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'Deborah Graham, come on down!'

Oxford resident Deborah Graham was a winner on Wednesday's "The Price is Right" television program, advancing to the show's final "Showcase Showdown."

March 29, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Living


Covington man wins big through Shane's Rib Shack

Derrek Bowman, of Covington, is the proud winner of a large Big Green Egg Grill from Shane's Rib Shack.

March 29, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


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 U.S. Capitol

Editor's note: The original story stated Coffee's work would be featured in the White House. That is incorrect. It will actually be featured ...

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


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Archive By Section - Living


Doing away with distracted driving

The evidence is clear: Distracted driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Removing one's eyes from the road for mere seconds can have dangerous repercussions, contributing to accidents, injury or even death.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Tire maintenance a key component of spring check-up

When warm weather arrives, many people enjoy a collective sigh of relief. Just as people welcome the end of the cold, snow and ice, cars and trucks also can benefit from more moderate temperatures.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Young Millennials top list of worst behaved drivers

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel in the past 30 days, earning the top spot of worst behaved U.S. drivers. These dangerous behaviors ― which increase crash risk ― included texting while driving, red-light running and speeding. These findings come as U.S. traffic deaths rose to 35,092 in 2015, an increase of more than 7 percent, the largest single-year increase in five decades.

February 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: Leighlynn Shine at The Speakeasy, Whiskey Bent at Amici

It's another big week of music in and around C-town. Let's dig in!

February 19, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have you ever thought?... Why is tomorrow a holiday?

If you need to go to your bank tomorrow for any reason or walk down to your mailbox for a piece of mail you are expecting, you may be in for a surprise. Tomorrow is one of the 10 holidays that are observed by the Federal Government. It is the day set aside to "celebrate" George Washington's Birthday. Washington was born on Feb. 22, but the third Monday of February is when it is observed.

February 19, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Local girl competes for 2017 Miss Teen title

Sundria Morgan, of Covington, was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Miss Teen pageant competition taking place Sunday, Feb. 19.

February 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: Award-winning Bluegrass group coming to Covington

Greetings! It's another big week of music in Newton County.

February 12, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Bed frame related to Manson, Sharon Tate sells for thousands at auction

A bed frame that was once in the house where actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by members of the Manson family sold tonight for $14,000 at a Social Circle auction house.

February 10, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: What's going on around the area for your listening pleasure

Welcome back to the Music Minute, Covington music fans, and it's looking like we've got a huge week of music on tap here in the home county. Let's get to it.

February 05, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Will digging into your family history unearth the unexpected?

Actress Katey Sagal discovered a surprising fact about her family history when she appeared on the "Who Do You Think You Are?" TV show, which features celebrities tracing their roots.

January 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Georgia State’s Newton Campus fields now home to Peachtree Academy

Georgia State University's Newton Campus has leased the university's ball fields to Peachtree Academy.

January 30, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Mentoring provides rewarding results for everyone involved

Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson saw how mentoring programs can have a positive impact on communities during his time in Leadership Georgia about 14 years ago. Since then, he – along with a group of passionate volunteers – has created a mentoring program in Newton County.

January 29, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


How to help kids in your community

People give back to their communities in various ways. Some support local charities by volunteering or making financial donations, while others may deliver meals to convalescents who cannot leave their homes.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Get involved with youth organizations

Volunteer work can benefit volunteers emotionally and physically. Many people aspire to get involved by donating their time or resources, but they may not know which avenue to take. Leading a youth organization or mentoring children can change the lives of both children and volunteers in numerous ways.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Teen earns Eagle Scout badge

Craig Everett Edwards, son of Deborah and Ray Edwards of Covington, has achieved Boy Scouting's highest rank, that of Eagle Scout.

January 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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