For a little more than a year, between 30 and 50 seniors have been gathering on Tuesdays at the Mansfield Community Center. They are the Super Seniors and they get together every Tuesday to play games and and eat lunch.
They don't get to sit around the dinner table every night as a family and eat dinner. They don't get to watch their children play sports or attend many of their school events. They don't get to take off work at the drop of a hat for their sick child or even regularly on holidays. They don't get to fall asleep next to one another every night. They don't get to take part in a lot of everyday life routines most couples take for granted.
An original supporter of the Georgia Downtown Association Development Professional Certification program, Josephine Kelly, Executive Director of Main Street Porterdale, recently earned master level certification.
Some members of the Newton County Board of Commissioners met with a group representing the proposed mosque and cemetery on Monday. The mosque and cemetery would be located at Georgia Highway 162 and County Line Road.
County officials say they have not decided to extend or end a controversial moratorium on permits of places of worship beyond the original Sept. 20 deadline, despite a legal notice of a public hearing regarding a possible extension that ran in the Aug. 28 edition of The Covington News.
The Oxford Lions celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year. At recent celebrations, members were joined by past presidents, community members, international, state and district Lion dignitaries, and representatives from nine other Lions Clubs.
Though contractor Knight and Associates is clearing and grubbing land that will become new intersections on State Route 36 near Henderson's Restaurant, actual roadwork is not expected to begin until mid-fall.