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Rabbits, chickens and cows, oh, my!

"I just can't believe how much 4-H has changed as kids changed!" a 4-H alum from the 1950s told me this summer.

September 11, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | LOCAL

Have you ever thought …

Too many times we wait until we are upset about something to speak up. When we hear of a "town hall," we may think it ...

September 11, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

A salute to a group of unsung heroes in Georgia

I spoke recently to the Peace Officers' Association of Georgia at their annual conference in Savannah and was privileged to witness a group of dedicated ...

September 11, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Eagles grounded by Loganville defense

The Eastside High School football team committed four turnovers in a 21-0 loss to the Loganville Red Devils on the road Friday night.

September 10, 2016 | Tyler Cloud For The Covington News | Eastside

Big week of music in the Mill Village

There's another epic week of music on the horizon, so grab a plate and dig into to the smorgasbord that is the Music Minute.

September 08, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Let us pray

One day while I sat at my computer doing video announcements, putting together graphics and making charts for a meeting, my boys walked in the ...

September 04, 2016 | | RELIGION

Pop tabs for Ronald McDonald houses

Raise your hands, if you are ready for a major medical diagnosis in your family?

September 04, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | LIVING

Children are a gift from God to love and cherish

If you keep reading after the first paragraph or two, you may find yourself checking to see if another author might have penned this column ...

September 04, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING

Have you ever thought …

Tomorrow is Labor Day. The historical roots of this day trace back to the last part of the nineteenth century. It was a time when ...

September 04, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Extremism comes in many forms

When it comes to people who observe the Muslim faith, Georgia doesn't exactly put out the welcome mat. If anything, that welcome mat is ...

September 04, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Love and strength behind the badges

They don't get to sit around the dinner table every night as a family and eat dinner. They don't get to watch their ...

September 04, 2016 | Taylor Brown | LOCAL

Newborn resident brings a little Blues

I haven't written about a featured artist in this space for quite some time, and I'm glad to bring that feature back now ...

August 31, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

When God Cries

Many people remember the classic Prince song, "When Doves Cry." It is a song talking about a relationship that seems to be passionate as well ...

August 28, 2016 | Chip Owens | Columnists

Outcry over mosque flies in face of Christ’s teachings

On Sunday, Aug, 21, a headline in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution read: "Newton County in uproar over planned mosque."

August 27, 2016 | Andy Irwin | Columnists

A dynamic duo returns to the rooftop

There's a lot of returners on the music scene in and around Covington this week, making it a great opportunity to go out and ...

August 25, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

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Georgia’s ‘paintingest’ first lady in a class of her own

Class, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. In my long years on this planet, I never met a man with more class than the late Gov. Carl Sanders. He was and remains my political hero. As has been stated many times by me and others who grew up during the period, it was through the leadership of Gov. Sanders that Georgia was spared much of the racial strife that engulfed our neighboring states in the late '60s. He didn't stand in the schoolhouse door and proclaim, "No, not one." He didn't close our public schools ...

August 21, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

There may be some competitive races this fall

If you write about legislative races in Georgia, the last few elections have been downright boring in their predictability.

August 21, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Commoners' right to hunt under threat

In Olde England, hunting was the privilege of the landed and the rich. The right to hunt depended on the number of acres owned or one's income.

August 21, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Have you ever thought …

Throughout the last several years, Jack and Lisa Philips have had a very successful business on the Covington Square, the Cork. At the wine, beer, cigar and specialty foods store, you can find a great selection.

August 21, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Local storyteller recognized with Parents’ Choice Award

Andy Irwin, 53, storyteller, singer, musician, comedian and master whistler recorded his first children's album, "Andy's' Wild Amphibian Show". His album won a 2016 Parents' Choice Awards after his performance at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee, earlier this year.

August 21, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL

The Answer for these Uncertain Times

According to Wikipedia there are roughly 4,200 recognized religions in the world. Out of those 4,200 religions, you have approximately 2.2 billion people who claim a single one: Christianity.

August 21, 2016 | Andy Butts | RELIGION

Cultivating a culture of respect

As the chaplain at Oxford College, I talk a lot about respect. The reasons for this are layered. I was lucky enough to be shown respect as a child, and I feel a certain sense of duty to model this now in my life. As a practitioner of Christianity, I understand my faith to teach respect as an essential element to being human and humane. Respect is central to my work, because of who I am but also because of who I am called to be.

August 21, 2016 | Lyn Pace | RELIGION

Hiring at Newton County School System

The Human Resources Department at Newton County School System (NCSS) has a big job. Among other things, the Department, under the direction of Nyree Sanders, recruits, hires, and on-boards new teachers, administrators, and classified employees (the System's name for non-teaching staff members).

August 21, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | LOCAL

A great weekend for great shows

We witnessed another great week of music, and by all accounts the benefit show for Dillon Bragg went very well. That's awesome. The great music will continue this week, as this weekend's shows reads like a "Who's Who" of well-known Covington musical acts. So, here we go:

August 18, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

900 students participated in 21st century after-school programs in 15-16

During the 2015-2016 academic year, 906 Newton County School System students actively participated in the after-school programs offered by the System's 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Deena Sams, Director of Afterschool and Community Affairs, presented such program results to the Board of Education at its August 16, 2016 meeting.

August 17, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Board of Education

Malone, Thomas bring joy at Listening Room at IBP

A full house heard an Atlanta legend, Michelle Malone, perform at The Listening Room at Irish Bred Pub Friday, Aug. 12, in a memorable evening featuring two excellent performances.

August 15, 2016 | | LIVING

Government 101: Leadership and teamwork

This year's presidential election campaign has reached a rarely explored depth of absurdity. One candidate makes claims that few believe and still fewer take seriously. The other has a talent for obfuscation that surpasses Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First" routine for doubletalk. One got nominated through a process that awards name recognition above competence and the other spent years stacking the deck so that there was never any question as to who would be nominated.

August 14, 2016 | Jerry Roseberry | LOCAL

The Answer for these Uncertain Times

According to Wikipedia there are roughly 4,200 recognized religions in the world. Out of those 4,200 religions, you have approximately 2.2 billion people who claim a single one: Christianity.

August 14, 2016 | Andy Butts | Religion

Have you ever thought …

How we spend our leisure time varies a great deal. There are a variety of ways to spend time with our friends and family. One of those ways that has grown in popularity among many active youth and young adults is skateboarding.

August 14, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Trump could knock Isakson out of the Senate

One year ago, the political experts were sure of two things about Georgia voters.

August 13, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

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