Category: Community

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Leonardo the Talented

Leonardo the Talented

What were you thinking of when you were 11 years old? It probably fell along the lines of what you were going to do after school or what chores you had waiting on you or what friends you were going to hang out with on the weekend. Those were the things that seemed to be...

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Horses and Warriors

Horses and Warriors

When I walked into the stables on a brisk Friday morning, canada hospital I was greeted by the smells of fresh hay, sales leather and horses. My attention went immediately to the American flag hanging front and center in the galley between the stalls. Each horse inside seemed content with eating or waiting for a...

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For God and Country

For God and Country

Rufus Brantley was born on Halloween, 1923. He was and is still a treat. He may appear to be a typical WWII veteran, but Mr. Brantley’s story is anything but typical. Entering the U.S. Army at the age of 20, Private Brantley was soon deployed, as the popular song says – “Over There”. That song...

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Coach Bull

Coach Bull

When Coach Bull walks in the room, you take notice. His six foot five frame carries 270 pounds of intimidation that is quickly dissolved by his warm smile. If there were a way to build your ideal coach, you can guarantee that Bull would be the mold. James Bull Martin grew up in East Point...

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Dreams of an Author

Dreams of an Author

Brittany Glynn’s story shows that if you want something badly enough, it really can happen. She grew up a Southern girl in McDonough, Georgia, with the dream of being an author and began writing a Christian romantic suspense novel when she was just fourteen. But, as happens to many authors, several publishers, and agents initially...

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Harvesting a Connection

Harvesting a Connection

A master carpenter guides his tools to find the true organic purpose of what was once dead to bring it back to life. Like a painter with a canvas, the carpenter transforms the piece of wood to an object that will provide joy to himself or others. Likewise, a songwriter repurposes experiences, highlights beauty, sorrow,...

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The Pyke Brothers – State Champs, Scholars & Southern Gentlemen

The Pyke Brothers – State Champs, Scholars & Southern Gentlemen

Chad and Chandler Pyke are great ambassadors for Henry County in their daily lives as students at Woodward Academy. They are State Champions in their chosen sport of wrestling along with being scholars and southern gentlemen. The brothers live in McDonough and train year-round at The Compound Wrestling Center, search a local gym. Last year,...

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Shingleroof Campground

Shingleroof Campground

Shingleroof Campground (www.shingleroof.org) could be called a two hundred year living time capsule. The land we now know as Shingleroof Campground hosted camp meetings as far back as the 1830’s. Purchased as a permanent campground in 1932, usa advice it is a reflection of a historic time in Henry County and America. During the early...

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Role Models + Hard Work = Success

Role Models + Hard Work = Success

“School, practice, school, practice and throw in some time to sleep, that’s my routine,” says Jessie Welch, a senior at Strong Rock Christian Academy. Jessie keeps a very busy schedule balancing a 4.37 GPA with cross-country running, baseball and basketball. Just minutes after we spoke, he was heading out of town for a two day...

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Educating for Life

Educating for Life

My wife Crystal and I moved to Henry County in July 1991. That month, we walked into Eagle’s Landing High School to prepare my classroom for the upcoming year and were promptly met by an assistant principal who politely but firmly informed us that students were not permitted in the building without escort. Our t-shirts,...