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Unexpected strategies for fighting allergies

Wheezing and sneezing definitely is not the most invigorating way of getting through the day.

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Have You Ever Thought… What having a home means?

For some people, having a home means owning some property.   A place that is yours.   For others it may mean to rent or lease but ...

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Parson: Weather can determine when it’s time to plant veggies

You know people ask me about the weather: I’m a farmer.  This “winter” has been an interesting time to talk about the weather. Consistent ...

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Owens: Purging Perjury

My four-year-old has a very vivid imagination and coming from a family of intellectuals and creatives, my wife and I try to allow space for ...

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Extension agent graduates UGA Extension Academy

I was a Newton 4-H’er for eight years, following in my dad’s footsteps. I worked for the 4-H Foundation and as a secretary ...

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Newton High School principal announces resignation

Newton High School principal John Ellenberg has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year.

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Legislators seek to give BOE authority to set salaries

Newton County’s four legislators could not come to a unanimous yes or no decision about the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education ...

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Candlelight Bridals: A traditional dress shop in the heart of Covington

Candlelight Bridals, located on 1192 Clark St. in Covington, has deep roots in the community. Since 1962, Candlelight Bridals has been offering bridal and prom ...

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Ready Mix USA donates Cement-Mixing Truck to GPTC

Ready Mix USA signed over a cement mixing truck to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for its Regional Transportation Training Center in Lithonia.  The truck ...

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GPTC's DeKalb campus back open after power loss

Georgia Piedmont Technical College's (GPTC) DeKalb Campus, on North Indian Creek Drive, is back open Thursday, March 23, after a complete loss of power ...

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NHS student has artwork placed in U.S. Capitol

Editor's note: The original story stated Coffee's work would be featured in the White House. That is incorrect. It will actually be featured ...

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Oxford College holds disaster drill

If you saw fire trucks, police cars and medic units on the campus of Oxford College Tuesday morning, don’t be alarmed. It was just ...

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MMCC introduces 2017 storytellers

Join the Madison Morgan Cultural Center this weekend for the fifth annual Storytelling Festival, March 24-25.

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NHS Senior Molly Cady earns full-tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis University

Unlike most students, college loans won’t be too much of a worry for Newton High School (NHS) senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that ...

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Happy 100th Birthday Doris Harper

On March 7, 2017, Ms. Doris Harper turned 100 years old.  Her family celebrated her milestone birthday on March 5, 2017.  Ms. Harper is the ...

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Critters help promote science at Oxford College

About 200 people came to learn about science as well as to see and touch the animals at Oxford College of Emory University’s “critter ...

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The history of boutonnières and corsages

Prom night is a special moment in the lives of many teenagers. Tradition plays a role in making prom night special. Even parents get emotional ...

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Community model for fighting poverty presented

Donna Beegle grew up, married, and started a family in extreme poverty. In her mid-twenties, she was single mother worried about becoming homeless and losing ...

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Have You Ever Thought… Who will help us make a difference in the appearance of our community?

Someone has said that two people are responsible for litter.  The one who thoughtlessly created it and the one who passes it by.  Our challenge ...

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Marshall's Music Minute: The Bitteroots coming to Covington

For fans of bands like the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi-Trucks, and Widespread Panic, this Atlanta-based Jam-Rock band, playing Saturday March 25 at The Listening Room at ...

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GPTC board welcomes Mayor Fred Perriman of Madison

Dr. Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), announces the appointment of Fred Perriman, Mayor of  Madison, as a member of the college ...

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BOE recognizes contest winners

At its March 14 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) recognized the Veterans Memorial Middle School mathematics team which won ...

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PHOTO GALLERY: Montessori School students host chili luncheon

The Montessori School of Covington opened its doors Monday morning to local community servants for a chili lunch, specially made by students of the Early ...

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Thank you school board members

It’s Georgia School Board Appreciation Week. The Covington News appreciates the individual and collective contributions made by all current and past public, private, and ...

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Piedmont Academy welcomes new NHS members

The Piedmont Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomes 10 new members on Feb. 23. Seniors Georgia Allen and Grace Roberts, Juniors Brett Bush ...

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