Millions of greeting cards are sent out each holiday season. Estimates suggest that 85 percent of the United States population, or roughly 250 million people, mails out greeting cards. That adds up to billions of cards going through the postal system - and all in a relatively short period of time.
I attended my monthly bridge club last week. The talk turned to books we had recently read. We swapped titles and recommendations.
People are generally amazed when I tell them I take just one baby aspirin per day. The invariable comment is, "That is so wonderful for your age." Somehow that doesn't make me feel too wonderful - just old. But then I reply that I make up for it with my teeth.
Members of the Covington Elkadettes attended the State Auxiliary meeting at Jekyll Island recently. Attending an installation luncheon for new officers of the State Auxiliary were, left to right, Theresa Parker, Deedee Ingram, Adrian Capes, Helen Irish, Pat Kirkpatrick, Eleanor Haney, Mikie Wagy, Miriam Wheeler, and Penny Blakeney, Covington Auxiliary president.
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The annual Mutt Show will be held Oct. 19 on the square in Covington. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. and judging at 10 a.m. First-, second- and third-place ribbons will be awarded in four categories: Most Beautiful, Most Handsome, Look Alike and Waggiest Tail. A trophy will be given to Best in Show.
I baby-sat two of my grandchildren last Saturday from about 3:30 to 10:30 p.m. I had 28 duplicate boards (decks of cards in plastic holders separated by hands) that had to be premade for a bridge game in which everyone in the United States who plays duplicate at a certain time will play the same hands. I will be the director of that game and must put the hands together for the players. After the ...
COVINGTON – Construction will begin shortly on paved pathways in Chimney Park, thanks to a recent successful fundraising tribute to local hero David Waller held at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. The first major fundraising project by Friends of Newton Parks Inc. (FONP), developers of Chimney Park, exceeded the original goal, according to Jean Austin, FONP chair.
The Newton County High School Class of 1953 celebrated its 60-year reunion with a luncheon at the Oaks Golf Course Sept. 27.
With the cooler weather in recent days, Mother Nature seems to be sending a reminder: If the dog days of summer come, can more soothing September be far behind?
Autumn is the season when pumpkins are ripe for the picking, and since Halloween is just around the corner, local farms, stores and roadside vendors are packed with pumpkins.
In a story centered around relationships, it's the relationship between the audience and the cast that makes this play so engaging and globally recognized.
Although the annual Mister and Miss Covington Pageant is only in its third year, but it's already becoming a staple event in Newton County as the pageant continues to draw in more contestants each year.
The last time I wrote a column for this newspaper, it was about how my happy family carried on a tradition of picking strawberries - just me, my husband and my son. Little did I know just weeks later he would ask me for a divorce. So how does a 14-year relationship, a 7-year marriage, die in such a short period of time? How do you go from a happy family of three to a ...
It happened again. A large social media website was hacked and millions of passwords were exposed. LinkedIn.com, the social media site primarily focused at the business professional, was the latest victim. It has been reported that more than 6.5 million users' passwords were stolen in the hacking. Some estimate it's as high as eight million. The online dating site eHarmony.com was also hacked.
Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury painted the landscape of how human nature and mass media co-mingle. In many ways, he describes technology as both a blessing and a curse.
This week, I want to continue talking about the free websites on my list. •rootsweb.ancestry.com It is always a smart idea to read "getting started." This website is sharing with others your family tree and to find out if others have anything in common with your tree. Try joining a mailing list or start one of your own. Let's try our surname in the bottom box and see what we find. There is a lot ...
Miss Kayla Wyatt was selected as Miss Tween Atlanta Girl on Aug. 20. The competition was for girls ages 9-12 and consisted of a commercial shoot, photo shoot and fashion show runway walk. Kayla, the youngest of the group, took the title She will be featured in an eight-page spread in the November issue of Atlanta Girl Magazine.
The annual Back 2 School block party is set for Sunday, but it's not too late to drop off much-needed supplies.
Nine artists from Southern Heartland Gallery on the Square will participate in the annual Slotin Art "FOLK FEST" Aug. 19-21 at the North Atlanta Trade Center.