Living

One Child at a Time

Ellen King and other Alcovy CASA representatives have made it their mission to provide the softest landing possible for abused and neglected children taken into foster care by the Department of Family and Children’s Services.

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Living

Honoring Our Four-Legged Heroes

Porterdale hosts the country’s only known annual K-9 memorial event, helping police jurisdictions from across the world grieve for and pay homage to the service dogs they have lost.

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Sports & Recreation

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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Health & Wellness

A Walking Miracle

After suffering multiple strokes and the associated effects across the last two decades, Barbara Douglas stands as a testament to unshakable faith, vital medical care and candid self-assessment. 

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Features

Voices for the Voiceless

Having experienced the devastating loss of two special-needs children, the Hopkins family has set out to eliminate the stigma surrounding marijuana and bring to light its potential medical benefits.

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Features

Sacred Ground

Frederich L. Johnson for more than a decade has made it his mission to reclaim abandoned cemeteries in Newton County, preserving history with annual cleanups in conjunction with Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday.

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Features

Witness to Infamy

Wayne Shelnutt was aboard the USS California in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, the day Japan dragged the United States into World War II. Now 104 years old, the Newton County resident remembers those events with chilling clarity.

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Features

An Old Life Made New

Jeremy Houston credits the Celebrate Recovery program at Eastridge Community Church with rescuing him from substance abuse and the dead end that often accompanies it.

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