Mission: Riding for a Cure

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Man raises money for diabetes research

Rex Covington, a.k.a. the Lone Star Rider, intends to raise $90,000 for diabetes research by riding his 2008 Harley-Davidson across the country. He stopped in Hopkins County Tuesday for a short while. Staff photo by Tammy Vinson
Rex Covington is on a mission: to help wipe diabetes off the face of the earth. To that end, he’s come up with a way to raise money to help fund diabetes research. It came to him in a dream in January 2018. Covington dreamed he rode his motorcycle across the country to raise money—$90,000, in fact—to support diabetes research. “I wasn’t doing anyone any good,” Covington said. “I was not in a…

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