2019 Spring Features

Claiming the Spotlight

Since the state of Georgia started issuing tax credits to film and productions companies in 2008, movie and TV filming has infiltrated the state in growing numbers.  In fact, from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018, 455 feature film and television productions were shot in Georgia.  Georgia-based feature films and television productions generated an economic impact of $9.5 billion from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. A good portion of those productions took place in Northeast Georgia, ranging from Covington and Conyers to Monroe and beyond. To keep reading, click here

What's Hot in 2019

So what's in? What's out? To help know what is hot and what is not, here are a smattering of trends and predictions that many say we will be seeing more of in 2019.

How do we know what to wear, buy or use to decorate our houses? What will last the test of time or what is just a passing fad? Only time will tell, but we checked with sources that provided some insight into what is trending. For the full article, click here.

Georgia's Master Artist - Jon Nix

Meet Jon Nix. Born and raised by a single mother on Georgia's rural and isolated Cumberland Island, he now lives in the middle of Atlanta's bustling Midtown.  Beginning with childhood, painting became his passion.  Moving from the memories of bucolic landscapes of the island, he soon developed an ability to incorporate the daily happenings in the urban environment of the South's renaissance city.  Prolific and totally unschooled in art, Nix does the same with large buildings, technology centers, traffic, lifestyles and the challenges and beauties of daily living as he once did with children playing along the island beaches of Cumberland. For the full story, click here

Making History with Shane Short

Named as the recipient of the Walton County Chamber's JL McGarity Award for 2018, Shane Short has much to be proud and grateful for regarding his role and successes as the executive director of the county's Economic Development Authority. 

Since 2014, Short has introduced Walton County to the world as a premier destination of thriving industry, exemplifying the qualities of his recent award.  Yielding leadership, initiative and determination, Short landed the largest investment deal ever made in Georgia.  As a result, his leadership has garnered praise through-out Walton County and its communities for his excellence in public service. For the full article, click here.