Brick by Brick

Tommy Hailey spent a quarter of a century building the Newton County Recreation Commission into one of the country’s most respected institutions, showing thousands just how far a little imagination

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Talent for the Game

Amman Dewberry has every intention of becoming the first baseball player out of Peachtree Academy to reach the NCAA Division I level, and a stellar junior season with the Panthers

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Warrior Spirit

Oxford College tennis coach Pernilla Hardin was given weeks to live in August 2020. She believes her decision to ‘trust the Lord completely’ resulted in a supernatural turnaround during a

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Building Bridges

When Marquis Gilstrap retired as a professional basketball player, he packaged together his knowledge and experience, brought them home and started opening doors for the next generation.

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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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Running With a Purpose

As the Covington YMCA’s primary fundraiser for the WHY IT MATTERS campaign, the Cheerios Challenge road race started with less than 50 participants nearly two decades ago and now averages 1,300 registrations annually.

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Glory Days in Blue and White

Imagine ‘Hoosiers’ in a town about 20 times the size of Hickory, Indiana, and stretch it out over about a 17-year period. That was the Newton County boys’ basketball team under legendary coach Ronald M. Bradley.

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Paying It Forward

Having grown up in the Covington Family YMCA, Jabari Bennett has chosen to give back by serving the program that has given him so much.

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