After meetings with Gov. Sonny Perdue and the Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner last week, Mayor Kim Carter is optimistic the two officials will keep Covington in mind when they are considering future projects.
After he was found ineligible to run for State Senate in 2006, former State Senator Mike Crotts moved to Covington where he announced on Thursday that he will again challenge Sen. John Douglas for the Republican Party nomination.
The Arts Association in Newton County and Oxford College of Emory University will present a month-long art exhibit "Southern Iconography in Printmaking, Return of the Wanderer" Feb. 8 through Feb. 29 at Oxford's Candler Student Center.
Never in my life - my voting life, that is - have I had the opportunity to have a voice in the presidential primary. Actually, I won't again this time around either because I moved to Georgia a few weeks too late to be registered in time to vote on Feb. 5.
Dear Editor: This coming up Feb. 5, in our presidential primary, in our state, there will also be on the ballot a question asking the voting citizens to allow the seniors of our county, over 65 years old and with an adjusted income no more than $25,000 income, to have an additional $10,000 exemption from school taxes - for a grand total of $30,000.
William Kenneth Barnett, 83, of Franklin, died Jan. 24. The son of the late Daniel Leo and Eva Margaret Smith Barnett, he was born in St. Catharines Ontario, Canada. He was preceded in death by sister Grace Visentin. He was a mechanical engineer in the fibers division of the textile mill Hercules Inc. and a World War II veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force. He attended First Baptist Church.