Betsy Brackin pressed her face tightly against the double-layered glass window at the Trinity Healthcare Center in Columbus Thursday afternoon.
Slabs of wood meant for a wheelchair ramp leaned against the walls Monday just outside Karen Sisk’s house, where 22 people and four dogs just celebrated Labor Day weekend.
After more than 20 years of medical treatments, Rob Dowdle started his own farm two years ago for an alternative route of medicine.
At 15, Dowdle was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, irritation of the bowels and colon. Now 37, he has largely quit all his medical treatments and switched to working his farm and eating only the food he grows himself.
A visitor’s eyes turn to a green box of tissues that sits on the long, polished wood table surrounded by black, plush leather chairs in Carol Armstrong’s office.
“There’s a reason those are here,” Armstrong said.
Armstrong is an immigration lawyer, and often the stories she hears bring her and her clients to tears.
The words of James Joyce going into West Point homes over the airwaves. The poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge crackling through the speakers of a car in Columbus. The tall tales of Mark Twain heard at night across the prairie.
That is the vision of one Lowndes County man.
After retiring in 2006, Lillie Cole was looking for something to do. She’s not one to sit.
DeMontrell Cunningham has a simple mission: Give local kids one day a year to cut loose and have fun. Yet Cunningham’s motives run deeper.
This summer, the Columbus Housing Authority will be undergoing a leadership change after the retirement of Earl Weeks, its executive director of more than 13 years.
With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral.
For Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge, putting on his gun and his badge every day is almost second nature. Although he just finished his first year as sheriff, he has been donning a badge and a gun for more than 30 years.