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Miracles Still Happen

Miracles Still Happen

Brandi Benson decided to put her college education on hold to join the United States Army in 2008. After months of basic and advanced training stateside, she was deployed to the ongoing war in Iraq in December. She was placed close to the front lines, where constant explosions and hostile activities were ongoing. She was...

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A Miraculous Place for a Miracle Young Man

A Miraculous Place for a Miracle Young Man

Before he was born, 17-year-old Mekhi Floyd faced life-threatening challenges. His mom, Altovise Floyd, became concerned about a month before her due date, having noticed limited movement by Mekhi. Seeking medical care, it was determined that she would need to have her baby boy right away and so labor was induced. Mere hours after his...

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The Beauty of Wood

The Beauty of Wood

Chris Bradley sees wood differently from the average person. “I’ve always loved the artistry of the natural product that wood is, and the entirety of its lifespan – from a tiny little seed into a full tree, into processed lumber, into furniture or houses, after which the wood can then be reprocessed again and turned...

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A Labor of Love

A Labor of Love

A part of Henry County history is coming back to life. “So much history, so much beauty! A gem of Hampton,” says Kendra Sutherland, the woman taking on the task of a historic fixer-upper. Now this big city girl is calling Hampton home after falling in love with a house, originally built in 1900, that...

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Honoring 52 Years of Coaching Brilliance

Honoring 52 Years of Coaching Brilliance

A.C. McCullers has always been passionate about sports. Throughout high school, McCullers participated in football, baseball, basketball, and track. He then moved on to play football in college at the University of Chattanooga. After graduating from college, his love for sports influenced him to begin coaching. He took his first job in 1968 as the...

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The Sky’s The Limit

The Sky’s The Limit

Before moving to Georgia in 2014, Akhenaten Mswia lived in Brooklyn, New York, and Reisterstown, Maryland. Mswia’s mother is originally from Tanzania, so he was able to travel between the U.S. and Africa frequently during his childhood, becoming fluent in Swahili in the process. Over the past several years, Mswia has accomplished impressive feats in...

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Amanda Malette is named Henry County’s Teacher of the Year

Pouring Love into Her Students

Amanda Malette always knew she wanted to be a teacher; there was never any question. This is her 21st year as a first-grade teacher (well, one year was in second grade), starting at Pate’s Creek Elementary and now at East Lake Elementary in McDonough. Her students are known as “Malette’s Munchkins,” and they carry that...

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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...