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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Arts, Education & Innovation

Drama Club

More than two decades into its existence, Social Circle Theater’s doors remain open to a wide variety of age groups, interests and abilities as it continues to serve as a

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Health & Wellness

Survival Guide

Domestic violence had such a hold on Kathy Suber that she contemplated suicide in her early 20s. Today, she works to end the stigma often attached to those who have

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Sports & Recreation

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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Health & Wellness

Easing a Difficult Transition

Mary Roach never envisioned herself being a hospice volunteer, but the death of her father in 2017 set in motion a series of events that forever altered the life of

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