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26 Women to Watch

26 Women to Watch: Gabby Benton & Christy Beckham

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When visitors are looking for places to stay in Augusta during the tournament, hundreds of them are going through Made Fore A Pro. Gabby Benton started the company five-years ago, and Christy Beckham is now a partner. "I went to rent my own house, and I rented my house almost immediately. Then I had seven or eight people interested in renting my house, so I started setting them up with my friends, and I realized it was a place to make money that I had never considered before," explains Benton... More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Kenisha Higgins

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Business is good for Kenisha Higgins. She's an educator running a school of her own in Columbia County called Soar Academics Academy. Kenisha decided to start this business model after seeing it succeed More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Rev. Brendolyn Jenkins-Boseman

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Brendolyn Jenkins-Boseman packs more in her weeks than most people do in their months. "I live a life of a waffle, everything I do is compartmentalized. Because if I make it spaghetti and mix it all together...," More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Avery Spears-Mahoney

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Avery Spears-Mahoney is a native North Augustan, now Aiken is her focus. It's her full-time job to make sure others appreciate all the southern city has to offer. She's already been doing that through her involvement in Aiken Young Professionals. "One of the missions of AYP is to retain individuals of that age group to the Aiken area so they find a sense of place and home in Aiken. We already have a thriving downtown, but there's also lots of ways to grow and promote that."Since taking over t... More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Loretta Emmons

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"That's why this started, it's my heartsong." That song is what inspired Loretta Emmons to open the low-cost spay/neuter clinic back in 2005, just months after telling her husband about her dream. "My More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Sandi Shields and Robin Baxley

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For many of the Best Office Solutions customers, doing business with Robin Baxley and Sandi Shields is like doing business with friends. More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Dr. Sandra Jordan

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It's not every day you see a University Chancellor playing ping pong with students, but Dr. Sandra Jordan isn't your typical University President. More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Stephanie Hammond

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Stephanie Hammond is the kind of principal you'd choose for your child if you could. She is engaging, caring, and knows Mossy Creek students by name.Stephanie admits she sometimes misses the classroom More>>

26 Women to Watch: Jane Page Thompson

Jane Page Thompson feels right at home in Hitchcock Woods, and many who love the woods love Jane Page. More>>

26 Women to Watch: Dr. Sandra Carraway

Keeping up with the exponential growth will be one of Carraway's major challenges as she takes over as Superintendent of schools this summer. More>>

26 Women to Watch: Morgan Nicole Martin

At a dance studio in Aiken, seven and eight-year-old girls dream of becoming a ballerina while their teacher Morgan Nicole Martin lives out her dream of owning her very own dance studio. More>>

26 Woment to Watch: Christen Vermeulen

CrossFit training is not for the easily intimidated.  But, across the country, people who've never worked out before are pushing themselves past their perceived physical limits and getting in the best shape of their... More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Judy Sanderlin

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You might say the name Sanderlin is synonymous with life and beauty, at least in Columbia County. For more than forty-years, Judy Sanderlin and her family have built and nurtured a greenhouse business More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Marci Cannon

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Marci Cannon is back on her bike, just a few weeks after finishing her second half Ironman event in Augusta. She's now training for a full Ironman in Florida next month."I could not have done any of this More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Sheila Thomas

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Sheila Thomas will tell you that handing over her title of CEO of Easter Seals of East Georgia to Lynn Smith wasn't an easy decision nor one she made quickly.  After all, it's has been her home for the last 40 years. More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Brinsley Thigpen

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Augusta's known around the world for golf, but it's the Augusta Sports Council's goal to make Augusta the premier destination for all kinds of sporting events; even the ones that are little out of the norm. More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Dotty McGaha

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After 28 years in the shoe selling business, Dotty McGaha and her store on Milledge Road have quite the following. More>>

26 Women to Watch: Phyllis Cochran

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"I remember it plain as day," said Phyllis Cochran. "It was on September 23rd at 5:07 a.m.  I got the call that said the building was on fire." Phyllis Cochran, President and CEO of Augusta VAH Federal More>>

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