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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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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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