COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County Chairman Marcello Banes presented two of the county's most well-known couples - Jerry and M. Lee Aldridge and T.K. and Louise Adams - with the Chairman's Medal of Honor on Oct. 15.
There had not been enough time for Banes to list all the achievements, accomplishments and experiences between the two couples; however, both couples have been inducted into the Newton County School System Educator Hall of Fame and have spent countless hours volunteering for local organizations to help improve the community.
Banes stated that the two couples have a combined 132 years of teaching and educating kids in the community.
"It's amazing how two families that can do so much for a community, the Aldridges and the Adams - A and A," he said. "I tell you what - if we can model our life after these four people, our community will be a much, much better place.
"I challenge you to go look any other place in our region - I don't know if you'll find that kind of commitment."