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Hillary Edgar: Making Newton County her home

Just like many of the "2017 Faces of Newton County" honorees, local attorney Hillary Edgar is a Newton County transplant who has a passion for serving the community she now calls home.

March 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Faces of Newton


Stoney Bowles: “The pride of Covington”

Marietta native Stoney Bowles travelled a long way to be a "2017 Faces of Newton County" honoree. Those travels took him into burning buildings and down dark, smoky hallways as a firefighter with the Cobb County Fire Department and then east on Interstate 20 to become the Chief of the City of Covington Fire Department (CFD).

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Faces of Newton


Stan Edwards: A lifetime of service

Like many of this year's "Faces of Newton County" honorees, newly elected Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) member Stan Edwards has a desire to serve the community. That desire led him first to serve on the county's board of education, and now in his current post. That sense of obligation to serve the community was passed down from his father.

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Faces of Newton


Shamica Tucker: Building a responsible community

Shamica Tucker, interim director of the Housing Authority of the City of Covington, found her passion for helping people when she was caught trying to figure out how to purchase her first home without much guidance.

March 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Faces of Newton


Ronnie Cowan: Making peace in Newton County

A common thread among many of this year's "Faces of Newton County" honorees is a desire to serve. That is especially true for new District 5 Commissioner Ronnie Cowan.

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Faces of Newton


Jenny McDonald: Building Newton County as ‘Hollywood of the South’

Having grown up in Newton County, Jenny McDonald, director of tourism and marketing for the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce, moved back to her hometown to raise her son. The rest is history for the Newton County native who now spends her time marketing the county as "The Original Hollywood of the South."

March 26, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Faces of Newton


Marcello Banes: Living to serve Newton County

"Faces of Newton County" honoree Marcello Banes made history in November of 2016 when he became the first African-American to be elected Chairman of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC).

March 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Faces of Newton


Chris Edgar: Serving Newton County on and off the football field

If you want to catch a glimpse at what Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar values most about his role in the Newton County community, go and check out some photos of him back around Christmas time.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Faces of Newton


Dr. Craig Lockhart: Passion fuels vision for stronger NCSS

Something shifts in Dr. Craig Lockhart's voice when he starts talking about the vision he has for the Newton County Schools system.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Faces of Newton


LaTrelle Cawthon: A.P.E. teacher has found her perfect fit

LaTrelle Cawthon felt like she needed some divine intervention in order to get her into the place she's in now, dedicating her life to serving special needs kids.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Faces of Newton


Rick Rasmussen: At home on the court and in the classroom

Some may think it hard pressed to find an average high school basketball coach quoting Lord Tennyson. But then some would probably say that Newton High boys basketball.

March 26, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Faces of Newton


Melanie Bell: Filling 40-year-old shoes and making them her own

Newton County Probate Judge Melanie Bell decided she was going to pursue a career in law when she was nine years old and has been at the top of her class ever since pursuing her goal.

March 25, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Faces of Newton


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