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Michelle Floyd

Michelle Floyd is a freelance writer based in Social Circle. During her journalism career, she has worked at the Red & Black newspaper in Athens as a reporter and editor, Oxford College as a freelance writer and the Newton/Rockdale Citizen newspapers covering education and government, earning several Associated Press Awards. A 2003 graduate of Eastside High School and 2007 graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, she also is a sales and marketing manager for Peachtree Lighting in Covington. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with church and Girl Scouts, going to concerts, traveling and being with her family and friends.

Servant’s Touch

Gary Stevenson has spent decades devoted to helping others. Retired from the military, he now finds purpose in improving lives for local children and teens by serving as a Court

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Collect Call

A shared interest in rare coins between Adam and Avery McGee has strengthened the bond between father and son, all while building a bridge from one generation to the next.

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Skin in the Game

Nurse and ‘melanin expert’ Karma Fouch made it her mission to help people achieve the best complexion possible. She combined years of medical experience and her passion for skin care

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A Sandwich Beyond

Russ Denson brings years of restaurant franchisee and management experience to the Covington Jimmy John’s location. He invites anyone and everyone to experience the store’s revamped offerings. by Michelle Floyd

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Role Player

Jeremy Skidmore has kept busy honing his theatrical and musical talents since adolescence. The actor, singer and musician credits God and his family for helping him pursue his creative endeavors,

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Creative Heart

Carol Veliotis has spent a lifetime in pursuit of her passion for the arts. She continues to enrich the fabric of her hometown through sharing her unique vision, supplying one-of-a-kind

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Frio Rolled Ice Cream

Alicia and Warren Sanders turned a TikTok trend into a thriving business that offers members of the community a new, delectable way to tame their sweet tooth. by Michelle Floyd

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The Meat House

Childhood friends Daniel Leinweber and Savannah Holifield came together to create Newton County’s source for local specialty meats. by Michelle Floyd When Daniel Leinweber met Savannah Holifield in kindergarten, little

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Cooperative Touch

Runners, walkers and bikers enjoy exercising along the Cricket Frog Trail’s scenic path. Now, young artists from Eastside High School and the Newton Trails organization are joining forces to update

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