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Student concert returns to the Square

A group of diverse musicians will perform at McKibben Music's open-air recital in the Square. The event is free and open to the community.

July 24, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | LIFE


This year’s pageant a rocking sock hop

Hosts Crissy Alter and Stephanie Hollis partnered with The Varsity to make this year's Fifth Anniversary Miss Covington Pageant event extra special.

July 24, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | LIFE


Letting go of Mr. Lenin

How tightly do you hold on to things? I'm not talking about holding on to handrails. Everyone knows you should hold on tightly to handrails, especially in stairwells where the fluorescent bulbs are always flickering, and the stair treads are made out of those slippery glazed tiles that are like walking on ice. No, what I mean is, "How tightly do you hold on to personal possessions?" This can include all kinds of knickknacks, mementos, you name it. You don't have to admit to being a full-blown hoarder, but many of us have a tough time letting go ...

July 19, 2014 | David McCoy Pecan pie for the mind | LIFE


Introducing Faith Community Church

I would like to introduce you to Faith Community Church. As I prayed about where to launch a new work for God, He began showing me the needs in Newton County and the surrounding areas. With over 101,000 people in Newton, I found out that only 41 percent of the population was active in a church family. Together, with the help of others, we decided to help more people find a church home where they can connect honestly with God, connect with others in genuine friendship and connect to our community.

July 19, 2014 | David Grace Columnist | LIFE


Hitting home

I went to have my annual physical recently. I could remember the words the doctor wanted me to, and I was able to name a good many animals when he asked me to name as many as I could in two minutes. In fact, he said I tied for the most animals named with one of his other patients. So I guess my mind is still OK.

July 19, 2014 | Paula Travis Columnist | LIFE


4-H’ers keep busy over summer

It hardly seems like it's nearly the end of summer already.

July 12, 2014 | Terri Kimble | LIFE


Best laid plans

I went to my sister's last weekend for the express purpose of making yet more curtains. This time for my granddaughter.

July 10, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIFE




Believe in something bigger than yourself

Anytime someone heads out for a night at a restaurant, the diner looks for an experience they can't find in their home kitchen.

July 05, 2014 | Terri Kimble | LIFE


Milazzo’s whiskey dinner full of spirit

Anytime someone heads out for a night at a restaurant, the diner looks for an experience they can't find in their home kitchen.

July 05, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LIFE


Order of Easter Stars installs officers

The Order of the Eastern Star is a non-profit, benevolent order and housed in Covington at Golden Fleece Lodge.

July 03, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE


Save your books for Antiques Roadshow

I have bought my sister's Christmas present and she will buy mine early. We have the same taste in books. So we have gotten into the habit of buying each other books for Christmas that we both want to read. We buy them early, read them first and then give the book as a Christmas present. It does mean we have one less surprise for Christmas. But at our ages who needs surprises? We'd rather have something we want and will enjoy.

July 03, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIFE


Serve up grilled American lamb and pinot noir

Experts recommend pairing grilled lamb with a rich, structured pinot noir.

June 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE


Celebrating the tiniest things

Complaining is a snap! If America were to hold a Complaining Olympics, I'm certain I'd have a shot at gold for most of the indoor events. Complaining is natural and highly contagious, like Ebola, or some of those sniffles the birdies and piggies are trying to give us. So, what do we do about it? Do we keep complaining, or do we start to call out life's joys as a bit of neuro-linguistic programming to change our wicked ways? Let's try that. Let's start celebrating tiny little things that matter to us. I'll go ...

June 19, 2014 | David McCoy | LIFE


Cabin visitors meet the host with the most

My bridge club enjoyed the field trip to my husband's cabin.

June 19, 2014 | Paula Travis | LIFE


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Back 2 School Block Party Sunday

The annual Back 2 School block party is set for Sunday, but it's not too late to drop off much-needed supplies.

July 19, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LIFE


Nine local artist in FOLK FEST

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.

July 19, 2011 | Staff Report | LIFE


Five Generations: Polk

Five generations of one family gathered recently for a photo: (L-r) Great-great-grandmother Della Kitchens, mother Ashlee Polk holding Laynie Rose Polk. Back row are great-grandmother Gwen Hammond and grandmother Deneen Taylor.

July 16, 2011 | Staff Report | LIFE


Five Generations - Daniels-Porter

Five generations of one family gathered recently for a photo: The great-great grandmother, Nora Daniels of Oxford; the great-grandfather, Dick Daniels of Covington; the grandmother, Cheryl Daniels Porter of Flowery Branch, formerly of Covington; the mother Susan Porter of Whatley; and her infant, Olivia Ann. Cheryl Porter grew up in Covington and attended Newton High School.

July 02, 2011 | Staff Report | LIFE


Five Generations

Meet the five generations of the Howard family: Mae Pridgen, Joan Evans, Charmon Hamilton, Carmon Howard, and Jeffrey Howard.

February 20, 2011 | Staff Report | LIFE


Five Generations

A Mansfield family welcomes its newest generation. Pictured: Great-great grandmother, Mrs. Mildred Wild; great grandmother, Shannon Jones; grandmother, Linda Piper; mother, Brittni Jones; and 3 month old baby girl, Ruby Blaire Richardson.

February 06, 2011 | Staff Report | LIFE


A mother’s love is unconditional

Artie Brunson

May 07, 2010 | Staff Report | LIFE


GFWC honors Aldridges

Fantastic family:

April 30, 2010 | Staff Report | LIFE


Four Generations - Berry

The Berry family of Covington has owned a farm in the Almon community for six generations. Originally the farm had dairy cows, but today the family grows Christmas trees. Pictured are four generations of the Berry family: Charles Hamilton Berry V (Chase), left, Charles Hamilton Berry IV (Chuck), Charles Hamilton Berry III (Charles) and Charles Hamilton Berry Jr. (C.H.)

November 15, 2009 | Staff Report | LIFE


Five Generations

 Nannie Barrs, left, Mavis Bryant, Bobby Dykes, Branden Dykes and little Emma Mae Dykes make five generations.

April 19, 2009 | Staff Report | LIFE


Five Generations

April 11, 2009 | Staff Report | LIFE


Five Generations

Pictured are great-great-grandmother Alice V. Brown, left, great-grandmother Virginia Hanson, grandmother Regina Hammonds, father Ricky Childs and grandbaby Brody Childs.

March 22, 2009 | Staff Report | LIFE


Wilson Burgess

Army Spec. Wilson E. Burgess has arrived for duty at Miesau, Germany.

January 15, 2009 | Staff Report | LIFE


Jeremy Edmonson

Army Pvt. Jeremy N. Edmondson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

January 15, 2009 | Staff Report | LIFE


Nell Batson

January 07, 2009 | Staff Report | LIFE


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