C. Annette Bone, J.D., of Brunswick died March 8. Ms. Bone earned her Bachelor of Science from Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, her Master's from Georgia State University in Atlanta and her Juris Doctorate from Atlanta Law School. She was an entrepreneur and instructor in tax services and real estate and was employed by Jackson Hewitt of Brunswick as tax instructor and office manager for several years. She was preceded in death by her father, James Edward Bone, brothers Howell R. Bone and Harry James Bone, sister-in law Becky Bone and brother in law Michael Knight.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Monday cleared the way for a significant increase in federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research and promised no scientific data will be "distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda."
Obama signed the executive order on the divisive stem cell issue and a memo addressing what he called scientific integrity before an East Room audience packed with scientists. He laced his remarks with several jabs at the way science was handled by former President George W. Bush.
March 09, 2009|
By Phillip Elliott
Associated Press Writer
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The Reverend and Mrs. Keith Ferguson of Ellijay, formerly of Covington, announce the engagement of their daughter Hannah Elizabeth Ferguson to Matthew Dale Mowery of Louisville, Ky., son of Holly Mowery and Dale Mowery of Louisville.
Louisa Jordan Morris and Charles Hill Morris Jr. of Covington announce the birth of their son "Charles" Hill Morris III Feb. 12 at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta. He weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.
Speaking of our representatives not paying taxes, Senator Robert Brown, a Democrat representing Macon, wondered whether he was on the list of senators not paying his back taxes. He claimed to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution that he has filed an extension for his 2006-2007 taxes.
This week the Newton County Commissioners voted not to help fund the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. It's hard to say no to anything patriotic, but with the current budget constraints that the county is facing, it was the right and courageous thing to do. The vote was 3-2 not to share the costs of the event with the city of Covington this year.
Top honors: Katherine Haase, student at Social Circle Christian School, recently won the Youth Award at the Garden Club of Georgia State Flower Show held last month in Thomasville. Katherine's entry was one of several from Social Circle, where Gateways Garden Club Sponsors both a junior and youth club. She is the daughter of Tim and Tamara Haase of Mansfield.
MONROE, Ga. (AP) - The leaders of a multimillion dollar food charity under FBI investigation for possible financial misdeeds have reached an agreement to keep them from being barred from their Monroe headquarters.
Attorneys in a lawsuit involving Angel Food Ministries reached an agreement Friday after a Walton County court hearing.
ATLANTA (AP) - For more than a decade, Angel Food Ministries seemed like a godsend for families who purchased its low-cost food boxes and the churches that shared millions in revenue for distributing the goods.
It became an economic juggernaut in the faith community, employing hundreds, feeding thousands a month and pouring $19 million into its network of more than 5,000 host churches in 35 states.
March 06, 2009|
Associated Press Writer
Troy Ellington, 86, of Oxford, died March 5 at Heartland Hospice. The son of the late Grover and Julia Ree Thompson Ellington, he was a very hard working cattle farmer and also enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. Mr. Ellington will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his wife Grace Fincher Ellington.
Mr. Lamar B. Hays, a lifelong resident of Mansfield, died March 4 at Abbey Hospice. The son of the late Lee and Sarah Byrd Hays, he was born in 1936 in Newton County. Mr. Hays was the owner of Hays Tractor of Mansfield and enjoyed fishing and gardening. He served in the Air National Guard, was a member of Woodmen of thw World, was the former chief of the Mansfield Volunteer Fire Department and served many years as city councilman of Mansfield.
Verizon Wireless is breaking new ground in Georgia's wireless retail experience with the Grand Opening of its Covington Communications Store. Built in the company's Evolutionary Store design, the new retail location offers customers a high-tech and hands-on experience with wireless voice, data, music and video services. The new store, located at 10337 Industrial Blvd NE, is open for business and will hold its official grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony March 5, at 10 a.m. Commemorating the store opening representatives from the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce will share in the celebration.