All through the spring and summer months, whenever he would discuss his upcoming Senate race with reporters, Saxby Chambliss would always remind them: "We know that this is going to be a very tough race."
I tended to pay little attention to that disclaimer, especially when it looked like Chambliss' Democratic opponent would be DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones, a candidate with a very troubled personal history.
When people get news they don't want to hear, they often react by blaming the messenger. It is sometimes the obligation of a credible newspaper to fill the unpopular role of delivering bad news. But blaming the newspaper for reporting on a problem doesn't solve the problem.
David and Janice Nicholson of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Sabrina Nicholson to Blake Malcolm, son of Debra and Kevin Glaze of Mansfield and Donnie and Chris Malcolm of Covington.
Hannah DeBoer and Timothy Sheffield of Covington announce the birth of their daughter McKinsley Grace Sheffield Oct. 7 at Newton Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.
Charles F. (Chuck) Adamson, of Conyers, died October 17, 2008, at Rockdale Medical Center, at the age of 73. Son of the late William Otis, Sr. and Anna Lois Jones Adamsom, he was a U. S. Navy veteran and a retired service technician from Southern Bell. Mr. Adamson was the seventh child, of the seventh child, of the seventh child, and each of his names had seven letters. He was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church, V.F.W. Post #5290 in Conyers, Christian Motorcyclist Association (Grace Riders), XYZ Senior Group, and AARP of Covington.
Washington will save the banks from the subprime mortgage crisis. But who will save the citizens of Newton County from the consequences of subprime development? The sort of development that has lead to extra sections of this paper to advertise foreclosures.
October 27, 2008|
By Patrick Durusau