The Price of Freedom
Fifty years after he returned home from the Vietnam War,
three-time Purple Heart recipient Gary Price bears physical
and emotional wounds that will never fully heal. However,
he continues his sacrifice through the tales he lived to tell.
Restoring Power & Hope
In the aftermath of natural disasters like Hurricane Michael, local linemen oftentimes represent the light at the end of uncertainty’s tunnel for those who have had their lives turned inside out.
From Omaha Beach to Oxford, a Man for All Seasons
As a 19-year-old in World War II, John Burson saw the worst of humanity on the beaches of Normandy, France. In the decades that have followed, the longtime Newton County resident has maintained an unwavering commitment to community service.
‘For I was hungry and you fed me’
Pastor Clara Lett lives out Matthew 25:35-36 through Rainbow Covenant Ministries and the work she performs with The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter in Covington.
On the Wings of the Wind
With steps now being taken to add monarch butterflies to the Endangered Species List due to habitat loss and other factors, Connie and David Waller have made conservation efforts involving the beautiful but complex pollinators a life’s mission.
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.
What Makes Newton County Tick?
There is something timeless about the courthouse tower clock, something comforting, though indefinable, about a bell that has rung the same tone for the last 133-plus years.
Living Out a Legacy
More than 400,000 people have participated in Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center programs since it opened in 1995, fulfilling the vision of its namesake.
The Quest to Save the Starfish
Having retired from her post as principal at East Newton Elementary School after nine years, Dr. Kim Street Coady—dental hygienist turned beloved educator—has shifted her focus to the literacy crisis in Georgia and beyond.