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Spider-Man and Captain America at Mall st Stonecrest

Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and Captain America will appear on Saturday, October 25 at noon at the Mall at Stonecrest. Fans of The Avengers are invited to meet Spider-Man and Captain America up close and personal during this exclusive Atlanta appearance.

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Safety first in kids’ Halloween costumes

Safety first in kids’ Halloween costumes

Dressing up and engaging in role play is an important component of childhood learning and having fun. Although costumes are regularly used in day care centers, schools and at home, they become the center of attention when Halloween arrives.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 5:17 p.m.
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Travis: Kitchen wars

I have come to the conclusion that my husband and I cannot cook together in the same kitchen. We have widely divergent styles, even in preparation for cooking.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 5:11 p.m. | Updated: oct. 18, 2014 5:12 p.m.

Holloway: The movies that put the HORRIBLE in horror

If AMC’s horror-thons aren’t enough to get those “I’m to scared to get up and see if that’s a coat hanging in my closet or the guy with the hook in ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’” juices flowing then there are plenty of movies on Netflix that will. There are more terrible horror movies than there are good ones and Netflix has a full slate of don’t-watch-these-unless-you’re-drunk-and-want-to-laugh horror flicks. So, instead of listing those movies here are some you should avoid.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 5:09 p.m.
Help yourself to better health with health literacy

Help yourself to better health with health literacy

There once was a town in the heart of America where health seemed to come naturally for everyone. The town lay in the midst of a checkerboard of organic and wholesome farms. Fresh fruit and vegetables were bountiful and affordable. Within the town itself, recreational opportunities were free and plentiful – children, adults, and senior citizens were often seen exercising with broad smiles on their faces.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 5:08 p.m.
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Today in Pictures

Today in Pictures

Through the Camera

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Posted: oct. 14, 2014 11:39 a.m.
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Elks and Elkadettes help stock food pantry

The Covington Elks and Elkadettes have been helping out at the Newton County Food pantry this year. They have been stocking the shelves with different food items that are brought in by other groups. Food items like canned vegetables, boxes of rice, baby foods and cereals.They help sack the food items for each family that comes in that needs food. It has been a very worth while project and makes you appreciate how fortunate you are to have food and a place to live. The Elks and Elkadettes have put in about 70 hours just this pass August helping ...

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Posted: oct. 11, 2014 2:28 p.m.

Storytellers galore

My club lady with a vengeance friend has dragooned me again into doing something. I am to be a story teller at Scary Tales and Trails. I think I was the first one she called when she decided she needed story tellers, and I agreed without thinking it over much. After all, I told and acted out stories every day while I taught school. Greek myths, legends of King Arthur, Shakespeare. Anything to amuse the masses. You have to be part ham to teach school.

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Posted: oct. 11, 2014 2:27 p.m.

What to stream this week

For those of us, who subscribe to Netflix and/or Amazon Instant Video the beginning of the month brings a new slate of material to binge-watch or not to watch at all, even when you’re drunk, or lonely, or both. The month of October offers up a bunch of new movies to stream, as well as TV series to start or continue. Here’s the binge-worthy for the month of October.

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Posted: oct. 11, 2014 2:28 p.m.

The challenge of downsizing

Have you ever thought we live in a world where often our possessions possess us. The recent release of a new IPhone demonstrated the desire of many to have the newest and latest. The forever multiplying amount of stuff we have demonstrates our weak ability to make critical choices. This is a growing trend in our world. If you look inside the beautiful houses in Covington’s historical district, you will notice how much less storage there is as compared to home built in today’s world. There were fewer closets and those few were much smaller. And furthermore there ...

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Posted: oct. 11, 2014 2:22 p.m.

My cat, the prima donna

The once outdoor cat that my husband invited inside has become quite a prima donna.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2014 6:19 p.m. | Updated: sep. 27, 2014 10:00 p.m.

New arrivals

Evelyn Claire Thelen, Sept. 3, Sara Thelen, Mark Thelen, Covington, 8 pounds, 6 ounces, 21.5 inches.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2014 6:20 p.m.

‘Mama Mia,’ a blissful getaway

All of us from time to time nowadays feel a certain element of stress. I found a way to relieve mine this past week as Molly, myself and our granddaughter traveled up to the fabled Fox Theater and caught the current production of Mamma Mia.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2014 6:18 p.m.
Artful Harvest

Artful Harvest

The Southern Heartland Art Gallery is hosting its annual Artful Harvest judged art show throughout much of September.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:23 p.m.
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Mason Michael Gregory

Mason Michael Gregory

Mason Michael Gregory was born to Donna Melissa and Michael Eugene Gregory, of Eatonton, at Rockdale Medical Center on July 14.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 8:22 p.m.
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Help yourself to better health

In Part 1 of a series for Connect Savannah readers that will focus on health literacy, Andrew examines both sides of the communication gap and ways to improve health care using the “currency” of health literacy.

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Posted: sep. 10, 2014 12:52 a.m.

Get ready - your life depends on it

September is National Preparedness Month and Sept. 16 is Get Ready Day. Ready for what, you might ask. I know I did. We do not live in California where earthquakes are frequent. We do not live in Arizona where wildfires ravage. We do not live near occurrences of landslides, tsnuamis or volcanoes. We don’t live along the Gulf where hurricanes are a season.

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Posted: sep. 10, 2014 12:51 a.m.

My husband's agenda love of gadgets

One of the first columns I wrote was about my husband and his love of kitchen gadgets. He hasn’t changed his ways.

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Posted: sep. 04, 2014 7:00 p.m. | Updated: sep. 04, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Pilot Club hosts partner in education

Pilot Club hosts partner in education

The Pilot Club of Covington welcomed its partner in education for 2014-15 to its monthly meeting in August.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 6:30 p.m. | Updated: aug. 28, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Rotary Club gives $500 to end Polio

Rotary Club gives $500 to end Polio

The Rotary Club of Covington hosted District Governor William E. Strickland III at its weekly meeting Tuesday.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 6:31 p.m. | Updated: aug. 28, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Use of smart phone not as clean as the dumb one I washed

I killed my cell phone (it was a dumb phone) by washing it in the washing machine. It was in my pants pocket, and I forgot. The bad thing is this is the second time that I have done that.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 6:32 p.m. | Updated: aug. 28, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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