Park and ride lot planned
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.