David Roten is a retired FedEx driver who has lived in the Newton/Morgan/Walton county area for the past 11 years. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he now shares a small farm near Social Circle with his wife, two dogs, five cats and three horses–as well as the occasional, transient armadillo. He finds inspiration, both to write and to live, in Jesus and in the extraordinary stories of "ordinary" people. He loves music and the outdoors and Georgia Bulldog football.
The Labor Day shooting incident involving Covington police officer Matt Cooper spurred the implementation of a potentially life-saving Stop the Bleed training program at Piedmont Newton Hospital. by David Roten
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