Oxford will have to wait at least another year to move forward on a state mandate to replace old water lines after being passed over for a state grant, the City Council announced at its Monday night meeting.
What a difference a year makes. After dropping a tough loss to Alcovy to open the 2008 season, Newton responded Saturday night as they picked up their first win of the season with a 22-15 victory over McIntosh at Sharp Stadium.
The Alcovy softball team (9-3 overall, 3-0 Region-4-AAAA) displayed a gallant come from behind effort to defeat the Rockdale Lady Bulldogs 6-5 in the first game of a doubleheader at Tiger Field Saturday.
Mrs. Maedelle Martin Akin of Covington died Sept. 5. The daughter of the late James and Mary Alice Smith, she was born in Fulton County. Mrs. Aiken was an active member of Red Oak United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Lady bugs, Recycled Teenagers and the Pulliam Sunday School Class, where she was a proud member of 20 plus years of perfect attendance. Active in numerous civic clubs and organizations and enjoying her service in them, Mrs. Akin was Past Worthy Matron of Lakewood Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star No. 162 and served as ...
Mrs. Clara Mae Armistead, 81, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died Sept. 7. The daughter of the late Rufus Malon and Clifford Mae (Swords) Jackson, she was born in 1927. She worked for Covington Mills and later for Lithonia Lighting. Mrs. Armistead was preceded in death by husband Hubert Wayne Armistead Sr.
Mrs. Nellie Sue Townley butler, 84, of Oxford, died Sept. 8 at New London health Center, Snellville. Mrs. Butler was the founder and executive director of Rockdale House for men and women in Conyers. She was preceded in death by a sister and grandchild.
Mr. Robert "Bob" Phiel, 81, of Newborn, died Sept. 8. The son of the late Arthur Louis and Hazel Marie Prentice Phiel, he was born in 1927 in Elyria, Ohio. He graduated from Palm Beach High School in 1945 and served in the United States Navy during World War II on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.
Les Roe, 72, of Porterdale, died Sept. 5 at Newton Medical Center. The son of the late William Henry and Rosie Johnson Roe, he was born in Kentucky. Mr. Roe was employed by O'Reilly Auto parts. He enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, wood working and loved all dogs. He was preceded in death by his son Ronald V. Roe.
Mrs. Pinkie Gaither Shy died Sept. 3. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny (Odessa) Gaither, she was born in the Leguinn Community of Covington in 1914. In 1946 she married Mr. Arthur Shy and they reared five children. She joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and served on the Mother and Usher boards while healthy. Mother Pinkie, as she was affectionately known, was an entrepreneur and loved all things beautiful - flowers, hats and clothes. She always dressed to the nines and was a diplomat bridging the gap between races and all walks of live. She was ...
One Newton County grandmother will not be winning awards for grandparent of the year after she was arrested following an altercation that left her 15-year-old grandson slashed twice on the arm, while two other children (ages 2 and 12) watched.
In an attempt to offset a shortfall of roughly $200,000, the Porterdale City Council voted to make some drastic reductions in several areas, including two layoffs and a cut in both hours and salaries of their workers.