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Hillary Edgar: Making Newton County her home

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 ...

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Stoney Bowles: “The pride of Covington”

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 ...

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Stan Edwards: A lifetime of service

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 ...

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Shamica Tucker: Building a responsible community

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 ...

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Ronnie Cowan: Making peace in Newton County

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 ...

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

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 ...

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Marcello Banes: Living to serve Newton County

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 ...

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

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 ...

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Dr. Craig Lockhart: Passion fuels vision for stronger NCSS

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. 

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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