Tyler Rutledge, left, and Taylor Rutledge are two friends of Precious Whitmore’s who were instrumental in her making the decision to become a counselor for returning veterans who are suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Ryan, left, and Drew Lumpkin are family friends of Precious Whitmore’s. They helped her decide to become a counselor for veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Staff photo by Andie Martin
Precious Whitmore stands in front of a photograph of her mother and her when she was younger. The flag she is holding was purchased from a friend who once lived nearby. She has been unable to hang it from the mast in her front yard because the flag is bigger than t...
What with two colleges in town, it’s not unusual to meet a young adult who is goal-oriented and dedicated to getting a good education. ¶ But sometimes, one comes along whom one kn...