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      Central GA woman to carry Olympic torch

      A Laurens County woman will carry the Winter Olympics torch Tuesday in Calgary, Canada.

      Crystal Hardy won the honor after being nominated by a friend based on her community service. Coca-Cola North America made the selections.

      Twenty-year-old Hardy will be one of 20 torchbearers. Hardy is a co-founder of Green Teens in Dublin, a program that encourages Laurens County high school students to collect and recycle plastic bottles.

      In Calgary, she'll carry the torch 300 meters before handing it off to Steve Lopez, a former Olympic medalist in tae kwon do.

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