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Have you ever thought …

We are just a few days into December and Christmas is closing in on us. For most of us there seems to be a thousand ...

December 04, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Southern Folk Advent Service scheduled

The Sonny Houston Bluegrass Band will provide bluegrass-Gospel music and preacher-scholar Jason Byassee will speak at Meridian Herald's 24nd annual Southern Folk Advent Service ...

November 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Chimney Park hosts 10th Annual Twilights Dec. 4

Chimney Park, "a park with heart", will once again host Twilights, the annual festival of lights held the first Sunday in December. This year marks ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Big shows in Covington and Porterdale

It's really cool that we have so many spots to catch live music and I'm glad we were able to do a rundown ...

November 23, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Fairview 4-H’ers present demonstrations

She would not begin her 4-H demonstration until her favorite teacher was there to help.

November 20, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


How to get Black Friday deals

As Thanksgiving draws near, retailers begin dropping hints about their Black Friday promotions. Some stores have begun to open their doors on Thanksgiving evening, after ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Host a turkey-free Thanksgiving

Low in fat, high in protein and an inexpensive source of iron, zinc, potassium and B vitamins, turkey makes a healthy addition to a person ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Easy 'green' Thanksgiving ideas

Thanksgiving is a holiday to give thanks and share special moments with family and friends. While the original Thanksgiving might have taken place during a ...

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Have you ever thought …

By claiming to be a great-grandfather I am not talking about being an excellent grandparent but rather being a part of the next generation. You ...

November 13, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


How a little derpy dog stole my heart

In all truthfulness, I've never really been a dog person. In fact - and I can already hear the Covington Peanut Gallery snickering - I suppose ...

November 13, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Introducing the musical venues of Newton County

In the past weeks, this space has highlighted musicians performing in and around Newton County. The local talent has always been great but in the ...

November 06, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Have you ever thought …

Three years ago, the Bread and Butter Bakery opened for business on the corner of Monticello and Reynolds Streets. From the day the doors opened ...

November 06, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


All the technology and none of the charm

Not so long ago, as I voted in a national election, I witnessed the passing of an era.

November 06, 2016 | Andy Irwin | LIVING


Marshall's Music Minute: A new musical venue in Covington

Welcome back to another edition of the Minute, and let's get ready for another big week of music in Covington.

November 03, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


4-H’ers tour Athens zoo and UGA

As several 4-H students spilled out of the van in a small parking lot in Athens, they exclaimed: "This isn't the zoo."

October 30, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | LIVING


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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


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. I usually steer clear of politics and current and local events, but, once in a while something gets me stirred up. It takes a lot to get my feathers ruffled about something and even more for me to actually say something about the matter, but the first thing I do is commit it to prayer before I say anything. I try to be careful about forming an opinion and sharing it until I've got ...

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 the labor movement was forming in our country. The right of collective bargaining and belonging to a union was being established. It was not always a smooth process.

September 04, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


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. This week, I'd like to cover a truly great group who puts out some of the most authentic bluegrass music you'll likely hear in our neck of the woods - The Maloy Brothers Band.

August 31, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Have you ever thought …

How critical access to transportation can be?

August 28, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


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 have a great time.

August 25, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


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


The Esoteric South: Talkin’ Southern

Living, working and growing up in the South, I love the sights of our region. The magnolias are distinctive and the weather is always warm keeping things lush and green most of the year.

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


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


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


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


The sights and sounds of summer, the finale

I hope you are holding up in this scorching heat and enjoying the last few weeks of summer. Summer seems to last forever and I would be perfectly happy if it only lasted a month or two. I can already feel a bit of the summertime blues creeping in, and I'm counting the days until fall and cooler weather arrives.

August 14, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING


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, we've had a lot of great local music to help us through these dog days of summer, and this week looks to continue that trend. Here's a look at what's on tap.

August 11, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


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 force and good educational resources. Of course there are other factors but we are blessed in all three of those areas as a community. Think with me for a few moments about our good position when it comes to transportation.

August 07, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


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