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Expansion & Optimism Ring True -- Elbert & Greene

The Northeast Georgia counties of Elbert and Greene have long played to their strengths.  These are areas plentiful with natural resources, scenic beauty and hardworking resourceful people, qualities now on display in both counties.   

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The Editor's Pen

This one, I've done before. Repetition, however, doesn't make it any easier. 

Around February, I felt this twinge on the bottom of my right foot, just enough to make me question whether moving was the right decision.  I can't remember when the light...

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Developing Georgia's Workforce; The Career Pipeline

As the Georgia economy heats up, businessess and industried of all kinds continuously seek trained workers to fill vacant jobs.  Workforce development has become a rallying cry for the state's education system from technical colleges to elementary...

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6th Annual Photo Contest WINNER

We received so many wonderful entries this year! We are positive your summer was spent traveling to some new and familiar places.  There's no doubt many special long-lasting memories were made.  Thank you to those who entered - for sharing those...

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The Editor's Pen ~ Judy Garrison

"Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that...

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Rollin' On Up - FOOD TRUCK HEAVEN

Cross pollinate backyard grilling, local mom and pop country cafes, soul food and esoteric ethnic with high-end restaurants, and you have a diverse assemblage of food trucks. With few rules, they have freedom to hunker down, cook and serve according...

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Home on the Range

Saddle up at Southern Cross Guest Ranch 

If you are a horse lover or are simply curious about them, you've come to the right place.  Southern Cross Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive vacation in an equestrian paradise. 

Dude ranches are popular...

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Over the Rainbow and Through the Woods ~ To the Story Shop we go...

A kids' wonderland of books and stories, downtown Monroe's The Story Shop brings children's literature to life with the Narnia Wardrobe, a Hobbit Hole and other three-dimensional adventures.  It's a one-of-a-kind paradise where youngsters find that...

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Unique & Boutique - Grayson

     In Grayson, they like to think of themselves as a unique boutique town set amidst a number of big-box cities. 

   This quaint town of 3,800 in southeast Gwinnett County has become a destination for those seeking the charms of small town life,...

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A county with it all ~ Oconee

Oconee County sits right next door to Athens-Clarke County, famously home of the University of Georgia. Throughout much of its history, the larger neighbor got most of the attention. That began to change when people, businesses, and even large...

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