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Lousie Jenkins – 90 Years, A Million Memories

April 10, 2013 by Maggie Worth  
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Surviving a tornado. Meeting the President of the United States. Holding a top-secret defense job. Narrowly escaping a major hotel fire. Any one of these experiences alone would give the average person a story to tell for a lifetime. Fayetteville resident Louise Jenkins is hardly average. She’s not only done all these things—some more than [...]

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Tricia Stearns – Fresher, Simpler Living from the Ground Up

March 10, 2013 by Kristin Girard  
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It’s a sun-drenched spring morning in Fayette County, so gorgeous that it nearly takes your breath away, leaves you feeling happy just to be alive. Perhaps there’s no better place to enjoy that feeling than in the parking lot of the Aberdeen Shopping Center in Peachtree City, where the Peachtree City Farmers Market is bustling [...]

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Paul-Anne Gray, the Party Girl

February 10, 2013 by Shar Peters  
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Hang on to your fairytale beliefs — the glowing, wand-waving Fairy Godmother who was the delight of many of our childhood fantasies is still among us. Paul-Ann Gray will make you once again believe in magic and all that’s good in this world. When you first encounter this effervescent, caring and positive woman, you quickly [...]

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Judge Carla McMillian, Honorable and Just

January 10, 2013 by Maggie Worth  
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Judge Carla McMillian is proud to be the first Asian-American female trial court judge in the state of Georgia. But there’s something she’s even more proud of: the fact that she spends each day working to make the community she lives in better and safer for all of its citizens — including her own two [...]

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Cathy Berggren Gives Hope At Real Life Center

December 28, 2012 by Maggie Worth  
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Building a non-profit is not a task for the faint of heart. It takes patience, persistence, and dedication. Building a one-of-a-kind non-profit that other organizations travel to see and replicate takes a truly brave soul — an innovative, strategic thinker with a dynamic, genuine personality and a huge heart. Someone, in fact, like Cathy Berggren, [...]

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Rose Marie Harper lives, loves and does well

November 6, 2012 by Nichole Bazemore  
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At some point in our lives, each of us begins to think about our legacy: we wonder how people will remember us when we’re gone and whether or not we’ll have left the world a better place than we found it. If we’re diligent, we use these questions as a guide, making decisions, orchestrating events, [...]

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Patricia Dablah, Kareen Underwood lead with Zumba

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Muy caliente! Zumba instructors Kareen Underwood and Patricia Dablah are heating up the dance floors at gyms across Fayette County, helping both women and men melt away the pounds while having fun. Spend any time around them and you’ll see — their energy is contagious. At first glance, Kareen Underwood seems to have it all: [...]

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Jean Peck leads the dream at Camp Southern Ground

November 6, 2012 by Kristin Hauch-Melton  
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Leaning casually against the wall in Camp Southern Ground’s office building is a small wooden slate with three words scrawled across it: “Dreams Come True.” Even though these three tiny words appear small and meek, sitting gingerly atop a console table, the declaration they make is mighty. “The idea that dreams can become reality suggests [...]

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The Extraordinary Tales of Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis

November 6, 2012 by Maggie Worth  
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An Ed.D., a parenting expert, a home-schooling single mother, an early childhood educator, a published author, and the founder of two successful educational firms walk into a bar. Wait, hang on. They’re all the same person: Bisa Batten Lewis of Tyrone, known affectionately as “Dr. Bisa.” And her energy, knowledge, and enthusiasm are certainly no [...]

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Where is she now? – Mary Wilde

August 13, 2012 by Kristin Girard  
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Catching up with Mary Wilde, Fayette Woman’s September/October 2001 Cover Lady   When we last saw you on the cover of the Fayette Woman Sept/Oct 2001 issue, you had just led J.C. Booth to its sixth national Science Olympiad championship. What have you been up to since then? My husband and I are still involved [...]

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Leaders of the Pack: Tammy Livers and Heather Harding

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For decades, career-minded women have been wrestling with one nagging question: Is it possible to have it all? The answers range from yes; to no; to yes, but not at the same time. This month, for our Career Issue, we speak with two women who appear to have it all, at the same time. Heather [...]

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Amy Dingler, No Limits, No Walls

June 1, 2012 by Maggie Worth  
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Amy Dingler had three things when she stepped off a plane in India last year: a backpack, an address, and a dream. She wasn’t sure where she was staying that night or how to get to her destination. She was alone, she didn’t speak the local language, and she hadn’t brought a travel guide. But [...]

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