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Highway 15 gives you a rural view you can’t get on interstates

FOLKSTON – After early morning coffee and a few miles out of Jacksonville, I have stopped for a sausage biscuit at a Flash Foods Emporium – which are as commonplace as long leaf pines in South Georgia – to fill the tank for a long trip with a certain ...

LORAN SMITH: Rocking relics of days gone by

FOLKSTON — After early morning coffee and a few miles out of Jacksonville, I have stopped for a sausage biscuit at a Flash Foods Emporium — which are as commonplace as long leaf pines in South Georgia — to fill the tank for a long trip with a certain ...

Cornelia Roberson Gordon

Survivors include seven children, Mae Austin, of Folkston, Edward (Joyce) Medlock, Jr., of Columbus, Louis (Georgia) Medlock, of Folkston, Sandra (Cecil) Jones, of Tennessee, James (Audrey) Medlock, of Folkston, Dewana Waye, of St. Marys, and Earl Medlock ...

Norcross grad Diamond DeShields named to World University Games roster

Courtney Range (California/Manteca, Calif.); Sydney Wiese (Oregon State/Phoenix, Ariz.); and Courtney Williams (South Florida/Folkston, Ga.). Northwestern University head coach Joe McKeown will lead the 2015 USA Women's World University Games Team ...

Nina Davis Named to World University Games Team

Courtney Range (California/Manteca, Calif.); Sydney Wiese (Oregon State/Phoenix, Ariz.); and Courtney Williams (South Florida/Folkston, Ga.). Northwestern University head coach Joe McKeown will lead the 2015 USA Women's World University Games Team ...

FBI seeking Folkston, Ga. bank robbery suspect

FOLKSTON, Ga. -- The FBI is asking for your help identifying and finding a man suspected of robbing a bank in Folkston at gunpoint Friday morning. The suspect may have even called in threats to nearby schools beforehand to distract authorities from the ...

Tesheka Campbell, Of Folkston, Georgia, Missing, Car Found

Tesheka Campbell missing persons case: Georgia police are searching for a Charlton County woman who vanished on Monday. FCN-12 is reporting tonight that Tesheka Maria Campbell’s car was found abandoned but Tesheka, whom friends and family refer to as ...

Winter Railwatch this weekend in Folkston, Georgia

Brave railfans will be braving the "cold" temperatures in South Georgia this weekend for Winter Railwatch. Folkston rolls out the red carpet to rail fans with a nice viewing platform, free wi-fi, and lots of trains on the CSX railroad which bisects the town.

Georgia's 'Folkston Funnel' a mecca for train lovers

FOLKSTON, Ga. — Alerted by the crackling voice of an unseen dispatcher, two devoted rail fans spring into action. All aboard: Nearly every freight train from the eastern half of the country passes through Folkston, making it a train lover's mecca.

Folkston, Georgia Vacation Rentals

Folkston, Georgia offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Folkston, GA, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

List Of Schools In Georgia (U.S. State)

This is a list of some schools in the state of Georgia. Appling County Appling County High School, Baxley Atkinson County Atkinson County High School, Pearson Bacon County Bacon County …

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In other basketball news…

No rest for the weary over at USA Basketball: USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team Roster Features Five USA Basketball Gold Medalists The 12-member roster for the 2015 USA Basketball W…

Margaret ‘Adele’ Westman

Margaret “Adele” Westman, 85, of rural Roann, died at 7:45 a.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015, at her daughter’s home in North Manchester. She was born Feb. 12, 1930 in Somerville, N.J., to Eugene and Margaret…

Sat Morn

Cool on deck-wsj late as always on Sat-finally back on track after two solid months best described as" medical turmoil. " Luv my new goodwill coffee cup-handmade pewter but at $5.98 huge strain on bud…

Day 9, Folkston to Blackshear, April 30

Today was a perfect day.  We left the hotel and immediately got on a back road, and stayed in quiet, rural areas until the last 2 miles.  The weather started out cool, requiring light jackets, which w…

Folkston to Blackshear, GA: April 30

A fun photo from last night’s margarita party.         The temperature this morning was a brisk 57 degrees when we left Folkston this morning; luckily no threat of rain despite a dark cloud for…

Folkston, GA to Blackshear, GA – Apr 30 – 55.2 miles

Today we rode under beautiful blue skies with a little wind through quiet, rural areas with cattle farms, forest clearings and gentle rolling hills. Our trials today were dogs! One of the gals was bi…

Fernandina Beach, FL to Folkston, GA – Apr 29- 54.38 miles

Today we crossed our first state crossing- into Georgia! :) Which means a margarita party before dinner! We stayed in the town of Folkston, GA which is known for several points of interest…Okef&hell ip;

Fernandina, FL to Folkston, GA: April 29

Started the morning with Dolly-gagging:  decided to see the town of Fernandina Beach. Took shelter from early rain at an O’Reilly Auto Parts store – everyone in the group got wet except Lesl…


Tips to Prevent Data Theft in FOLKSTON GEORGIA

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



Protect Your Business in FOLKSTON GEORGIA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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Having a vegetarian diet in FOLKSTON GEORGIA

Vegetarian diet

A vegetarian diet is a meal plan consisting mostly of plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. A vegetarian diet has little or no animal products. Types of vegetarian diets include:
  • Vegan: Diet consists of only foods herbal.
  • Lacto-vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods plus some or all dairy products.
  • Lacto-ovovegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods, dairy products and eggs.
  • Semi- or partial vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods and may include chicken or fish, dairy products and eggs. It does not include red meat.


A well-planned vegetarian diet can provide good nutrition. A vegetarian diet often helps to have better health.Eating a vegetarian diet can help you:
  • Reduce the likelihood of obesity.
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Lowering blood pressure.
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Compared to those who are not vegetarians, vegetarians usually eat:
  • Fewer calories from fat (especially saturated fat).
  • Fewer calories overall.
  • More fiber, potassium and vitamin C.


By following a vegetarian diet, consider the following:
  • Eat different foods, including vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, whole grains and dairy products and eggs if your diet includes.
  • Cut back on foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt (sodium).
  • No redress the lack of a nutrient overeating other. For example, do not eat much rich fat cheese to replace meat.
  • Instead, choose protein sources that are low in fat, such as beans.
  • If necessary, take supplements if your diet lacks certain vitamins and minerals.
  • Learn to read the nutrition label on food packages. The label lists the ingredients and nutritional content of the food product.
  • If you follow a restricted diet, you may want to work with a nutritionist to ensure you´re getting enough nutrients.

Alternative Names

Lacto-ovo vegetarian; Semi-; Lacto; Partial vegetarian; Vegan


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