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The Alcovy Telegraph: Welcome back!

Welcome back to the "Alcovy Telegraph," friends, we're so glad you're here. Sorry we missed you last week but I unexpectedly had to ...

June 25, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought… Where do I turn if I can’t do it alone?

The health condition of a loved one or yourself can present a variety of challenges. How to provide the care that is needed can be ...

June 25, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Stay safe this Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate America's birthday and get together with family and friends for the three F's of ...

June 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Living


Rotary Club of Covington shines light for campers

The Rotary Club of Covington Georgia lends a helping hand with Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine is for children with cancer at Camp Twin Lakes in ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Newton Rocks, literally

COVINGTON, Ga. - Are you the type of person who is always exploring? Well, Newton Rocks is now giving you something to look for.

June 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


Weekly Music Fix

Hey, to all the music loving wanderers! We have some exciting events just for you. If you loved what we listed last week, you can ...

June 23, 2017 | Xavier Ishmael | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Arts group hosts dance camp

With classes in ballet, jazz, musical theater and more – The Arts Association in Newton County's Summer Dance Camp is the one-stop-shop for all things ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Southern Heartland hosts first summer arts camp

The Southern Heartland Art Guild hosts its first session of Summer Art Camp this summer. Two more sessions are scheduled for June 19-22 and July ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Local resident receives musical honor

Covington resident James (Tim) Walden Sr. will be inducted into the Independent Country Music Hall fo Fame Sept. 17 during the Josie Music Awards in ...

June 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


Have You Ever Thought… Why Do We Have Father’s Day

As families gather to celebrate Father's Day today, let me share a very vital reminder that I got from a decision that another father ...

June 18, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


SHA awards annual scholarships

Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. (SHA) hosted its annual scholarship presentation Wednesday, May 24.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Madison to celebrate July 4th early

MADISON Ga - It's time to paint Madison red white and blue for the Cultural Center's annual Independence Day Concert and Picnic on the ...

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Newton County Community Partnership receives $10,000 grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Newton County Community Partnership a $10,000 grant to support family literacy. This local grant award is ...

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Friday evening fun

The Arts Association in Newton County hosts its Summer Evening Concert Series on the Covington Square Friday night with The Tams taking over the stage ...

June 12, 2017 | Tory Bouchillon | Living


Have You Ever Thought … How our community is on the cutting edge of saving lives?

Several years ago, not many would have said that thousands in the world would look to our area to be the difference between life and ...

June 11, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


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Archive By Section - Living


'Deborah Graham, come on down!'

Oxford resident Deborah Graham was a winner on Wednesday's "The Price is Right" television program, advancing to the show's final "Showcase Showdown."

March 29, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Living


Covington man wins big through Shane's Rib Shack

Derrek Bowman, of Covington, is the proud winner of a large Big Green Egg Grill from Shane's Rib Shack.

March 29, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


Have You Ever Thought… What having a home means?

For some people, having a home means owning some property. A place that is yours. For others it may mean to rent or lease but it still grows to feel like home. Home is also a place for family. Home is a place where memories are made. It is a place of security, a place to step away from the world and feel you are "home". Someone has well stated it when they said, "Home is where they have to take you in whether they want to or not."

March 26, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


NHS student has artwork placed in U.S. Capitol

Editor's note: The original story stated Coffee's work would be featured in the White House. That is incorrect. It will actually be featured in the U.S. Capitol Building.

March 23, 2017 | Xavier I. Lewis xlewis@covnews.com | Living


MMCC introduces 2017 storytellers

Join the Madison Morgan Cultural Center this weekend for the fifth annual Storytelling Festival, March 24-25.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


The history of boutonnières and corsages

Prom night is a special moment in the lives of many teenagers. Tradition plays a role in making prom night special. Even parents get emotional when they watch their youngsters adhere to many of the same customs they partook in decades earlier. One such tradition involves the wearing of boutonnieres and corsages. Some may be interested to learn the origins of the unique custom of wearing boutonnières and corsages.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Have You Ever Thought… Who will help us make a difference in the appearance of our community?

Someone has said that two people are responsible for litter. The one who thoughtlessly created it and the one who passes it by. Our challenge is to find out how we can make our community look better to both those visiting and those who live here. It is not enough to be careful with what one does with their own litter, but how we can help clean up the litter that others create.

March 19, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: The Bitteroots coming to Covington

For fans of bands like the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi-Trucks, and Widespread Panic, this Atlanta-based Jam-Rock band, playing Saturday March 25 at The Listening Room at Irish Bred Pub (8 p.m.), is a must-see show. The last time the group played here, back in July, reserved tickets sold out, so you might want to go ahead and look into getting some tickets by going to the Listening Room's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/listeningroomibp).

March 19, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought… How one good idea can open the way to even more good ideas?

One great example of how one good idea can build on another is what is happening at Chimney Park. A very special place is becoming even more special as Sandy's Dog Park is added to what is now Chimney Park.

March 12, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: Big St. Patrick's weekend of music

Howdy, folks! So glad that so many of you enjoyed the last edition, and I appreciate the feedback. It's shaping up to be another big weekend of music with lots of St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

March 12, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


‘Hairspray’ cast ready to bring back the ‘60s

The cast of the Arts Association in Newton County's production of "Hairspray" said audience members can expect to laugh, cry and be thrown back into the '60s for a time when integration was in full force and hairspray was everyone's favorite accessory.

March 10, 2017 | Xavier I. Lewis covintern@covnews.com | Living


Covington resident finalist in Shane’s Rib Shack contest

Shane's Rib Shack, a true American rib shack, will announce the winners of its customer loyalty promotion, Holiday Wait & Win. Three loyal customers will be awarded the promotion's grand prizes, a 2017 Camaro SS1, $25,000 cash or a $10,000 dream vacation. In addition, five customers will receive a Large Big Green Egg Grill with Shane's Ultimate Grilling Package. The winners will be revealed during a ceremony at the Original Shane's Rib Shack in McDonough on Thursday, March 9. A Covington resident has been tabbed as a finalist.

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


March proclaimed Art Month

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston met with members of the GFWC Service Guild of Covington for the signing of a proclamation declaring that March will be known as Youth Art Month.

March 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Have You Ever Thought… That it is time for us in Covington to move?

Being the "Hollywood of the South" means you can be in more than one place at a time when you are in fact in Covington. Stop in front of the Welcome Center on Clark Street and you will be welcomed to Mystic Falls, Virginia as well as Sparta, Mississippi from the "Heat of the Night." Before this past Christmas you could have stopped by the filming of Dolly Parton's "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" and been in Sevierville, Tennessee. Monticello Street has been set in Selma, Alabama and the Court House in Hazard County, Kentucky.

March 05, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Local lawmen honored

In the 18th Annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service Feb. 28, local Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson and Director of the Paralegal Studies Program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College J. Virgil Costley Jr. were recognized alongside other attorneys and judges. Johnson was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest recognition given by the State Bar of Georgia and Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism. Costley was awarded the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service, which is given to people who have demonstrated an extraordinarily long and distinguished commitment to volunteer participation in ...

March 05, 2017 | Hosanna Fletcher | Living


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