World Traveler

Nothing—not even a life-altering battle with Crohn’s disease—could stop Erron Maxey from pursuing his dream of playing professional basketball. The 40-year-old has now suited up in 15 different countries. by

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Fanning the Flames

Paul Passmore has spent a lifetime searching for avenues through which to stoke his competitive fires. Nearly a decade ago, he settled on professional arm wrestling. by Chris Bridges Paul

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Family Tradition

Kyla Stroud’s father played football for the legendary Pat Dye at Auburn University in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Now, more than two decades later, she plans to follow

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Gone Fishin’

Area anglers have a number of options available to them in and around Newton County, as they build relationships and pass on time-honored traditions to future generations. by David Roten

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An Unexpected Journey

Jimmy Birdsong was an overweight computer salesman for IBM before he returned to his roots more than two decades ago. His experience, knowledge and ability to relate to others have

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A River Runs Through It

The Yellow River serves as buoyant host to paddlers and fishermen who find a pleasant mix of relaxation, fun and adventure on its waters. by David Roten You may have

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Bathed in Red and Black

Sanford Stadium, a 93,000-seat shrine to college football in the south, rests at the epicenter of University of Georgia fandom. Though the man whose name it bears was born in

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Diamond King

Tim Hyers has traveled an unlikely path, from second-round draft pick out of Newton High School to hitting coach for the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. by Brian Knapp

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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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