Ayaana K. Johnson and Nicholas M. Johnson, of Covington, are announcing the birth of their daughter, Kennedy Gabrielle Johnson, born at Rockdale Medical Center on March 11, 2011. She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. Bill Brown and Ms. Michelle Simmons-Brown, both of St. Petersburg, Fla. Paternal grandparent is Ms. Sophia Cloud of Lawrenceville.
Tara Farmer-Pendleton and David Pendleton, of Covington, are announcing the birth of their daughter, Taitley Gail Pendleton, born at Rockdale Medical Center on Jan. 3, 2011. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
For the candidates running for the Newton County Board of Education District 1 seat, the primary election Tuesday will determine who serves. All three candidates, Ronald Hart, Jeffrey Meadors and Dale Thompson, are running on the republican ticket. The three took time to answer five questions from The News editorial staff.
1. In your opinion, what is the biggest problem facing the Newton County School System as a whole and in District 1 specifically?