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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


Madison to celebrate July 4th early

MADISON Ga - It's time to paint Madison red white and blue for the Cultural Center's annual Independence Day Concert and Picnic on the ...

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Newton County Community Partnership receives $10,000 grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Newton County Community Partnership a $10,000 grant to support family literacy. This local grant award is ...

June 13, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Friday evening fun

The Arts Association in Newton County hosts its Summer Evening Concert Series on the Covington Square Friday night with The Tams taking over the stage ...

June 12, 2017 | Tory Bouchillon | Living


Have You Ever Thought … How our community is on the cutting edge of saving lives?

Several years ago, not many would have said that thousands in the world would look to our area to be the difference between life and ...

June 11, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | 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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