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Posted: April 15, 2011 12:55 p.m.

A Heroes' welcome

William Brawley/Staff/

Hometown Hero Kelli Hopkins is flanked by Mark Bible, plant manager for General Mills in Covington, and Charles Hill Morris, publisher of The Covington News.

Everyday folks doing extraordinary things for Newton County were honored on Friday when The Covington News and General Mills saluted the four finalists in the 2010 Hometown Heroes celebration.

The winner was Kelli Hopkins. She and her husband, Mike, make time to stay involved in community events, such as serving as advocates for Chimney Park, while also devoting their time and energy to their four children, three of whom have special needs. The finalists were treated to breakfast at the Town House Café in downtown Covington and were given plaques and gift baskets in appreciation for their contributions to the community.

 Learn more about all of our Hometown Heroes for 2010, and find out how you can nominate a Hometown Hero for 2011 in Sunday's edition of The Covington News.



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