Covington mayor unveils $22.1 million budget for 2015

  By: Kim Chatelain, | The Times-Picayune Covington Mayor Mike Cooper has presented to the City Council a proposed $22.1 million budget for 2015 that projects higher sales tax revenues flowing into city coffers next year. At least two public work … Read More

Smoking ban for some outdoor public areas approved by Covington City Council

By Kim Chatelain, | The Times-Picayune   Smoking will be prohibited at certain outdoor public places in Covington and in city vehicles under an ordinance approved by the City Council Tuesday night. The ordinance, which was approved unanimously, bolsters existing municipal … Read More

Tim Lentz named Covington police chief

By Robert Rhoden | The Times-Picayune Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Timothy A. Lentz has been named Covington police chief by Mayor Mike Cooper. The mayor, who made the announcement Monday afternoon, selected Lentz over 13 … Read More

St. Tammany Republican Party kick-off rally