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Walking to build community

COVINGTON, Ga. – One hundred or so walkers from all over Newton County showed up at Turner Lake Park Thursday night to participate in the third ...

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School system reviews draft 2017-2018 budget

At an April 25 special called meeting, Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) members and administrators reviewed an early draft of the ...

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Webpage offers tips on dealing with nuisance wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Even though most wildlife has an inherent fear of people with no interest in coming close to us, animals such as deer ...

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Immunization is a shared responsibility

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Immunization is a shared responsibility. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. Vaccines ...

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Marshall’s Music Minute: Goodbye to ‘The Minute’

Hello again, dear readers, and it's so good to be back with you again on the pages of The Covington News, this fine publication ...

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Don’t miss this free, fun outdoors event: 21st Annual J.A.K.E.S. Day at Charlie Elliott

MANSFIELD, Ga. – Come get “wild” at a free outdoor fun day celebrating the 21st annual J.A.K.E.S. DAY at the Charlie Elliott ...

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Owens: Hurry up and wait

For Spring Break my wife and I decided to take a trip to Baltimore. The trip went great until the terrible weather on that Wednesday ...

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Have You Ever Thought… You might find yourself attending the Annual Hornyhead tournament, festival?

It is time again for the Hornyhead Fishing Tournament and Festival in Newborn.  It will be this coming Saturday, April 29.   With the competition for ...

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GSU celebrates Earth Day

Georgia State University’s Newton Campus celebrated Earth Day April 20 by bringing in vendors and exhibitors from all over Newton County, including a beekeeper ...

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Fairview Elementary excited about its Little Free Libraries

“This class believes that time spent reading is time well spent,” Jan Hudson, fourth grade teacher for Fairview Elementary School, said.

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Grammy-winning jazz ensemble and the ASO take MMCC stage May 5, 7

MADISON Ga. – The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center will be abuzz with Grammy-winning performers during the weekend of May 5-7.

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Have You Ever Thought?... What Easter Is All About?

The month of April each year is made up of an interesting mix of days.  The very first day of April starts with a joke ...

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Marshall's Music Minute: Big weekends at Mystic & The Listening Room

Welcome back, fearless readers, and it's so good to join you once again for another edition of “The Minute.” It's been simmering nicely ...

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Have You Ever Thought?... What Easter Is All About?

The month of April each year is made up of an interesting mix of days.  The very first day of April starts with a joke ...

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Registration now open for ‘Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’ Programs

MANSFIELD, Ga. – Ladies, you don’t want to miss out on some amazing upcoming outdoors workshops! From introductory to advanced courses on handgun use, to ...

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MMCC announces Tour of Homes docent training and information session

MADISON, Ga. - The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center invites you to attend our docent reception and information session for the  Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes.

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Rail trail naming, ribbon cutting, walking for health rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3

Due to inclement weather, the April 5th rail trail naming, ribbon cutting and Walking for Health, the first walk in the Every Body Walk Newton ...

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DNR announces t-shirt art winners for youth birding competition

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. –  Four budding bird artists recently were selected as T-shirt Art Contest winners in Georgia’s 12th annual Youth Birding Competition, the ...

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BOE hires new Indian Creek principal

COVINGTON, Ga - Swade Huff will become Indian Creek Middle School’s new principal starting July 10. He will replace Renee Mallard who is leaving at ...

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Flint Hill Elementary School removed from State Focus School List

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has announced that Flint Hill Elementary School (FHES) has met the exit criteria and is no longer on the ...

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Piedmont Newton Hospital earns top marks for patient safety

COVINGTON, Ga. – Piedmont Newton Hospital has received an “A” grade for its commitment to patient safety, according to the spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade ...

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Take a spin at Georgia State Parks to celebrate the bicycle’s 200th anniversary

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the bicycle. Baron Karl von Drais introduced it to the public in Mannheim in summer 1817. Those looking ...

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Create and hide unbreakable Easter eggs

Easter is one of the most important days of the year for Christians. Easter Sunday is filled with symbolism and tradition, some of which harken ...

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How families can go green together

Interest in eco-friendly lifestyles has long since spread beyond environmentalists and activists and has become a goal for people from all walks of life. Going ...

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Signs of stress that must be addressed

The American Institute of Stress notes that various disorders, both emotional and physical, have been linked to stress. Such disorders include depression, stroke, hypertension, and ...

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