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Civil Air Patrol takes flight in Covington

On Saturday, Feb. 25, the Newton County Civil Air Patrol (CAP) hosted a state-wide exercise to locate a simulated missing aircraft, emergency locator transmitters and ...

March 02, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Covington to transform into Mystic Falls one last time

Covington will transform into the town of Mystic Falls one last time March 10 for the series finale event of "The Vampire Diaries."

March 02, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | LIVING


Marshall's Music Minute: Hannah Thomas live at The Listening Room

Thanks for joining us again. Before we get started I'd like to give a shout-out to Joshua Jacobson, the "Piedmont Bluesman." We covered him ...

February 26, 2017 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Have You Ever Thought… Teachers are the keys to building the future of our community

February brings the first recognitions for those graduating from High School. You may have read in the past few weeks that various athletes in our ...

February 26, 2017 | B. Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Adam Moseley completes Eagle Scout project

Adam Moseley, son of Sandy and Gene Moseley, has completed his Eagle Scout project. He is a member of Troop 222 at Academy Springs Park.

February 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | LIVING


Doing away with distracted driving

The evidence is clear: Distracted driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Removing one's eyes from ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Tire maintenance a key component of spring check-up

When warm weather arrives, many people enjoy a collective sigh of relief. Just as people welcome the end of the cold, snow and ice, cars ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Young Millennials top list of worst behaved drivers

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind ...

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Marshall's Music Minute: Leighlynn Shine at The Speakeasy, Whiskey Bent at Amici

It's another big week of music in and around C-town. Let's dig in!

February 19, 2017 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Have you ever thought?... Why is tomorrow a holiday?

If you need to go to your bank tomorrow for any reason or walk down to your mailbox for a piece of mail you are ...

February 19, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Local girl competes for 2017 Miss Teen title

Sundria Morgan, of Covington, was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Miss Teen pageant competition taking place Sunday, Feb. 19.

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Marshall's Music Minute: Award-winning Bluegrass group coming to Covington

Greetings! It's another big week of music in Newton County.

February 12, 2017 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Bed frame related to Manson, Sharon Tate sells for thousands at auction

A bed frame that was once in the house where actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by members of the Manson family sold ...

February 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | LIVING


Marshall's Music Minute: What's going on around the area for your listening pleasure

Welcome back to the Music Minute, Covington music fans, and it's looking like we've got a huge week of music on tap here ...

February 05, 2017 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Will digging into your family history unearth the unexpected?

Actress Katey Sagal discovered a surprising fact about her family history when she appeared on the "Who Do You Think You Are?" TV show, which ...

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


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Davis, Morrow wedding

Mark and Alison Davis, of Covington, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Lauren Davis, to Michael Eugene Morrow, son of Wayne and Elizabeth Morrow, of Jefferson.

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Cowan, Davis wedding

Michelle Cowan and the late Joseph Cowan are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Anna Jolyn Cowan to M. Chase Davis, son of J. Mark and Alison Davis, of Covington.

January 21, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Newton Mentors celebrate National Mentoring Month

The month of January is recognized for many things. It is the start of a new year, a time to celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. and even a time to celebrate National Dress Up Your Pet Day. January, is also celebrated as National Mentoring Month (NMM), a time to celebrate mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives.

January 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | LIVING


Marshall’s Music Minute: New album release by Johnny Roquemore, The Apostles of Bluegrass playing at

Welcome back to the Minute! And thanks so much for all the feedback on the last column. That Joshua Jacobson is something else, and his brand of Piedmont Blues is quite a treat. We're featuring another new album release in this edition.

January 12, 2017 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Marshall’s Music Minute: New album release from Joshua Jacobson; several good shows on tap

Greetings, music lovers, welcome back to another installment of the Music Minute. There is a lot to cover today, so let's get right to it.

January 02, 2017 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Marshall’s Music Minute: Big night of music for New Year's Eve

Howdy, folks! We took last week off for the Christmas holiday but we're sure glad to be back with you times two this week. And since the New Year's holiday is swiftly approaching, I'll be able to dedicate this column to all the big events we've got going on Saturday night in our neck of the woods for New Year's Eve.

December 30, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Community members help give bicycles to 80 children

Eighty children got a chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, who dropped off a present for each and every one of the young Newton County residents at Chimney Park Thursday evening.

December 19, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LIVING


Marshall Music Minute: "O Come Y'all to Covington" and other big shows

Welcome back to the Music Minute as we wind down the year. There are some really good shows lined up this week and it's time for Mack McKibben's yearly Christmas play/musical.

December 19, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Oh Come Ye Covington tradition

For 25 years Mack McKibben has been working on bringing an idea to life. He has tinkered, toiled and tried out different elements.

December 12, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LIVING


Hands behind shelter gather for celebration

The Rainbow Community Center opened June 16, 1996 as a summer camp for underprivileged children. In 2001, Pastor Clara Lett launched The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter, which was granted a building by the City of Covington and Mayor Sam Ramsey on Sept. 17, 2007.

December 12, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LIVING


More musical treats for your ears

Greetings Covington and welcome back to another installment of The Minute. And just right quick, I wanted to take a moment to thank so many of you who took the time to tell me how much you enjoyed my music Thanksgiving list in the last edition. I appreciate that and am glad that so many of you enjoyed it. Another big week of music around these parts, let's grab a plate and dig in!

December 08, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


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 things be done, with all the shopping, decorating and all the activities added to our calendars are already crowded. Will this year be different? Will this be the year that we sense the peace, hope, joy and love that Christmas can bring to our lives?

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. The Meridian Chorale will sing and Steven Darsey will direct the music. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. at Old Church on the Oxford College. Admission is free.

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 the 10th anniversary of the fun-filled event.

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 of all the great music venues in Newton County throughout the last two weeks.

November 23, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


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