Picking Up the Pieces

John Bryant was bitten by the collector’s bug as a child, when his mother’s post-World War II-era figurines and the glimmer of precious metal caught his wandering eye. Decades later,

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Guest Relations

Ron Carter shares a passion for his hometown with many of the 700,000-plus visitors who make Newton County a chosen destination on an annual basis. The Covington Welcome Center coordinator

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Blast From the Past

Vanessa Dameron has spent decades building a ‘Gone with the Wind’ collection that would have made Margaret Mitchell, Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh proud, and it all started with a

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When Mercy Reigns

Dan and Lillian Howard moved to Georgia a few years ago, bringing an incredible story of sorrow and forgiveness with them. When their 18-year-old son was brutally murdered by someone

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Still Standing

Sara Vincent has endured some difficult life circumstances that ultimately resulted in her becoming an above-the-knee amputee. Instead of focusing on her trials and tribulations, she chooses to spread messages

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Fallen Giant

Justin Robinette has always held a job in the green industry, but nothing could prepare him for the day he had to bring down one of The Square’s most iconic

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Model Citizens

Almarie and Francois van Staden left their native South Africa in 2000 to pursue a better life for their two children. More than two decades later, they consider themselves Americans

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