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Have You Ever Thought… What having a home means?

For some people, having a home means owning some property. A place that is yours. For others it may mean to rent or lease but ...

March 26, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


NHS student has artwork placed in White House

Newton High School (NHS) senior Demetria Coffee, who won first prize in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, now has artwork hanging in the White House.

March 23, 2017 | Xavier I. Lewis xlewis@covnews.com | LIVING


MMCC introduces 2017 storytellers

Join the Madison Morgan Cultural Center this weekend for the fifth annual Storytelling Festival, March 24-25.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


The history of boutonnières and corsages

Prom night is a special moment in the lives of many teenagers. Tradition plays a role in making prom night special. Even parents get emotional ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Have You Ever Thought… Who will help us make a difference in the appearance of our community?

Someone has said that two people are responsible for litter. The one who thoughtlessly created it and the one who passes it by. Our challenge ...

March 19, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Marshall's Music Minute: The Bitteroots coming to Covington

For fans of bands like the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi-Trucks, and Widespread Panic, this Atlanta-based Jam-Rock band, playing Saturday March 25 at The Listening Room at ...

March 19, 2017 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Have You Ever Thought… How one good idea can open the way to even more good ideas?

One great example of how one good idea can build on another is what is happening at Chimney Park. A very special place is becoming ...

March 12, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Marshall's Music Minute: Big St. Patrick's weekend of music

Howdy, folks! So glad that so many of you enjoyed the last edition, and I appreciate the feedback. It's shaping up to be another ...

March 12, 2017 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


‘Hairspray’ cast ready to bring back the ‘60s

The cast of the Arts Association in Newton County's production of "Hairspray" said audience members can expect to laugh, cry and be thrown back ...

March 10, 2017 | Xavier I. Lewis covintern@covnews.com | LIVING


Covington resident finalist in Shane’s Rib Shack contest

Shane's Rib Shack, a true American rib shack, will announce the winners of its customer loyalty promotion, Holiday Wait & Win. Three loyal customers will ...

March 08, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


March proclaimed Art Month

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston met with members of the GFWC Service Guild of Covington for the signing of a proclamation declaring that March will be ...

March 06, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING


Have You Ever Thought… That it is time for us in Covington to move?

Being the "Hollywood of the South" means you can be in more than one place at a time when you are in fact in Covington ...

March 05, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Local lawmen honored

In the 18th Annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service Feb. 28, local Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson and ...

March 05, 2017 | Hosanna Fletcher | LIVING


Marshall Music Minute: Who's playing where & when

Welcome back to another edition of The Minute. There's a lot of great music this week.

March 05, 2017 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Have You Ever Thought… That it is time for us in Covington to move?

Being the "Hollywood of the South" means you can be in more than one place at a time when you are in fact in Covington ...

March 05, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


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Children are a gift from God to love and cherish

If you keep reading after the first paragraph or two, you may find yourself checking to see if another author might have penned this column. I usually steer clear of politics and current and local events, but, once in a while something gets me stirred up. It takes a lot to get my feathers ruffled about something and even more for me to actually say something about the matter, but the first thing I do is commit it to prayer before I say anything. I try to be careful about forming an opinion and sharing it until I've got ...

September 04, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING


Have you ever thought …

Tomorrow is Labor Day. The historical roots of this day trace back to the last part of the nineteenth century. It was a time when the labor movement was forming in our country. The right of collective bargaining and belonging to a union was being established. It was not always a smooth process.

September 04, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Newborn resident brings a little Blues

I haven't written about a featured artist in this space for quite some time, and I'm glad to bring that feature back now. This week, I'd like to cover a truly great group who puts out some of the most authentic bluegrass music you'll likely hear in our neck of the woods - The Maloy Brothers Band.

August 31, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Have you ever thought …

How critical access to transportation can be?

August 28, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


A dynamic duo returns to the rooftop

There's a lot of returners on the music scene in and around Covington this week, making it a great opportunity to go out and have a great time.

August 25, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Have you ever thought …

Throughout the last several years, Jack and Lisa Philips have had a very successful business on the Covington Square, the Cork. At the wine, beer, cigar and specialty foods store, you can find a great selection.

August 21, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


The Esoteric South: Talkin’ Southern

Living, working and growing up in the South, I love the sights of our region. The magnolias are distinctive and the weather is always warm keeping things lush and green most of the year.

August 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING


A great weekend for great shows

We witnessed another great week of music, and by all accounts the benefit show for Dillon Bragg went very well. That's awesome. The great music will continue this week, as this weekend's shows reads like a "Who's Who" of well-known Covington musical acts. So, here we go:

August 18, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Malone, Thomas bring joy at Listening Room at IBP

A full house heard an Atlanta legend, Michelle Malone, perform at The Listening Room at Irish Bred Pub Friday, Aug. 12, in a memorable evening featuring two excellent performances.

August 15, 2016 | | LIVING


Have you ever thought …

How we spend our leisure time varies a great deal. There are a variety of ways to spend time with our friends and family. One of those ways that has grown in popularity among many active youth and young adults is skateboarding.

August 14, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


The sights and sounds of summer, the finale

I hope you are holding up in this scorching heat and enjoying the last few weeks of summer. Summer seems to last forever and I would be perfectly happy if it only lasted a month or two. I can already feel a bit of the summertime blues creeping in, and I'm counting the days until fall and cooler weather arrives.

August 14, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING


Hannah Thomas at The Listening Room at Irish Bred Pub

Wow, it's been one ridiculously hot summer. How many days in a row have the thermometer hit 90 degrees? Fortunately, though, throughout this heat, we've had a lot of great local music to help us through these dog days of summer, and this week looks to continue that trend. Here's a look at what's on tap.

August 11, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Have you ever thought …

One of the keys to economic development is to have good transportation. It is said that transportation ranks right up there with a good labor force and good educational resources. Of course there are other factors but we are blessed in all three of those areas as a community. Think with me for a few moments about our good position when it comes to transportation.

August 07, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Tell it like it is …

I hope you are holding up in this scorching summer heat. I can already feel a bit of the summertime blues creeping in, but when it's this humid and hot it doesn't take long.

August 01, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING


Dustin Bragg at the Sycamore; Campbell Harrison and Bucket Shot Revival at the Listening Room @ IBP

Howdy, folks. Thanks for the comments and feedback on the last edition. We saw a big week of music around these parts and this upcoming week looks to be equally impressive. So grab a plate, and let's dig in.

August 01, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


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