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
Jennifer Lynn Murray and Jason Allan Morris of Washington, D.C. were married Aug. 9 in Montevallo, Ala. with the Rev. Mickey Park officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dean Murray of Vestavia Hills, Ala. and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Scott Vinson of Birmingham, Ala. and Mrs. Orvell Elmer Murray and the late Mr. Murray of Oklahoma City, Okla.
In Friday's edition of The Covington News, we informed readers that the ailing economy seems to even be affecting pets. Teri Key-Hoosen, director of Newton County Animal Control, said animal control has seen increased instances of dogs and cats wandering the streets as well as locked into abandoned homes and yards - half-starved - as a result of people losing their homes and jobs.
In many cases these animals are too far gone to be rescued and have to be put down.