Bill Cole, 68, of Newborn, died Jan. 2. The son of the late Uel and Minnie McCart Cole, he retired from Ford Motor Company after 32 years of service. Mr. Cole attended Shiloh Baptist Church, enjoyed bowling and loved to travel. He dearly loved his family and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
After years of membership growth encouraged by a solid policy of economic development, the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce has accepted an invitation to join the Regional Business Coalition of Metropolitan Atlanta.
Only hours into the new year, Newton County Sheriff's investigators were back on the street hunting for a suspect who allegedly shot a man in the back of the head and attempted to rob another early Tuesday morning.
It is 5:20 in the morning, Jan. 1, and Pastor Harvey Womack woke with a start. He had been up past midnight for New Years Eve, had no particular reason to get up early, but it was the beginning of a new year, and something just came over him. He made coffee, got out pen and paper, and sat down to write resolutions.