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Of the power that is in imagination?

Behind the Newton County Health Department and near the Covington Branch of the Newton County Library, you will find a very different place, Chimney Park ...

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Updated: aug. 30, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Newton resident publishes first book

Newton resident publishes first book

Ellen Kelly Gordon, a daughter of the late Deacon Nelson Kelly and Mrs. Jeanie Kelly and a Newton County 1978 graduate, has published her first ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2015 2:57 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Have you ever thought?

Every nine seconds a woman is assaulted in our nation. One out of three women will be abused in their life time. In addition many ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2015 3:01 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Who in their right mind?

I love the Southern question that begins, “Who In Their Right Mind...” It's such a well-known phrase that we don't even have to ...

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Posted: aug. 22, 2015 3:02 p.m. | Updated: aug. 23, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Of how powerful words can be?

Whoever said, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” was wrong. Words are powerful.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2015 3:21 p.m. | Updated: aug. 16, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Hood-Dargan Wedding Announcement

Courtney Hood and Scott Dargan, both of Wilmington, North Carolina will exchange wedding vows on September 19, 2015 at Crystal Pier in Wrightsville Beach. The ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2015 3:24 p.m.
Pine Valley Mission closes

Pine Valley Mission closes

The Pine Valley Mission closed its doors on Sunday, July 26 after serving the community for nearly 25 years.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2015 3:23 p.m.
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Have you ever thought?

What of the past do we keep? Why is it important for us to remember what events happened before our time? We are much like ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2015 9:54 a.m. | Updated: aug. 09, 2015 5:00 a.m.

A look at what's filming

The film community in the metro Atlanta area has been busy this summer. Not only have production teams for “The Originals,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “The ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2015 10:04 a.m. | Updated: aug. 09, 2015 4:00 a.m.
Tips for creating the perfect butterfly oasis

Tips for creating the perfect butterfly oasis

As summer nears its end, gardeners longing to fill their flowerbeds with the flutter of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds must quickly design a space for ...

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Posted: aug. 08, 2015 4:30 p.m. | Updated: aug. 09, 2015 4:00 a.m.
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Weekend events

Steve Harvey has brought the Ford Neighborhood Awards to the Georgia World Congress Center, 1 Georgia Dome Drive Northwest, to celebrate neighborhoods and neighbors. The ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2015 9:58 a.m.

Put as much thought into breastfeeding

I have to admit something. I didn’t find out the gender of either one of my children until the moment they were born. Shocking ...

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Posted: aug. 01, 2015 4:01 p.m. | Updated: aug. 02, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Where did that name come from?

Have you ever thought, “How did that town or river or county get that name?” Have you ever noticed that once a name is used ...

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Posted: aug. 01, 2015 4:03 p.m. | Updated: aug. 02, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Changes and more changes

The past few weeks have brought changes that were unimaginable just a decade ago, but before you start wondering if this is yet another column ...

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Posted: aug. 01, 2015 4:05 p.m. | Updated: aug. 02, 2015 5:00 a.m.
Pilot Club donates to food bank

Pilot Club donates to food bank

Pilot Club of Covington recently made a donation to the Community Food Bank Pantry serving citizens of Newton County, presenting Rev. Billy Wade with a ...

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Posted: aug. 01, 2015 4:12 p.m.
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FFA-FCCLA Center hosts 3rd Annual Udder Mud Run

The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center will host the Udder Mud Run on Saturday.

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Posted: aug. 01, 2015 4:05 p.m.

Don’t be too busy to buckle up

The week after Spring Break is always a hard transition in my household. It is like a taste of summer hours — we stay outside until ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:44 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Don't be too busy to buckle up

The week after Spring Break is always a hard transition in my household. It is like a taste of summer hours — we stay outside until ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 1:13 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Have you ever thought?

There is an old saying, “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” The point I think is ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 1:24 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.
Engagement: Jessica Brooke Hinton & Jason Scott Vincent

Engagement: Jessica Brooke Hinton & Jason Scott Vincent

Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Tricia) Hinton of Walnut Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Don (Ann) Looney of Elberton; and Mr. Ralph Vincent of Milledgeville, announce the ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 1:27 p.m. | Updated: jul. 26, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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Vacation stress?

Vacation stress?

It is hot outside. There is no denying that. It is H.O.T. Of course it is — it’s July. We are smack dab ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2015 3:26 p.m. | Updated: jul. 19, 2015 5:00 a.m.
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What in the world is going on with Legion Field?

On Mill Street between Floyd Street and Newton Drive is Legion Field. In a world of development it is a precious piece of green space ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2015 3:28 p.m. | Updated: jul. 19, 2015 5:00 a.m.
Engagement: Lynn Moss and Matthew Bates

Engagement: Lynn Moss and Matthew Bates

Mr. and Mrs. Ricky (Jean) Moss, of Social Circle, and Mr. and Mrs. Andy (Annson) Bates, of Oxford, would like to announce the engagement of ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2015 3:29 p.m.
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Have you ever thought … Camp meeting

Salem Camp Meeting is where our Spiritual Heritage Past and Future Come Together?

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Posted: jul. 11, 2015 3:47 p.m. | Updated: jul. 12, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Have You Ever Thought …

If it seems like we have been celebrating Independence Day for more than a week, that’s because we have. This is the time we ...

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 5:06 p.m. | Updated: jul. 05, 2015 5:00 a.m.

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