Category: Human Interest

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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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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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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.  ...

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Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol

In the summer of 2009, Marybeth Leavell was working as the Executive Director of Forest Park Street School (FPSS). During a meeting, Leavell had the opportunity to meet Col. Bracewell, who happened to be active duty military and a member of Civil Air Patrol (CAP). As they discussed the different opportunities that FPSS had to...

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Dave Womack……On Playing The Masters

Dave Womack……On Playing The Masters

When 35 year-old Henry County native Dave Womack won the 2006 U.S. Mid Amateur Championship in Flagstaff, buy shop Arizona, buy it set the stage for him to achieve what most golfers can only dream about……to play in the Masters.  (Augusta National Golf Course invites the winner of the Mid Amateur Championship to participate in...

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Soaring With Eagles

Soaring With Eagles

As parents, we understand there is much more to life than just what is taught within the four walls of a classroom. It is the practical application of what we learn that allows the educational process to become so much more than just a degree. Things like teamwork, readiness, organization and leadership often never get...