Health & Wellness

When Seconds Stand Between Life and Death

The Labor Day shooting incident involving Covington police officer Matt Cooper spurred the implementation of a potentially life-saving Stop the Bleed training program at Piedmont Newton Hospital. by David Roten

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Features

Navigating Autism

As the mother of two autistic sons, Philroedna Thorpe found herself on a voyage of discovery for more than two decades. by Kari Apted Philroedna Thorpe does not need the

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Health & Wellness

Motion Activated

Originally designed to assist those suffering from Parkinson’s disease, the Covington Family YMCA’s Basic Movement class has been extended to all members. by Jessica Hudgins A group of 15 or

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Living

Sweet Dreams

Pastor Todd Hilton and the congregation at Mansfield United Methodist Church have made it a mission to reach underprivileged children—one bed at a time. by Michelle Floyd It remains an

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Living

Bringing the Heat

Porterdale’s Bowl O Flames restaurant thrives under owner Thy Duong, who survived the brutal Khmer Rouge regime and state-sponsored genocide in his native Cambodia. by Kari Apted Foodies know where

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Features

Head, Heart, Hands and Health

The 4-H organization has aided in the development of youth leaders across the country for more than a century and owes its founding to Newton County. by Nat Harwell Most people

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Arts, Education & Innovation

One Mile at a Time

As the Newton County School System’s longest-tenured employees, bus drivers Joe and Shirley Flanigan have been transporting students to and from school for more than four decades. by Nat Harwell

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Health & Wellness

A Life Saving Act

Angel Griffith started donating blood as a teenager because she was interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. She had no idea her son would one day need

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On the Cover

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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