This week we have written about how state budget cuts would affect local agencies in Newton County. Gov. Sonny Perdue has asked all state agencies to shave 6 percent out of their FY 2009 budgets. This could result in a number of unnecessary and detrimental consequences for our public safety and health departments, local governments and judicial systems and our schools.
The Rev. William Davenport, pastor of the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Social Circle, extends an invitation to the community to join them Aug. 26 as part of the live audience for the International Praise the Lord service at the Trinity Broadcasting Network studio in Atlanta. Doors open at 4 p.m. and guests are asked to arrive before taping begins at 7 p.m. The service will be viewed by millions of people at home and in eight countries worldwide.
A common attack leveled against any Christian witness is the old Argumentum ad Hominem attack. The argument ad Hominem is an attack leveled at the man. In logic the argument is a part of what Dr. Irving Copi of the University of Hawaii classifies as an informal fallacy. In this argument's most common form, rather than trying to disprove the truth of what has been stated, it instead turns its attack upon the person making the claim.
If you took just one look at Olympic events this past week, you probably saw some pretty healthy looking athletes. Most likely, this was the result of many factors: youth, dedication, state of the art training and loads of encouragement.
While it may be fun to go white-water rafting down rapids, it is no fun to drift into dangerous waters spiritually. Drifting can be dangerous, because it always takes us away from God and never toward him.
The Covington Regional Ballet will be holding Nutcracker auditions this Saturday. Auditions are open to children 5 years and older. No dance experience is necessary. The Nutcracker will be performed on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 as part of the Arts Association in Newton County's annual arts series.
Mrs. Mattie Belle Collins died Aug. 16 in Cobb County. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Augustus (Josephine Davis) English, she was born in 1920 in Newton County. Mrs. Collins moved to Savannah after the death of her mother. She graduated from Savannah State College and was employed as an elementary school teacher. Because special education was important to her, she earned a master's degree in special education from Atlanta University and taught special education in the Chatham County Public School System. She was a recipient of several awards such as Teacher of the Year. After 28 ...
Mr. William Marvin "Bill" Taunton, 95, of Covington, died Aug. 20. The son of the late Lee Taunton and Mattie (Darden) Taunton, he was born in Wetumpka, Ala., in 1912. Mr. Taunton moved to Covington 50 years ago from South Carolina. He was retired from the Bibb Manufacturing Company and was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle. He was preceded in death by parents, wife Frances Taunton and daughter Billie Smollen.
Despite the continuation of drought conditions, relative to last summer, the county's water resources are not in bad shape, thanks largely in part to the conservation measures that have been in place for the greater part of the last year.