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DARRELL HUCKABY: What a difference 40 years can make

My daddy had cataract surgery in 1965. I remember the year because my cousin, Buck Bouchillon, took me back and forth to visit my dad at the Georgia Baptist Hospital on Boulevard Avenue in Atlanta a few times while he was there, and every time he did we went out toward Georgia Tech to eat at the Pick-Rick, where Lester Maddox was handing out pick handles. Buck said it was part of history. It was.

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Rockdale and Newton each hold Thanksgiving services on Nov. 24

Faith communities gather for Thanksgiving services

Ecumenical Thanksgiving services take place in Rockdale and Newton.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Beware of jury duty scam

Recently, we have received inquiries from citizens regarding a telephone solicitation from out of state or anonymous callers. Identity thieves trick the unwary into revealing their personal details by telling them they’ve failed to report for jury duty and warrants for their arrest are being issued unless they pay a fine. This is a real fraud with potential for financial harm.

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Bird's-eye view

When Wingfoot One, the first of a new line of high-tech Goodyear Blimps, gave local citizens rides from Covington Municipal Airport, the birds-eye views were nothing short of glorious.

Search continues

Police are narrowing in on identifying the two suspects who ran over and killed a Newton County woman, Marsha Johnson, Nov. 16 at the Covington Walmart. Authorities believe the pair were likely the suspects in an armed robbery of another elderly woman Nov. 12 in South Carolina and have been linked to a poultry plant in Tennessee, where Johnson's credit card was found. A $10,000 reward is being offered by the Covington Police Department’s Police Who Care Fund, the Chattanooga Police Department, Walmart and Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of the two suspects depicted here. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jerry Lee Roberts at 770-385-2196 or 678-878-1615. His email is jerry.roberts@covingtonpolice.com. Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. (Staff photo: Aimee Jones/Special photos)

Protesters prevail

Citizens took to the streets in Covington Tuesday in protest against longtime County Attorney Tommy Craig. Public pressure has been mounting against the Board of Commissioners to cut ties with Craig, who has billed the county for more than $1 million in legal fees in each of the past two years and who has overseen the costly Bear Creek reservoir project that has been shelved since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers administratively withdrew the 404 permit application. After voicing solid support for Craig earlier this year when they unanimously reappointed him to his 39th year as county attorney, the Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 during its meeting Tuesday night to hire an in-house attorney, effectively removing Craig from county service. (Staff photos: Aimee Jones)

Covington Christmas Home Tour

The Satsuki Garden Club presents the annual Candlelight Christmas Tour of Homes in Covington on Dec. 3. (Staff Photos: Karen Rohr)

Veterans Day at Ray Davis Middle School

Students at Ray Davis Middle School in Rockdale County were presented a memorable Veterans Day program. Special Photos


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