Whitaker announces for District Three post
Sergeant Glenn Whitaker, a 25-year veteran with the Georgia State Patrol, announced his candidacy for Newton County commissioner, District Three. The post is currently held by Bob Bates.
Top Ten Students
Top ten students from Newton County High School were Khalid Ali, Wake Bailey, Dee Bostick, Ami Chitwood, Elisa Fiorenza, Dawn Genese, Jill Hickock, Stacy Leach, Mike Tiede and Matt Strauss. Top ten teachers were Michael Irwin, Brenda Hood, Neil Hood, Jim Honeycutt, Sandy Manson, John Kinnaird, Linda Hannah, Margaret Wimberly, Lee Aldridge and Alice Phillips.
Students attend conference
Attending the DECA annual Career Development Conference from Newton High School were Camille Farmer, Valerie Heard and Angela Sims with adviser Mrs. Mary Dorsey.
Road race kicks off Oxford Day festivities
Covington winners of the 5K road race were Patti Patterson, who won in the Women Overall category with 20:26, and Matt Daniels, who came in second in Men Overall with 17:20.
Boys tennis team wins two
Jay Torrence was the only singles winner for the Rams. The doubles teams of Josh Hart and Jay Torrence and Torrence and Michael Allgood defeated their opponents.
Students doing serious work on ‘Working’
“Working,” a musical by Studs Terkel, will be the Newton High School spring play, directed by Mike Irwin. Assisting with the production is Jeannine DeGay, French teacher, and Lyle Arnold is helping build the set.
Oxford driver hits horse
A 67-year-old Oxford man was taken to Newton General Hospital with injuries after the car he was driving struck a horse on Ga. Highway 36 near Fincher Road. No information on the condition of the horse was available.
Dredging issue turned over to zoning board
The Porterdale City council is considering a proposal from Hancock Aggregate Corporation, to do dredging on the Yellow River to cultivate a source of construction grade sand. Councilman Gary Curtis pointed out that the area in which the dredging will take place is zoned residential and that some zoning considerations will have to be made if this project is to be approved by the council.