The outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 throughout the United States in March 2020 transformed American lives in ways many might never have imagined possible. Social distancing recommendations and restrictions on gatherings of more than a handful of people had a ripple effect on the economy that adversely affected many small businesses. Small businesses are […]
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March 26, 2020
A friend of mine initiated a Facebook black and white photography challenge “to break up the monotony and lighten the mood during this crazy Corona [COVID-19] hysteria.” The following gallery contains photographs that I used for the challenge. I shot, developed and printed these photos in my college photography class at LaGrange College sometime between […]
I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains my argumentative essay for my ENGL 1101 class. The essay is regarding the Netflix documentary “The High Seas” episode of Our Planet. More than two-thirds of the earth’s surface […]
I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains a practice essay assignment before my second essay for my ENGL 1101 class. The essay is regarding the Netflix documentary “Coastal Seas” episode of Our Planet. The world may […]
February 23, 2020
I am taking two anatomy and physiology courses as prerequisites to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains photos from my brain and spinal cord dissections.
February 21, 2020
I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains my weekly journal after watching the movie Ferngully for my ENGL 1101 class. Ferngully has some good representations, especially for a children’s movie. My favorite character is Hexxus. He […]
February 14, 2020
I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains my weekly journal after watching the movie Ferngully and reading an NPR article about the Australian fires for my ENGL 1101 class. In Ferngully, I enjoy Tim Curry’s character, Hexxus, […]
February 7, 2020
I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains my weekly journal about “The South” by Natasha Trethewey for my ENGL 1101 class. When Trethewey combines poems about her personal history with poems about American history, specifically about […]
January 30, 2020
I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains my narrative essay for my ENGL 1101 class. P. K., the main character in one of my favorite movies, The Power of One, was told by his mentor that […]
January 24, 2020
I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains my weekly journal for my ENGL 1101 class. The most extreme weather I have experienced was Hurricane Irma when I lived in Dublin, GA. Although I did not live […]
January 17, 2020
I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains my weekly journal for my ENGL 1101 class. My name is Amy Haisten. I was born in Decatur and grew up in Jackson where my father was raised. My […]
January 12, 2020
I am retaking an English course to strive for a higher grade for application to the radiology program at Southern Crescent Technical College. The following contains a diagnostic essay for my ENGL 1101 class. The purpose of the diagnostic essay was to demonstrate my writing skills at the beginning of the course before receiving any […]
April 8, 2019
I love planners, but I have struggled to find the perfect unicorn. I fell in love with the Erin Condren Life Planner. It’s beautiful, colorful, customizable and full of inspirational quotes. Coloring pages are even included in recent years. I wish it didn’t have a coil binding because I have to use the coil clips […]
December 6, 2017
Just when the excitement of opening presents abates after the last of the packages under the Christmas tree have been torn open, children and adults alike may discover that there are more treats to be had nestled inside of stockings hung on the mantle. The hanging of Christmas stockings is a tradition with an extensive […]
November 24, 2017
Black Friday is seen by many as a shopping extravaganza that begins in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving, offering deep discounts on various items, doorbuster deals and other specials that have customers anxious to raid the aisles. Many believe Black Friday was named for the day retail companies would […]
June 17, 2017
In 2004-2005 I worked for a marketing company, Benson Media (now Benson Integrated Marketing Solutions). They focus in the multi-housing industry, but at that point in time I worked on other random jobs for them including political pieces. This is my Benson Media Political Portfolio, a collection of some of the political direct mail pieces I […]
January 17, 2017
Pine Forest United Methodist Church Newsletter The Staff-Parish Committee is glad to welcome our newest staff member, Amy Haisten, our part-time media tech, to our church family. Amy has come on staff to relieve two long-time, very dedicated/specialized volunteers: Chap McMichael, who has done our Power Point slides for a decade and Buddy Bloodworth, who […]
December 17, 2016
Decorations adorning homes and businesses in the familiar colors of red and green are popular come the holiday season. Even gift wrap, greeting cards and clothing tend to lean toward red and green as the holiday season hits full swing. It is difficult to think of Christmas without envisioning everything awash in these popular colors, […]
September 3, 2016
Little Bo is Dublin native’s first work as children’s author By CLAY REYNOLDS The Courier Herald September 3, 2016 Growing up as the youngest of four brothers taught Inman Porter early on the importance of being able to laugh at himself. The baby of the family – and as fate would have it the youngest […]
July 30, 2016
Soundtrack is an homage to Blade Runner’s 80s synth style, is his first fully-electronic composition By CLAY REYNOLDS The Courier Herald July 30, 2016 Composing the score for the film Synchronicity, released this past January, involved a number of firsts for Dublin native Ben Lovett. The movie’s soundtrack was his first venture into the realm […]
May 11, 2016
Zapata Technology Newsletter Zapata welcomes our new colleague, Amy Haisten, who brings with her a shipload of experience and training to be our Graphic Designer. She has a BA in Art and Design with a concentration in Graphic Design from LaGrange College and a Diploma in Animation and Multimedia with a concentration in Web Design […]
