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New dog park unveiled at Chimney Park

COVINGTON, Ga. – Chimney Park now offers a place for four-legged friends to run and play with the addition of Sandy's Dog Park.

August 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


Covington Rotary welcomes five new members

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Rotary Club of Covington welcomed five new members in July during a special meeting with Rotary District 6910 Governor David (Coop) Cooper.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Boys & Girls Club partners with Waffle House for all-star fundraiser

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Boys & Girls Club of North Central Georgia (BGCNCG) partnered with Newton County Waffle Houses for a spirt day campaign Thursday in an ...

August 13, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: In search of the best hamburger in Newton County

Welcome back to the Telegraph, friends. So glad you could join us once again.

August 13, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have you ever thought?... Does it really matter how I respond to change?

Pogo, a cartoon character created by cartoonist Walt Kelly, famously said, "We have met the enemy and he is us." While there are "enemies" to ...

August 13, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Boys & Girls Club partners with Waffle House for all-star Spirit Day

COVINGTON, Ga. - Waffle House will partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia (BGCNCG) once again in their Spirit Day this Thursday 11:30 ...

August 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Have you ever thought?... How we should react to a total eclipse of the sun?

About 40 years ago Reba McEntire had a hit song, "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia." In keeping with that thought we are ...

August 06, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: Some fantastic weather and a quick shout out

Welcome back to the Telegraph, friends. How about this weather we've been having? Low humidity and much lower temperatures. We actually had low temps ...

August 06, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: Getting back to the basics

Hello, Covington! Hope all is well out there and that everybody had a great week. Another week is upon us, the kiddos are back in ...

July 30, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought… What the impact from the Three Ring Studios will be?

There was excitement is the air as about 600 came on Thursday, July 20, to a informational meeting to hear about the Three Ring Studios ...

July 30, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Have you Ever Thought… It may be July but it is time for a new school year to start?

It may be July and we find ourselves not ever a month past the Fourth of July. But for those who are students in the ...

July 27, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


The Alcovy Telegraph: Top-selling touring musician Matt Kennon returns to Covington

Howdy, fine readers, and welcome back to another installment of the Telegraph, where your pleasure is our pleasure - and we do aim to please.

July 27, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Covington Rotary hosts RYLA student

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July 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


PHOTO GALLERY: Practicing routines on stage

The Arts Association in Newton County hosted its annual Musical Theatre Camp over the past two weeks. The camp featured music and scenes from kids ...

July 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia selects Rachael Ward as VP of marketing

MADISON, Ga. – Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc., (BGCNCG) recently announced its corporate board has selected Rachael Ward as the organization's first ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | 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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