbia Street and throughout Covington are. Well, now the rest of the world knows via a feature article in this month's Country Living Magazine. Good Stuff.

Southern Living Magazine

CovLA cracks the Top 40

"Forget about size. These 50 Southern towns may be small (some are technically villages) but each one has its own distinct story to tell. We asked our readers to share their favorites, and this wide-ranging list captures the wonderful diversity of our region. You’ll find towns by the seaside, in the mountains, outside obig cities, near universities and more. There is a small town for every type of person on this list, and we guarantee that all of these places are destination-worthy in their own right. But be warned: One visit, and you might start packing your bags to start a new small town life." Click here for: The List  …or… Featuring Covington

Not Just a Pretty Face

S&P Rating: AA +

In December, our voters graciously and overwhelmingly approved the renewal of two property tax millages. The City's next step is to sell bonds using these taxes as collateral.

Prior to the sale, Standard and Poor's (S&P) examines the finances of the city as well as the stability and the future of the city and then "rates" the bonds.

The highest possible rating is AAA (Triple A). There are currently no and almost never have been any Triple A rated bonds in the State of Louisiana. Our rating of AA+ is equal to the highest rating of any governmental entity in the State. Sometimes it's hard to stay humble ; ).

Covington High School

Celebrates Coach Christine Beauvais

The softball field at Covington High School will be named for longtime coach Christine Beauvais who retired in 2020 after 38 years at the school. The St. Tammany Parish School Board voted recently to name the facility for her, who also coached basketball and volley ball. She is pictured with Superintendent Frank Jabbia.

Coach Beauvais compiled a 514-402 softball record, including 15 district championships. Her teams made the playoffs for 23 straight seasons from 1990-2013 and last year she was inducted into the Louisiana Softball Coaches Hall of Fame. Click here for more on Coach Beauvais.

Modification to Bulk Waste, Debris Piles

and Green Waste Pickup

West Zone, East Zone

Beginning next week, Coastal Environmental Services will be picking up any curbside debris that does not fit in your trash cart. One week they will do the western zone of the city. The following week they will pick up the eastern zone.

You can subscribe or view the calendar of zone pick-ups here: Bulk Schedule.

We will continue to have regular trash pick up every Wednesday and recycling every Thursday. However, beginning in April, only material inside the carts will be collected on Wednesday. All carts will need to be the square types with an attached lid. This is to accommodate the loss of hoppers* and the phase-in of robotic arm pick up.

• Have your bulky waste to the curb on the Monday of the week Coastal will be in the area.

• Place your waste at least 3 feet away from mailbox, vehicle, fence, Cable box, post, etc.

• Please do not put under low hanging trees or power lines.

Like most municipalities in St. Tammany, our garbage and bulk debris is transported to Lacombe where it is transferred to larger trucks and then hauled to the Westbank of New Orleans. However, in Covington, our green waste is actually taken directly to our own dump near Lake Ramsey. Coastal pays us a fee to dump there. Hence, when possible, please keep your green waste separate from junk, bulk debris or construction waste.

*Hoppers are the workers that "hop" on and off the back of the truck. One can imagine how hard it is to find people to fill this type of job. This labor shortage is pushing many businesses more and more to automation.

Such a Generous Community

Nice Article in the Picayune

One Per Sponsor

The response to my request for grave marker sponsors was so great I had to limit sponsorships to one per donor. That's nice.

After this article we received more requests … so more folks got the chance to sponsor. Bombdiggity.

Unmarked Graves get Headstones

Sid Fuhrmann's Majestic Theater at 221 N. New Hampshire

(pictured below in 1940).

Today it is the Christ Community Church across from the Southern Hotel.
Rooted in History, Focused on the Future

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