Articles in the ‘Life’ Category

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Project LEAF

March 22nd, 2015 | By Marjie No Comments

When I entered my first year of graduate school, my heart and mind were overflowing with dreams and goals. I knew I wanted to make a difference. Upon graduating from Valdosta State University,…

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“Hour” kids need this much physical activity every day

March 22nd, 2015 | By Marjie No Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children and adolescents have 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day.  Aerobic (brisk walking, runninga) should make up the majority of…

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SECOND SEASON Part 4 of 6

March 21st, 2015 | By Clint Foster No Comments

“I don’t want to see a single head lowered in this locker room.” The Shell’s voice had more body than it usually did. It felt heavier and more powerful. “Losing a game is…

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Infectious…

March 21st, 2015 | By Marjie No Comments

… this is how Coach Charles, a YMCA track coach, describes fifth grader Dretavious Foster.  “His enthusiasm and energy are infectious!  He comes to practice ready to work and does everything with a…

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Giving Kids a S.P.A.R.C.

December 20th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

Bishop Park wasn’t the only home turf of the championship Downtown Falcons 12U football team this season. On September 30, Athens’ sports performance training facility, S.P.A.R.C., welcomed these young athletes to an evening…

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SECOND SEASON Part 3 of 6

December 20th, 2014 | By Clint Foster No Comments

  When the season finished, Ben had a conversation with his parents about not playing football the next year. They told him that they respected his decision, and that they always loved him…

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Strong in Character and Name

December 19th, 2014 | By Gary No Comments

At a time when the news is filled with stories of professional athletes who are abusing drugs, cheating, breaking laws and just behaving badly, we start to question if they are the best…

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What is IT like to be a Vegetarian?

December 19th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

Being a vegetarian for most of my life has definitely had its ups and downs. When I tell people I am a vegetarian, they say one of two things: “What do you eat…

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EFNEP Teaches Healthy Habits that Fit Your Budget

October 19th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

“I now cook better, shop better, and store my food the correct way. I even eat yogurt and cook with it!” This comment was from a participant of the Expanded Food and Nutrition…

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SECOND SEASON Part 2 of 6

October 19th, 2014 | By Clint Foster No Comments

Dirty knuckles gripped a ragged facemask.  One jammed finger was taped to another slightly less jammed finger for some stability.  Thumps of plastic on plastic filled the afternoon air as all of the…