12 | A Lesson in Endurance
Despite fighting a hard battle against
cancer, Elliott Coursey, stays focused on
remembering those who have served our
22 | Decorator’s Touch
Building a business from scratch, Polly Durden
discovered decorating as a way to inspire
others and make people happy.
30 | The Natural
An accident left Britt Tabor unable to
play sports, but he still loves helping his son
Brittan rise to the top as a star athlete.
38 | Taking the Bible to School
Gady Youmans teaches Bible to public
school students thanks to a law that’s
actually been around for decades.
42 | Man of Stories
Stacy Worth is a man of many gifts, but
his writing reveals the true depth of his
imagination and creativity.
52 | We Remember
Our community honors Army Staff Sgt. Dustin
Wright as a son, brother, friend and hero.
60 | Love Finds a Way
Bradley and Carly Benton have learned
that love really does conquer all.
72 | Flo & Ethel
Two friends who love serving people good
food finally make their dream come true.
81 | For the Love of Animals
Becoming a veterinarian requires great skill and
knowledge, but mostly it requires a big heart.
86 | Capital Adventure
EMC’s Washington Youth Tour provides the
experience of a lifetime for local students.
120 | Soap Box Celebrities
The Southeast Georgia Soap Box Derby climbs
to the top with four World Championships.
128 | Last Words
Our experiences create the puzzle of life.
4 toombs county magazine
focus on health in
89 | Local Marketplace
104 | Main Street Lyons
86-88 | Downtown
92 | Chamber of Commerce
113 | Hometown Happenings
121 | Scenes of Toombs
8 | A New Look for Local
Meadows Regional Medical Center
rebrands to become Meadows
Health after unprecedented
for the art lover
114 | Spirit of Creativity
Celebrate art in Toombs County
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during holidays that honor those who have served in our military. The display
truly is a great reminder of how many people from Toombs County have
are accepted year round by the Lions Club. The applications can be found