Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have agreed to launch a historic partnership to expand postsecondary educational opportunities, strengthen academic rigor ...
Social Circle Lion's Club will hold its annual musical gala at the Social Circle Theater Saturday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations. This year's show, like last, will be a Radio Show format, with music provided from the early to mid 1900s and local actors and singers who perform at the theater throughout the year. Entertainment will include a magician at 4 p.m. and then proceed with the Radio Show at 5 p.m. Raffles will be mixed into the show. The show will include movie and ...
February 26, 2009|
Sue W. Lee
Special to The News
Mr. William Travis Aiken, 76, of Athens and formerly of Lyons, died Feb. 23. The son of the late Dr. William White Aiken and Allie Louise Travis, he was born in DeKalb County. He was a lifelong resident of Lyons and was very proud of his civic services for the city. He was mayor of Lyons for 10 years and a member of the Lyons Jaycees, the Lyons Lions Club and the First Methodist Church of Lyons and was on the board of directors for peoples Bank of Lyons for over 30 years. He was a graduate of Emory University ...
SFC (Retired) Thomas E. Watts, of Covington, died February 25, 2009, at Gwinnett Medical Center, at the age of 67. Son of the late Jessie Watts, he was a native of Sumter County, Georgia and graduated from Union High School in Leslie, GA. Mr. Watts served in the U. S. Army for 25 years, with two tours of duty in Vietnam and in Germany and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Leah (DeDe) and Richard Carnes of Covington, Sue and ...
Betty R. Isom, of Covington, died February 25, 2009, at the age of 83. Born in Toledo, Ohio, January 4, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Anna Bushroe Chinneck. Mrs. Isom moved from her birthplace to Dearborn, MI at age 11, graduated from Fordson High School in 1943, and afterward became employed by Ford Motor Company, where she served as Executive Secretary to Lewis D. Crusoe, Vice President of the Ford Division. After transferring from Michigan to Georgia in 1978, she entered part time employment with C & S Bank and in 1987 retired from Bank of ...
Dear Editor: I attended the commission meeting last week and listened to the "I feel your pain" speeches as they discussed furloughs, layoffs and cutting your salary. They promised to leave no stone unturned as they look for other ways to cut the budget. But there is one stone they refuse to turn over and that is the Denby property condemnation.
The reservoir will not be built for many years and the expenditure of $500,000 could easily be postponed until another year. This means 15 employees would not have to take a 10 percent pay cut.
Dear Editor: There have been several news reports both on television and in the print media where Kathy Morgan is quoted as saying the land must all be acquired prior to getting permits for the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir.
I couldn't think of a better time than during Black History Month to reflect on the past education of students at R.L. Cousins elementary and high schools and one of those students, Albert Elder, and his wife and daughter. The three of them showed us outstanding hospitality and love Jan. 18-21 in their home in Washington, D.C.
February 25, 2009|
By Louise Adams
Elected officials from Newton and Rockdale Counties will again join the Covington Conyers Cycling Club (C4) and Conte's Bicycles and Fitness Equipment of Conyers for the fourth annual Georgia Rides to the Capitol event on Tuesday, March 3.