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Julie Wells

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Portraits of Hope display fighters and survivors' stories of breast cancer

The portraits of breast cancer survivors and their stories will be posted in merchant windows around the Covington Square until Oct. 31.

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THE RECIPE BOX: No-bean chili an alternative for those not fond of legumes

Nobody cooks like mama cooks, that is for sure. And in my case, no one can cook like my mother-in-law, Janie Wells.

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JULIE WELLS: Pastors need our support and prayers to lead with strength

October is national Clergy Appreciation month, take the time to pray for your pastor.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Creamed spinach a heart-healthy, flavorful dish

Adding cream cheese to spinach helps cut some of the bitter taste of out the spinach and makes for a great side dish.

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JULIE WELLS: Good marriage requires grace, understanding, forgiveness and Jesus

As I celebrate five years of wedded bliss with my husband, Kevin, I’m reminded of that God’s word applies to marriage as well.

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Ready, set, shop! | PHOTOS

The semi-annual Tykes, Tots and Teens sale begins Saturday at the Georgia International Horse Park.

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Bazaar of books

The Newton Medical Auxiliary hosts their semi-annual Books are Fun book fair.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Vegetable bake a light, flavorful dish

A vegetable medley, a sauted onion and Italian diced tomatoes makes for a great vegetable bake.

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JULIE WELLS: Let Jesus fill emptiness in your heart

We need to allow Jesus to fill our empitness and then share with others how He blesses beyond belief.

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THE RECIPE BOX: ‘Frozen’ snack sure to please any fan

If there any Frozen fans in your home you might want to go ahead and grab the apron and get ready to mix up today’s recipe, Frozen-themed Chex Mix.

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JULIE WELLS: Blessings can come in all forms, even a rainbow

God’s promise to love us can be shown to us in many different ways, even in a rainbow.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Bite-sized banana and Vanilla Wafer treats

BaNilla cookies are breeze to whip up and are kid friendly too.

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JULIE WELLS: Showing compassion towards people is being like Jesus

We should show compassion towards people, no matter if we know their situation or not.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Mango salsa a flavor festival in your mouth

This recipe for mango salsa is full of tropical flavor.

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JULIE WELLS: God sees our inner beauty

Jesus’ opinion of you should be the one that matters the most to you in your life.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Gluten-free pizza a cheesy choice that doesn’t sacrifice taste

This almond-based gluten-free pizza can be made to order.

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JULIE WELLS: Camp meeting reminds us to worship together in one accord

Salem Camp Meeting was a great reminder of what it is like to worship together, no matter the denomination.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Maxwell Strange

Maxwell Jackson Strange was born on June 29 at Rockdale Medical Center.

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THE RECIPE BOX: You won’t sacrifice taste with these gluten-free brownies

A recipe for gluten-free brownies is a crowd-pleaser.

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JULIE WELLS: Avoid being distracted from worshipping Jesus

The distractions of this world often pull us away from keeping Jesus first in our lives.

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Salem Camp Meeting ends Friday | PHOTOS

Salem Camp Meeting continues through until Friday

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THE RECIPE BOX: Restaurant chicken wings don’t compare to homemade

Baked wings are made to order in your own home.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Try anchovies in your deviled eggs

This week’s recipe is summer staple, but mixed with a twist.

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Ready for Salem Camp Meeting

Twin sisters Alice Griffin Walker, left, and Becky Griffin Ramsey have been playing the piano at the Salem Camp Meeting for 43 years.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Watermelon cupcakes a healthy Fourth of July treat

Watermelon cupcakes are fun-festive July Fourth recipe.

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JULIE WELLS: Lead by example, as Christ does for us

We should be imitators of Christ in every area of our lives.

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JULIE WELLS: Jesus fulfills our needs just at the right time

God always knows what we need and when we need it.

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Summer-time fun in the springs

Saturday is the first official day of summer.

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Bessie filming in Covington

“Bessie” filming takes place in Covington

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THE RECIPE BOX: Peach crumble pie takes first place in baking contest

A Covington resident wins first place in a baking contest with her peach crumble pie recipe.

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JULIE WELLS: Grandfather shared Jesus’ love through both words and actions

I am remembering my grandfather this Father’s Day; He gave Jesus all of the credit for his life while he was on this earth.

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Mission work done locally

Students from several different states are on-hand this week to help out some locals with much needed house repairs.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Healthy apple bake has all-natural ingredients

This apple bake has the right amount of crunch and sweetness.

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JULIE WELLS: Pray for those who have no one speaking to Jesus for them

Praying grandmothers help change lives.

HONOR ROLL: East Newton Elementary School

East Newton Elementary students named to the honor roll

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JULIE WELLS: Jesus wants us to push gloom aside and shine on others

We should all spread some sunshine to this world

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Picking up produce

Rodney Lynch and his 4-year-old daughter Angelina shop for some vegetables and fruit at Ramsey’s Produce in downtown Covington. The two stopped by to find some muscadines, but also to learn more about the delicious variety of veggies and fruits that summer brings. (Staff photos: Julie Wells)

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THE RECIPE BOX: London broil can feed a family for two meals

The Recipe Box: London Broil

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JULIE WELLS: Graduates remember: Trust Jesus to guide you in the future

Graduates should know that Jesus will bring you through life, just trust in Him.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Use Romaine lettuce to in chicken-artichoke wraps

Although this recipe has the word wrap in it, inferring a breaded wrap, this chicken and artichoke recipe is wrapped in romaine leaves — making it a healthier option.

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JULIE WELLS: Trust that God will finish what he began in you

Jesus will finish the good work He began in you

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A day on the farm

Newton pre-k students enjoyed Farm Day at Berry Christmas Tree Farm on Friday.

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THE RECIPE BOX: Visit u-pick farm before making strawberries and cream sandwiches

Strawberries and cream sandwiches are a refreshing frozen treat.

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