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Overcoming obesity, staying fit: Camp helps educate kids, families on health

Overcoming obesity, staying fit: Camp helps educate kids, families on health

Children who are overweight and/or obese are becoming more and more relevant across the state of Georgia. 

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‘So many prayers’: Tripp Halstead doing well after latest surgery

‘So many prayers’: Tripp Halstead doing well after latest surgery

Tripp Halstead, the Jackson County child who was injured by a falling tree limb at a Winder daycare center in 2012, had successful spine surgery ...

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Finding her purpose: Bethlehem breast cancer survivor turns to children’s books

Finding her purpose: Bethlehem breast cancer survivor turns to children’s books

Bethlehem resident Michelle Cox vividly remembers the life-altering phone call she received on July 21 of last year.

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ALMAND: Know the ‘why’ before you start a program

When we start any project around the home, it’s not a random thought that pops into our head (usually), but rather a lingering issue ...

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SMITH: Our experience in Ireland was an epic one

DUBLIN, Ireland – Returning here from a 186-mile sojourn to Tralee, which is home to the famous rose festival, it was emotionally reverberating to tour Epic ...

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RICH: The sewing machine and the shotgun

It was when I was approaching 7 and about to wrap up the first grade, where I reigned as the No. 1 reader of books ...

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RICH: The bi-vocational preacher

In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising. On a colorful autumn afternoon, I was driving ...

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SMITH: Some nuances of the English language

BRIDGE, England – This village with which you may be familiar has not a single stop sign or traffic light.   

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Feed the Beast

There’s a supposedly ancient story about a wise Native American talking to his grandson. The wise grandfather tells his grandson that each of us ...

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PHELPS: Summertime Thoughts

When it comes to summer, I guess you could say I’m a negative nelly.

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The game-changing pink suit

Ask anyone in my age bracket who they think of when you mention a pink suit, and Jackie Kennedy will be the answer. She became ...

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Simplicity and Significance

I am a man of rather simple joys: writing, knife making, Skyrim, movies. 

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PHELPS: Smile bravely and often

This world...What can you say?

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