Passing the Baton

D. Alan Fowler’s drive for excellence in music turned the Eastside High School band program into the envy of countless others. Having turned over the reins to one of his

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Always a Coach on the Field

Jay Cawthon quarterbacked Newton High School to the state quarterfinals and continued his playing career at the University of West Georgia before exchanging his helmet for a headset. After nearly

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Standing the Tests of Time

Reborn out of the rubble left by an April 3, 2017 tornado that struck Mansfield, the generational, family-owned Hays Tractor & Equipment company carries on the legacy of its founder

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Unlocking Dyslexia’s Doors

A sixth-grade social studies teacher at Indian Creek Middle School, Rob Gourlay overcame one of the most frustrating impediments to education anyone can meet. by Nat Harwell It is not

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Our Own Slice of Americana

Henderson’s Restaurant shuttered its doors in 2017 after lifting the spirits of its loyal customers for more than half a century. Gone but not forgotten, it lives on in the

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A Cut Above

Lewis Mason was more than a barber. He was a genuine article, a one-of-a-kind character, an ordinary man of extraordinary quality who made the world a more enjoyable place for

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The Cream Rises to the Top

The Rock House Creamery in Newborn turns out a variety of milks and cheeses, and it stands as a throwback to mom-and-pop operations of yesteryear.  by Nat Harwell Seeing an

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Salt of the Earth

As a sixth-generation farmer, Fred Greer set out long ago to leave the land better than he found it. His life and career may have taken many unexpected twists and

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