Bridging the Gap

Amanda Bonilla stays busy breaking down barriers between the Arts Association in Newton County and the Spanish-speaking community. by Michelle Floyd Having grown up as a dancer in the Spanish-speaking

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One Mile at a Time

As the Newton County School System’s longest-tenured employees, bus drivers Joe and Shirley Flanigan have been transporting students to and from school for more than four decades. by Nat Harwell

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The Power of Pollination

As a state-certified beekeeper, Newton College and Career Academy agricultural education teacher Marcus Pollard plays a pivotal role in maintaining a healthy relationship between the public and the often-misunderstood honey

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Drama Club

More than two decades into its existence, Social Circle Theater’s doors remain open to a wide variety of age groups, interests and abilities as it continues to serve as a

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Threads of Compassion

Students Esther Adewumi and Julia Kolt founded the Crochet for a Cause Club at Newton College and Career Academy. Together, with the help of sponsor Kemily Pattillo, they have turned

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Lighting Paths

Newton Mentoring Inc. was founded more than a decade ago and carries on the legacy and vision of the late Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr. by providing individual support for

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Journey of Rediscovery

Margaret Warfield thought she lost her ability to paint when ‘life got in the way,’ but a combination of prayer and perseverance brought her skills back to the surface and

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All the Right Notes

Scott Lansburg finds purpose and fulfillment in shaping the next generation of guitarists, pianists and drummers at McKibben Music, a place where faith and tunes intersect. by Gabriel Stovall Scott

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