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Student concert returns to the Square

A group of diverse musicians will perform at McKibben Music’s open-air recital in the Square. The event is free and open to the community.

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Updated: jul. 24, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Make your walk a workout

WALKING. We do it all the time. Most of us take walking for granted and don’t think about it.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 5:51 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Student concert returns to the Square

A group of diverse musicians will perform at McKibben Music’s open-air recital in the Square. The event is free and open to the community.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 7:20 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2014 10:00 p.m.
This year’s pageant a rocking sock hop

This year’s pageant a rocking sock hop

Hosts Crissy Alter and Stephanie Hollis partnered with The Varsity to make this year’s Fifth Anniversary Miss Covington Pageant event extra special.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 7:23 p.m. | Updated: jul. 24, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Diabetes: A talk with the doctor of the nation

Diabetes: A talk with the doctor of the nation

Here in Georgia, diabetes is far too commonplace. Maybe your parents were treated for it, or your grandparents. Perhaps you’ve been diagnosed as pre-diabetic or diabetic. For many people, understanding what this disease really is and how it’s treated is complicated.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 5:46 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Letting go of Mr. Lenin

How tightly do you hold on to things? I’m not talking about holding on to handrails. Everyone knows you should hold on tightly to handrails, especially in stairwells where the fluorescent bulbs are always flickering, and the stair treads are made out of those slippery glazed tiles that are like walking on ice. No, what I mean is, “How tightly do you hold on to personal possessions?” This can include all kinds of knickknacks, mementos, you name it. You don’t have to admit to being a full-blown hoarder, but many of us have a tough time letting go ...

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Posted: jul. 19, 2014 6:20 p.m.

Introducing Faith Community Church

I would like to introduce you to Faith Community Church. As I prayed about where to launch a new work for God, He began showing me the needs in Newton County and the surrounding areas. With over 101,000 people in Newton, I found out that only 41 percent of the population was active in a church family. Together, with the help of others, we decided to help more people find a church home where they can connect honestly with God, connect with others in genuine friendship and connect to our community.

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Posted: jul. 19, 2014 6:16 p.m.

Hitting home

I went to have my annual physical recently. I could remember the words the doctor wanted me to, and I was able to name a good many animals when he asked me to name as many as I could in two minutes. In fact, he said I tied for the most animals named with one of his other patients. So I guess my mind is still OK.

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Posted: jul. 19, 2014 6:15 p.m.

How to sneak fruits and vegetables into any recipe

Fruits and vegetables are the building blocks of a healthy diet. But many people do not eat the recommended number of servings of produce.That’s especially true among growing children, who can benefit greatly from the vitamins and nutrients fruits and vegetables provide.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2014 5:51 p.m. | Updated: jul. 15, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Healthy living takes lifelong learning

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the first graduates of the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP) in Savannah. They are all patients of Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care (CVCPHC), and had participated in the 12-week program to learn about how they can make healthy choices for themselves and their families.

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Posted: jul. 15, 2014 5:50 p.m. | Updated: jul. 15, 2014 10:00 p.m.

4-H’ers keep busy over summer

It hardly seems like it’s nearly the end of summer already.

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Posted: jul. 12, 2014 5:33 p.m. | Updated: jul. 12, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Best laid plans

I went to my sister’s last weekend for the express purpose of making yet more curtains. This time for my granddaughter.

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Posted: jul. 10, 2014 5:12 p.m. | Updated: jul. 10, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Engagement announcement: Lawson-Leissa

Engagement announcement: Lawson-Leissa

Kevin and Jayn Lawson of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Jenna Marie Lawson to John Michael Leissa of Covington. Leissa is the son of Mike and Angela Leissa of Lake Wylie, South Carolina.

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Posted: jul. 10, 2014 5:13 p.m. | Updated: jul. 10, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Engagement announcement: Hutson-Woods

Engagement announcement: Hutson-Woods

Wanda Hutson and Christopher “Chris” Woods plan to enter into holy matrimony Friday, July 18th at Villa Christina.

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Posted: jul. 10, 2014 5:14 p.m. | Updated: jul. 10, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Newton County family poses for second five-generation photo

Newton County family poses for second five-generation photo

Posted: jul. 10, 2014 5:19 p.m. | Updated: jul. 10, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Believe in something bigger than yourself

Believe in something bigger than yourself

Anytime someone heads out for a night at a restaurant, the diner looks for an experience they can’t find in their home kitchen.

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Posted: jul. 05, 2014 4:19 p.m. | Updated: jul. 05, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Milazzo’s whiskey dinner full of spirit

Milazzo’s whiskey dinner full of spirit

Anytime someone heads out for a night at a restaurant, the diner looks for an experience they can’t find in their home kitchen.

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Posted: jul. 05, 2014 4:30 p.m. | Updated: jul. 05, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Order of Easter Stars installs officers

Order of Easter Stars installs officers

The Order of the Eastern Star is a non-profit, benevolent order and housed in Covington at Golden Fleece Lodge.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2014 6:04 p.m. | Updated: jul. 03, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Save your books for Antiques Roadshow

I have bought my sister’s Christmas present and she will buy mine early. We have the same taste in books. So we have gotten into the habit of buying each other books for Christmas that we both want to read. We buy them early, read them first and then give the book as a Christmas present. It does mean we have one less surprise for Christmas. But at our ages who needs surprises? We’d rather have something we want and will enjoy.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2014 6:05 p.m. | Updated: jul. 03, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Canyon Ranch Institute calls for scholarship applications

Canyon Ranch Institute (CRI) invites everyone who volunteers or works in low-income or medically underserved areas to apply for CRI Healthy World Scholarships. The scholarships are for stays at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona in 2015. Canyon Ranch donated 25 stays to CRI to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Canyon Ranch and to further CRI’s efforts to enhance community health and well-being. Applicants can apply in up to two scholarship categories that include Richard H. Carmona Scholarship for Returning Veterans, Arts and Health, Healthy Garden, Healthy Schools and Healthy Table. Full details are available on the CRI website at ...

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Posted: jul. 01, 2014 8:57 p.m. | Updated: jul. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.

My journey to a healthier me

I did not win the lottery, but I did find the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2014 8:57 p.m. | Updated: jul. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Summer favorite with a healthy twist

Summer in Georgia means sometimes-annoying heat and humidity, but it also brings the fun of picnics, backyard parties and family BBQs. Like all Southern traditions, food is front and center – and plentiful. Food is love, friends and family are love, so more food for friends and family is often deemed better.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2014 4:35 p.m. | Updated: jun. 24, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Serve up grilled American lamb and pinot noir

Experts recommend pairing grilled lamb with a rich, structured pinot noir.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2014 7:00 p.m. | Updated: jun. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Celebrating the tiniest things

Complaining is a snap! If America were to hold a Complaining Olympics, I’m certain I’d have a shot at gold for most of the indoor events. Complaining is natural and highly contagious, like Ebola, or some of those sniffles the birdies and piggies are trying to give us. So, what do we do about it? Do we keep complaining, or do we start to call out life’s joys as a bit of neuro-linguistic programming to change our wicked ways? Let’s try that. Let’s start celebrating tiny little things that matter to us. I’ll go ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2014 6:59 p.m. | Updated: jun. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Cabin visitors meet the host with the most

My bridge club enjoyed the field trip to my husband’s cabin.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2014 6:57 p.m. | Updated: jun. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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