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Road Trip: West Georgia

A largely rural expanse extending from the peaks of the Pine Mountain Range to the farmlands of Plains, west Georgia is known for its pine forests, pecan groves, and peanut fields. It’s also linked to two American presidents with deep ties to this land. The personal histories of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter are central to the story of the region, so much so that the area is known as Presidential Pathways.

New to metro Atlanta, Rocket Fizz is a candy paradise

Aside from how colorful the store is, what is most exciting is the element of discovery and delight in finding lost treasures. Are you looking for that hard-to-find candy from your childhood? Rocket Fizz stocks loads of treats and surprises from yesteryear.

Book Tour: Georgia

Visit the stomping grounds of Margaret Mitchell, Joel Chandler Harris, Alice Walker, and Flannery O’Connor.

Mike Boyce eyes upset in upcoming Cobb chair runoff

Five months after his campaign began, Boyce shocked political observers as the top vote-getter in the May Republican primary—coming within 400 votes of winning the seat outright.

Seventh-inning stretch: Cobb Chairman Tim Lee is battling to keep his job

By all rights, Tim Lee should be a shoo-in for reelection as Cobb County chairman. But in May, he came within 400 votes of losing his position outright to a no-name challenger.

Atlanta Must Reads for the Week: Future, Perdue’s happier chickens, and an escaped Georgia convict

The best stories each week about Atlanta, from Atlanta-based writers, and beyond.
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Listeria concerns trigger nationwide recall over frozen vegetables, sunflower seeds, and more

Retailers are actively pulling products from store shelves, and consumers are advised to cross-check any recent purchases with the full list.
Deal

Will Gov. Nathan Deal become a lame duck due to his vetoes?

“[Past] governors have taken an aggressive approach during the legislative session, shaping bills into something they’re willing to accept. This was surprising.”

Mama and the Host of Golden Daffodils

Woodlands, as we called Barnsley, had long been wilderness, with its battered mansion and broken heart. I grew up on the legends.

Star Turn: There She Is

There has never been a Miss America quite like Betty Cantrell. For one thing, the twenty-one-year-old from Warner Robins, Georgia, is comfortable driving a full-size tractor.

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