Creative Juices

Shant’e and Kevin Ragin have brought their love for theater and time-honored cuisine to Porterdale, bolstering Newton County’s entertainment options in the process. by Michelle Floyd Shant’e Ragin could not

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Open Minds, Open Lines

As we all adjust to a post-2020 reality, parents must engage teachers and mentors in order to maximize and enhance what their children are learning in the classroom. by Taticasejuana

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Art Speaks: Using Mud

Using mud to create vessels is one of the oldest forms of art making. In the beginning, the items were strictly utilitarian. Through experimenting with fire, man learned to harden

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Passing the Baton

D. Alan Fowler’s drive for excellence in music turned the Eastside High School band program into the envy of countless others. Having turned over the reins to one of his

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No One Size Fits All

If students and their individual needs are not at the heart of our choices involving education, we risk losing them in the shuffle. by Dr. Kim Coady Choices. So many

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Music to Our Ears

The Covington-Conyers Choral Guild has touted itself as the east metro’s best-kept secret since 1984. Nearly devastated by a two-year pause during COVID-19, the internationally performing choral group now works

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A Better Tomorrow

Former Newton College and Career Academy students Esther Adewumi and Jennah Waters in 2018 brought the Environmental Pollution Pandemic Club and accompanying app to life in an effort to curb

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