Sports & Recreation

A Crucible Unlike Any Other

Former Eastside High School wrestler Cody Durden pushed all his chips to the center of the table and bet on himself in the cutthroat world of mixed martial arts.

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Features

A Good Judge of Character

A unique figure in Newton County history, Sammy Ozburn’s reputation as a man of impeccable integrity and honesty led to his gubernatorial appointment as Judge of Superior Court in the Alcovy Circuit.

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Features

Out of the Ashes

The Zimmermans lost their home of 13 years to a fire one week before Christmas in 2010. Even as the rubble smoldered, a close-knit Newborn community rallied around the family of eight and provided hope where it was so desperately needed.

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Features

Throwing Out a Lifeline

Opened in 2016, the Newton Pregnancy Resource Center utilizes a small staff and a group of volunteers to provide services free of charge to mothers in need, regardless of age, race or religion.

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Health & Wellness

No Mountain Too High

Dawn Wells overcame a life-threatening eating disorder to open a fitness studio, where the former Marine passes on what she has learned about physical and mental health.

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Health & Wellness

Heart for the Saints

Newton County Senior Services Executive Director Freda Reed has made it her life’s work to keep area seniors active and engaged.

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Living

Clyde’s Essence

When Jennifer Morganthall lost her father in 2018, she commissioned local artist Don Troutman to help keep his memory alive by repurposing his cherished bomber jacket. The results far exceeded her expectations.

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Living

The Aldridges Gold Standard

The contributions Jerry and Lee Aldridge have made to their community can be quantified not in achievements or accolades but in the countless lives they have impacted through decades of selfless service.

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Sports & Recreation

Convergence Zone

Prominent figures from the science and golfing communities work in concert to promote the importance of protecting the environment during the annual Golf and Science Kids Day Camp at The Oaks Course.

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