Mrs. Mary Alice Norman-Dial, 85, of Covington, died Dec. 31. The daughter of the late Albert B. and Ida Lenora Lewis Mask, she was born in Newton County in 1923. A lifelong resident of Newton County, Mrs. Norman was a very active member of Stewart Baptist Church and an American Red Cross volunteer. She had a lifetime love of music coming from a large family of five brothers and five sister who were well known for their love of music. Mrs. Norman was involved in the music ministry in nursing homes in and around the area and at Merryvale Assisted ...
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say they want answers from Russia on whether it is selling advanced surface-to-air missiles to Iran. The U.S. insists such a move could threaten American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
January 02, 2009|
By Lolita C. Baldor
Associated Press Writer
Mrs. Regina Charlene (Walden) George, 41, of Covington, died Tuesday, Dec. 30. She was born in Rockdale County in 1967 to John Sanford and Geraldine (Booth) Walden. She attended Calvary Community Church and was involved in various church activities. Mrs. George had a great gift for loving children and was involved in the kid's ministry at Victory Tabernacle when she was a member there.
Mary Frances Tyre of Amarillo, Texas, left her earthly home for heaven on December 30. Mrs. Tyre was born to Oliver and Eliza Day in 1923 in Porterdale. She graduated from Porterdale High School and became a registered nurse in 1943 after completing nurses training at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. She was a proud, skilled and compassionate person who combined her nursing skills with her love of all who lived. She was the operating room nurse in the Porterdale Hospital, Porterdale, and office nurse for many physicians in Georgia and North Carolina. She culminated her nursing career as the charge ...
If you've ever spent time in Western states like Arizona and California, then you've probably had a hard time becoming accustomed to the trash strewn along the byways and highways by people who apparently had no respect or concern for the beauty of the land they were defacing. We have been more than pleased by the pride and concern that Georgia residents and government have for keeping our state pristine and beautiful.
If it wasn't enough for Ill. Gov. Rob Blagojevich to have been accused of trying to sell President-elect Obama's open senate seat to the highest bidder - apparently tapes exist of his using foul-mouthed language implicating himself - and not stepping down, then his actions this week certainly earn him the description of "defiant."
Honda of Conyers is the No.1 ranked import dealer in Conyers. With a lot full of new and used cars, Honda of Conyers has more than 350 new cars and 150 plus used cars. The starting price for new cars is $12,000 and reaches a peak of $50,000 with a warranty of three years or 36,000 miles, and an engine power and transmission warranty of five years or 60,000 miles.
Used cars range in price from $500 to $30,000 with a warranty on used certified cars of 100,000 miles.
Did your parents ever ask you that question? Something happened; you got called into the room - and then the question: "What do you have to say for yourself?" In all my years as a child - I never quite figured out the right answer to that one. I wish I had studied this text more closely sooner.
December 31, 2008|
Rev. Jonathan E. Scharf
Abiding Grace Lutheran Church
Before we pack up our Christmas decorations and the story of Christmas along with it for another year, it would do us all well to visit again the story of the birth of Christ in Luke 2:8-14. Here we read about the angels announcing the birth of Christ to shepherds who were tending their flocks by night. They said: "glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, goodwill toward men." (Luke 2:14)
December 31, 2008|
Rev. Wayne Rutherford
LifePointe Church of the Nazarene
Dear Editor: 'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the Covington Housing Authority Complex, all of the staff, volunteers and residents gathered around just to say thanks to the multitude of sponsors, funders, collaborative partners, donors and supporters of this year's 2008 Christmas On Alcovy and the many programs, community events and day-to-day operations that have made it possible for the Sojourner Truth Observational Study Hometel Inc. to declare an end to a successful year, in spite of the decrease in funding and financial support in a time of recession and financial crisis. Although the beginning of the ...
December 31, 2008|
Charles Dickens once said this about Christmas: "I have always thought Christmas time, when it has come around, as a good time; a kind forgivable, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and woman are seemingly of one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on another journey."
Zack and Amber Pittman of Covington announce the birth of their son, Colin Alexander Pittman, on Dec. 12 at DeKalb Medical Center, DeKalb County. Colin weighed 9 lbs. 13.7 oz. and was 22 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Ken and Diane Johnson of Dacula. Paternal grandparents are Ray and Jane Pittman of Norcross.