Ms. Eugenia Williams Calloway of Atlanta and Mr. Sidney Marcus Calloway of Atlanta announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Faye Calloway of Decatur to Kevin Michael Mercer of Decatur, son of Mrs. Mrs. Marguerite "Peggy" Fitzgerald Mercer of Covington and Mr. Thomas Watson Mercer Jr. of Augusta.
Though nowhere near as large or looming a problem as Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital's, the system that funds indigent care at Newton Medical Center has set up an imbalance: Newton County ends up paying for the care of patients from outside the county while receiving no reimbursement from the sending counties.
A Conyers man who claimed he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Newton County ended up going to jail for domestic battery after deputies discovered he might have been less than truthful, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.
The Arts Association in Newton County has unveiled their 2008-2009 Arts Series. This year's lineup includes such noted acts as John Berry and internationally renowned pianist Joyce Yang as well as favorite local performers, The Community Band and The Covington Regional Ballet.
The members of the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Mansfield recently welcomed the Rev. Reginald Jacobs to their church family. Over the past 16 years, Jacobs served pastorates in five churches in Griffin, Atlanta, Social Circle and Tifton.
I have been writing about Christian witnessing in these last number of columns. When all is said and done, the best advise on the subject comes from the pages of the Bible itself. 1 Peter 3:15-16 in The Living Bible reads, "Quietly trust yourself to Christ your Lord, and if anybody asks why you believe as you do, be ready to tell Him, and do it in a gentle and respectful way. Do what is right; then if men speak against you, calling you evil names, they will become ashamed of themselves for falsely accusing you when you have ...
When you start talking about money, you have everyone's attention, because there does not seem to be enough to go around. Sooner or later, we all need to come to grips with our financial responsibility to God as the owner of all things. Where does God fit into your finances?
August 29, 2008|
Pastor Wayne Rutherford
Wilbert Bradford Sr., 69, of Covington, died Aug. 27. The son of the late James Floyd and Hattie W. Bradford, he was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Bradford loved talking to people, going fishing and traveling to the beach.
The Covington-Newton County S.W.A.T. team struck at a Kirkland Road home on a search warrant Thursday afternoon, arresting at least two men and one woman after reportedly finding large amounts of cocaine inside.
After a weeklong review of the entire Newton County School System, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) named the district a "quality" school system Wednesday.