A Few Good Men I always look forward to publishing our "Man Issue," because it is the one time of year we are able to celebrate the fabulous men who help make West Georgia Woman magazine possible every month. It's also a great way to give our valued male partners a voice through their editorial contributions. This issue is our way of saying "thank you" for partnering with us and supporting our vision to recognize the remarkable achievements of amazing women in West Georgia. It's always nice to mix things up a bit, and the "Man Issue" usually creates quite a stir! In This Issue This year, we feature Mr. Ash Edwards with Carrollton's oldest tire shop, Lambert Tire Company. When Ash came on board to help his brother, Mark, with the business last year, he had a vision to create a warm and safe environment for all women who entered their establishment. He has since remodeled the business with the female consumer in mind. Read about Ash and his dedication to empowering women on page 12. Mr. Bryant Hightower, funeral director with Hightower Family Funeral Homes, has been faithfully and compassionately serving West Georgia for 40 years and, this year, the Hightower Family is celebrating their 90th anniversary in business! Read about Bryant and his family's service to the community that spans four generations on page 18. Mr. Tim Martin, president and CEO of Carroll EMC, believes serving others is the key to happiness, and he is passionate about helping the electric cooperative's Members thrive. Read more about Tim and Carroll EMC's commitment to provide safe, reliable power and service at the best value on page 24. Last but not least, we welcome Mr. Patrick Yuran, the new Headmaster of Oak Mountain Academy. Patrick grew up in Carrollton, Ga., and he's brought 22 years of experience in education back home with him to OMA. Read more about Patrick and his commitment to serving the children in his care on page 28. On page 38, my friend and mentor, Dr. Fred Richards, shares some of the lessons he has learned for those who may be experiencing difficulty navigating their way through the various challenges of life. Do you have a long term chronic health condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol? Hermogenes Pagsisihan, M.D., or Dr. Pag as he's fondly called by his patients, with Physicians Care Group of West Georgia explores the many ways you can take charge of your own healthcare so you and your physician can help you feel your very best. Read more about how to take an active role in managing your health on page 46. My friend, Mark Foster, executive manager at Walker Cadillac, Buick, GMC recently received the prestigious 40 under 40 retail recognition from Automotive News. Read more about Mark, his exceptional accomplishments and his steadfast commitment to continuing Walker's legacy of excellence on page 49. Are you concerned about how the new 2018 tax laws may affect you? Master Accountant, Kevin Phillips, shares the most common questions he's received from his clients on page 54. I want to thank the many men who help make our publication a success: Kin Brooks, magazine distributor; Mark Steffey, photographer; Gil Royal, editorial contributor; Dr. Fred Richards, advocate, coach and editorial contributor; Jason Studdards, our printer's sales executive; and last but not least, the handsome young man in the photo to the right: My son, Zachary Dailey, advertising sales executive. I also want to extend my sincere gratitude to all of our valued advertising partners â€“ men and women. Without you, West Georgia Woman magazine would not be possible. Through your partnership with this publication, you have impacted the lives of so many women throughout West Georgia. Thank you. See you next month!
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