The results of a UGA workshop on the update of Covington's Downtown Master Plan paint a very attractive picture for the future of the city's downtown, though that future hinges on the availability of funding to implement the Master Plan.
The Multi-Jurisdictional Solid Waste Management Plan, recently approved by the Newton County Board of Commissioners, includes future plans for an expansion of the county's landfill and the possible franchiseing of curb-side trash pickup.
Mr. Thomas Howard "Tommy" Parham III, 60, of Oxford died Thursday, Feb. 28. Mr. Parham was born August 14, 1947 in BibbCounty to the late Thomas Howard Parham, Jr., and Dorothy Rebecca LaFavre Parham. He was a longtime resident of NewtonCounty, attended Red Oak United Methodist Church, served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and was a Boy Scout leader.
Mr. Vandy McGiboney of Covington died Feb. 29 at NewtonMedicalCenter at the age of 57. Son of the late Horace and Vera Franklin McGiboney, he was a carpenter in the construction business. Mr. McGiboney loved going to the Waffle House, riding a Harley motorcycle and fishing. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Leap years are special, aren't they?It has to be for those one in fifteen hundred or so folks who were born on February 29.How cool is that?Getting one year older every four years constitutes quite a gap, created by just one leap, eh?
"Even though troubles came down on me hard, your commands always gave me delight. The way you tell me to live is always right; help me understand it so I can live to the fullest " (Psalm 119:143-144 MSG).