Each Sunday, The Covington News publishes some headlines and stories as they appeared in the pages of The Covington News several years ago. Enjoy the trip down memory lane.
50 Years Ago
Georgia Honor Band
Mada Paterson, oboe, and Billy Skinner, horn, have been selected to participate in the Georgia Honor Band. Cousins School 4’ Her’s State Frozen Food Champ
Mary Louise Henderson credits her winning to determination and 4-H. “ Wining showed me what a wonderful club organization 4-H is,” she said. Movies Peter Sellers in “ The Mouse That Roared” Judy Holiday and Dean Martin in “ The Bells Are Ringing”
25 Years Ago
Newton boys find last-minute formula
Newton County’s boys team bounced back from two losses to defeat Central Gwinnett with the help of seniors Ken Harper, Jake Read and Deon Gibbs, who combined for 44 of 58 points. Liquor sales to minors a concern
City Manager Frank Turner said, “ For any action to take place the liquor store must take out a warrant on the minor. A policeman can take action only if he witnesses the purchase.”
10 Years Ago
Elected officials sworn in
Billy Strickland, Ester Fleming and Mort Ewing are members of the Newton County commission, Aaron Varner is the newly election Newton County Commission chairman, Joe Nichols is sworn in for his second term as sheriff, Rickie Corley and Almond Turner are sworn in as members of the Board of Education, and Barbara Dingler begins her first full term as an elected tax commissioner. Land of pharaohs beckons to Eastside student
Richard Schoenfeld traveled to Egypt on his own and wants to return to participate in a dig.