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Now you can see Georgia’s rivers Google Street-View-Style

Now you can see Georgia’s rivers Google Street-View-Style

Georgia’s rivers are getting a better map. Georgia River Network is partnering with EarthViews to create modern, 360-degree digital maps of Georgia rivers. Similar to the “Street View” feature on Google Maps, anyone can go online to EarthViews.com and explore an expanding list of Georgia’s rivers ranging from the Tallapoosa in the west to the Ogeechee in the east. With plans to map hundreds of miles of Georgia Rivers during 2021, Georgia River Network is leading the way in using digital mapping technology to help educate people about these critical waterways, as well as help scientists with research and river…
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This Georgia city is a finalist for nation’s best small town beer scene

This Georgia city is a finalist for nation’s best small town beer scene

The City of Avondale Estates is on its way to national recognition as the Best Small-Town Beer Scene award as a finalist for USA Today's ’10 Best’ competition, and you can vote to put the city at the top of the list. Selected by a panel of experts which include a combination of editors from USA Today; editors from 10Best.com; contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties, Avondale Estates is one of 20 cities under 30,000 residents chosen to compete for the top 10 title.  The nominated cities, including Avondale Estates (the only Georgia city in this…
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These Georgia landmarks are at risk of being gone forever

These Georgia landmarks are at risk of being gone forever

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has released its 2021 list of “10 Places in Peril,” historic sites across the state either threatened by neglect or in danger of demolition or encroaching development. The nonprofit organization’s 16th annual “Places in Peril” list, as was the case with its predecessors, is aimed at encouraging owners of the sites or historic preservation groups to invest in revitalizing the properties. Here is this year’s list: Ashby Street Theatre in Atlanta, one of the city’s first theaters serving the African American community.Atlanta Eagle and Kodak buildings in Midtown Atlanta, originally built as expansive private homes…
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This Georgia city was named best place in America to live

This Georgia city was named best place in America to live

(The Center Square) – Evans, a suburban neighborhood near Augusta, was named the best place in America to live recently by Money, mainly for its low cost of living, good schools and employment rate. Longtime resident Suzanne Lilly Honeymichael said the best thing about the city, however, is its social fabric. "I think just the fact that it is a very diverse community and that there is a sense of community within everyone," Honeymichael said. "That's really as what makes it nice." Evans ranked second out of nearly 2,000 places to live on Money's diversity scale. Evans' population is majority white…
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Georgia’s poorest town revealed

Georgia’s poorest town revealed

(The Center Square) – Fort Valley was ranked the poorest town in Georgia in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, lower-income communities where households earn much less than the nation’s median annual household income. With a population of 8,740, Fort Valley recorded a median home value of $78,700, based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey. Fort Valley’s poverty rate was pegged at 38.3 percent, and its median annual household income came in at $23,542. A lower level of education is one characteristic residents of the poorest towns have in common, according to the analysis. The share of adults…
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Lightning destroys historic Georgia home

Lightning destroys historic Georgia home

LOUISVILLE -- Georgia lost a piece of its history Monday after lightning struck a historic home in Louisville and burned it to the ground. The home known as "Louise" or "The Little House" was in the process of being restored. According to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the house was built in 1876. Prior to the fire, The Little House had extensive water damage, needed a new roof and had extensive damage to the exterior. The Louisville Downtown Development Authority was working to save and restore the home. "Last night our town lost a piece of history when "Louise"…
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VIDEO: Here are the 5 most expensive homes on the market in Atlanta

VIDEO: Here are the 5 most expensive homes on the market in Atlanta

From a 1930s estate that could easily host one of The Great Gatsby's famous parties to a more modern mansion that Count Dracula might enjoy, the video above details the five most expensive homes on the market today in Atlanta. The video was posted earlier this week by Mr. Luxury. If you like seeing how the incredibly wealthy spend their time and money, you should check out his YouTube channel. The homes featured in the video range in price from the low $7 millions to almost $30 million.
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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Augusta

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Augusta

There's more to Augusta than golf. Though the Master's Tournament doubles the city's population each year and is what the city is most known for, Augusta has one of the richest histories of any city in Georgia. Here are a few things you may not have known about the city of Augusta. Woodrow Wilson lived thereThough Woodrow Wilson may not have been born in Georgia, he did live in Augusta for 10 years during his childhood. The Wilson's occupied a home on 7th Street from 1860 to 1870. That places the nation's 28th president in Georgia during the entirety of…
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Georgia just set a record for the number of out of state visitors in a year

