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PHOTO GALLERY: Practicing routines on stage

The Arts Association in Newton County hosted its annual Musical Theatre Camp over the past two weeks. The camp featured music and scenes from kids ...

July 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia selects Rachael Ward as VP of marketing

MADISON, Ga. – Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc., (BGCNCG) recently announced its corporate board has selected Rachael Ward as the organization's first ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Have You Ever Thought… How can I show visitors why we are called the Hollywood of the South?

Covington and Newton County is rightly labeled "the Hollywood of the South." To celebrate this rich heritage a "pop up" museum has opened on the ...

July 16, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: The weather is beautiful; wish you were here

Greetings from your erstwhile correspondent reporting to you this week from Florida's "Forgotten Coast," and more specifically, from the white, sandy beaches of Mexico ...

July 16, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Local residents look to contain homelessness

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Newton County family has plans to donate land and develop a non-profit organization all to help local homeless people get the step ...

July 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


Sunday Scrapbook: Fourth of July

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County celebrated Independence Day in a variety of ways, with Saturday events in Porterdale and Social Circle and Tuesday parades and fireworks ...

July 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Have You Ever Thought… What A Difference A Year Could Make in Your Life and in the World?

About a year ago, I wrote about the start of a year-long venture for one of my granddaughters, Katie Johnston, daughter of Ronnie and Kelley ...

July 09, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: Correspondence of Covington & News of Newton

Howdy, folks. Another week in the book in our fair city, and my word, it was another great one. That's just life in the ...

July 09, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: Remembering the good ones

Greetings, it's so good to be back with you again.

July 02, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought… That for at least one day we are all red, white, and blue?

When color was added to our televisions, the various networks began to use color to identify during their reports on elections who won. As a ...

July 02, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


South Carolina man searching for missing dog locally

COVINGTON, Ga. - A South Carolina man is in town searching for his dog which has been missing since May 29.

June 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


Selfie Spot added in Covington square

Downtown Covington has officially been marked as a location to visit for Georgia's Year of Film with a selfie marker on the Square in ...

June 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | 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


The Alcovy Telegraph: There are some pretty good characters around these parts

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


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Have You Ever Thought… Of the Difference between Graduation and Commencement?

With May coming to an end, most schools are ending their academic year. This is the time for the issuing of diplomas as students complete their work at a given school. Most universities and colleges have already had their commencements. For the three high schools of Newton County this coming weekend is when the Commencements will be held. All three will be at the Springfield Baptist Church.

May 21, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


The Covington Crier: Hear Ye, Hear Ye - what's the buzz?

Greetings & Salutations, dear readers. It's always a pleasure to join you on the pages of The News, this fine publication that's been telling the story of our lives since 1865. For the fourth time in as many weeks you may have noticed that this column has had a different name. Ever since we put the "Music Minute" on the shelf, this will now be our third working title. While "The Ulcofauhatchee Holler" caught the eye of many, a lot of folks just felt like it was too hard to read, pronounce and spell. Well, it's not like ...

May 14, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Sweet ride

COVINGTON, Ga. - Golden State Foods (GSF) Foundation joined forces with Alcovy Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to provide local foster children with bikes May 13. Covington Police Department (CPD) was also part of the event, helping the children put the pieces of their bikes together and teach bike safety. After the bikes were built and the helmets fastened, the children rode to Scoops in downtown Covington for ice cream, provided by the GSF Foundation. For more information on GSF Foundation, visit http://www.gsffoundation.org/.

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Spirit pays

June McDowall accepts a check from Jim Murphy, of Waffle House, for the proceeds of April's Spirit Day. Until midnight tonight, the six Newton County Waffle House Restaurants will donate 10 percent of their proceeds toward building the county's new Boys and Girls Club. Also pictured are Andre Cooper, Cami Haygood, Nicole Lott and Carol Tankersley.

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Living


Daughter celebrates father's 100-year-old diploma

COVINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Polly Veal Harvey holds the high school diploma belonging to her late father, Mr. Everett Anderson Veal, who graduated from Livingston High School 100 years ago on May 4, 1917. He and Mr. Lovic Hull were the only graduates that year. The diploma is signed by Ms. Agnes Duffey, principal; Mr. G.C. Adams, superintendent; and Mr. H. H. Stone, president of the board of education. The original school burned man years ago and the present school (Livingston Elementary School) was rebuilt in the same location. Mr. Veal was a farmer/dairyman and a life-long resident of ...

May 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


The Ulcofauhatchee Holler: What's the word around town

Welcome back, friends. It's so good to see you once again. Well, folks, The Sunday Buffet is no more. One and done. We struck up the focus group, convened the steering committee & sent some smoke signals to the Tonto Network & it was a general consensus view. The Sunday Buffet is yesterday's news. So, like time, we march on.

May 07, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Weekly Fix Music Calendar

This week the city is hot and buzzing with diverse music, and The Covington News is giving you the in tell on the where and who will be performing. Stay tuned each week to get your musical fix, and remember if there is a music event, concerts, live music venues playing in the area, email Xavier Lewis at news@covnews.com no later than Wednesday by 5 p.m. to have it in this weekly music calendar.

May 07, 2017 | Xavier Ishmael | Living


Have You Ever Thought… We build the future of the arts in our community today?

Your Arts Association in Newton County has as its mission to encourage youth and adults to participate in the arts both as audience and as artist.

May 07, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Fairies fill Chimney Park

Chimney Park, "a park with heart," hosts Fairy Houses at Chimney Park Saturday, a very charming event for children of all ages.

May 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Chimney Park hosts the Fairy House festival May 6

COVINGTON, Ga. – Chimney Park, "a park with heart", will once again host Fairy Houses at Chimney Park, a very charming event for children of all ages. The Fairy House festival will be held this year on Saturday, May 6 from 2-5 p.m.

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


The Sunday Buffet: It’s more than music

Hello again, friends. So glad you could join us. We know you're hangry, and we've got a lot of groceries to give to all you good folks. A large selection of choices to choose from, dear readers, and, as always, a lot of variety therein. We trust this will become an every Sunday stop for at least a few of you.

May 01, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought… Music is a vital part of making our Square so special?

If you have been around the Square in Covington in the last few years, you know there is a growing vibrant sense of community. New shops, places to eat, and other attractions have to come downtown to join the successful businesses' in area of the Square. Spring and summer bring great sounds to the square that give even more reasons to come and gather.

April 30, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Walking for a cure

Newton County hosted its annual Relay For Life Friday, welcoming dozens of participants who took time out to use this as an opportunity to support the cause of finding a cure for cancer.

April 30, 2017 | Darrell Everidge | Living


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 that strives to tell the story of our lives.

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 catching the winning fish starting at 8 a.m. This will mark the 31st time the Festival has been held.

April 23, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


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