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Have you Ever Thought… It may be July but it is time for a new school year to start?

It may be July and we find ourselves not ever a month past the Fourth of July. But for those who are students in the ...

July 27, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: Top-selling touring musician Matt Kennon returns to Covington

Howdy, fine readers, and welcome back to another installment of the Telegraph, where your pleasure is our pleasure - and we do aim to please.

July 27, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Covington Rotary hosts RYLA student

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July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Practicing routines on stage

The Arts Association in Newton County hosted its annual Musical Theatre Camp over the past two weeks. The camp featured music and scenes from kids ...

July 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia selects Rachael Ward as VP of marketing

MADISON, Ga. – Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc., (BGCNCG) recently announced its corporate board has selected Rachael Ward as the organization's first ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Have You Ever Thought… How can I show visitors why we are called the Hollywood of the South?

Covington and Newton County is rightly labeled "the Hollywood of the South." To celebrate this rich heritage a "pop up" museum has opened on the ...

July 16, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: The weather is beautiful; wish you were here

Greetings from your erstwhile correspondent reporting to you this week from Florida's "Forgotten Coast," and more specifically, from the white, sandy beaches of Mexico ...

July 16, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Local residents look to contain homelessness

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Newton County family has plans to donate land and develop a non-profit organization all to help local homeless people get the step ...

July 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


Sunday Scrapbook: Fourth of July

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County celebrated Independence Day in a variety of ways, with Saturday events in Porterdale and Social Circle and Tuesday parades and fireworks ...

July 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Have You Ever Thought… What A Difference A Year Could Make in Your Life and in the World?

About a year ago, I wrote about the start of a year-long venture for one of my granddaughters, Katie Johnston, daughter of Ronnie and Kelley ...

July 09, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: Correspondence of Covington & News of Newton

Howdy, folks. Another week in the book in our fair city, and my word, it was another great one. That's just life in the ...

July 09, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: Remembering the good ones

Greetings, it's so good to be back with you again.

July 02, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought… That for at least one day we are all red, white, and blue?

When color was added to our televisions, the various networks began to use color to identify during their reports on elections who won. As a ...

July 02, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


South Carolina man searching for missing dog locally

COVINGTON, Ga. - A South Carolina man is in town searching for his dog which has been missing since May 29.

June 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


Selfie Spot added in Covington square

Downtown Covington has officially been marked as a location to visit for Georgia's Year of Film with a selfie marker on the Square in ...

June 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


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Have You Ever Thought… Why do we have Memorial Day?

The statement that "All Politics is Local" is usually accredited to the late Tip O'Neal, who served as the 55th Speaker of the U.S. House, 1977-1987. He is said to have used the phrase in his first campaign for the House in 1935. I would want to paraphrase that statement on this Memorial Day Weekend, to say that "All Patriotism is Local." Those we recall this weekend who gave their lives that we might be free, did it not so much for some abstract idea but for their families and neighbors.

May 28, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


The Newton Beat: News of your home county

Readers, thanks for joining us again and thanks, as always, for reading. Man, what a week we just had. It was something else, and there's a genuine thought on our end that this upcoming week is going to be even better. That's just life in Covington and Newton Co. Somebody's gotta live the high life!

May 28, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Kayla's Korner: Keeping an eye on Covington

Welcome, this is the segment where I will be sharing with you all my fun experiences here in Newton County and giving you the scoop so you can join, too.

May 28, 2017 | Kayla Leasure | Living


Weekly Fix Music Calendar

Editor's Note: The Covington News apologizes for errors in the listings of this week's edition of the "Weekly Music Fix."

May 28, 2017 | Xavier Ishmael | Living


Action Ministries to launch 3rd year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

COVINGTON, Ga. - Action Ministries announced it will launch the third year of Smart Lunch, Smart Kid, the organization's nutrition and educational enrichment opportunity program for Georgia's kids, on May 30. The program will run through July 27.

May 28, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


MMCC announces upcoming concerts for the 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival

MADISON, Ga. - The 15th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival would like to present its upcoming concerts this June with nationally-esteemed performers in a variety of local venues.

