Brotherly Love

by Brian Knapp Luke Smith strikes an imposing figure from 60 feet, six inches away.  The 6-foot-4, 225-pound senior spent his breakout 2023 campaign with the Social Circle High School

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‘He’s Perfect’

When their infant son was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy, Joel and Tiffany Smith found themselves at the beginning of a difficult and painful journey. However, through their

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Homeschool, Not Alone School

by Kari Apted Dr. Annise Mabry’s children were the driving forces behind her development of Tiers Free Academy Homeschool Cooperative. As an LGBTQ-identifying individual, her daughter, Ally, was the victim

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Taste Test

by David Roten When Deer Creek Farm’s own Blue Harvest Tea made it to the finals of the Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest, owners Joe and Merlon Harper joined

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The Fruits of Labor

When Joe and Merlon Harper moved to the country, they had no plans to become farmers. However, once they bought their first two blueberry bushes, the seeds for Deer Creek

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Cooking Up a Legacy

For over 50 years, restaurateur Jim Stalvey owned and operated over a dozen dining establishments in Covington and surrounding areas. The late Newton County icon not only enjoyed serving food but

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Coaching ‘Coop’

by Nat Harwell I was coaching at Conyers Middle School in 1996 when I learned through the grapevine that some people in high places wondered if I would be interested

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