Dear Editor: Superintendent Cox, I have the utmost respect for the position which you hold, and it is because of this respect that I am writing you.
My son has been in the "Quest" program in Newton County since his third grade year. He was placed there because of his writing and artistic ability. Our oldest son was placed there because of his science and math ability.
December 13, 2008|
We are more than pleased that the city of Covington, with the help of a grant from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, has set aside 1.2 acres of land close to city hall for the development of a wetlands area.
Wetlands create an ecosystem where water and land meet; this delicate ecosystem will help improve water quality by filtering toxins and will also provide a habitat for fish and other aquatic wildlife and endangered species.
At the Nov. 11 Board of Education work session, Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley accepted an award on behalf of the school district from Brian Burgoyne of the Newton County Relay for Life program for having 100 percent school participation in the 2008 Relay for Life Program.
Each school in the district participated in the 2008 Relay for Life and overall, Newton County Schools raised approximately $106,000 in the fight against cancer.
Eastside High School head football coach and biology teacher (Joseph) Rick Hurst turned himself in to DeKalb County authorities Nov. 25 on felony charges of theft by taking in apparent mortgage fraud, according to information available on DeKalb County's Online Judicial System.
Brandy and Chuck Taylor of Fayetteville, N.C., formerly of Watkinsville, announce the birth of their daughter Verdie "Ella" Elizabeth Taylor July 10 at Athens Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Susan and Dacus Aaron of Covington. Paternal grandparents are Annette and Barry Cason, also of Covington. Maternal great-grandparents are Ruth and Dan Aaron. Paternal great-grandmother is Verdie Taylor of Danville, Va. Late maternal great-grandparents are Grace and Paul Fedder of Inverness, Fla., Clay Taylor, Clara Johnson and Helen Barnett.
MILLEDGEVILLE - Democrat Jim Martin has heard it before: he's too nice to win the big election. But the mild-mannered former state lawmaker has already surprised many by forcing his way into a runoff with Sen. Saxby Chambliss, an incumbent who once seemed invincible.
December 10, 2008|
By Shannon McCaffrey
Associated Press Writer