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Hannah Thomas at The Listening Room at Irish Bred Pub

Wow, it's been one ridiculously hot summer. How many days in a row have the thermometer hit 90 degrees? Fortunately, though, throughout this heat ...

August 11, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Testing presentation highlights Board of Education meeting

The Newton County Board of Education has recently requested permission from the Georgia Department of Education to use the Iowa Assessments from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ...

August 10, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Covington team named Georgia American Legion champs

Covington's American Legion Post 32 baseball team is the 2016 Georgia American Legion Champions. The Post 32 team won the Georgia State American Legion ...

August 08, 2016 | Alan Howard | Recreation


Fun with fall veggies

The fall is the best time to grow food in Georgia. You get to ride out the late season heat and you're rewarded with ...

August 07, 2016 | Corey Mosser | LOCAL


Blaze Your Trail

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." –Confucius

August 07, 2016 | Isaac Redman | Religion


One Size Fits All?

"One size fits all" would be wonderful for me. All of my Dockers slacks would be a 36-inch waist forever instead of my keeping multiple ...

August 07, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Have you ever thought …

One of the keys to economic development is to have good transportation. It is said that transportation ranks right up there with a good labor ...

August 07, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


What color will your state be?

As the last of the two conventions finished its business of nominating a presidential candidate last week, the Clinton and Trump campaigns were quickly shifting ...

August 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


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Dustin Bragg at the Sycamore; Campbell Harrison and Bucket Shot Revival at the Listening Room @ IBP

Howdy, folks. Thanks for the comments and feedback on the last edition. We saw a big week of music around these parts and this upcoming week looks to be equally impressive. So grab a plate, and let's dig in.

August 01, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Have you ever thought…

Headlines remind us each day that many in the world are facing serious challenges. While none of us can answer all the challenges, all of us can respond is some way to be a part of the answers and not the problems.

August 01, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


August is here! Get smart, get immunized!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the Newton County Health Department would like to emphasize that immunizations, at every age, provide life-saving protection for our whole community. This article is the first in a four part series to increase awareness about the importance of vaccinations -- from back to school requirements to the flu season.

August 01, 2016 | Sarah Neale | Health


Recasting Hillary Clinton

The Democratic National Convention's attempt to focus this week on party unity was almost overwhelmed even before the coronation process in Philadelphia got underway.

August 01, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | OPINION


Photos: Eastside hosts alumni softball game

Eastside Softball, the most successful sports program in its' school's history, held an Alumni game Saturday, July 23.

August 01, 2016 | George Harrison | Eastside


Covington man arrested for bringing gun into movie theater

MONACA, Pa. (AP) - A Georgia man is jailed on charges he brought a stolen gun and ammunition into a western Pennsylvania movie theater.

July 25, 2016 | Associated Press | LOCAL


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 just such a place on Emory Street, just before you enter Oxford -- the Common Ground Coffee House.

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 follow advice from medical professionals. However, the shame and stigma surrounding mental health concerns -- depression, bipolar disorder, or substance abuse -- create the biggest obstacles to people getting help.

July 25, 2016 | Viewpoint Health | Health


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 Room, and preparing to play a show, myself, with Sweet Harmony at that very same spot.

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 than a few exchanges that truly helped the policyholder. Here are a few examples and one or more of these might apply to you:

July 17, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


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 less than an ounce of marijuana, he is careful to make one distinction to his interviewer.

July 17, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


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't for the worse. The most recent attack – nearly weekly at this point – is especially poignant since it occurred to our oldest ally, France, who has suffered three massive massacres in the past year.

July 17, 2016 | Dave Belton | Columnists


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; ice cream cones, fresh-banked cinnamon rolls or a gift basket of olive oil.

July 17, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


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


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