Eddie Dean Lackey, 61, of Covington passed away May 2, 2016. Mr. Lackey was of the Baptist faith, and was employed with Kliklok Woodman for 40 years. Eddie was an avid hunter, and he especially enjoyed hunting deer, wild boar, turkey and duck. In addition, a favorite pastime was salt and fresh-water fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Mary Ray Lackey.
Thousands walked around an illuminated track at The Church at Covington Friday night and Saturday morning. After the presentation of colors by the Newton High School Marine JROTC, the evening kicked off with the survivors walk. Members from each team that had booths around the track selling goods to raise money for the American Cancer Society took the second lap of the evening. Other themed laps throughout the night included the lap of silence and memorial laps.
George William Ramsey Jr., 91, a native of Covington, died on April 23, 2016, in Columbia, Maryland. George was born in 1924 into a long line of local merchants, farmers and school teachers. When he was 10 years old, his family moved to a farm on Salem Road in Newton County. After completing high school, George worked at the Porterdale Mill for a year.
Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr., 83, died on Saturday April 30, 2016, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation. The Crawford native was born into a large farming family of seven sisters and a brother. He attended school until the sixth grade but had to return to the family farm. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War. When he returned from his military service he met his wife Rose Marie Manery at Grant Park and they were married for 54 years. He was a hard worker and retired from Emory University after 33 years ...
More than 500 athletes will gather Monday through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. A parade through the Covington Square Monday kicked off the events. followed by opening ceremonies in the stadium.
The partisan bickering at the national level has become so polarizing that it is hard to avoid a strictly partisan viewpoint in local elections. But, party membership may not be the best way to decide on candidates in our upcoming county primaries May 24, 2016.
The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton its WBL Employer of the Year for 2016 Tuesday.