HIGH RATES OF HIV IN GEORGIA

According to a recent study that pulled data from the CDC, Georgia ranks third in the nation for HIV risk. It also has one of the highest numbers of new HIV cases in the country. Georgia is not unique among southern states, however. Nearly all the states that rank top 10 in HIV risk are located in the south. Statistics show that the disease disproportionally … Continue reading HIGH RATES OF HIV IN GEORGIA

FAITH RXD and CrossFit Winnersville Unite to Bring Fitness and Christ to Community

A new organization has come to the Valdosta area, bringing the goal to strengthen the community through fitness and Christ-centered living with it. FAITH RXD has established 80 chapters in nine countries that strive to bring the same beliefs and message to the community. Ross Cook, a youth pastor at Crossroads Baptist Church in Valdosta, Georgia, became a member of Crossfit Winnersville in 2017. He … Continue reading FAITH RXD and CrossFit Winnersville Unite to Bring Fitness and Christ to Community

Caring for the Previous Generation

Once she made her mind up, Billie Jo Mleko had no doubts. She was going to become a nurse. Beginning at a young age, Mleko was surrounded by nurses. She was born with aortic stenosis, which eventually called for an aortic valve replacement with a mechanical valve. But during that nerve-inducing time, Mleko found comfort in the staff that helped her through. “That was a … Continue reading Caring for the Previous Generation

Fighting to Stay Together

There’s an old saying: Families that break bread together are families that stay together. The Spells family doesn’t only believe in breaking bread together; they actually break boards together. That’s one of the many techniques the Spells family has picked up while learning taekwondo together. Will and Jessica Spells are the owners of S and S Automotive and Diesel of Valdosta, Georgia, and they — … Continue reading Fighting to Stay Together

Loving in Someone Else’s Language

How do you want to be loved? Maybe you’ve never thought about how to love someone or how you want love to be shown toward you. It is helpful to be aware of your love language when in a relationship, but it’s also important to know your partner’s. Every person understands and receives love in a specific language, one of five to be precise. You … Continue reading Loving in Someone Else’s Language