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Patty Rasmussen

Patty Rasmussen is a freelance writer and journalist based in Conyers. During her career, Patty has written about everything from baseball (covering the Atlanta Braves from 1998 until 2010), to economic development and education, to why calico cats are almost always female. Along with former major league pitcher Billy Wagner she co-authored the memoir ‘A Way Out: Faith, Hope and the Love of the Game’ (Ampelon Publishing, 2013). In 2021, Patty was named an Institute for Citizens & Scholars Higher Education Media Fellow. She enjoys hiking, cooking, reading and watching Masterpiece Mystery.

Raising Hope

Brice and Allison Hope have opened their home and hearts to more than 40 children through fostering and adoption. by Patty Rasmussen Hope: a simple four-letter word carrying so much

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An Antidote for Anxiety

Sedation dentistry offers those afflicted by odontophobia—an irrational and overwhelming fear of dentists—a new option through which to combat their condition. by Patty Rasmussen If you have ever been filled

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A Career on the Fly

Experience in the military and at Delta set the stage for Covington-based Aerodox founder David Burk’s entry into the business of Minimum Equipment Lists—manuals that inform crews about how to

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Diary of a Stuntman

Pratfalls, fistfights and explosions are all in a day’s work for Mike Fleetwood, whose credits include everything from television shows like ‘MacGyver’ and ‘Burn Notice’ to major feature films like

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Upward Bound

Fred Franklin turned his love of climbing and a talent for trades into a 25-year career as a steeplejack, having started his business in response to the Summer Olympics in

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Heroic Legacy

Wyatt Hatcher’s death at age 11 spawned the Be Your Own Hero Foundation, a 501c3 organization that not only assists others as they navigate health crises but also provides a

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Homegrown Talent

Drew Parker moved to Nashville five years ago to pursue his dream of country music superstardom. He has since co-written a No. 1 song with Jake Owen, appeared at the Grand Ole Opry and performed alongside some of the industry’s biggest names, including Luke Combs—a man with whom he will tour in 2021.

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Witness to Infamy

Wayne Shelnutt was aboard the USS California in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, the day Japan dragged the United States into World War II. Now 104 years old, the Newton County resident remembers those events with chilling clarity.

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