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Rachel’s Gift

Rachel’s Gift

On December 5, 2006, a precious baby girl named Rachel was seven weeks away from being born when her family was in a tragic car wreck. Her mother, Lori Beth Blaney, was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Unfortunately, Rachel was stillborn. From the lonely depths of grief the family experienced during that trial,...

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Moses To The Rescue

Moses To The Rescue

My wife Bobbie and I have had dogs all of our lives. All sizes and shapes: purebred, mixed breeds and strays. We were a foster home for the Humane Society at one time. We love our dogs and they are all special in their own ways. This is the story about one of them, Moses....

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Name Dropping

Name Dropping

You know that person who always seems to be “name-dropping” as if they really know important or famous people?  If I was honest, I’m probably guilty of name-dropping too! The truth is we may know about the person, but we don’t really know them. We love to claim the association.   We can act the...

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A Simple Test That Can Save A Life

A Simple Test That Can Save A Life

On the morning of May 19, 2014, Jackie Taylor’s gynecologist called her with test results from a BRCA test. The doctor ordered the test, which reveals whether a hereditary cancer gene exists in a person who has a strong family history of cancer, because there have been multiple cancers in Jackie’s family. Fortunately, the test...

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Ready For Anything

Ready For Anything

Jennifer Maddox may call Stockbridge home, but her active lifestyle keeps her constantly on the move. As a member of the Special Olympics USA Equestrian Team, when she is not rigorously training at the Calvin Center, she is traveling to competitions around the country. Her efforts have paid off. She recently returned from the Special...

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Panola Mountain’s Hidden Face

Panola Mountain’s Hidden Face

The gates to Panola Mountain State Park are nestled under tall grey pines in the northern parts of Henry County. The park is situated just off Highway 155. If you’re not on the lookout for the park, you’ll miss it in the blink of an eye. I’ve visited the park a number of times for...

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Maclovia Cribbs – Military Matriarch

Maclovia Cribbs – Military Matriarch

Long time Henry County resident, Maclovia (Mac) Cribbs, was born nearly 93 years ago in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo, a small rural community in the Rio Grande Valley. Her parents, Martin and Maria Cavazos, immigrated there from Mexico in the early twentieth century. The youngest of six, Mac learned early about hard work from her father, an...

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Sarah’s – Country Soul Food At Its Best

Sarah’s – Country Soul Food At Its Best

Regardless of your age, you most likely have very fond memories of days gone by when your family gathered around the dinner table to enjoy home cooked meals prepared by your mother.   There’s just something very special about a home cooked meal that transcends cultures and ethnicities from any region across the nation. It’s...

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Freedom In The Water

Freedom In The Water

The hollow echoes of a natatorium are a distinct sound. They can only be heard by a few. The first ripples of the water are made by the dedicated…the determined. These athletes begin their mornings far earlier than most – and their parents even earlier. They are committed. Committed to a life of swimming. Most...

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Gifts From The Hands Of A Master Sculptor

Gifts From The Hands Of A Master Sculptor

Breathtaking sculptures, whimsical memories, a dynamic arts center … all treasures for generations It was with big, rough, friendly hands that Andy Davis created art. And, as hands figure prominently in a sculptor’s work, so hands are celebrated in his shop.   On two huge sliding doors in his Hood Street studio in McDonough, Davis...