Mr. Johnny Lee "Sugar Bear" Brown Sr. died March 14. The son of the late Mr. Jack H. Brown and Annie Lou Floyd Brown, he was born in 1950 in Newton County. He joined Peek's Chapel Baptist Church at an early age. He married Mrs. Nannette Brown Stanford. Later in life, he rededicated his life to Christ and worked faithfully toward his life long goal of serving on the Deacon Board until his health began to fail.
Elizabeth Sanders Kemp, 89, was called home, peacefully in her sleep, to be with our Lord and Savior March 9. She was born in 1918 in Coweta County, Newnan, graduated from Wesleyan College and was an accomplished pianist and soprano soloist. Mrs. Kemp was a devoted Christian and an inspiration to all who knew her. Her energy and personality lit up every room. She never met a stranger, and her kind heart and strong personal will be greatly missed by the many people she touched in her life. She and her husband adopted a newborn son, Brantley, and loved him ...
Identity theft happens year round, but tax return filing season can be a prime time for scammers to obtain sensitive personal information that allows them to set up accounts, run up debts, apply for jobs, and even file tax returns under someone else's name.
Despite Newton County's determination to construct the Bear Creek Reservoir, some opponents of the plan question why the county doesn't consider pumping water from the South River instead, though that project is not without its own shortfalls.
Mr. James Ralph Williams died March 12. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Lucy Mae) Williams, he was born in 1958 in Rockdale County. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Shady Grove Baptist Church in 1965. He later joined True Fellowship Baptist Church where he served faithfully on the Deacon Ministry. He was preceded in death by parents and siblings Darlene and Marcus.
Easter Sunday has been a special day in my life for literally as long as I can remember. A few years back we converted our family's grainy, old, Kodak movie films from the 1950s and 1960s into a more modern format; those early films showed us all dressed up in our finery, either getting ready to go to church or just after getting home. And there were the Easter baskets and egg hunts and the family get-togethers that attended the day.
The most difficult search this Easter has nothing to do with hidden eggs. As a Christian mom, I struggle to teach my children the meaning behind our Easter traditions. I get so wrapped up in the shopping, meal planning and decorating that I often fail to focus beyond the chocolate bunnies and egg hunts.
One of the big issues in the state legislature during the next few days will be whether or not voters in cities and counties should be allowed to vote on whether or not they will allow alcohol sales on Sunday in their communities.
If you go to a Christian funeral, particularly in the South, you're likely to hear somebody read that verse in the Gospel of John where Jesus is telling his disciples that he's going to be leaving and gives them a glimpse of Heaven.
CONYERS - The Newton County Tigers a 12 and under AAA travel baseball team won their first tournament of the 2008 season during the King of the Diamond USSSA World Series Qualifier on Sunday at Johnson Park.