David and Mariana Mansfield of Oxford announce the birth of their son David Scott Mansfield Jr. Aug. 25 at Newton Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces. His grandparents reside in Georgia and Mississippi.
The city of Covington is preparing to change its water rates to bring in line the prices that city residents and residents living outside of the city pay. The council is also expected to approve a new water conservation rate schedule.
Mr. Taldmedge "Speedy" Hamlin, of Shady Dale, died Sept. 8 at Gwinnett Medical Center. The son of the late Robert Freddie Hamlin and Vada Maloy Hamlin, he was born in Butts County in 1924. He was a longtime resident of the Oak Hill Community and was retired from Lithonia Lighting.
Mr. Clarence Herring Jr. died Sept 4 in Rockdale County. The son of the late Clarence Herring Sr. and Justine Brown, he was born in East Orange, N.J., in 1943. Mr. Herring graduated from Automotive High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service. In 1972 he became a police officer with the Long Island Railroad, retiring in 1994 as a detective. He was a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement and later worked for Jamaica Hospital as security guard and retired as ...
Maybe it was a near full moon. Maybe it was a case of one team's determination to over come the odds. Whatever was the case, Eastside and Newton put on a show in front of a packed Sharp Stadium Friday with the Eagles escaping with a 29-27 double-overtime win.
Shiloh Baptist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary at 10:30 a.m. September 21 with dinner on the church grounds immediately following the service. Their theme, "All for his Glory," has been evident over the years and will continue to be carried out in their programs. The church was organized in Jasper County in 1808, moved to Morgan County in 1855 and settled in its present location at 9595 Ga. Highway 142 in Newborn in 1883. In 1986, a lightning bolt struck the church and destroyed the sanctuary. Only the annex and contents were salvaged. A new sanctuary was ...
September 12, 2008|
Colleen Capes Jackson
Last week I received two letters intent on correcting me regarding my belief that Jesus is the second person of the Trinity - the son of God. Both letters quoted only a portion of John 1:18, "No one has ever seen God." And, then, based on that phrase concluded that Jesus could not therefore be God in the flesh.
The Newton County football championship will be decided tonight at Sharp Stadium. Newton and Eastside face off in a matchup of two teams riding the emotion of big wins last week versus tough competition.