Dear Editor: Now we know where Mr. Nat Harwell stands on presidential races. Now I will howl as he said about Mr. Obama. What about all that amazing foreign policy experience our present president had when elected. He hadn't seen the ball since the kickoff and still hasn't.
The public is invited to attend the opening ceremonies of the Dixie Boys Baseball World Series on the Covington square this Friday night. The ceremonies will include a live band, light shows and a presentation of the teams.
Mrs. Clara Anita Maynard, 93, of Covington, died July 25. The daughter of the late John and Annie Mae (Hammonds) Mitchell, she was born in 1915 in Fulton County. Mrs. Maynard moved to the Covington area 37 years ago from Atlanta. She was a member of Mayson Methodist Church, Atlanta, and was a member of the Eastern Star, Center Hill Chapter and Leland Chapter. Mrs. Maynard was preceded in death by her parents, husband Mr. James L. Maynard, daughter Marianne Lingold, and daughter-in-law Barbara Maynard.
Linda H. Sewell, 56, of Oxford, died July 26 at Newton Medical Center. Born in Aschaffenburg, Germany, Mrs. Sewell was of the Catholic faith, loved traveling to the beach and rescuing stray animals and enjoyed flowers. She will be fondly remembered as the sweetest and nicest person in the world. Mrs. Sewell was preceded in death by stepson Channing Sewell.
Bernice Duke Webb, 80, of Covington, died peacefully at her home July 27. The daughter of the late Thomas Euell and Rose Laurel Reeves Duke, she was a faithful member of Baptist Tabernacle for over 30 years and retired from Pacific Uniform after 12 years of service. Mrs. Webb will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by daughter Teresa D. McCullers; sister Evelyn Banks; and brothers Bert, Van, Bub and Lamar Duke.
The federal housing bill Congress passed Saturday, which President George Bush said he will sign, offers something for everyone, though its critics warn it does not solve any of the underlying problems that led to the economic downturn.
An old farm pond that was enclosed for swimming in the early part of the last century still lives on in the legend of Gibbs Pond, now incorporated into a sunken garden hidden away in a Social Circle neighborhood.
In addition to providing an opportunity for local residents to enjoy one of America's favorite pastimes, The Dixie Boys Baseball World Series is anticipated as having a $2 million impact on Covington's local economy.
Members of the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce met with business leaders to tour the facilities at Alcovy High School on Tuesday in hopes of building a relationship with the school and fostering the growth of a potential future workforce.