A round of applause is due to the General Mills Corporation for donating 4.4 million boxes of cereal across the nation. Last week employees of our local plant loaded 10,000 boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios for Atlanta area food banks.
The Covington Food Pantry will, of course, have first dibs on the great Christmas gift.
We can only assume that Michael Curtis Jackson of Ellenwood does not read newspapers. Just last week The News published an editorial suggesting that would be robbers and crooks not mess with our law enforcement officials here in Covington and Newton County.
Jackson is one of those suspected in the armed robbery of the local Taco Bell this weekend.
I'm enjoying the lap of luxury today, for I'm ruminating on the annual display of "good old-fashioned hate," as the late Lewis Grizzard described gridiron battles between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Writing before Thanksgiving Day, knowing this will appear the day after the pigskin tilt, constitutes that luxury; I can express myself freely, unencumbered and unembarrassed by the final score.
Congratulations to T.K. and Louise Adams for being honored to light the holiday decorations on the Newton County Historic Courthouse.
If there ever was a couple who deserved this honor it is T.K and Louise for their tireless dedication to the Newton County Community Band, the Newton County School System and the Washington Street Community Center.
The Covington Police Department, under the direction of Chief Stacey Cotton, and the Newton County Sheriff's Department, under the direction of Sheriff Ezell Brown, deserve a great big pat on the back this holiday season.
Their joint effort in the quick capture of the Wal-Mart/United Bank Bandit continues a tradition of arrests of people who think Covington is just a sleepy, little place where they can stop and rob businesses of their money.
In today's paper there is a special commemorative edition devoted to the 100 years of service by the men and woman who serve and have served our city in the Covington Fire Department. This section alone is testimony to the love and pride that local merchants and civic groups have for our fire department.
We are particularly proud of Chief Don Floyd and his father, R.T., who for 60 plus years of the 100 years of the CFD, have served as the leaders of that force.