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26 Women to Watch

26 Women to Watch: Amy Hane

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Amy Hane's home visit with Donna and Hank Ford is part of a typical day for the geriatric care manager and owner of Long Term Liaisons. "People hire me to help them make long-term care planning decisions for their elderly loved ones," says Amy.In this case, the Ford's children are far away. Even though the couple is very active and independent, Amy helps make sure their needs are met and acts as a local liaison."They have somebody who literally lives fifteen minutes from mom and dad that can ... More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Kay Benitez

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It's called the Megiddo Dream Station, and for many people it's their last stop on what has been a nightmare journey. "You know that it's important that you interject something into their lives quickly, because they are so desperate, they are so discouraged. And you want to give them hope. And you want them to understand that they are in charge of their own destiny," says Kay Benitez, Executive Director of Megiddo.Benitez has been offering that hope since the first class started in October of... More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Michelle Marzolf

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Watching happy Logan bouncing around playing, you'd never know his birthday was a harrowing one for his family. He was born with gastrochisis. "Gastroschisis is a birth defect that affects one in two-thousand children a year in U.S. It's where there's a hole in their abdominal wall where their interior organs are outside of their body," says Marzolf.Michelle Marzolf found out at twenty-weeks pregnant that little Logan's abdomen was not developing properly. "I was completely scared. I had no i... More>>

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26 Women to Watch: Elizabeth and Carrie Washburn

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This is Elizabeth and Carrie Washburn. They share more than just a last name. And their story is not your average fairytale. "Laney was two, had just turned two. I was pregnant, and then we were married. Then we separated, had Claire, got divorced and they got back together and got married." They are Carrie and TJ, Elizabeth's ex-husband and the father of her daughter, Claire, and Carrie's daughter, Laney. Got all that? After much family drama, Elizabeth knew she couldn't waste time missing T... More>>

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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: 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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