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A Life That’s Gone To The Birds

A Life That’s Gone To The Birds

 McDonough retiree continues learning as she peers at life through a long lens  In retirement, Anne Davis has hardly slowed down. Instead she’s found herself whole-heartedly pursuing a new passion: God’s winged creatures. Davis, a McDonough wife, mother and grandmother, was surprised to discover a stimulating life in capturing images of some of the creatures...

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When A Seed Is Planted

When A Seed Is Planted

Could a 10th grade history class really change your life? For Mallory Thomas, that is where her journey began. Her final project in the class was to do a report on Kenya.  “After doing the project, I knew I was going to be there someday,” says Mallory. (She has just returned from her third mission...

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Salvation Army – A Slightly Different Path

Salvation Army – A Slightly Different Path

The bus rolls out at 6:50 a.m.. Thirty minutes later 45 kids pull into Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy. They are from all over the United States, all different ages, yet connected by parents that answer an unusual calling. As such, these children support one another, connect with each other, understand each others struggles and challenges...

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All-Around Example

All-Around Example

Self-driven Henry County student alumnus draws up winning play to reach goals, serve as role model – A paltry 0.08 percent. That’s it. Two spots behind a decimal point percentage worth is what kids donning the football pads each time late in summer have by way of a chance to make it to the National...

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Gathered ‘Round The Table

Gathered ‘Round The Table

Gone are the traditions so many of us grew up with. Formal dinners and fancy place settings….Arriving at your relatives home to find their dining room table adorned with china, crystal, silver tableware and cloth napkins….All decked out in anticipation of a bountiful plate covered in delicious food. The ladies buzzed in and out of...

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Georgia Grown

Georgia Grown

Growing up on a cattle farm in North Georgia, Benjamin Pruett never guessed life would bring him full circle back to agriculture, turning a passion into a career. “The way we raised cattle back then was all-natural, but at the time, we didn’t realize it,” recalls Pruett. “Farmers have always been good stewards of the...

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Coreda Shaw – Encouraging Youth Within The Community

Coreda Shaw – Encouraging Youth Within The Community

As Henry County experiences a great deal of growth and development, we can attribute much of its upward transformation to those who serve our community. A long-term citizen of 79 years, Coreda Shaw has seen our community transform into a relatively fast-paced area where the dirt roads of Henry County are certainly a thing of...

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Feeding the flocks

Feeding the flocks

 Who would do this? Who, on a fixed income themselves, would spend their own money and spend considerable time providing food for thousands of people every year? Fret over meeting nutritional needs, freshness and quality? Organize the volunteers, meet their spiritual needs, and ask for zero in return? Pastor Gussie Norwood Coley, that’s who. The founder and leader...

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Building a generational bridge

Building a generational bridge

Sometimes the youngest among us can solve big problems. One such problem is social isolation among older adults. It is estimated that 43 percent of seniors experience some form of social isolation and this percentage is expected to continue to grow as Baby Boomers age over the next two decades. Regardless of whether seniors are...

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Getting Ahead with Dual Enrollment

Getting Ahead with Dual Enrollment

Getting on with life Teens earning a two-year college degree, even before leaving high school Finish high school and then go to college: It’s been the way of our education system for decades. But, like many other parts of life, the way children are being educated is changing, especially for high school students in Henry...