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4-H’ers tour Athens zoo and UGA

As several 4-H students spilled out of the van in a small parking lot in Athens, they exclaimed: "This isn't the zoo."

October 30, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | LIVING


Have you ever thought …

There is an old saying that it is too late to close the barn door when the horse is out. So with our community we ...

October 30, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Washington Street CC receives $25,000 from Springfield Baptist

Springfield Baptist Church presented the Washington Street Community Center with a $25,000 check Thursday.

October 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LIVING


Newton County residents asked to donate luggage for foster children

The Newton County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is teaming up with Help Moving Hearts for its second annual luggage drive for children ...

October 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Tons of talent at the Community in Unity event

Greetings Covington music lovers, it's a crazy big weekend of music, so let's get right to it.

October 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


4-H drone discovery

Could technology change the way law enforcement uses force?

October 23, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | LIVING


Have you ever thought …

In the past few months our nation has struggled with issues between those who protect and serve us in law enforcement and those segments of ...

October 23, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Shane Clark is a little Country, a little Rock and Roll

As I write this column, I'm still feeling how great the Sweet Harmony show was at the Mystic Grill last week. We had a ...

October 20, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Tomb of Unknown Soldier guard speaks during DAR program

Herb Smith, a member of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Solider Society, spoke during a program hosted by the Sergeant Newton Chapter, of ...

October 19, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


Rolling with the punches

This is just a great time of year. Really, there is little to complain about. The weather is perfect and I love spending time outdoors ...

October 16, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING


Have you ever thought …

Most agree that throughout the last few years, new life has come to the Square at the heart of Covington. We have seen a variety ...

October 16, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Autumn brings more good music to Covington

Autumn has finally reached our region, and that makes me very happy. Cool temperatures are now here to match all of this cool music. It ...

October 13, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


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Archive By Section - LIVING


Have you ever thought …

A community is a composite of the efforts of many people who came before us. We are indebted to those who laid the foundations of who we are as a community. Like the old parable of the seeing a turtle on top of a fence post, you know it didn't get there on it's on.

June 26, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


McCart: Whiskey Bent back in Covington

Greetings! So glad y'all enjoyed the last edition and I appreciate the feedback about the album review I did of the Apostles of Bluegrass. Any musicians out there that have new albums, EPs, or singles, let me know about it. Lots of good stuff this week, so let's dig in.

June 23, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Rowe: The sights and sounds of summer, Part 2

In my previous column I started a series on something that both myself, and you as readers, I'm sure, are very passionate about - music. Music is something that touches people in different and sometimes very profound ways. My earliest memories are connected to music, and throughout the years it has become as much a part of me as the very air I breathe.

June 19, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING


Have you ever thought ...

Who we are is a product of the people who shape and form our personalities long before we are fully aware of our dependence of them. No one is more important than the members of our family. Of that family, in most cases, our parents are the ones who have the most influence upon us.

June 19, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


The Higher Choir opens The Listening Room

After taking off for the Memorial Day weekend, welcome back to another installment of The Minute. We have plenty to catch up on, so let's dig right in.

June 09, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Irwin: Lightning Bugs

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug." – Mark Twain

June 07, 2016 | | LIVING


Have you ever thought …

Most of us can deal with a loved one or ourselves being physically ill much better than we can with deal with mental illness. Perhaps it is the stigma that some would attach to mental illness. Perhaps because it is much more difficult to define or to understand for most of us. And one out of every six Americans will suffer from some form of mental illness in a given year. The challenge for all ages is real.

June 07, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Josh Milwood rounds out concerts on the Square

It looks like we have another great week of music ahead of us, so let's not delay and get right to who to see and where to listen to them.

May 26, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Have you ever thought …

One of the sure signs of spring is all of the graduation ceremonies and graduates celebrating the end of their high school careers. The sights of graduation are everywhere - there is a special graduation section in this edition of The Covington News; signs of congratulations appear in front of subdivisions and homes; there will be parties and gifts. All this is indication of a time of completion and restarting to a lot of young lives.

May 22, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Campbell Harrison highlights a busy music week

Thanks for all the feedback on last week's edition. There's a lot to cover, so let's get down to it.

May 19, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


We are looking for an old tire

Nowadays, my son, Liam, is scrolling the eBay and the Craigslist, and is perusing the Thrifty Nickel in the hopes of finding the perfect, old Chevy small block 350 engine that he plans to drop into his 1986 Jaguar XJ6 that awaits in our driveway.

May 15, 2016 | Andy Offutt Irwin | LIVING


Have you ever thought ...

Decades ago, as a nation, we declared a war on drugs. We are reminded every day that the war has not yet been won. We continue to seek what might be the answer. We have tried simply saying "no." We have seen our prison population explode in numbers. For many who get caught up in drugs, it seems to control the rest of the days of their lives. How do we bring real change to our community and to the lives of those struggling with addiction?

May 15, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


The Joys of Spring

It was a long wait but spring has finally sprung, and it was worth the wait to see the flowers and trees blooming, birds singing and bees and butterflies heralding spring's arrival.

May 15, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING


Graduate reflects on 4-H career

The following is a speech presented at the annual 4-H banquet by Eastside high senior Mallori Johnson, reflecting on her 4-H career. Johnson was recognized at Northwest District Project Achievement for competing all 8 years of her 4-H career. She will enter Georgia Southern University in early childhood education in the fall.

May 10, 2016 | By Mallori Johnson | LIVING


Home equity loan or reverse mortgage?

Your personal residence is one of your largest, if not the largest, asset you will own in your life. It's a great feeling when you make that final mortgage payment! Should you wish to sell your home and downsize after you retire, the revenue code can be very generous. If you owned and lived in your home two of five years prior to the sale, up to $250,000 of the profit may be tax-free or up to $500,000 for if you are married filing joint.

May 10, 2016 | By Mike Lassiter | LIVING


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