Last Tuesday the Covington Rotary Club honored 30 of the brightest and most active students of Newton County. We are impressed and encouraged by the depth of the honorees resumes every time we have the privilege to attend one of these award ceremonies that celebrate the accomplishments of our young people. It gives us hope that we do indeed have a bright future pool of businessmen and leaders that will carry not only our community but our country forward into the rest of this century.
Recently, I have watched with interest how public figures such as former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and baseball players Roger Clemens, Andy Pettite and Jason Giambi have handled their respective scandals.
When one of our community's noted "characters," Horace Don Gresham, attended local board meetings and made a spectacle of himself, people shrugged. When he attended one meeting in transparent shorts with no underwear, according to Newton County Sheriff Joe Nichols, people just snickered.
Dear Editor: Concerning the May 2 letter to the editor from Ms. Karen Key of Covington, it is a difficult thing for people to read this type of reality, but Ms. Key is right in pointing out the numbers of animals that are euthanized every week. The animal control officers have a very difficult and stressful job. They face neglect, cruelty and irresponsibility by pet owners on a daily basis. They speak to people everyday who wish to give up their pets for reasons that some of us can't even imagine. I respect the job that they do and ...
The question regarding Horace Don Gresham's candidacy for the District 2 seat on the Board of Education is still in the air despite the revelation of his 1988 felony conviction of sodomy of a child under the age of 14 in DeKalb County.
Sherry Faye Benefield of Carnesville died May 5 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The daughter of the late Martin McSherdon and Nelda Jean Olgles McSherdon, she was born in Tillsburg, Ala. She was married to Michael Ray Benefield, who died for injuries in the same accident.
After an hour of discussion Monday night, the Covington City Council decided to table the first reading of the city's new alcohol ordinance until a number of issues with the first draft are worked out.