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Taking COVID challenges head-on
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covid challenge

The world looks a lot different today than it did even a few short months ago. The COVID-19 virus has created a new normal for us all, and it’s impacted every facet of our lives. And you’ll see its impact in our pages as well.

Our cover story this month focuses on a remarkable young lady who is serving her country while attending college at Georgia Southern. Kate Mock answered the call to serve with her unit in Albany during the height of the COVID crisis there, and she says she’d go again, if called. But she’d rather it not be necessary. Read her story inside.

Our Everyday Hero this month is Kim Billings, at Safe Haven. Although she doesn’t like to talk about herself, it’s evident that Billings is passionate about her community and the residents who call it home, particularly those who experience domestic violence. We enjoyed hearing about what drives her and how she’s making a difference.

In addition, we had the privilege this month of talking with Patrick Webb and K9 Smokey, Lisa Abbott at Georgia Southern’s Center for Art and Theatre, and Michelle Smith Lank, owner at Kids World Learning Center. Lank kept her daycare open during the shelter-at-home order, for the children of essential workers.  We also have a story on another “boss” boss, Stephen Pennington at East Georgia Regional, who has already made an impact on the staff there and in the community.

All of these remarkable people are excited about what they do and we are loving being able to tell their stories — a privilege we never take for granted. We hope you enjoy reading them!