Collective Effort

The Willing Helpers Medical Clinic has provided free medical care to more than 8,000 uninsured Newton County residents since it opened in 2006. by Michelle Floyd With potentially more than

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Full Throttle

Oak Hill Elementary School third grader Shelby Hammons transformed her love of cars into a Hot Wheel-fueled philanthropic pursuit that has drawn interest and support from as far away as

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Training To Protect and To Serve

The nationally accredited Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy features a 17-week course designed to turn out better-prepared police officers. Roughly 500 students have come through the program since

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Not Just a Haircut

A modern barbershop that caters to men, Gent’s Grooming Lounge in Porterdale has allowed Michael Maurice to breathe life into his unique vision. by Michelle Floyd Those missing that special

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Stabilizing Force

The Salvation Army Service Center in Covington rose out of an anonymous donation a quarter century ago and remains a beacon for charitable hearts and the less fortunate. by Michelle

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Too Fit to Quit

Nicole Duncan’s competitive drive and expertise has taken her all over the world, but she felt a need to return to her hometown to make a difference in the lives

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In Pursuit of the Common Good

An assistant professor of English at Oxford College, Sarah Higinbotham continues to work with state prisons to provide incarcerated men and women access to higher education. by Michelle Floyd Teaching

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Musical Genius

Influenced by the Isley Brothers, Janet Jackson and various other artists, Chadrick Thomas picked up the violin at the age of 9 and has drawn the bow across the strings

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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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