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The sneaky thief of sight

I have to admit something: I grew up in an era that made fun of kids with glasses. Especially big, thick ones. Now these thick, dark frames are all the rage. So the last time I went to the eye doctor, I had a hard time picking out frames because all I saw were big, thick, dark frames, until I found these lovely red ones (yes red!).

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Updated: jan. 24, 2015 11:30 p.m.

YMCA gets new treadmills

As Newton County is growing and developing, so is the local YMCA. Located on 2140 Newton Drive Northeast, the YMCA has received several new treadmills that will replace old ones.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 12:37 p.m. | Updated: jan. 24, 2015 11:30 p.m.
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Beating the winter blues

The sun will rise at 7:41 a.m. on Monday. And it will set at 5:46 a.m. that same day. That means that we will have 10 hours of daylight on Monday. We have already passed the shortest day of the year – the winter solstice was on December 21. With the recent grey and rainy weather of the past couple weeks, it may seem like these are all short days of daylight, if we even see the sun at all. I recently was asked by a friend if London had relocated to Covington. I then had to ...

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 5:29 p.m. | Updated: jan. 18, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Playing for Keeps: New Year’s resolutions that last

Here we are in the New Year, and if you’re like most people, you’ve made resolutions to lose weight, eat better, get more exercise, and generally take better care of yourself.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2015 5:30 p.m.


When the excitement of Christmas has worn off, we look to the renewal of the New Year. We reflect on the past and hope for the future. We look for opportunity to change…ourselves.

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Posted: dec. 27, 2014 3:45 p.m. | Updated: dec. 27, 2014 3:46 p.m.

Don't forget food safety this holiday

Let the celebrating begin! During this time of year, our social calendars fill with meals with friends and family at favorite restaurants and at our own homes. We know that restaurants get a health inspection every year, but what about our own kitchen? Or the Christmas party at the boss’s house?

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Posted: dec. 20, 2014 3:27 p.m.

Keeping the faith

Making a fundamental change in your lifestyle – one that’s going to stick – is not always easy. Even when you are strongly motivated and committed to the challenge, you may experience periods of doubt. I have found that the key to handling those down moments is what I have made my new mantra: Keep the Faith.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:11 p.m.

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