YOUR DONATIONS AT WORK:  NEWTON TRAILS PAVES ANOTHER SECTION OF THE CRICKET FROG TRAIL

Thanks to supporters who contributed to Newton Trails over the past several months, another section of the Cricket Frog Trail has been paved. The new trail segment runs from Elm to Pace streets in downtown Covington with construction by Con South, Inc., Conyers, Georgia. Newton Trails is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting, developing, and sustaining a connected system of trails that supports a vibrant, healthy, and prosperous community. The new section of paved trail adds to Newton Trails’ record of success dating from the 1990’s. Working with various partners and using grant money and donations, its efforts have resulted in the development of over nine miles of multi-use trails

TEACHER CREDITS NEWTON TRAILS WITH SAVING HIS LIFE

COVINGTON – Randy Norman will tell you that the Eastside Trail in Covington saved his life. Norman, originally from Conyers and a 2000 graduate of Heritage High School, is a ninth grade literature teacher at Eastside High School in Covington. Last February, he weighed 338 pounds and realized that with his weight and diet he might not survive to someday walk his daughter down the aisle. So he changed his diet and started running. At first he struggled to run even a mile. But he kept at it. The Eastside Trail is a multi-use recreational trail stretching 2.5 miles from Eastside High to the Newton County Library. It was convenient to Norman’s workplace and quickly became his favorite place to ru

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