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COVINGTON — A plan by District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson to add 1.9 acres to the footprint for Nelson Heights Community Center was put on hold by the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night after questions were raised about the amount of money to be paid for the property.

Henderson was upset by the board’s reluctance to approve the purchase of the property in his district from The Rising Son Christian Church, saying that they had agreed to the $30,000 purchase price in a previous closed session discussion.

“When we were in executive session talking about this, I didn’t say nothing,” said Henderson.


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