Willie Mae Poole, 88, of Oxford, formerly of Franklin, N.C., passed away Aug. 18. Born in Guntersville, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Willie Melton and Alice Keylon Melton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Poole, who died in 2001 and a sister, Thelma Ryans. Mrs. Poole resided for 11 years at Merryvale Assisted Living Center in Oxford, where she enjoyed many activities. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Franklin, N.C.
Last Saturday, I happened to be driving by the Hilton off International Drive, where the Obamas were scheduled to regale wounded veterans moments after their limousine pulled up to the venue. You can imagine my surprise (and nausea).
A self-described "lab rat," Gregory A. Jackson, 22, spent the summer tucked away inside his home away from home, the Valdosta State University Hugh C. Bailey Science Center. The senior chemistry major, a 2009 graduate of Newton High School, helped develop a collection of science experiments for an upcoming public school road show and also conducted research into the use of copper to treat tuberculosis and, possibly, cancer.
August 17, 2013|
Jessica R. Pope
Special to the News
Jonah Bryce Barnett, 11, of Covington, died Friday, Aug. 9, at his residence. Jonah was born in Dublin and was a member of High Point Baptist Church in Covington where he lived the past four years. He attended the seventh grade at Cousins Middle School. His journey touched the lives of many and his testimony was touching to all that he met. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Grady Barnett Sr.
I was intrigued by your article announcing that, thanks to a unanimous vote by our City Council, Covington "will get two or three electric vehicle chargers AT NO COST..." courtesy of a bankrupt national government. There is something strange about a government that can't balance its budget, giving something away "free" that people only buy if there is a subsidy involved – at the production, consumption and use levels.