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Every One of Us Has a Story

Portrait of a Dangerous Woman – Mary Frances Bowley

December 2, 2011 by Nichole Bazemore  
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Mary Frances Bowley peers through the partly drawn blinds of a room that overlooks a wide, open field. Outside, two young women, who are adults by law but look like teenagers, meet each other’s gaze and break out into childish, hysterical giggles. They embrace each other tightly and head to a swing set a few [...]

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Jane Langford – The Art of Making A Home

December 2, 2011 by Maggie Worth  
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Their names are legend: Vesta, Roman goddess of home and hearth. Demeter, Greek goddess of the harvest. Jane Langford—Brooks, Georgia goddess of…wait, who? Okay, so she doesn’t wear a flowing white robe or spend her spare time chasing down errant demi-gods. And she’s unquestionably real. Yet Jane is something many of us have only read [...]

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Passion to the Core, Karyn Staples

November 14, 2011 by Nichole Bazemore  
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When you walk into ProHealth Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio in Peachtree City, you’d better be prepared to work—and learn. In preparing to write this story, I had heard that the owner of the studio, Karyn Staples, PT, PhD, OCS, was a powerhouse—a master teacher, engaged student, and savvy businesswoman. I arrive for a one-on-one [...]

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Keisha Tillis, Hitting Her Stride as a Walker

September 11, 2011 by Jill Prouty  
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Soft spoken, friendly, unassuming. That was my first impression of Keisha Tillis as she walked into a cycle class at a local gym. Wearing shorts with a loose fitting t-shirt and a do-rag on her head, she quietly said her hello’s as she made her way to the opposite side of the room and pulled [...]

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Janet Lester and Vauna Bellury Share the Bounty

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Vauna Bellury and Janet Lester are friends who have the same passion – to count their blessings and share their bounty. If you drop by Vauna’s house, you are likely to leave with some fresh eggs, courtesy of her nine chickens. After visiting Janet, your arms will be filled with some of her canned preserves [...]

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Connie Fox: You Have to Change to Get Ahead

July 19, 2011 by Maggie Worth  
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Life is a funny thing. It takes twists and turns you wouldn’t expect, and sometimes you end up somewhere very different than where you meant to go. But if you learn to expect change and embrace opportunity, amazing things can happen. Connie Fox is a perfect example. Thirty-two years ago, she planned to become a [...]

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Lily – a Love Story

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There’s an air of joyful excitement at Delores Lisle’s house. In the cozy, comfortable living room of her ranch-style home, the coffee table is scattered with pacifiers and burp-cloths. A baby blanket is draped over the back of a chair. In the adjoining kitchen, spread across the countertop is an assortment of baby bottles and [...]

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The Twilight Theatre’s Mother-Daughter Act

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Heart. Dedication. A fascinating story. Unique, interesting, and lovable characters. A show-stopper song. A good laugh. A good cry. A show-must-go-on attitude. Those words might describe a successful Broadway stage show, but they could also describe Jeanne Hewell-Chambers and Alison Chambers—a dynamic mother-daughter team whose creative juices and dedication to the arts has produced The [...]

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Lauren Clark – Citizen of the World

April 10, 2011 by Nichole Bazemore  
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Lauren Clark is the epitome of grace under pressure. The warm, yet extremely poised and focused 25 year-old exemplifies a worldliness and savvy far beyond her years. The daughter of Fayetteville residents Wanda and Michael Clark, Lauren made national news this past February when she was one of dozens of Americans who were evacuated from [...]

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Bright Lights, Big City, Bridal Belle

March 10, 2011 by Maggie Worth  
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Ah, weddings! Months of planning, a million decisions, days of butterflies. Finally the big day arrives and the bride walks down the aisle with her friends and family watching from the audience. Unless you’re former Fayetteville resident Bethany Phillips Dubie, that is. Her wedding was planned in fewer months than you’d believe possible, most of [...]

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Lisa Williams Rescues Atlanta’s Lost and Forgotten

February 8, 2011 by Nichole Bazemore  
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Lisa Williams remembers the first girl who walked through the door of this house, nestled snugly in the hills of a sleepy Georgia town. The 13 year-old, handcuffed and wearing leg shackles, had been arrested for child prostitution. Young, bound, and helpless, the “baby,” as Williams calls her, was a painfully real example of something [...]

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For Jamie Smith, Losing Weight Meant Finding a New Life

January 11, 2011 by Maggie Worth  
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Jamie Smith loves going out to eat, shopping for clothes and playing with her grandkids. Five days a week, she drives a school bus for the Fayette County schools. The rest of the time she drives a Ford Expedition with the seat pushed all the way forward. She enjoys hiking. On vacation, she’s the first [...]

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