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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Arts, Education & Innovation

Like Father, Like Son

Chris Haymore brought his family name full circle when he was named principal at Mansfield Elementary School in 2016, exactly four decades after his dad was elevated to the same position.

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Health & Wellness

Angels Among Us

The neonatal intensive care unit at Piedmont Newton Hospital—and the nurses and physicians who staff it—has been nothing short of a Godsend for parents of premature children.

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Features

They Call Me Mr. Jack

Jack Simpson served under legendary FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and was assigned to several historic cases during his remarkable law enforcement career, including the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Now 96, he still reports to work three days a week as an investigator with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

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Features

Shepherds of the Sun

Snapping Shoals EMC—in partnership with the Newton College and Career Academy—operates the first sheep-resident solar farm in the state of Georgia.

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Features

Faith, Football and Finance

Once a star running back at Georgia Tech, Jerry Mays discovered a career in banking through a series of divine appointments and eventually settled in Newton County with his wife and two children.

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