Category: Community

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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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Henry County Pregnancy Resource Center

Henry County Pregnancy Resource Center

By Janice Wright The Pregnancy Resource Center, in Henry County, is a Christ-centered ministry committed to upholding the sanctity of human life believing there is a purpose and a plan for every child.  Board members, staff, and volunteers model Christ’s love in every aspect of their ministry. They serve teens, women, men and families by...

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Martin Luther King, Sr. – Native Son of Stockbridge

Martin Luther King, Sr. – Native Son of Stockbridge

by Diane Ide Martin Luther King, Sr. was born Michael King on December 19, 1899 in Stockbridge, GA at a time when Georgia’s Reconstruction period following the Civil War was coming to an end.  Stockbridge was a railroad town surrounded by rural farmland and many who didn’t work on farms held jobs at the  town’s...

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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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Robo-Writer

Robo-Writer

(Local 3rd Grade student has“itch” for inventing robots and writing books) By JD Hardin As far back as many of us can recall, we have at one time or another thought about the world with robots all around us. Whether these robots were human-like or merely made our lives easier, there was an invention smart...

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How Safe are Your Kids?

How Safe are Your Kids?

Growing up in McDonough, sildenafil I spent most of my childhood outdoors. I couldn’t wait to get home from school to go splash in the creek or build a new fort with my neighborhood friends. We had a simple set of rules that included being home before the street lights came on, buy and always...

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Before It’s All Said and Done…

Before It’s All Said and Done…

“I’m going to make the Olympic Team before it’s all said and done…” These words started Doug Gjertsen’s journey, buy sickness and they were spoken when he was a 14-year-old boy. When it was said and done, physician he did become an Olympic Gold Medalist. He made the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, not once but...

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Like A Boss

Like A Boss

…Do you have days when you feel out of control? …Moments when you aren’t really sure you will be able to keep yourself from yelling at the person who just cut you off?  …Or throwing something away that you just can’t seem to get right?   …What if for no reason you just banged your...

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Tan Your Hide

Tan Your Hide

Each year a surprisingly large number of American alligators invade the Southern Crescent. From the swamps of Louisiana and Florida, these ancient predators crawl from their watery home and travel through our fair community on their way to destinations around the world, like trekkers who endure a lay-over while venturing to an international appointment.  ...