Robert and JoAnn Raynor of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Monica Paige Raynor to Jason Edwin Dees, son of John and Nancy Dees of Huntsville, Ala.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. Tyree Farris and the late Faye Farris of Newbern, Va., and Mrs. Coleen Raynor and the late Bruce Raynor of Covington. She is a graduate of Eastside High School and of Atlanta Christian College with a degree in Biblical studies, specializing in teaching, and an associate's degree in business. She has worked at Buckhead Church in Atlanta and at Turpin Meadow Ranch, Jackson Hole ...
Jake Blankenship celebrated his first birthday on April 5. He is the son of Brooke Johnson and Justin Blankenship of Covington.
He is the grandson of Jill and Antwain Williams, Suzi Bolz, and Wade and Susan Blankenship, all of Covington. He is the great-grandson of Loshier Blankenship of Covington, Anita Bolz of Oxford, Judy and Randy Merritt of Walnut Grove and Larry and Kay Minnoia of Conyers. He is the nephew of Bhrett Blankenship of Covington.
Jamarian Tremell Gaither, son of Kimberly Latimore and Maurice Gaither of Covington, celebrated his first birthday April 3. His maternal grandparents are Clara Durden and Willie (Kristy) Latimore of Covington. Paternal grandparents are Lucious J. and Annie Gaither of Covington. Great-grandparents are Billy and Evamae Latimore and Levi Gaither, all of Covington.
The Newton County School System is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Young Georgia Authors' contest. Each school could submit one entry per grade level for grades kindergarten through 12th in the county competition in the form of short stories, poetry, essays, journals, personal narratives, reports or other original student writing.
This past week we carried a story on our front page that described how a step-father took a belt to his teenage daughter; this action was and is inexcusable.
We believe that a parent has a right to discipline his or her child in a manner that works for the family, but this does not include belts and sticks or any other form of discipline that can cause bodily injury to a child.