Author: Michael Rushbrook

Guide to Decreasing Noise Induced-Hearing Loss in Your Teenager

By Cammie Jones Do you remember going to a concert as a teen, and after leaving the show how your ears would be ringing and you couldn’t hear normal voices? This hearing loss was only temporary as by the next day, your hearing was restored. I always wondered if this loss of hearing would have any lingering effects later in life (When I got “old” — which I was never going to do, by the way). Now that I have teenagers, I do worry about their ability to hear with the constant use of electronic devices and ear buds....

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Fall Fashion 2017

By Renee Williams • Photography by Carter Koenig Photography  Girls will be happy this fall in leggings and long tunics. Comfy and playful, you will see leggings in all kinds of patterns from collegiate to Christmas. The Southern tradition of monogramming will also be found on everything from hair bows to bags to t-shirts and pullovers this season. For boys, preppy, vintage and marvel is the rage. We will see boys sporting mesh back hats with hometown themes and vintage southern shirts from brands like Southern Tide, Southern Fried Cotton and Simply Southern. Left to Right: Zach Hooks wearing Hometown...

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Achieving Academic Success: The Benefits and Harsh Reality of Maintaining Daily Attendance

By Dr. Dana Harris The research is in—and it’s very clear. When schools work together with families to support learning, children tend to succeed not just in school, but also throughout life.  According to the National Center for Student Engagement, schools are most effective in achieving high attendance rates when parents, school leaders and community members work together to focus on reducing absences, truancy and keeping kids in schools. Succeeding in school requires developing good habits and attendance is perhaps the single most important factor in a child achieving overall school success. Like bacteria in a hospital, chronic absenteeism can...

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Go Girl – Tiffany Hunt

By Renee Williams, Photo Credit: John Harpring   Tiffany Hunt, 29, of Grovetown, is a stay at home mom and entrepreneur. She and her husband, Leighton, have one son Tucker who is six months old and two dogs, Kira who is a Pit Bull and Baxley who is an Australian Shepherd-Boxer. Tiffany says she would describe herself in one word as: Creative. She is the former owner of Tibby’s Bakery and has plans to continue her career in culinary arts. If she could have any job, she would choose to be a personal chef. It depends on who you...

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