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I have Tom Thumb’s saber!

When I was about 11-years-old my mother and I were cleaning out a small outbuilding we all called The Pack House. This was a single-car ...

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Updated: may. 01, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Mill Street Music Festival brings Drivin N Cryin

Mill Street Music Festival brings Drivin N Cryin

After missing last week, and writing an article on Drew Parker’s new single “Slow Down Small Town”, it’s good to be back with ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:22 p.m. | Updated: apr. 28, 2016 5:00 a.m.
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Have you ever thought …

Our imagination can help us sense the world in a different way. We all need those special places where we can see more than the ...

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:23 p.m. | Updated: apr. 24, 2016 5:00 a.m.
Club responds to needs shared by missionaries

Club responds to needs shared by missionaries

The Covington Women’s Club recently hosted missionaries from Costa Rica, who spoke about their work in the Central American country.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:25 p.m.
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Bristol Jo Huseman

Bristol Jo Huseman

Bristol Jo Huseman was born on April 11, 2016, at 1 p.m., to parents Mark and Christina Huseman.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2016 2:06 p.m.
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Behind the musical: Shrek

Behind the musical: Shrek

The students of the Arts Association of Newton County were busy this weekend, performing Shrek the Musical in front of the crowds at Newton High ...

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Posted: apr. 19, 2016 11:40 a.m.
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Have you ever thought …

The family and home should be at the very core of any young life. When these turn against the child or youth, where does one ...

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Posted: apr. 16, 2016 5:00 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2016 5:00 a.m.
Happy April; time to get growing

Happy April; time to get growing

It’s time to break some ground and get growing. Maybe it’s time to break out of that rut of growing four tomato plants ...

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Posted: apr. 16, 2016 5:08 p.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2016 5:00 a.m.
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Local musician Drew Parker releases new single

Local musician Drew Parker releases new single

Former Alcovy High School student and candidate of TVs The Voice released his new single “Slow Down Small Town” Friday, and the local country musician ...

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Posted: apr. 16, 2016 5:01 p.m.
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Brooke Serrano at Sycamore; Taylor Marie at Mystic Grill

Brooke Serrano at Sycamore; Taylor Marie at Mystic Grill

Wow, can you believe we're in the middle of April, already? Everything is getting green, the weather sure has been nice, and the music ...

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Posted: apr. 09, 2016 2:03 p.m. | Updated: apr. 14, 2016 5:00 a.m.
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Telling it like it is: A tribute to Aunt Kat

I'm dedicating this column to one of the sweetest ladies God put on this earth, my Aunt Kat. I promised not to spill all ...

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Posted: apr. 09, 2016 2:04 p.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Harris headed to State 4-H Congress

You might have spotted Lavendar Harris at Leapin’ Lizards pet store, where she volunteers.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2016 2:11 p.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Have You Ever Thought …

The website, “Only in Your State,” recently released a list of the top 10 restaurants in Georgia. And you don’t have to leave Covington ...

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Posted: apr. 09, 2016 2:06 p.m. | Updated: apr. 10, 2016 4:00 a.m.

Grant to develop Newton as a ‘zero suicide’ county

View Point Health has received a Garrett Lee Smith grant in partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. The grant furthers the ...

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Posted: apr. 09, 2016 2:08 p.m.
Shrek The Musical comes to Newton

Shrek The Musical comes to Newton

The story of Shrek, a beloved Ogre who falls for a princess, first brought to the big screen by Dreamworks, comes to life at Newton ...

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Posted: apr. 09, 2016 2:05 p.m.
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Jase Colton Knight

Jase Colton Knight

Jase Colton Knight was born on February 9, 2016, to Trent and Candice (Ballard) Knight at Rockdale Medical Center at 7:05 a.m.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2016 2:00 p.m.
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The simplest things can bring great pleasure

Now there are two. That is the number of geese left on the pond outside our back deck on the Ashton Hills Golf Course. There ...

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Posted: apr. 02, 2016 11:53 a.m. | Updated: apr. 03, 2016 4:00 a.m.

Why grown-ups are grumpy

And why I am a children’s entertainer.

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Posted: apr. 02, 2016 12:01 p.m. | Updated: apr. 03, 2016 4:00 a.m.
NCSS students selected for 2016 honors program

NCSS students selected for 2016 honors program

Six Newton County School System (NCSS) students have been selected to participate in the 2016 Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) this summer.

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Posted: apr. 02, 2016 12:16 p.m.
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Dustin Bragg among great week of music

Howdy, folks; it’s so good to be back writing for you in this space again. Not only that, but it has been great seeing ...

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Posted: apr. 02, 2016 11:51 a.m.

David Leinweiber — the flatpicking professor

Greetings and salutations good people, I hope everyone is doing alright. Once again, I appreciate all of the feedback on the last column. There were ...

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Posted: mar. 26, 2016 4:12 p.m. | Updated: mar. 31, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Have you ever thought …

Today is the most sacred day of the Christian year. The only day that would come close is Christmas. But Easter is, by far, the ...

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Posted: mar. 26, 2016 4:13 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Telling It Like It Is . . . Bunny Tales

I'm going to let y'all in on a little secret about the Easter Bunny. It started several years ago when I was working ...

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Posted: mar. 26, 2016 4:17 p.m. | Updated: mar. 27, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Ivey, McDonald, Parker highlight the week

Hello, fine readers. I hope everyone had a good Saint Patrick's Day. Thank you once again for all of the feedback — it's good ...

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Posted: mar. 18, 2016 5:08 p.m. | Updated: mar. 24, 2016 5:00 a.m.

How would one prepare for the Easter holiday?

One way to prepare for Easter is to worry about what you are going to wear.

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Posted: mar. 18, 2016 5:10 p.m. | Updated: mar. 20, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Who do you feel is leading the way for BOC District 5 ahead of election day?


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