Clay Ivey announces bid for Newton County sheriff

Clay Ivey

COVINGTON — Now that he’s no longer running for sheriff of Newton County, Clay Ivey has turned his attention to conducting a food drive for area residents.

According to Ivey, with the assistance of Conyers businessman Muddessar Ahmad, a truckload of fresh fruits and vegetables will be delivered to Prospect United Methodist Church on Thursday, July 23, beginning at 1 p.m. The church is located at 6752 U.S. Highway 212, Covington.

There is no charge to the community for this event.

“This is open to everyone, and we will go until we run out of food, but we will have plenty,” said Ivey in an email to the Citizen.

Ivey said it is not necessary for people to register in advance for the food drive.

“We will begin giving it out as close to 1 p.m. as possible,” Ivey said. “We will have plenty of people helping us so we would ask everyone to remain in their vehicles, so everyone can remain safe and healthy. We will place the boxes in their trunk or cargo area of their vehicles.”

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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