Category: Profiles

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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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A Lifetime of Service

A Lifetime of Service

The Honorable Wade Crumbley leaves a legacy of 40 years of service as he retires from the Henry County justice system on December 31, 2017.  His roots go deep in Henry County with his ancestors being among the first European settlers in the area. Growing up in Kelleytown, Wade enjoyed playing in the fields and...

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Ordinary People / Extraordinary Lives

Ordinary People / Extraordinary Lives

Randy Dodd and Sherri Wehunt grew up in Henry County where they attended Fairview Elementary and Stockbridge High. Randy, three years older, was first introduced to Sherri in the late sixties when Sherri came into the youth group at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Ellenwood. The youth group was a dynamic company of teens where...

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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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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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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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Personal Education

Personal Education

When a person decides their career lies in the field of education, there is really only one intention driving that decision for their life. Their focal point revolves around helping children.  It does not matter if the help is academic, social, or about life in general. In the end, all three aims will be realized...