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
Newton Boys Attend Boys State in Athens
Attending were Henry Baker, Lee Campbell and Tommy Brown.
4-H’ers Attend Camp Fulton
Attending were Pamela Jones, Marion Goss, Nancy Parker, Jan Hitchcock, Frances Barnes, Karen Johnson, Bonnie Freeman, Bonnie Knight, Sandra Hodges, Virginia Thomas, Stella Hinton, Sheila Bates, Dorothy Cooper, Diane Martin, Clifford Ellis, Ronnie Aiken, Jeffrey Hinton, Eddie Hinter, Reuben Whisnante, Artie Hays, Wayne Sams, Bill Marks, Joe Parker and Mac Gay III.
Miss Mary Bo Strozier, Bride-Elect, Honored
Assisting in serving were Miss Ellen Weaver wearing a chick lace and taffeta model in sand, Miss Martha Ponder wearing a cloud yellow formal with floral embroidery in white and Miss Voncile Allgood in an aqua silk sheath with matching pumps.
25 Years Ago
Covington Pony League All–Stars roll
Standouts for the team are Timmy Hyers, Reggie Bell, Gaberial White, Jamie Coggins, Jay Cawthon and Dwayne Marks. The team is coached by Luke Odum.
Covington’s Duchess Wimberly won the 13-14 year old Pentathlon in Greensboro, N.C., with a score of 2024 points. Van Wimberly also competed, finishing sixth in the boys Decathlon with 4948 points.
Key Club members attend meet
Attending were Heather Jolley, Lynn French and Kim Hayes.
10 Years Ago
Newton’s English selected as one of state’s best
At 6-foot-5, 240 pounds, Newton’s Calvin English ruled the gridiron with an iron fist. He has been selected to compete in the Georgia Athletic coaches Assoicaton North-South All-Star Football Game.
Independence on the Square
Linda Hayes, Carolyn Wilson and Hayes Wilson won first place for their award winning table “Showers, Stars and Stripes.”