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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


The Alcovy Telegraph: Welcome back!

Welcome back to the "Alcovy Telegraph," friends, we're so glad you're here. Sorry we missed you last week but I unexpectedly had to ...

June 25, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought… Where do I turn if I can’t do it alone?

The health condition of a loved one or yourself can present a variety of challenges. How to provide the care that is needed can be ...

June 25, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Stay safe this Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate America's birthday and get together with family and friends for the three F's of ...

June 25, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Living


Rotary Club of Covington shines light for campers

The Rotary Club of Covington Georgia lends a helping hand with Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine is for children with cancer at Camp Twin Lakes in ...

June 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: There are some pretty good characters around these parts

Welcome back to the "Alcovy Telegraph," friends, we're so glad you're here. Sorry we missed you last week but I unexpectedly had to ...

June 25, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought… Where do I turn if I can’t do it alone?

The health condition of a loved one or yourself can present a variety of challenges. How to provide the care that is needed can be ...

June 25, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Newton Rocks, literally

COVINGTON, Ga. - Are you the type of person who is always exploring? Well, Newton Rocks is now giving you something to look for.

June 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


Weekly Music Fix

Hey, to all the music loving wanderers! We have some exciting events just for you. If you loved what we listed last week, you can ...

June 23, 2017 | Xavier Ishmael | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Arts group hosts dance camp

With classes in ballet, jazz, musical theater and more – The Arts Association in Newton County's Summer Dance Camp is the one-stop-shop for all things ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Southern Heartland hosts first summer arts camp

The Southern Heartland Art Guild hosts its first session of Summer Art Camp this summer. Two more sessions are scheduled for June 19-22 and July ...

June 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Local resident receives musical honor

Covington resident James (Tim) Walden Sr. will be inducted into the Independent Country Music Hall fo Fame Sept. 17 during the Josie Music Awards in ...

June 18, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


Have You Ever Thought… Why Do We Have Father’s Day

As families gather to celebrate Father's Day today, let me share a very vital reminder that I got from a decision that another father ...

June 18, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


SHA awards annual scholarships

Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. (SHA) hosted its annual scholarship presentation Wednesday, May 24.

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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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


Confessions of a 'last-page reader'

I attended my monthly bridge club last week. The talk turned to books we had recently read. We swapped titles and recommendations.

November 19, 2013 | Paula Travis | Living


Time marches on; so does orthodontia

People are generally amazed when I tell them I take just one baby aspirin per day. The invariable comment is, "That is so wonderful for your age." Somehow that doesn't make me feel too wonderful - just old. But then I reply that I make up for it with my teeth.

November 05, 2013 | Paula Travis | Living


Elkadettes attend conference

Members of the Covington Elkadettes attended the State Auxiliary meeting at Jekyll Island recently. Attending an installation luncheon for new officers of the State Auxiliary were, left to right, Theresa Parker, Deedee Ingram, Adrian Capes, Helen Irish, Pat Kirkpatrick, Eleanor Haney, Mikie Wagy, Miriam Wheeler, and Penny Blakeney, Covington Auxiliary president.

October 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Living


Mutts on the march toward show

The annual Mutt Show will be held Oct. 19 on the square in Covington. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. and judging at 10 a.m. First-, second- and third-place ribbons will be awarded in four categories: Most Beautiful, Most Handsome, Look Alike and Waggiest Tail. A trophy will be given to Best in Show.

October 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Living


Happiness is what counts for Grandmama

I baby-sat two of my grandchildren last Saturday from about 3:30 to 10:30 p.m. I had 28 duplicate boards (decks of cards in plastic holders separated by hands) that had to be premade for a bridge game in which everyone in the United States who plays duplicate at a certain time will play the same hands. I will be the director of that game and must put the hands together for the players. After the game, the players will get a booklet that will tell them how the experts bid and played the same hands.

October 08, 2013 | Paula Travis | Living


Waller tribute paves the way

COVINGTON – Construction will begin shortly on paved pathways in Chimney Park, thanks to a recent successful fundraising tribute to local hero David Waller held at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. The first major fundraising project by Friends of Newton Parks Inc. (FONP), developers of Chimney Park, exceeded the original goal, according to Jean Austin, FONP chair.

October 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Living


Newton County Class of ’53

The Newton County High School Class of 1953 celebrated its 60-year reunion with a luncheon at the Oaks Golf Course Sept. 27.

October 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Living


Concerts on the Square coming back

With the cooler weather in recent days, Mother Nature seems to be sending a reminder: If the dog days of summer come, can more soothing September be far behind?

August 20, 2013 | Staff Report | Living


Adventures in Parenting: On Miley and the VMAs

Pop culture has never been my thing, except of course, when I was Miley Cyrus' age and younger. In fact, the older I get, the wider the hip chasm seems to stretch between my 19, 12 and 9 year old sons and me. This is why lately I've made more concerted efforts to tune in to their social worlds and the outside influences vying for their attention.

August 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Living


Creative ways to enjoy pumpkins

Autumn is the season when pumpkins are ripe for the picking, and since Halloween is just around the corner, local farms, stores and roadside vendors are packed with pumpkins.

September 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Living


‘War Horse’ play worth the hype

In a story centered around relationships, it's the relationship between the audience and the cast that makes this play so engaging and globally recognized.

September 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Living


Mister, Miss Pageant draws a crowd

Although the annual Mister and Miss Covington Pageant is only in its third year, but it's already becoming a staple event in Newton County as the pageant continues to draw in more contestants each year.

August 18, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Living


Soldiering on and staying strong

The last time I wrote a column for this newspaper, it was about how my happy family carried on a tradition of picking strawberries - just me, my husband and my son. Little did I know just weeks later he would ask me for a divorce.

So how does a 14-year relationship, a 7-year marriage, die in such a short period of time? How do you go from a happy family of three to a single mom of a 3-year-old? I can't answer those questions, and honestly, neither can my estranged husband. I believe if you truly love someone, the ...

June 30, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Living


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