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Change isn’t that bad

Life changes all the time. We change homes. We change jobs. We change clothes. We change a lot of things. Some of us like change ...

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Lassiter: Multiple uses for Second-To-Die Life Insurance

Second-To-Die or Survivorship Life Insurance became a very viable product after the 1982 TEFRA legislation. This act allowed estate taxes to be postponed until the ...

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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 ...

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Plenty of time left to enjoy Christmas on the Square

Main Street Covington’s Christmas on the Square is in full swing with a great Lighting of the Tree and Polar Express night. But don ...

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4-H’er encourages others to be themselves

“I can get up and talk in front of a big crowd, now that I was in 4-H,” said Rocky Plains Elementary fifth grader Miranda ...

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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 ...

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Thanksgiving is past, now time for cover crops and drought management

For me, Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year. It’s totally focused on seasonal food (except for the green beans — how did that ...

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Piedmont Academy FFA team places in area Farm Business Management career development event

The Piedmont Academy FFA Farm Business Management Team recently placed third in the Area 3 FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event held on Nov ...

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Ag Center kicks off capital campaign

The Newton County Agricultural Center Capital Campaign is underway after a kickoff campaign dinner Nov. 15.

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Parson: Thanksgiving is past, now time for cover crops and drought management

For me, Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year. It’s totally focused on seasonal food (except for the green beans — how did that ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Fairview 4-H’ers present demonstrations

She would not begin her 4-H demonstration until her favorite teacher was there to help.

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Grateful for community

This semester at Oxford College I’ve been teaching my first solo course. Housed in American studies, “Understanding Community: Oxford Encountering Oxford,” is a course ...

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Crocheting for a cause

The women of the Crochet Ministry of Grace United Methodist Church are busy working to create handmade gifts for the sick members of the church.

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BOE increases budget

Around this time each year the board of education (BOE) reviews and, if appropriate, adjusts the Newton County School System’s (NCSS) annual budget. According ...

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Parson: What’s happening on the farm?

I get asked what’s happening on the farm several times a day, and I’m never sure if people really want to know that ...

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Piedmont Academy robotics team advances

The Piedmont Academy Robotics Team came in first place in the robot performance portion of the Georgia BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics Competition ...

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Two NCSS students selected for state superintendent’s student advisory council

Two Newton County School System high school students have been selected to serve on Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods’ 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council. Of the ...

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NCSS graduation rate improves, tops state

The Newton County School System’s (NCSS) four-year cohort graduation rate increased by two percentage points from 2015 to 2016 moving the system up to ...

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How to get Black Friday deals

As Thanksgiving draws near, retailers begin dropping hints about their Black Friday promotions. Some stores have begun to open their doors on Thanksgiving evening, after ...

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Host a turkey-free Thanksgiving

Low in fat, high in protein and an inexpensive source of iron, zinc, potassium and B vitamins, turkey makes a healthy addition to a person ...

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Easy 'green' Thanksgiving ideas

Thanksgiving is a holiday to give thanks and share special moments with family and friends. While the original Thanksgiving might have taken place during a ...

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GPTC’S Kye Haymore named president-elect for National Association

Kye Haymore has been teaching paralegal studies courses at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for 10 years. Seven years ago, she joined, and almost immediately ...

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Covington Business Licenses

Business Name: Antiques & Stuff of Newton, 2177 ELM St. NE

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