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Author Candice Dyer

  • Candice Dyer

    Editorial Contributor

    Candice Dyer's work has also appeared in Men’s Journal, Paste, Garden & Gun, Georgia Music Magazine, Georgia Trend, Brightleaf: A Journal of Southern Writing, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and other publications. Her essay about the fiftieth anniversary of Waffle House was anthologized in Cornbread Nation 4: The Best of Southern Food Writing. She is the author of Street Singers, Soul Shakers, and Rebels with a Cause: Music from Macon, a look at the rollicking lives of Little Richard, Otis Redding, James Brown, the Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, Marshall Tucker, and other artists and music-makers with ties to Middle Georgia.

 

Five summer beach reads

Take a mental vacation with these five books by local authors

Honestly, beach reading is really more about a state of mind than the tangible location. Whether you’re actually sitting surfside or lounging near your condo pool or simply taking a long lunch break or passing time on MARTA, these titles from local authors promise an escape from workaday reality. Read more...

Bedbugs are no match for the beagles of Red Coat Services

John and Ashley Marratt employ the four-legged workers to detect the itchy pests

Bedbugs bite even if you sleep tight, but the pests now face an equally intractable, if cuter, foe: beagles. Read more...

Lauretta Hannon has a new-school take on the old-school advice column

The Powder Springs-based humorist gives her readers something to talk about

For that old-fashioned newspaper pulpit wedged between horoscope and wedding announcements, Lauretta Hannon makes a promise to readers of the Marietta Daily Journal: “Not your granny’s advice column.” Read more...

Will Atlanta ever enact a complete smoking ban?

Decatur, Albany, Savannah, Columbus, and Athens all have one. Why don't we?

In 2005 Georgia enacted a smoking ban for restaurants and pubs that serve or employ people under age eighteen. At the time, a bartender at Manuel’s Tavern announced, “Don’t worry, we’re not banning cigarettes; we’re banning kids!” Read more...

Romeo Cologne: Ready for show No. 1000 at the Clermont Lounge

"This will be a serious party."

Like other prophets before him, Romeo Cologne experienced a vision and then unearthed his sacred talismans from a lowly, unlikely place. Read more...