Whi­taker an­nounces for Dis­trict Three post

The Covington News - - Local News -

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.

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