Covington, GA Real Estate News

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
  Every time I have to...or want to... attend a government meeting in Covington or Newton County, I have to dig through mounds of information to find the scheduled time.  So, I compiled the following list to help us all which we can get to a bit easier.  Following is a list of regularly scheduled open government meetings in Covington and Newton County.  You might want to bookmark it to keep it handy.Newton County Board of Commissioners: First & third Tuesday of each month, 7:00pm, Second Floor of the  Newton County Historic Courthouse.  For information, call (678) 625-1202Newton County Planning Commission: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:00pm, Newton County Historic Courthouse.  For information, call (770) 784-2197Newton County Water & Sewage Authority: Third Wednesday of each month, 9:...
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By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Two rather important events happening in Covington this week that you should remember:Tonight, Thursday, Sept.6 at 7:00pm TV Chef Natalie Dupree will talk about cooking and her cookbooks at the Newton County Library on Floyd Street.  Natalie, once a Covington resident, has filmed over 300 TV cooking shows and published ten cookbooks.  She's a ball of energy.  Should be a great talk!Don't forget the annual Fuzz Run this Saturday, Sept. 8th.  Over 3,000 are expected to participate this year.  The Covington Police Department hopes to raise over $30,000, 98% of which will be dispersed in Covington to organizations like the YMCA, Special Olympics and Ministers' Union.  A one-mile fun run for kids starts at 8:00am, and the main 5K start follows at 8:30am.  You don't have to run... you can wal...
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By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
I walked out my front door this morning, coffee mug in hand, to pick up my newspapers.  The AJC seemed about normal size for a Wednesday morning, but, Hmmm... the "Covington News" seemed a bit thicker than normal.  The Covington News is our official outlet for legal notices in Newton County.  When I turned to the "Public Notices" section the reason was evident... 17 full pages today of Notices of Sale Under Power!  That's foreclosures, folks.  And it's up two pages from last month.  At an average of about 9.5 notices per page, that equates to about 162 homes this period.  Now, I definitely am not an alarmist.  In fact, I don't believe things are nearly as bad as print and broadcast media has led everyone to believe.  It's definitely a buyer's market, and a lot of lenders have gone under...
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