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: Correspondence from your trusted Correspondent

Hello, C-town! And we sure hope its lovely out there for everyone. In addition to being a proud member of the Tonto Network, I've mentioned a few other resources we utilize to bring y'all the word around town. There's the chief consultants, naturally, and then also the focus group, the Steering Committee, and also a couple of sub-committees. But, as the old saying goes with other professions - lawyers sometimes need lawyers, doctors need doctors, etc. - correspondents do need other correspondents, and we're proud to add our first one here at the ole Telegraph.

May 21, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Weekly Music Fix

Welcome to another exciting edition of the Weekly Fix. Hope you're hungry for some more rock, country and jazz beats that will get your toe tapping. This week we have some great bands playing near you, so make sure to stay tuned every week, to see what's hot and moving in your city. Remember to email news@covnews.com Wednesday before 5 p.m. if you have info on any events, live music, concerts, playing in the area.

May 21, 2017 | Xavier I. Lewis | Living


Have You Ever Thought… Of the Difference between Graduation and Commencement?

With May coming to an end, most schools are ending their academic year. This is the time for the issuing of diplomas as students complete their work at a given school. Most universities and colleges have already had their commencements. For the three high schools of Newton County this coming weekend is when the Commencements will be held. All three will be at the Springfield Baptist Church.

May 21, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


The Covington Crier: Hear Ye, Hear Ye - what's the buzz?

Greetings & Salutations, dear readers. It's always a pleasure to join you on the pages of The News, this fine publication that's been telling the story of our lives since 1865. For the fourth time in as many weeks you may have noticed that this column has had a different name. Ever since we put the "Music Minute" on the shelf, this will now be our third working title. While "The Ulcofauhatchee Holler" caught the eye of many, a lot of folks just felt like it was too hard to read, pronounce and spell. Well, it's not like ...

May 14, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Sweet ride

COVINGTON, Ga. - Golden State Foods (GSF) Foundation joined forces with Alcovy Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to provide local foster children with bikes May 13. Covington Police Department (CPD) was also part of the event, helping the children put the pieces of their bikes together and teach bike safety. After the bikes were built and the helmets fastened, the children rode to Scoops in downtown Covington for ice cream, provided by the GSF Foundation. For more information on GSF Foundation, visit http://www.gsffoundation.org/.

May 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Spirit pays

June McDowall accepts a check from Jim Murphy, of Waffle House, for the proceeds of April's Spirit Day. Until midnight tonight, the six Newton County Waffle House Restaurants will donate 10 percent of their proceeds toward building the county's new Boys and Girls Club. Also pictured are Andre Cooper, Cami Haygood, Nicole Lott and Carol Tankersley.

May 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Living


Daughter celebrates father's 100-year-old diploma

COVINGTON, Ga. - Mrs. Polly Veal Harvey holds the high school diploma belonging to her late father, Mr. Everett Anderson Veal, who graduated from Livingston High School 100 years ago on May 4, 1917. He and Mr. Lovic Hull were the only graduates that year. The diploma is signed by Ms. Agnes Duffey, principal; Mr. G.C. Adams, superintendent; and Mr. H. H. Stone, president of the board of education. The original school burned man years ago and the present school (Livingston Elementary School) was rebuilt in the same location. Mr. Veal was a farmer/dairyman and a life-long resident of ...

May 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


The Ulcofauhatchee Holler: What's the word around town

Welcome back, friends. It's so good to see you once again. Well, folks, The Sunday Buffet is no more. One and done. We struck up the focus group, convened the steering committee & sent some smoke signals to the Tonto Network & it was a general consensus view. The Sunday Buffet is yesterday's news. So, like time, we march on.

May 07, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Weekly Fix Music Calendar

This week the city is hot and buzzing with diverse music, and The Covington News is giving you the in tell on the where and who will be performing. Stay tuned each week to get your musical fix, and remember if there is a music event, concerts, live music venues playing in the area, email Xavier Lewis at news@covnews.com no later than Wednesday by 5 p.m. to have it in this weekly music calendar.

May 07, 2017 | Xavier Ishmael | Living


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