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The beauty of oak trees

I am sure most of you saw the picture in The Covington News of the large tree limb which fell into Floyd Street recently. The limb is gone and so is the tree and another large tree that was in the same yard. Every time I drive down Floyd Street and pass where those trees were I get a jolt. It just doesn’t look right. It’s like buying a new piece of furniture. Every time you enter the room that piece of furniture jumps out at you. The empty space where those trees were just jumps out at ...

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Updated: aug. 16, 2014 10:00 p.m.

6 tips for the upcoming hunting season

Hunting is a popular hobby and sport enjoyed by millions of people across North America. Over the last 10 years, data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that more and more females are taking up hunting.

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Posted: aug. 16, 2014 3:31 p.m. | Updated: aug. 16, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Heartland Woman’s Club honored as the oldest club

The Heartland Woman’s Club will hold a reception Oct. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Woman’s Club Building honoring The Covington Woman’s Club for being recognized as the oldest club in the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs.

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Posted: aug. 16, 2014 3:42 p.m. | Updated: aug. 16, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Kimble Fullerton: What are the odds?

What are the odds of realizing your childhood dreams?

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Posted: aug. 16, 2014 3:43 p.m. | Updated: aug. 16, 2014 10:00 p.m.

11 little-known facts about cancer

Despite the prevalence of cancer, some information about this potentially deadly disease is not widely known. The following are some facts about cancer that may surprise you.

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Posted: aug. 12, 2014 5:50 p.m. | Updated: aug. 12, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Happiness is a choice

ONE OF THE most popular songs to come along in the past year or so is “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. The first line of lyrics says “It might seem crazy what I’m about to say... Because I’m Happy!” That’s exactly how I feel.

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Posted: aug. 12, 2014 5:50 p.m. | Updated: aug. 12, 2014 10:00 p.m.

4-H meetings kick off in August

It’s not easy to lose.

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Posted: aug. 09, 2014 7:56 p.m. | Updated: aug. 09, 2014 10:00 p.m.

The baffling, neverending search for missing laundry

I have a picture that sits on a dresser in my bedroom that no one ever sees. It serves as the repository for odd socks. When I am folding laundry and if I find an odd sock, it goes over the picture. Sometimes, I actually find matches in the socks hung over the picture frame.

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Posted: aug. 09, 2014 7:41 p.m. | Updated: aug. 09, 2014 10:00 p.m.

What’s your relationship with food?

ARE YOU HUNGRY right now? Is it time for lunch or is it the middle of the afternoon? Are you feeling bored, stressed or eager to sit down at the table with your family? What do you plan to eat for dinner? Will you have to stop at the grocery store or go to a restaurant? When you really think about it, eating isn’t as simple as it sounds.

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Posted: aug. 05, 2014 8:24 p.m. | Updated: aug. 05, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Music makes patients feel Right at Home

Why should the music ever stop?

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Posted: aug. 05, 2014 8:20 p.m. | Updated: aug. 05, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Dermatology Consultants in Covington makes new changes for 10-year birthday

Ten years ago Kim Gooden remembers a time when there was no full-service dermatology practice in Covington.

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Posted: aug. 05, 2014 8:23 p.m. | Updated: aug. 05, 2014 10:00 p.m.

More exhausting: a soccer player or soccer grandmother?

My younger Macon granddaughter spent the week with me. It was exhausting for both of us. She had to be across the road from Parkview High School at 8 a.m. each morning. My alarm went off at 6 a.m. and I woke my granddaughter 15 minutes later. The 15 minutes gave me time to get the paper, drink a cup of tea and read the headlines.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 6:37 p.m. | Updated: jul. 31, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Keep skin healthy by knowing sunscreen facts

The best way to care for skin is to be smart about sun exposure. Too much unprotected exposure to the sun can cause a host of problems, from premature wrinkling to skin cancer.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 5:52 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 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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