September 21, 2014
+ Tragedy struck Forsyth on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Two sheriff deputies responded to a report of an attempted suicide. The man, Christopher Keith Calmer, exchanged gunfire with the deputies and shot both. Deputy Jeff Wilson was hospitalized. Deputy Michael Norris was shot in the head and pronounced brain dead. He was taken off life […]
March 5, 2014
The Monroe County Reporter March 5, 2014 The official logo for the 27th Annual Forsythia Festival was created by Amy Haisten of The Monroe County Reporter and Pink Pixel Media. All official Forsythia Festival merchanside, including the t-shirt and lapel pin, feature this year’s elegant logo. This year’s festival takes place March 8 & 9 […]
September 25, 2013
The Monroe County Reporter September 25, 2013 To the editor: I am a native of Monroe County, born at High Falls where my daddy went to work for Georgia Power on May 20, 1920. Even though I have never lived in Forsyth, Forsyth is very dear to me. Since I have lived in Jackson most […]
July 31, 2013
The Spin Cycle The Monroe County Reporter By JODY GLIDEWELL July 31, 2013 Well, the saying goes that all good things must come to an end. That statement definitely holds true for me as my eight-week internship with the newspaper wraps up. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at The Monroe County Reporter over […]
July 4, 2012
On the Porch: Five years later, phew! By WILL DAVIS The Monroe County Reporter July 4, 2012 The birth of America is not the only thing worth celebrating this week. It was also five years ago this week that my business partners, Robert and Cheryl Williams, and I bought the Reporter, and I began getting to know […]
May 2, 2012
By WILL DAVIS The Monroe County Reporter May 2, 2012 The Monroe County Reporter won three awards for advertising excellence at the Georgia Press Association ad conference on Friday, April 13. The Reporter’s ad for Your Gold Broker in Forsyth won second place in the service/institutional category. A testimonial ad for Central Georgia Golf Cars featuring Hill […]
April 18, 2012
How do you make the newspaper? The Monroe County Reporter April 18, 2012 A group of Forsyth youngsters used their spring break to see how some local businesses operate. The students are Amir Morton, JaMitchell Owens, Jordan Singleton, Ja’Dasha Owens, Toniya Ponder and Breyanna Harris, shown with Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Chambliss and Amy Haisten, graphics […]
April 27, 2011
By WILL DAVIS The Monroe County Reporter April 27, 2011 A new magazine produced by The Monroe County Reporter and Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce last year won a top award in the Georgia Press Association’s annual advertising contest earlier this month. Welcome Home, which debuted last summer as a full-color 96-page magazine for newcomers to Monroe […]
August 25, 2010
On the Porch By WILL DAVIS The Monroe County Reporter August 25, 2010 Did you notice anything different when you picked up your Reporter this week? Maybe a little extra girth, like someone had stuffed an MP offensive lineman inside? Perhaps it took two hands to get it out of your mailbox or out of the […]
Amy is an exceptional asset to our company. She jumped into our Marketing headfirst by designing a variety of logos for us to choose from, each unique and fantastic. She offers a wealth of knowledge in not only design, but the research behind it, and is able to deliver exactly what you want. I now look to Amy for her expertise on a range of items to include our website. She is efficient, dependable, and truly gifted at what she does. She is incredibly talented. I haven’t found a project yet that she can’t dazzle us with.
Amy served first as a Media Tech for our church, then added video editing and social media to help us improve our overall image—a talented, hard-working person that will be a great asset to any business! I recommend fully, highly and without reservation!
Amy is excellent, responsive, creative and intelligent. The creativity and level of detail that she brings to her projects is phenomenal. Her logo design is interesting and eye catching. She understands the visual importance of color and the art of design. Additionally, she understands the visual and theoretical impact goals of a company.
Amy is very good at what she does and works well under pressured timelines.
Amy is the daughter of close friends of my wife and me. They come from a long line of well established and very respected citizens of Butts County. We have known Amy since she was a child and know her to be honest and hard working. I have first hand knowledge of that since I have used her freelance services several times. She has helped us complete prepress work when our load was too great for us to handle alone. Her work has been dependably professional on all occasions. Should the need come again, I would not hesitate to contact Amy for help. She is an intelligent, creative individual. Her graphic design skills are exceptional and her work ethic is far above average. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of her services.
Just prior to starting my marketing company (Reach Communications), I worked with Amy at Benson Media. As Art Director for this company during a two-year period, I worked with Amy on several projects. She is a quick study, listens well, and takes direction with a great attitude. Amy also has a maturity that allows her to know when to ask questions. She is fun to work with and gets along well with her colleagues. Amy’s artistic style and attention to detail come through in the work she consistently produces.
Amy is a unique person. Patience, creativity and perseverance are three of her biggest strengths, and meandering among those strengths means that she always delivers a perfect result. Kind and considerate yet opinionated when required, Amy receives my warmest recommendations for any project she may be under consideration for.
Amy worked for me at Adams-Briscoe Seed Company. During this time she re-designed our company website. She is quite talented and is a pleasure to work with. Amy is a very good graphic artist in addition to her web design skills. I have enjoyed working with her.