Look­ing Back

The Covington News - - The second front - — Com­piled by Paula Travis

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.

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