Commission approves retail beer license; applicants needed for personnel review board

Published 9:15 am Friday, July 14, 2023

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The Covington County Commission approved an application for a retail beer license and discussed a second board appointment at a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, July 11.

The commission is seeking a second applicant to serve on the county’s personnel review board. Interested applicants may contact for additional information. Chairman Greg White said discussions about any applicants would continue at the next meeting.

The commission discussed the transfer of a retail beer application at the Carolina 2 convenience store in the Antioch community due to new ownership. The commission approved the application by unanimous vote.

“These are new owners, but they have had the license for a while and previously sold beer. They also own the store in the Carolina community and bought the one in Antioch. I’ve had no problem with them in the past, and there have been no issues that I know of,” Dist. 2 Commissioner Michael Smith said.

In other business:

  • The commission approved the declaration of two Woods BW Model 15.60 bush hogs as surplus for the Engineer’s Department, which will both be auctioned off through a GovDeals auction.
  • White announced a reminder of the cancellation of the second meeting for July due to commissioners attending a conference in Texas.
  • Revenue Commissioner Chuck Patterson announced an insolvent list for business and personal properties would be published in upcoming print editions of the Star-News.
  • Tami Baxley gave an update on the Covington Area Transit System (CATS) and said new software was up and running. CATS has doubled in employment from four to eight.

The next meeting of the Covington County Commission will be held Tuesday, August 8, 9 a.m., at the Covington County Administration Building. The public is invited to attend.