Becky Rutherford, 97, of Social Circle, died June 7. She was preceded in death by parents Linton and Effie Norwood Peterson and husband Hoyt Rutherford. Mrs. Rutherford was the owner of Buck 'n Kid restaurant in Covington for over 20 years. She was a member of Social Circle First Baptist church and loved her family.
In the race for the Republican nomination for Newton County Tax Commissioner are two women with considerable financial experience: incumbent Barbara Dingler and Doris Strickland, executive director of the Covington/Newton County United Way.