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Free. alfestival. Okefenokee Park fun, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, about 11 miles southwest of Folkston, off Georgia 121/23. (912) 496-7836 or . ‘Oke’ Archery Days, 10-11:30 a.m. Learn the ...


Lois is survived by one sister and five children: Esther Roach, Folkston,Ga.; Paul Foley of California; Patricia and Lynn Hudnut, of Barnes City; Randy and Kim Stock, of Oskaloosa, Sandy and Paul Beltz, of Oskaloosa; Kathleen and Bryan Butler ...

Hobbs & Wakeley

She is employed as a Chemistry teacher for Gwinnett County Public Schools. The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Gilbert and Annie Wakeley of Folkston, Ga., and the late Lewis and Katherine Banks of LaGrange, Ga. He is a graduate of Valdosta High ...

Hattie Hawley, 101, Cuyahoga Falls

She is survived by four children, Juanita Taylor, Folkston, GA, Della June (Wayne) Strong, Shreve, Virgil (Tom) Hawley, Folkston, GA and Virginia (Larry) Cross, Cuyahoga Falls; 32 grandchildren and countless great, great-great and even great-great-great ...

Wakeley, Hobbs wed

The future groom is the grandson of Gilbert and Annie Wakeley (both deceased) of Folkston and Lewis and Katherine Banks (both deceased) of LaGrange. He is a graduate of Valdosta High School and Georgia Southern University with double bachelor’s degrees ...

USF's Courtney Williams is living the NCAA dream

TAMPA — The rite of passage occurred a couple years back, before a couple dozen spectators on an outdoor slab in Folkston, Ga. In the biggest one-on-one game of her life, Courtney Williams kicked it up a notch. And Donald Williams, a pretty fair athlete ...

Wylene Varnanoe Howard

Condolences may be made by signing the guest registry at Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home in Folkston, GA.

USF’s Williams and Jenkins driven to succeed

“She can play for anyone in the country. She will go places.’’ When Williams grew up, though, she rarely saw beyond the country landscape of Folkston, Georgia, tucked in the state’s southeastern corner, not far from Jacksonville. At the “Folkston ...

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 ...

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 C…

Folkestone / Folkston

Folkestone, Kent - "Not to be confused with Folkston, Georgia" says Wikipedia. Although both situated in the deep south, I for one shan't be mixing them up. The American version was once the self-proc…

What are Georgia’s safest and most dangerous cities?

Safety is among the top concerns for people looking to relocate to a new city. Luckily, the national research firm ValuePenguin crunched the numbers in an attempt to determine which areas of Georgia …

What are Georgia’s safest and most dangerous cities?

Safety is among the top concerns for people looking to relocate to a new city. Luckily, the national research firm ValuePenguin crunched the numbers in an attempt to determine which areas of Georgia …

What are Georgia’s safest and most dangerous cities?

Safety is among the top concerns for people looking to relocate to a new city. Luckily, the national research firm ValuePenguin crunched the numbers in an attempt to determine which areas of Georgia …

What are Georgia’s safest and most dangerous cities?

Safety is among the top concerns for people looking to relocate to a new city. Luckily, the national research firm ValuePenguin crunched the numbers in an attempt to determine which areas of Georgia …

Newell Lodge - Spring 2015 - Review

Newell Lodge lies off U.S. route 1 headed six or seven miles north of the small town of Folkston, GA. Turn right and head down a hardened sand road past acres of recently harvested timber land and tur…

Going to the chapel …

Thank you, Sharyn in Stamford Connecticut for your purchase, and Best Wishes to the Bride. Maid of Honor Button by connieszazzle View more Wedding Buttons at               an…

Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival, Folkston, GA - March 12 - 14, 2015 - Preview

The Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival will run at Newell Lodge in Folkston, GA from March 12 - 14, 2015. This small festival deserves greater attention. Located in the midst of the South Georgia piney w…

Savannah area cities among safest, least safe in Ga., study finds

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — The area around Savannah contains some of the safest —and least safe —cities in Georgia according to a recent online study pulled from the most recent statistics. Both Richmond…


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


American Dietetic Association. Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian diets. J Am Diet Assoc . 2009; 109: 1266-1282. Craig WJ. Nutrition Concerns and health effects of vegetarian diets. Nutr Clin Pract . 2010; 25: 613-620. National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets. Available at: Accessed November 11, 2014. Stettler N, Bhatia J, Parish A, Stallings VA. Feeding healthy infants, children, and adolescents. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW III, Schor NF, Behrman RE, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics , 19th ed.Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011: chap 42. Thedford K, Raj S. A vegetarian diet for weight management. J Am Diet Assoc . 2011; 111: 816-818. United States Department of Agriculture. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Dietary Guidelines for Americans . 2010. National Academy Press, Washington, DC 2010.


How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in FOLKSTON GEORGIA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)


Giving Every Young Person in FOLKSTON GEORGIA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.



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