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Tax protests, goats making news this week

...Kendrick, but he lost.It looked like Beard was ahead of her time when she helped an obese city employee get gastric bypass surgery in 2004. The state of South Carolina announced it would pay for 100 obese government workers to get stomach-shrinking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-08-16/tax-protests-go
Rants & Raves

...from 629 pounds to 243 pounds. What's amazing is that she was able to achieve the reduction without having gastric bypass surgery. Kathleen, you are such an inspiration to others. KUDOS TO ALL those who braved the rain to protest against...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-21/rants-raves
Aiken woman's 386-pound weight loss inspires others

...thought, 'How could I have done this?"How did this happen?"After a liver issue prevented her from getting gastric bypass surgery, she began a six-year journey of exercise, eating healthy and joining the weight loss group Take Off Pounds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-12-07/aiken-womans-386-pound-weigh
Surgery is an option to achieve weight loss

...increasingly popular treatment is gastric bypass surgery. In the surgery, doctors...demonstrating that laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery has better outcomes. Dr...examined more than 160,000 gastric bypass surgeries in a large national database...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-09-27/surgery-option-achieve-weigh
Studies show benefits of exercise, bypass surgery for obese

...she said.After getting gastric bypass surgery in 2001, however, she has...severely obese, and for it gastric bypass surgery might be the best solution...with 418 patients who had gastric bypass surgery and compared them with a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-09-18/studies-show-benefits-exerci
'Operation Bypass' could cause a lot of heartburn

...Commissioner Betty Beard's choice. One of those charities turned out to be city employee Atosha Harden's gastric bypass surgery, one of the best-kept secrets in Marble Palace history until two weeks ago when somebody spilled the beans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2009-09-27/operation-bypas
City Ink | Deke Copenhaver | TEE Center | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Richmond County Crime
Practicing long division

...channeling $20,000 from a developer doing business with the city to a city employee and friend of Beard's for a gastric bypass surgery. No one has been convicted and sentenced. No one has been arrested. No one has been indicted on anything...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/24/edi_549289.shtml
Editorials
Pastors rally around Commissioner Beard

...start today." The resolution called Ms. Beard a humanitarian who helped a city employee receive lifesaving gastric bypass surgery, but because she won't support a $38 million trade, exhibit and event center "the media, some commissioners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2009-09-23/pastors-rally-around-commissi
Metro | TEE Center | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Richmond County Crime
In praise of inconvenience

...least one "charitable" payment a developer appears to have made to a friend of Beard's who needed elective gastric bypass surgery. The $25,000 was allegedly paid to the city treasury in 2004 by developers of Maxwell House Apartments at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/20/edi_548788.shtml
Editorials | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Surgery saved obese woman

...Augusta Utilities, Ms. Harden had health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield. Doctors were recommending gastric bypass surgery -- an intestinal rearrangement to decrease stomach volume -- but the company wouldn't cover it, she said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/19/met_548742.shtml
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