Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
January 30, 2003
Lee County-- Do you want to live to be 100 years old, and beyond? Are there secrets to living a long and healthy life?
George and Mickey Duke are both 91 years old, still enjoying an independent, full life. They admit they did not plan ahead in their younger days.
Tim Phillips is a 38-year-old registered nurse. He wants to live to be 100, and is living a lifestyle aimed for that goal.
George is a retired John Deere engineer, but has never slowed down. He does his yard work on a garden tractor he made himself. Mickey was a teacher, and still loves to read and do puzzles.
Tim runs and exercises, and believes staying active physically and mentally is a key.
George plans what he will grow in his garden, an important hobby. The Dukes both grew up on farms, eating the fresh food they grew. The Duke's are not sitting back. They look forward to several trips this summer. Tim Phillips is married with two children. The Duke's have been married 63 years, with one son. Both credit a happy homelife with keeping a purpose in their life, which Dr. Graf says is vital.
So are there are secrets to life?
Researchers agree that your genes play a big part in how long you will live. Both the Dukes and Tim's families have lived long lives. The Dukes are close to a century of healthy living. They credit healthy food, an active, loving lifestyle, and good genes.
Tim Phillips is living smart with a goal. All could see their 100th birthdays, and beyond. The average life expectancy for a woman in the United States is 79 years. For a man it's 74.
But scientists estimate that by 2070 life expectancy will be 84 years.
So, how long do you think you’ll live?
The first two links below are outside sources on the topic.
You can also calculate how long you are likely to live. Please understand that these are not intended as absolute guarantees of your life expectancey, and WALB-TV is in no way affiliated with any outside links posted on the website.