Park and ride lot planned

The Covington News - - Local News -

Com­mis­sion Chair­man Roy Varner said that bids will be let when the con­tract is re­turned to the county.

Kirk­land Road cable ap­proved

The Cov­ing­ton City Coun­cil ap­proved the ex­ten­sion of cable to the Kirk­land-Wo­mack roads area at an ap­prox­i­mate cost of $20,000. City Man­ager Frank Turner said that the Kirk­land Road area is grow­ing rapidly with nearly 40 houses per mile ex­ist­ing in the area.

Pool’s em­ployee hon­ored

Charles Wil­born was hon­ored for 25 years of em­ploy­ment with Pool’s De­part­ment Store. Store em­ploy­ees and mem­bers of his fam­ily at­tended a din­ner in his honor.

Reid pre­sides at As­sem­bly

Gail Reid, an eleventh grader at New­ton High School, re­cently presided as Speaker of the House in the 43rd ses­sion of the state YMCA Ge­or­gia Youth As­sem­bly.

Rams edge For­est Park 14-13

Pitch­ing were Rico Thrasher, Keith Davis and Ja­son Wil­cox.

New­ton Cin­ema be­comes a ‘dol­lar house’

The rea­son for the change has to do with the size of the theater. The­aters that run films that are not first run usu­ally have two or less screens.

Tim Wy­att se­lected as Top Di­vi­sion II Player in Ge­or­gia

West Ge­or­gia Col­lege’s Tim Wy­att, Cov­ing­ton na­tive, con­tin­ues to strengthen his claim as one of the Braves’ all-time bas­ket­ball greats.

Un­likely llama flour­ishes in New­ton County

Pa­trice Cook spends her time on a farm in New­ton County with a herd of 40 lla­mas. The an­i­mals which can weigh more than 200 pounds at ma­tu­rity are gen­tle, curious and grace­ful. They re­quire much less pas­ture space than cows, are rel­a­tively dis­ease re­sis­tant and are com­fort­able in most cli­mates.

Mansfield stu­dents en­ter poster con­test

Plac­ing first was Michele Car­tledge, sec­ond Timmy Teague and third But­ler Ball.

Brown Bridge prop­erty re­zoned

The New­ton County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers voted to re­zone prop­erty owned by Roy Shiver from R40 to R30, in­creas­ing the den­sity. The land will be sold to Cohn Com­mu­ni­ties for de­vel­op­ment. Franklin Gray and Bob Bates voted against the propo­si­tion while Billy Smith, Harold Cobb and Chair­man Roy Varner voted for it.

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