Georgia just set a record for the number of out of state visitors in a year

The state of Georgia once again shattered its record for visits by tourists in a year, this time topping 100 million visitors who spent nearly $37 billion last year. Georgia welcomed 111.7 million international and domestic visitors in 2018, who collectively spent $36.9 billion in communities throughout the state and directly supported 478,000 jobs. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, without the jobs created by the tourism industry, Georgia’s unemployment rate would be 10%, nearly twice as high as the record-low average. Governor Brian Kemp was presented with a check from industry leaders representing the $3.4 billion in state and…
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bethlehem, Georgia

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bethlehem, Georgia

Christmas is a perfect time to drop a list about Georgia's own little town of Bethlehem. Located in Barrow County, the town of about 700 people only comes up in news stories and conversation when people talk about getting Christmas cards postmarked there. Here are five things you probably didn't know about Bethlehem, Georgia. It is actually named after a churchThe city isn't directly named after the Biblical city of Bethlehem. The city gets its name from Barrow County's oldest church, Bethlehem Methodist. The church was established in the 1790s and was central to the community. A gospel songwriter chose…
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About The City of Savannah

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The City of Savannah

Savannah holds the distinction of being Georgia's first city and was founded at the same time the colony of Georgia was founded by James Edward Oglethorpe. You probably know it is a historic city and that it has a culture unique to the rest of the state, but here are five facts about Georgia's oldest city that you probably didn't know. The Port of Savannah is big businessWhen we talk about commerce in Georgia, we usually talk about Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and the city of Atlanta, but The Port of Savannah is also a huge economic driver in the state.…
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These Georgia landmarks are at risk of being lost forever

These Georgia landmarks are at risk of being lost forever

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2020 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state. Places in Peril is designed to raise awareness about Georgia’s significant historic, archaeological and cultural resources, including buildings, structures, districts, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes that are threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. “This is the Trust’s fifteenth annual Places in Peril list,” said Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of the Trust. “We hope the list will continue to bring preservation solutions to Georgia’s imperiled historic resources by highlighting ten representative sites.” Through Places in Peril, the…
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Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze is opening this weekend at a new location

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze is opening this weekend at a new location

Up the river and around the bend is where you will find all of Uncle Shuck’s Fall Fun, at their new location: 125 Bannister Rd, Dawsonville, a couple of minutes down the road, still in Dawson County. The corn maze opens Sept. 14.  To coincide with the move, this year's corn maze features events and activities that can be found in Dawson County. Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch was recently nominated in the 2019 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards. Activities this year include: 13-acre Corn MazeKiddie MazeTire MountainGem MiningWagon RidePerfect PumpkinsCorn CannonFall DecorationsGoat WalkJumping PadBonfires … and even…
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New book showcases Georgia’s abandoned places

New book showcases Georgia’s abandoned places

In Abandoned Georgia: Traveling the Backroads, photographer Leland Kent showcases fourteen abandoned locations from across the state. Whether it’s a small six-room school or a sprawling defunct religious community, they are all left for nature to take over after being discarded by humanity. Each chapter captures the beauty of these abandoned places through stunning imagery accompanied by a detailed narrative. Abandoned photography captures the beauty of urban ruins left behind. The author's goal is to give the viewer an exhilarating look at our past and inside these forgotten places. Each location has a story waiting to be told. Georgia is…
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Looking for a Spring getaway? Consider a lodge at one of Georgia’s state parks

Looking for a Spring getaway? Consider a lodge at one of Georgia’s state parks

Clocks are about to spring forward an hour and with daylight saving, comes more time to enjoy all that the State of Georgia has to offer.  In anticipation of daylight saving time, Coral Hospitality-GA, LLC today announced the debut of its first-ever “Seize the Day” package, giving those who book a stay beginning March 10 a late check-out and access to unforgettable outdoor activities at Georgia’s beautiful state parks. Inspiring guests to take advantage of the added daylight hours, the “Seize the Day” package is available at Amicalola State Park & Lodge, George T. Bagby State Park & Lodge, Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf…
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