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Dance to the music
General Mills sponsors anniversary concert, Arts Association and United Bank team up
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 Musicians will grace the Covington square weekly in September as General Mills sponsors a free concert event in celebration of the local plant’s 20th anniversary and the Arts Association in Newton County and United Bank present the annual fall Thursday Concerts on the square.

Concerts on the square

 September in Covington means free Thursday lunchtime concerts presented by the Arts Association in Newton County at United Bank.

 On Sept. 3 this fall’s concert series kicks off with Bradley Green playing rhythm and blues. The Georgia Flatpickers — David Leinweber, Robert and Lucy Whelchel and Bob McMillan — will bring a unique Americana sound to the square on Sept. 10. Smooth jazz is the specialty of The Daniel Jackson Explosion, performing on Sept. 17. The series will end with an exciting big band show, as played by The Breeze, on Sept. 24. All concerts begin at noon.

 In case of rain, the concerts will be held at Turner Lake Recreation Complex.

General Mills’ Anniversary Concert

 In celebration of 20 years of business in Covington, General Mills will host a free concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 on the Covington square. John Berry, a local favorite, will perform at the event.

 Covington Plant Manager Mark Bible said the company is proud to have called Covington home for the past two decades.

 "Our employees rally to assist the community because many of them not only work here, but live here," Bible said. "Newton County is our community."