Dear Editor: I'm beginning to believe that education, like religion and politics, should not be discussed between seemingly like-minded individuals. One soon discovers that each views the other as having too little mind to share, or perhaps too much. The news report about the merger of the technical college system with two-year colleges has already begun a schism in the community, many of whom see the band beginning to rearrange the chairs on the Titanic.
I don't have all the information to make many profound statements about the merger report, but I do have opinions about whether or ...
The General Assembly was in recess this past week as some legislators traveled to Washington for the inauguration of our new president and then from Wednesday to Friday as many of us attended the annual state budget hearings.
January 27, 2009|
By Sen. John Douglas
Mrs. Hattie Ricks, 79, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died Jan. 26. The daughter of the late Stafford and Lillian (Evans) Smith, she was born in Newton County in 1929. Mrs. Ricks loved gardening. Mrs. Ricks was preceded in death by her husband James Ricks, daughter Shirley Allen and her parents.
Kenneth Andrew Allan, 65, of Oxford, passed away Jan. 25. Mr. Allan, born in Norwood, Mass., was a resident of Georgia for 15 years and of Oxford for five years. He was preceded in death by parents and two brothers.
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12 - setting the stage for Congress to pass the proposal as early as Tuesday.
Monday's Senate vote is a big victory for the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress, who have been pushing for a delay amid growing concerns that too many Americans won't be ready for the currently scheduled Feb. 17 changeover.
January 27, 2009|
Associated Press Writer
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January 27, 2009|
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Mrs. Sharon Parris Almand, 33, a lifelong resident of Covington and Conyers died Jan. 25. She was born in DeKalb County on Dec. 26, 1975 to John and Marie (McDonald) Parris. Mrs. Almand worked as a teller at BB&T. She enjoyed playing tennis and staying in touch with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Joshua Almand of Covington; daughters, Ashlee Girdler of Covington, Brooklyne Almand of Covington; son, Jordan Almand of Covington; parents, John and Marie Parris of Conyers; brothers, Robert Parris and Steve Parris both of Conyers; brother and sister-in-law, David and Ginnie McCollum ...
The Newton County Animal Shelter's pet of the week is an adult poodle mix, about 3-years-old, white, very sweet and cute. Also available for adoption are an adult Jack Russell mix, tri-colored; an adult black poodle; a 3-year-old white Spitz; a yellow Lab, 3-years-old; a terrier mix, white and brown; a 3-year-old Bassett, tri-colored; a beagle mix; a gray and black poodle mix; an adult Jack Russell mix, white and brown; a miniaturePinscher/terrier mix; a 2-year-old mixed breed, red with bobbed tail, a retriever mix, 1-year-old; a 2-year-old husky; a chocolate Lab about 2-3-years-old; a brown cocker ...
CHICAGO - Home Depot Inc. plans to eliminate 7,000 jobs while closing four dozen stores under its smaller home improvement brands as the recession continues to batter the nation's housing market. Its shares climbed more than 5 percent in morning trading.
The nation's biggest home improvement retailer said Monday the cuts will affect about 2 percent of its 300,000 workers and cause the Atlanta-based chain to record a $532 million pretax charge, most of which will be recorded in the fourth quarter.
January 26, 2009|
By Ashley M. Heher
AP Retail Writer