Bennett Cade Brooks, son of Clint and Kelli Brooks of Conyers, celebrated his first birthday June 19. He is the grandson of Kenneth and Donna Knight of Covington and Jerry and Marguerite Brooks of Conyers.
Abbegayl Crooms, daughter of Derrick and Misty Crooms, celebrated her first birthday July 13. Her maternal grandparents are Sonny and Debbie Jackson of Covington. Great-grandparents are Gerald and Bonnie Curtis of Covington.
More than 60 years after the murders of four black sharecroppers at Moore's Ford Bridge in Monroe - what is believed to be the last mass lynching in America - no one has ever been charged with their deaths.
Providence Christian School grew out of the vision of Crosspointe Baptist Church and its founding leadership team - Dr. Alan Posey, Darrell Head and Jim Ferguson. The vision of Crosspointe's leadership and congregation is to give birth to ministries that will positively impact the surrounding communities.
When I took golf lessons, I was told that mastering the golf grip is a vital part of the quality of a golfer's game. I came to realize that everything is connected. Without the proper grip, my ball would go in the wrong direction.
Kathryn Pennington, a longtime resident of DeKalb County, passed away July 22, two weeks before her 96th birthday. She was born Kathryn Elizabeth Johnson to Bonham Lemuel Johnson and Carrie Mitcham Johnson in Covington in 1912.
Mrs. Luverne Phillips, 85, of Ellaville, died July 19 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany. The daughter of James Edgar and Claudie Dudley Owens, she was born in 1923 in Houston County, Ala., She worked with her husband in Phillips General Store in Ellaville and was a homemaker. Mrs. Phillips attended the Ellaville/Schley Co. Senior Center and was a member of Unity Christian Fellowship Church. She was preceded in death by husband Robert Averett Phillips and son Billy Wayne Phillips.