Mrs. Emma Jean Humphrey, 73, of Covington, died Oct. 6. The daughter of the late Willie and Gertie (Robinson) Smith, she was born in 1935 in Jasper County. Mrs. Humphrey worked several years as an office assistant for Lithonia Lighting and was a member of New Beginnings Full Gospel Ministries, Oxford. She was preceded in death by parents and husband Eugene Humphrey.
xford, passed away Oct. 7. He was a former Shriner and enjoyed gardening, fishing, watching Fox News and cheering on the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons. Mr. Hartline dearly loved his family. He was preceded in death by wife Betty Harris Hartline and parents Milas and Annie Tucker Hartline.
Mrs. Lee Bowden, 73, of Conyers, died Oct. 4. The daughter of the late Charlie and Rebecca Houston, she was born in 1935 in Letcher County, Ky. Mrs. Bowden moved to Conyers 33 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Smyrna Presbyterian Church and the Bible Fellowship. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
For almost 150 years The Covington News has been Newton County's news leader. The paper has changed and grown as the community has, and as the area continues to grow, we want to improve our reporting and community interaction.
The 1991 Spirit of Georgia award winner Beaver Manufacturing Company of Mansfield continues a long history of supporting educational initiatives by becoming a full partner in education with the DeKalb Technical College (DTC) Law Enforcement Academy with its donation of $25,000 Thursday.
Dear Editor: I figured they probably didn't look on it as stealing, more as a practical joke, when late Friday night they took my Obama sign off its frame and replaced it with a McCain/Palin one. That's a good one. Having watched their convention, I can see their sense of humor is on par with their dancing ability. (OK, to be fair, raising their hands over their heads and swaying back and forth was major physical activity for most of those folks, a lot of whom hadn't moved that much since the Charleston was the rage ...
Dear Editor: It is with grave concern that I write this letter. It's wonderful that Bank of America (BofA) has agreed to settle the 11-states lawsuits against its new subsidiary, the infamous Countrywide Mortgage Company. I am hugely disappointed - but not surprised - that the great state of Georgia did not see fit to join the initial lawsuit. After all, it was the same great state of Georgia that voted to kill reforms to predatory lending practices in 2003. Can we all spell C-O-U-N-T-R-Y-W-I-D-E here?
We can say that was in the past but, today, who can forget that past ...
We said in an editorial Sunday that we have been wondering why we haven't heard one iota of encouragement from our federally elected officials. Jim Marshall who represents congressional District 8 and John Linder who represents congressional District 7 during our country's financial difficulties.
Georgia has one of the largest and most violent prison populations in the country, yet the state - in its haste to try to balance an insanely optimistic budget in a recession - has cut prison guards' pay to just four days a week. Some prison guards already are among the lowest-compensated state employees.
John L. "Rookie Cordell, 82, of Covington, died Oct. 7. A World War II veteran, Mr. Cordell was an avid golfer and great baseball player. He enjoyed playing the guitar and had a talent for construction work. Mr. Cordell was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Lillie Hilliard Cordell and stepson Ricky Phelps.