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Have you ever thought…

Are you looking for a place to meet with a friend, hold a community meeting or pause for a great cup of coffee? There is ...

July 25, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


4-H’ers discover the magic of no cell phones

Wahsega has long been my favorite 4-H camp, because even today, it's nearly impossible to check e-mail or make a phone call.

July 25, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | LOCAL


Stigma of mental health issues

Mental health is a difficult topic to discuss. As a society we are more willing to talk about goals to eat healthier, exercise more, and ...

July 25, 2016 | Viewpoint Health | LIVING


Savannah Webb hits The Social House

It's been a heck of a week for me musically, still coming down off that great Bitteroots show at the Iris Bred's Listening ...

July 21, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Insurance exchanges that benefit policyholders

In my previous article I discussed the benefits of tax-free exchanges under Section 1035 of the revenue code. Over the years, I have completed more ...

July 17, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


The Capacity for Doing What’s Good

Last week I went to a good-bye party for a work colleague and just as I was about to put the delectable bite of cheesecake ...

July 17, 2016 | Lyn Pace | RELIGION


Irwin: Thoughts of a poet

After the events of the past weeks, I was moved to write the following poem.

July 17, 2016 | Andy Irwin | LIVING


Have you ever thought …

Plenty of thoughts come to mind when thinking of the Covington Square: a variety of shopping; good places to eat or meet for a drink ...

July 17, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


What a horrible week for our Constitutional Republic

Eight years after we elected the president who was going to "heal the nation" and bring us "Hope and Change," little has changed that isn ...

July 17, 2016 | Dave Belton | Columnists


Clarkston goes down a grassy slope

When Mayor Ted Terry talks about the recent decision by him and the Clarkston City Council to dramatically reduce the penalty for the possession of ...

July 17, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Rowe: The sights and sounds of summer, part 4

I don't know about you, but, I'll be glad when summer is over.

July 17, 2016 | | LIVING


New women’s fashion boutique coming to the Square

Blair on the Square Boutique, an upscale women's apparel boutique, will open on the Covington Square, 1115 Church Street, in September.

July 16, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | Business


Boutique to take root on the Square

A new boutique featuring apparel for both men and women will open its doors on the Covington Square in late August.

July 16, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | Business


Country music abounds in Covington this week

The music scene around Covington has been fun and eclectic this summer, and as the heat really pours on throughout the middle of July, it ...

July 14, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Fishing club has first female member

In its 20 year history, the metro Atlanta fishing club The HAWG Hunters have had one woman join, and her name is Michelle Quarles.

July 11, 2016 | Darrell Anders | Recreation


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Eight hands are better than two

Forty fingers will come together to make a joyful noise at the First Presbyterian Church of Covington Sunday, May 22, courtesy of Alice Walker and Becky Ramsey, of Covington and Sylvia Looney and Dan Ingram of South Carolina. While this keyboard concert, an event featuring pianos as well as an impressive pipe organ, is amazing in its own right, one of the most impressive things is the amount of planning that went into it.

May 14, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | LOCAL


Leighlynn Shine a must-see

Hello, C-town! It's so good to be back with you for another installment of the Minute. And what's with this cold weather?! I'm not a fan, but as I understand it the weather will be back to normal by the time you read this. And I'd like to give a shout-out to all the Mommas out there. Hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day.

May 12, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LOCAL


NCCA holds fourth student film festival

The Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) held its fourth student Film Festival in the evening of May 5 on campus. It was a small casual event with friends and family.

May 11, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Trump drives spike into culture war politics

Days before the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz paraded his two young daughters in matching pink dresses and spoke darkly of "putting little girls alone in a bathroom with grown men."

May 10, 2016 | By Froma Harrop | Columnists


Thank you for supporting our schools

It's hard to believe that the 2015-16 school year is almost over. Throughout the course of the year, the Newton County School System's (NCSS) new teachers have participated in ongoing New Teacher Induction/Professional Development Activities, or the NCSS BEST Program. They are now just a few short days away from completing their first official year as teachers in the NCSS. For many of these teachers, this will also mark the end of their first full-year in the teaching profession. We were very excited to welcome all of these new teachers to our school system last summer, and ...

May 10, 2016 | | Letters


Graduate reflects on 4-H career

The following is a speech presented at the annual 4-H banquet by Eastside high senior Mallori Johnson, reflecting on her 4-H career. Johnson was recognized at Northwest District Project Achievement for competing all 8 years of her 4-H career. She will enter Georgia Southern University in early childhood education in the fall.

May 10, 2016 | By Mallori Johnson | LIVING


Stay safe on the roads

Tragedy struck Newton County last week when a bicyclist died after being hit by a school bus on Hwy. 278.

May 10, 2016 | | Our Thoughts


Home equity loan or reverse mortgage?

Your personal residence is one of your largest, if not the largest, asset you will own in your life. It's a great feeling when you make that final mortgage payment! Should you wish to sell your home and downsize after you retire, the revenue code can be very generous. If you owned and lived in your home two of five years prior to the sale, up to $250,000 of the profit may be tax-free or up to $500,000 for if you are married filing joint.

May 10, 2016 | By Mike Lassiter | LIVING


Fairy Houses show off the designs of the imagination

Spring in Georgia is known for a lot of things - flowers in bloom, deer running through wooded areas, bees flying from blossom to blossom and the occasional spring storm.

May 03, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | LOCAL


The PSC should learn how to say ‘no’

Imagine that you are the loan officer at the local community bank.

May 01, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


4-H day camp collecting supplies

Toilet paper tubes, AA batteries and hot glue needed.

May 01, 2016 | Terri Kimble-Fullerton | LOCAL


I have Tom Thumb’s saber!

When I was about 11-years-old my mother and I were cleaning out a small outbuilding we all called The Pack House. This was a single-car, garage-sized structure on the property next to the house that my mother grew up in. The Pack House may have been a smokehouse, but everyone who would have been able to tell me is no longer on this earthly plane.

May 01, 2016 | Andy Offutt Irwin | LIVING


Simple Directions

In my elementary years, when it is was time for the rambunctious class to put together a notebook with correctly labeled dividers, or to create something artsy out of paper following a list of instructions, I was bound to be the last one finished … and I never did it right. It wasn't out of rebellion or laziness, I simply couldn't follow directions.

May 01, 2016 | Isaac Redman | RELIGION


Mill Street Music Festival brings Drivin N Cryin

After missing last week, and writing an article on Drew Parker's new single "Slow Down Small Town", it's good to be back with another edition of The Minute.

April 28, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Alcovy girls, Eastside boys headed to state playoffs

Two local soccer squads will continue their seasons in the State Playoffs beginning this week.

April 26, 2016 | George Harrison | Alcovy


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