Sergeant First Class Tony Henry, age 49, of Covington, passed away Feb. 7, 2017. He was born in Atlanta on Feb. 28, 1967. SFC Henry graduated from the 76th Trooper School in January of 2001 and for the past 16 years has been assigned to the Governor's Executive Security serving for Governors Roy Barnes, Sonny Perdue and Nathan Deal. Tony is best described as "A Trooper's Trooper", a loving, compassionate; husband, father, brother, son, and friend. He was preceded in death his father; William Henry.
A Covington convenience store has sold the largest Jumbo Bucks Lotto jackpot ticket in Georgia Lottery history. A winning ticket worth a record $9.6 million was sold for the Feb. 6 Jumbo Bucks Lotto drawing.
The 25th annual Georgia Southern University Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremony represented a momentous day as approximately 1,700 of Georgia's best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students received degrees from the University's eight colleges.
The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 252nd Commencement exercises on Dec. 16-17, 2016, at the McCamish Pavilion.
Mary Holmes, of Newborn, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at the age of 87. Mrs. Holmes, a member of the Baptist faith, was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a big fan of watching her great-grandchildren play baseball and football. When not working in her yard, Mrs. Holmes could be found baking cakes - most notably, peanut butter and red velvet. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Walter Sikes; second husband, James Melvin Holmes; parents, William Franklin and Annie (Barron) Walker; sister, Mildred Holmes; brothers, J.W. Walker, Henry Walker, Bobby Walker.