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Simple Pleasures

The last 20-plus months have taught us all a lot about perspective. Things we held most dear suddenly took a back seat to talk of viral loads, case counts, death

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Features

View From The Top

Parker Wyatt and Izzy Fleetwood undertook a small Bible study that quickly evolved into a fledgling evangelistic ministry at a parking garage in downtown Covington. Teens and college-aged students now

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Features

Outside-the-Box Outreach

The Taylor Made Foundation extends its arms to the less fortunate through the vision and determination of its founder, who emerged from homelessness and domestic abuse with the desire to

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Features

The Power of Multiplication

A chance meeting while she awaited a ‘Dancing with the Stars’ taping in California prompted Sherry Lowery to seek out Loy Turner in hopes of forming a Newton County chapter

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Sports & Recreation

Ties That Bind

Valentine and Elizabeth Gomez have used their mutual love of soccer and longstanding relationship with the Covington Family YMCA as a means to strengthen and enrich the community to which

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Health & Wellness

Rescuing Rescuers

The March 2017 suicide of a fellow fireman prompted Newton County’s Blake Stinnett to search for a way to cast out a lifeline to first responders. Soon after, Next Rung

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Health & Wellness

Facing Our Giants

The story of David and Goliath serves as a reminder that God prepares us to confront the obstacles that stand in our way, even those we deem insurmountable. by Ronnie

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Arts, Education & Innovation

The Power of Pollination

As a state-certified beekeeper, Newton College and Career Academy agricultural education teacher Marcus Pollard plays a pivotal role in maintaining a healthy relationship between the public and the often-misunderstood honey

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Living

Photographic Memory

Kipp Tarver visited all 50 states and chronicled the decade-long journey through a variety of artistic mediums, most notably black-and-white pictures. by Kari Apted “The States—A Photographic Memoir of My

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