ATLANTA - Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss handed the GOP a firewall against Democrats eager to flex their newfound political muscle in Washington, winning a bruising runoff battle Tuesday night that had captured the national limelight.
Chambliss' victory thwarted Democrats' hopes of winning a 60 seat filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. It came after a bitter month long runoff against Democrat Jim Martin that drew political luminaries from both parties to the state and flooded the airwaves with fresh attack ads weeks after campaigns elsewhere had ended.
December 13, 2008|
by Shannon McCaffrey
The Associated Press
Dr. Everett Eugene Ensminger, 68, of Covington, died at his home Nov. 29 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. The son of Clois Zirnstein Ensminger and the late Howard E. Ensminger, he was born in 1939 in Emporia, Kan.
Mr. Richard Fincher, 45, of Woodstock, died Nov. 26. He was born in Fulton County in 1963. He worked as general manager for Associated Fuel Systems Inc. and enjoyed working on hot rods, riding bikes and boating.
Mildred Crowe Fuller, 72, of Conyers, died Nov. 15. The daughter of the late Lewis R. and Johnnie C. Crowe, she was born in Newton County. Mrs. Fuller was a member of The Church of The Lord Jesus Christ in Milstead for over 50 years. Mrs. Fuller was preceded in death by siblings James E. Crowe, Bobby G. Crowe, J. Aslee Corley and Alice P. Chambers.
Annie Lou Wyatt Potts, 88, of Stark Road in the Stark Community of Butts County, died, Nov. 30 at the Autumn Village, Jackson. The daughter of the late George Washington Wyatt and Lucy Martha Harper Wyatt, she was born in 1020 in Butts County. She was preceded in death by her husband Alton Geise Potts who died in 1976. She began her career at the Department of Agriculture in Jackson. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Potts owned and operated Potts' Store on Ga. Highway 36 in Newton County. She was a member of the Stark United Methodist Church and ...
There is something magical about children singing Christmas carols that touches the heart and instills the Christmas spirit. From a handful of door-to-door carolers to the most extravagant choral performance, it's an experience that warms and comforts us during this stressful time of year.
December 13, 2008|
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.