Newton County's water utilities are slowly but surely coming into compliance with Gov. Sonny Perdue's 10 percent water reduction mandate. In December the water utilities increased reduction to 7.5 percent compared to water consumption last winter.
ynch died Dec. 29 at Heartland Hospice. The son of the late Mr. Dutch Lynch and Mrs. Willie Pearl Johnson, he was born in Newton County in 1941. He was later reared by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Pinkie) Shy. He joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and was a member of the Male Chorus. Mr. Lynch was known for his tenor voice with the Faithful Gospel Singers. He was educated in the Newton County schools. He was employed by Georgia Highway Express and later Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company from which he retired in 2002.
Mrs. Gladys Mann McIntosh, 92, of Mansfield, passed away Jan. 6. A life-long resident of Newton County, Mrs. McIntosh moved to the Mansfield area in 1940. She and her husband, Robert Samuel McIntosh, who died in 1991, were married for 56 years. She enjoyed working in her yard, sewing, and playing the piano. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Pamela Webb "Pam" Wright died Dec. 29. The daughter of Mrs. Helen S. Webb and Mr. Arthur Lee Webb Sr., she was born in Covington in 1963. She attended Social Circle city schools. Mrs. Wright joined Corinth Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and served on the Pastor's Aide and Sunday School auxiliaries.
While 2008 is shaping up to be a monumental year for Democrats after seven years of sitting on the sidelines, Newton County's own Democratic Party is having a little more trouble getting its ducks in a row as it readies for this year's election season.