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Marshall’s Music Minute: Goodbye to ‘The Minute’

Hello again, dear readers, and it's so good to be back with you again on the pages of The Covington News, this fine publication ...

April 23, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought… You might find yourself attending the Annual Hornyhead tournament, festival?

It is time again for the Hornyhead Fishing Tournament and Festival in Newborn. It will be this coming Saturday, April 29. With the competition for ...

April 23, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Grammy-winning jazz ensemble and the ASO take MMCC stage May 5, 7

MADISON Ga. – The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center will be abuzz with Grammy-winning performers during the weekend of May 5-7.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Have You Ever Thought?... What Easter Is All About?

The month of April each year is made up of an interesting mix of days. The very first day of April starts with a joke ...

April 16, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: Big weekends at Mystic & The Listening Room

Welcome back, fearless readers, and it's so good to join you once again for another edition of "The Minute." It's been simmering nicely ...

April 16, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought?... What Easter Is All About?

The month of April each year is made up of an interesting mix of days. The very first day of April starts with a joke ...

April 16, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


MMCC announces Tour of Homes docent training and information session

MADISON, Ga. - The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center invites you to attend our docent reception and information session for the Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes.

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Rail trail naming, ribbon cutting, walking for health rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3

Due to inclement weather, the April 5th rail trail naming, ribbon cutting and Walking for Health, the first walk in the Every Body Walk Newton ...

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Create and hide unbreakable Easter eggs

Easter is one of the most important days of the year for Christians. Easter Sunday is filled with symbolism and tradition, some of which harken ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


How families can go green together

Interest in eco-friendly lifestyles has long since spread beyond environmentalists and activists and has become a goal for people from all walks of life. Going ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: Whiskey Bent at Amici; Big weekend at 5 O'Clock

The Sunday show today, April 9, at Porterdale Bar & Grill, will be the supremely talented front lady of Famous by February, Bethany Grace Hicks. Her ...

April 09, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought?... About joining your friends and neighbors for “Everybody Walks”

Last Wednesday was to be the ribbon cutting for the start of the Rail Trail that will reach from Covington to Newborn. But the weather ...

April 09, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: Drew Parker at Lahrceny, Amy Rae at Listening Room highlight a big week

Welcome back to another edition of "The Minute," music fans. There a lot on the menu so grab a plate and dig in.

April 02, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have you ever thought?... How the Right Steps Today Leads to a Brighter Future?

Making a difference in the future of our community and its young people starts a new major step forward with the coming of a Boy ...

April 02, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Newton County Waffle Houses support the Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia is partnering up with the Waffle House stores in Newton County to support the opening of the Newton ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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Archive By Section - 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


Marshall Music Minute: Who's playing where & when

Welcome back to another edition of The Minute. There's a lot of great music this week.

March 05, 2017 | Marshall McCart | 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


Engagement Announcement: Richardson, Reeves engagement

Greg and Tamara Richardson, of Oxford, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Richardson, to Tyler Reeves, of Athens, son of Leigh Reeves, of Milledgeville, and Kelly Reeves, of Troy, Alabama.

March 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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