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Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part IV

When it was all said and done, 11 black men who had been working against their will as peons would be murdered (Peonage, as we ...

August 15, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


The Alcovy Telegraph: In search of the best hamburger in Newton County

Welcome back to the Telegraph, friends. So glad you could join us once again.

August 13, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part III

The day after Johnnie Williams became the first victim of this killing spree in the winter of 1921, John S. Williams instructed Clyde Manning, his ...

August 08, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


The Alcovy Telegraph: Some fantastic weather and a quick shout out

Welcome back to the Telegraph, friends. How about this weather we've been having? Low humidity and much lower temperatures. We actually had low temps ...

August 06, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


McCart: Vince, Jerry Jeff & Ronald

I've oftentimes thought about what really influences and makes the person who they become. Naturally, it's a lot of things, I think. First ...

August 06, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


Archives from the Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part II

So Gus Chapman, the escaped peon, met with Agents Brown and Wismer of the Bureau of Investigation in early 1921. The agents believed Chapman and ...

August 01, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


The Alcovy Telegraph: Getting back to the basics

Hello, Covington! Hope all is well out there and that everybody had a great week. Another week is upon us, the kiddos are back in ...

July 30, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Dark Tale of John S. Williams, Part I

*Author's note: much of my research for this series of articles was found in "Lay This Body Down," a book by Gregory Freeman that ...

July 27, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


The Alcovy Telegraph: Top-selling touring musician Matt Kennon returns to Covington

Howdy, fine readers, and welcome back to another installment of the Telegraph, where your pleasure is our pleasure - and we do aim to please.

July 27, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


“A History of Georgia Railroads” - by Robert C. Jones, a book review by Marshall McCart

If, like me, you have long been fascinated by and have had a long, deep-rooted interest of trains, railroads and things of the like, then ...

July 27, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


Archives From The Piedmont Chronicles: Walton County and the City of Social Circle

Hey Folks! I hope this column finds everyone well. In our last journey, we explored Jasper County, the city of Monticello and Seven Islands. There ...

July 18, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


The Alcovy Telegraph: The weather is beautiful; wish you were here

Greetings from your erstwhile correspondent reporting to you this week from Florida's "Forgotten Coast," and more specifically, from the white, sandy beaches of Mexico ...

July 16, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Jasper County—Monticello, Road to Shady Dale, Seven Islands

Let's turn our attention to Jasper County.

July 11, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


The Alcovy Telegraph: Correspondence of Covington & News of Newton

Howdy, folks. Another week in the book in our fair city, and my word, it was another great one. That's just life in the ...

July 09, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Lost Towns of Newton, Jasper, and Morgan

From the September 2011 Issue of "About Covington to Madison" Magazine

July 04, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


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The Alcovy Telegraph: What’s happening around town?

Welcome back to the "Telegraph," friends, we know you're hungry, and we've just recently done a heavy deep cleaning and polishing of all the chafing dishes. Your pleasure is our pleasure, and we aim to please.

June 11, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Starrsville, GA

*originally published in 2012

June 06, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


McCart: Gregg Allman's memory lives on

On May the 27th, Gregory LeNoir Allman, of the seminal Southern Rock group The Allman Brothers Band, slipped his earthly bonds, went home to Glory and is now undoubtedly the newest member of the greatest "big house" band that ever was.

June 05, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: News of Newton & the lovely city of Covington

Happy Sunday, fine readers, and we sure hope it's a great day for all of you in Paradise. Well, obviously a big item of discussion this past week has been the title for this weekly column.

June 04, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: The Hayston Community

*Author's note: this piece was originally published in 2011 for a different publication. Thx for reading - MBM

May 30, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


The Newton Beat: News of your home county

Readers, thanks for joining us again and thanks, as always, for reading. Man, what a week we just had. It was something else, and there's a genuine thought on our end that this upcoming week is going to be even better. That's just life in Covington and Newton Co. Somebody's gotta live the high life!

May 28, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Newton County’s namesake

*Author's note: this piece was originally published in 2011.

May 23, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


The Alcovy Telegraph: Correspondence from your trusted Correspondent

Hello, C-town! And we sure hope its lovely out there for everyone. In addition to being a proud member of the Tonto Network, I've mentioned a few other resources we utilize to bring y'all the word around town. There's the chief consultants, naturally, and then also the focus group, the Steering Committee, and also a couple of sub-committees. But, as the old saying goes with other professions - lawyers sometimes need lawyers, doctors need doctors, etc. - correspondents do need other correspondents, and we're proud to add our first one here at the ole Telegraph.

May 21, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Presley Jones takes on the Yankees

In July of 1864, well in advance of his famous march to the sea, Sherman had directed Brig. General Kenner Garrard to ride east from Atlanta and head to Covington with his cavalry division to start tearing up railroad tracks; destroying bridges, rail cars, depots, and locomotives; and burning stores and commercial properties. He actually wrote the following in a letter to Garrard: "…but of private property only take what is necessary for your own use, except horses and mules, of which you will take all that are fit for service, exercising of course, some judgment as to the animals ...

May 16, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


The Covington Crier: Hear Ye, Hear Ye - what's the buzz?

Greetings & Salutations, dear readers. It's always a pleasure to join you on the pages of The News, this fine publication that's been telling the story of our lives since 1865. For the fourth time in as many weeks you may have noticed that this column has had a different name. Ever since we put the "Music Minute" on the shelf, this will now be our third working title. While "The Ulcofauhatchee Holler" caught the eye of many, a lot of folks just felt like it was too hard to read, pronounce and spell. Well, it's not like ...

May 14, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: History of the City of Covington

Editor's note: This column is the start of a weekly series of historic musings brought to you by The Covington News' Columnist Marshall McCart. These columns were previously published by McCart on The Piedmont Chronicles (TPC), which features blog-style posts about Newton County. The Covington News does not have any affiliation with nor does it endorse the content published on TPC.

May 09, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


The Ulcofauhatchee Holler: What's the word around town

Welcome back, friends. It's so good to see you once again. Well, folks, The Sunday Buffet is no more. One and done. We struck up the focus group, convened the steering committee & sent some smoke signals to the Tonto Network & it was a general consensus view. The Sunday Buffet is yesterday's news. So, like time, we march on.

May 07, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


The Esoteric South: What the old folks used to say vs. that's what they say

As a young boy I fondly remember my Grandmother talking oftentimes about what the old folks used to say. The old folks used to say this; this old folks used to say that. The old folks had a lot of things they used to say, and I always got a kick out of hearing about it. As a rule, the old folks were good people who believed in doing the right things and doing things right. They believed in hard work, fair dealing and living the Golden Rule (the original one, not the other one). They sounded like good old ...

May 07, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists


The Sunday Buffet: It’s more than music

Hello again, friends. So glad you could join us. We know you're hangry, and we've got a lot of groceries to give to all you good folks. A large selection of choices to choose from, dear readers, and, as always, a lot of variety therein. We trust this will become an every Sunday stop for at least a few of you.

May 01, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Marshall’s Music Minute: Goodbye to ‘The Minute’

Hello again, dear readers, and it's so good to be back with you again on the pages of The Covington News, this fine publication that strives to tell the story of our lives.

April 23, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


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