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Steve Horton

COVINGTON — Covington Mayor Steve Horton is among 14 Georgia residents appointed Friday to various state authorities, commissions and boards.

Horton was appointed to the board of directors of the Georgia Emergency Communications Authority.

Horton is a lifelong Newton County resident of more than 45 years. He is serving his first term as mayor of Covington.

Horton earned a BBA from Mercer University and an MPA from Troy State University. Before retiring in 2019, he worked for the city of Covington for 36 years, where he held various positions, including patrolman, chief of police, safety risk manager, public works director, deputy city manager, and city manager.

Horton and his wife, Mary, have been married for 38 years, and they have a son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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