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“Growing Up in Covington,” A Guest Blog


Throughout the years Covington has evolved and yet still has the Southern charm that everyone adores. What makes Covington different from other hometowns? Covington is a hometown to many locals who enjoy the peace and quiet it offers; however, over the years, films and television series have also brought many tourists to the now “Hollywood of the South,” giving it a twist to its Southern hometown charm.

Years ago, life in Covington was a simple country town. Sallye Jackson, who spent most of her teen years in Covington GA, said, “I loved how quaint the town was with the idyllic Southern antebellum homes. My friends and I would walk everywhere, especially to the pharmacy to get ice cream, the Strand Theater to watch movies, and the convenient store, Hootens, where we would buy candy and sparklers.”

Jackson enjoyed her childhood and teenage years in Covington. It is a hometown to her because she had such fond memories here. The parades around the square were also a favorite past time of hers. She, among other people, who have grown up in Covington would agree that this town is a perfect place for family.

Being the Hollywood of the South has its benefits; the filming locations draw tourists from everywhere. Many locals find that the antebellum homes hold a lot of character because of the stories hidden in the walls. Besides the Hollywood part of Covington, the history alone will enlighten you and make anyone fall in love with this Southern town.

If you are considering making a permanent relocation to Covington, then we, and all of Covington’s residents just like Ms. Jackson, would recommend it greatly! Our family friendly town will provide the perfect memories and community that your family is looking for in a hometown.

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