Shirley Almer, an elderly Minnesota woman, had managed to live through lung cancer and a brain tumor before she died on Dec. 21. Cause of death: salmonella poisoning linked to food products from a Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely, Ga.
Holly Nanette Purdy of Covington died Feb. 20 at St. Joseph['s Hospital. Born in Atlanta in 1952, she was the daughter of the late Konrad and Martha Parr Purdy. Miss Purdy was a graduate of the University of Georgia where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. After graduation she worked for Delta Airlines as a flight attendant and retired after 31 years of service. She was a member of First Methodist Church of Covington, Athens Junior League and the Covington Garden Club.
Recently appointed United States Attorney General Eric Holder said in his acceptance speech: "Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards."
Philippians 4:6-7 in The Message translation reads, "Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life."
Elks Hoops Shoot winners: East Newton Elementary student Hunter Phillips placed first in the 10-and 11-year-old boys' group, while Ficquett Elementary student Jemelia Evans was the second place winner in the 8-and 9 -year-old girls' group.
The Elks National Hoop Shoot program, a free-throw contest, is open to all boys and girls ages 8 through 13. Ray Edwards, Hoop Shoot chairman of the Covington Elks Lodge 1806, with the help of other Elks presented awards to the first and second place winners of every school participating in the program. Edwards had visited every elementary school in the county to talk ...
Birthday celebrations : The Sergeant Newton Chapter of the National Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution (NDSAR) celebrated Georgia Day and the chapter's own 114th birthday with a luncheon at the Oaks Course on Feb. 11. Several members of the George Walton SAR Chapter, the John Clarke DAR Chapter as well as several officers of the Georgia State Society SAR joined the celebration as well.
Grace Callaway received an award from the Sergeant Newton Chapter as the winner of the American History Essay Contest. She is a fifth grade student at Ficquett Elementary School and daughter of Sergeant Newton ...
Good to go: (Left to right) Alcovy High School Principal Dave Easterday, Special Education Department Chairperson John Callaway, Woman's Club Education Chairperson Billie Hester, Woman's Club President Mary Arnwine, CTI student Kenny Leathers and Chris Newsham, Career Technical Institute coordinator. The Covington Woman's Club donated $200 to Alcovy HIgh School's CTI program, which will enable students to attend the CTI State Conference from April 29 - May 1 on Jekyll Island.