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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

May 07, 2017 | Xavier Ishmael | Living


Have You Ever Thought… We build the future of the arts in our community today?

Your Arts Association in Newton County has as its mission to encourage youth and adults to participate in the arts both as audience and as ...

May 07, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Fairies fill Chimney Park

Chimney Park, "a park with heart," hosts Fairy Houses at Chimney Park Saturday, a very charming event for children of all ages.

May 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Chimney Park hosts the Fairy House festival May 6

COVINGTON, Ga. – Chimney Park, "a park with heart", will once again host Fairy Houses at Chimney Park, a very charming event for children of all ...

May 01, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


The Sunday Buffet: It’s more than music

Hello again, friends. So glad you could join us. We know you're hangry, and we've got a lot of groceries to give to ...

May 01, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought… Music is a vital part of making our Square so special?

If you have been around the Square in Covington in the last few years, you know there is a growing vibrant sense of community. New ...

April 30, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


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Conyers Food Truck Festival to celebrate street cuisine

Atlanta's favorite food trucks will roll into Parker Road Field in Conyers on March 29 for an event celebrating street cuisine.

March 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Living


Husband's key building material is creativity

My husband invited me down to his cabin last weekend to see his new additions. Well, he also wanted me to clean and loaded up the vacuum cleaner and various cleansers as well as me for the trip.

March 04, 2014 | Paula Travis | Living


Let's make every day Thanksgiving

You probably know by now: I'm a complete rabble-rouser who can't stand traditions that get in the way of a meaningful life. Today, I'm going to eviscerate the holiday where we're supposed to be "thankful." Yes... I know we just celebrated Valentine's Day, and Thanksgiving isn't until November, but I want us to look at how we're being manipulated by this holiday. We're told to "Be thankful on this special day," but we're bombarded with sales, sports, parades, and all manner of distractions. Do you remember what you were thankful for ...

February 25, 2014 | David McCoy | Living


New bathtub took a long journey

My bathtub arrived in the middle of January, two months after it was promised. I was given a date in January when it should arrive in a warehouse in Athens. At that point, I was assured, someone would call me and schedule a delivery.

February 25, 2014 | Paula Travis | Living


Clogged arteries & slow drivers

If you've ever driven a car, you'll recognize this situation. You're about to pull out onto a busy street where there's no traffic signal. So you sit there, and you wait and wait and wait. Finally, you see an opening that should allow you to pull out safely, and then it happens.

February 18, 2014 | David McCoy | Living


Forbidden fruit is always sweet

I don't know what it is with us humans, but we always want more or think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

February 18, 2014 | Paula Travis | Living


Right birthdate, wrong month

I am one of those people who has to keep a calendar. I have to write down all my appointments or I forget. Not just the obligatory doctor and dentist appointments, but social ones as well: bridge dates, when I have to direct bridge for the duplicate club, hair appointments, and other minutiae of life.

February 10, 2014 | Paula Travis | Living


Surviving the winter season

I generally prefer winter to summer based on the theory that you can put more clothes on to get warm, but there is a limit to the clothes you can take off to get cool.

February 04, 2014 | Paula Travis | Living


A simple customer service test

Before being allowed to work with the public, job applicants should be required to take a customer service skills test to see if they have any business being behind a cash register or wearing a fancy name tag.

January 21, 2014 | David McCoy | Living


Through the Camera (video)

Meet Susann Whittle, a clinical care coordinator at Newton Medical Center. Her interests in the medical field and helping others started when she volunteered as a candy striper at the hospital at the age of 15.

January 18, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Living


Throw on a scarf, save some money

Things start to get dull after the thrill of the holidays is over. It's only then that you really seem to realize that its winter, it's cold, everything is dead, and there's nothing to do for at least two months. It can be a depressing time, sure. But it doesn't have to be, since I know a little secret… not everything worth doing is on hiatus till Spring, and what's even better: a lot of the things that are fun to do year-round are being offered at discount prices simply because it's winter!

January 04, 2014 | Amber Pittman | Living


Education stories highlight many points to ponder

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has had several interesting articles lately concerning education. A Dec. 4 article contained ratings of various countries on the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). According to the AJC, more than a half-million students in 65 nations took part in the testing.

December 10, 2013 | Paula Travis | Living


Retaurant health scores

Alcovy High School, 14567 Ga. Highway 36, Covington, Sept. 18. 100, A.

December 10, 2013 | Staff Report | Living


Tips for getting greeting cards out on time

Millions of greeting cards are sent out each holiday season. Estimates suggest that 85 percent of the United States population, or roughly 250 million people, mails out greeting cards. That adds up to billions of cards going through the postal system - and all in a relatively short period of time.

November 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Living


Adventures in Parenting: Giving thanks to my dad for 'choosing' me

The deeper I dive into parenting, the more appreciative I've become of the back flips and underwater feats my own parents surely made for me-not just in my formative years, but still today.

November 26, 2013 | Kysa Daniels | Living


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