What's the best advice your mother ever gave you?

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By Loretta A. Ragsdell

Contributing Reporter / Columnist

 Patricia Smith

"Keep your big head up and stay focused on your course."

Latanya Triggs

"Keep your head up and to keep going."


"To definitely be a leader and not a follower."

Daniel Bowden

"Make sure you walk out the house with clean draws on.  It speaks to always taking care of yourself, always representing the family, and to being your best self at all times."

Bessie Williams

"Be loved, be brave, be prayerful.  I still follow that today."

Austin Brown

"To find the thing that you really want to do  and become so good at it that people can not ignor you."

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