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Howard reappointed airport chair

posted May 19, 2011, 1:16 PM by Unknown user

Former Covington councilman John Howard was reappointed Thursday to serve as chairman of the recently formed Covington Municipal Airport Authority. Howard was serving as temporary chairman during the authority's first month in existence, but he and all the other temporary officers were reappointed to serve full terms. Wayne Digby is vice chairman and Tereta Johnson is the treasurer and secretary.

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ICON Aircraft could locate plant in Covington

posted May 19, 2011, 1:15 PM by Unknown user

The light sport aircraft maker considering Covington for a manufacturing plant has been identified as ICON Aircraft, a Los-Angeles based start-up company founded by a former pilot and engineer. ICON Chief Financial Officer David Crook said Thursday that the company is looking at Covington among other sites in metro Atlanta and around the county.

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Industry considering airport land

posted May 19, 2011, 1:14 PM by Unknown user

The Covington Municipal Airport continues to draw interest from a light, personal aircraft maker that is looking to build a 100,000 square-foot facility and employ around 80 workers in its initial stage. The company had previously explored 20 acres of land next to the airport and Nisshinbo, the brake manufacturer, but is now looking at property off Williams Road, City Manager Steve Horton said. The company asked for the cost of land, and Horton said he estimated to be worth $35,000 an acre.

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Airport authority names chairman

posted May 19, 2011, 1:12 PM by Unknown user

The Covington Municipal Airport Authority elected officers and set its meeting schedule in its inaugural session on Monday.
Former 16-year Covington Councilman John Howard was selected as chairman of the authority. Wayne Digby was named vice chairman and Tereta Johnson was selected treasurer and secretary.

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Check Out Our New Logo

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:35 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 19, 2011, 1:12 PM ]

One of the best ways for Covington residents to become involved in government is to join one of the city’s several authorities, boards and commissions. These groups play an important role in shaping city development and provide direction to the city council.

Covington is appointing members to its new Municipal Airport Authority and it also has openings on several other groups. Here are brief descriptions of the groups and the number of openings on each.

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Small aircraft maker mulls Covington site

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:34 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 19, 2011, 1:08 PM ]

A light personal aircraft manufacturer is considering a site near Covington's airport for a manufacturing plant. The company would build a 100,000-square-foot facility to produce one-man aircraft. It would employ 80 workers initially, and up to 600 workers over the next five years. The company is considering several communities, City Manager Steve Horton said Monday.

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Airport authority to be formed soon

posted Oct 12, 2009, 4:33 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 19, 2011, 1:08 PM ]

The Covington Municipal Airport will eventually be run by an airport authority, but the city plans to make the transition slowly.The Covington City Council discussed the future of the airport at a Thursday night work session and informally decided to begin appointing members to the authority soon. City Manager Steve Horton said Thursday that he had been struggling with the question of how to transition control from the city to an authority.

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