Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia Farm Gifted to Georgia College

ATLANTA (AP) — The final home of Flannery O’Connor is under new management but officials at the Georgia university taking over the middle Georgia dairy farm known as Andalusia plan to keep the property open for public visits. O’Connor, a Savannah native, spent the last 13 years of her life…

Stockbridge Seeks New Identity with Professional Help

Stockbridge stakeholders recently helped the city take a step toward a new image in the New Year. “The city of Stockbridge is currently working with Rhyme and Reason Design, an Atlanta-based marketing company, on a large-scale community brand identity project,” Stockbridge Main Street Program Manager Kira D. Harris-Braggs said in…

Lee Co. Public Housing Gets Upgrades After Failing Inspection

(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB) Albany Housing Authority Executive Director Roman Velasquez (Source: WALB) ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Lee County Housing Authority members made needed upgrades to its public housing after recently failing an inspection. The authority scored below 60 with the Real Estate Assessment Center due to poor upkeep of…

Finding Affordable Georgia Housing

While certain parts of Georgia are expensive to live in, there is a lot of affordable Georgia housing out there. Whether you’re interested in renting or buying, you should be able to find an appealing place to live that doesn’t break your budget. Here are a few tips that will…

Stockbridge Waves Farewell as ‘Franco’s’ Brothers Call It a Day

Franco, Pino & Nino. Picture: Contributed A CORNER of Stockbridge has ushered in the end of an era as the community said a fond farewell to brothers Ernesto (Nino) and Franco Alonzi of Franco’s Fish & Chips after 46 years. Susannah of Stockbridge Local met up with the brothers for…

The Note: Dems Bruised by Big-Money Georgia Loss

WHAT TO KNOW TODAY Democrats get a run (but nothing more) for their money: Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Georgia special election, earning her a coveted House seat and earning Democrats bitter disappointment. Republican Ralph Norman also defended a GOP district in the less competitive South…

Georgia Chamber President: Hall Has Prosperity, but Also Serious Poverty

Georgia Chamber of Commerce President Chris Clark speaks at a Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce breakfast Wednesday morning. Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s president told a Gainesville audience Wednesday morning….

On a Georgia Island, a Lot of Good Food and Plenty of Nothing

This week’s U.S. Islands special package celebrates the charming, often dreamy life to be found off American coasts and within its lakes. Below, Kim Severson writes about Cumberland Island, Ga., full of charm but not easy to get to. Padre Island, in Texas, offers soft sand and seclusion. The islands…