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Author Tony Rehagen

  • Tony Rehagen

    Senior Editor

    Prior to joining Atlanta in August 2011, Rehagen was a staff writer and senior editor at Indianapolis Monthly. He has been a finalist for City and Regional Magazine Association Writer of the Year in each of the past four years. His April 2012 feature “The Last Trawlers” was included in the anthology, Next Wave: America's New Generation of Great Literary Journalists. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a Missouri native.

 

This Land Is My Land

In the high country of North Georgia, an old bootlegger and a gun merchant feuded for years over a quarter-mile property line. It ended in the worst possible way.

Just before 10 a.m. on September 7, 2009, residents of Mill Creek heard gunshots. Some heard one shot; others as many as three. At the time it did not seem important. Read More

Derivation of Dirty South

What is the origin of the term?

“What chu know about the Dirty South?” Aside from being a track and infectious refrain on Goodie Mob’s 1995 debut "Soul Food," the term has devolved in spelling (Durty Souf?) and evolved wildly in connotation. Read More