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'The One True Barbecue'

A mustard-hued look at South Carolina’s contentious barbecue history. A book excerpt by Rien Fertel.
Dog-friendly beaches in Georgia

Dog-friendly beaches in Georgia

Hate to leave your furry companion behind while on vacation? You don’t have to at these popular beach getaways.
Options for dream kitchen are endless

Options for dream kitchen are endless

As any architect, builder or homeowner will say, the kitchen is the heart of the house. It’s where families and friends congregate not just for meals but often to socialize, do homework, pay bills and relax.
The art of the Southern porch party

The art of the Southern porch party

It’s a bit muggy and the air is kind of still. You don’t mind. You’re on the porch, slowly rocking on that wooden two-person swing.
Gigantic indoor water park coming to Georgia

Gigantic indoor water park coming to Georgia

A new attraction planned for LaGrange will give visitors something to howl about. Great Wolf Lodge, located at exit 13 off I-85, about 68 miles southwest of Atlanta, will include a 93,000-square-foot water park.
Best museum in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Best museum in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

People come from far and wide to visit Atlanta's collection of museums. Which local museum ranked the highest in this week's Best of Atlanta poll?
Two friends switch careers to follow passion for design

Two friends switch careers to follow passion for design

Roy Otwell and Doug Henderson met in Atlanta in 2000 and became fast friends. The design-minded duo later decided to change careers and start Switch Modern, Atlanta’s go-to source for contemporary home furnishings, lighting and table-top accessories.
Southern Made: Unusual Father’s Day finds

Southern Made: Unusual Father’s Day finds

Bowled over For more than 45 years, Jack Anderson created furniture, cabinets and custom houses. The self-taught Marietta woodworker now specializes in hand-carved large bowls from fallen trees.
Get away with a trip to Georgia's best gardens

Get away with a trip to Georgia's best gardens

Immersing yourself in nature doesn't have to take you far from Atlanta. These attractions and resorts combine breathtaking gardens with award-winning accommodations, restaurants and activities.
Enjoying the flavors of Mexico City

Enjoying the flavors of Mexico City

Demand for fried churros dusted in sugar and dipped into chocolate sauce begins at breakfast and continues all day at Mexico City’s historic El Moro churreria, open since 1935.
VOTING CLOSED: Best museum in Atlanta?

VOTING CLOSED: Best museum in Atlanta?

People come from far and wide to visit Atlanta's collection of museums. Help us find the best ones in town in our newest Best of Atlanta poll.

Clues you need could be at home

Genealogists spend their careers searching in courthouses, archives and now online, but sometimes records they need are right where they started, at home.
Creating a bonus room that you will love

Creating a bonus room that you will love

Bonus rooms don’t have to be the drop zone for old furniture. They can be functional and fashionable spaces, even despite the challenges of trying to do too many things in the room or odd angles and dimensions.
Your guide to 2016 Atlanta beer festivals

Your guide to 2016 Atlanta beer festivals

If you like beer and the great outdoors, this list will speak to you. There's an array of metro Atlanta's beer festivals going on this summer and fall.
Author revisits shooting that paralyzed Larry Flynt

Author revisits shooting that paralyzed Larry Flynt

On March 6, 1978, “Hustler” magazine publisher and professional provocateur Larry Flynt was shot and critically wounded on a street corner in Lawrenceville.
Best landmark in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Best landmark in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

As an Atlantan, you likely have your list of must-do's for out-of-town friends and family. Over 15,000 voices have chimed in for this week's Best of Atlanta poll, and our favorite landmark has been declared.

Google newspapers a great online source

There are a number of great newspaper sites on the Internet. Georgia papers are featured at the University of Georgia’s Digital Library of Georgia (dlg.
Southern Made: A nod to mod

Southern Made: A nod to mod

Retro mailbox When Greg Kelly couldn’t find a mailbox that complemented his midcentury-style home, he designed one.
VOTING CLOSED: What is the best landmark in Atlanta?

VOTING CLOSED: What is the best landmark in Atlanta?

As an Atlantan, you likely have your list of must-do's for out-of-town friends and family. This week's Best of Atlanta poll features your favorite landmarks that help define our city's identity.

Nearly $45K in updates to Cobb County home helps snag buyer

Nearly $45K in updates to Cobb County home helps snag buyer

Name: Bharti Desai The home: A four-bedroom, two-bath home built in 1989 Where: Marietta Why she sold Bharti Desai, a CPA, put her rental property in Marietta up for sale because because the market had turned in favor of sellers, she said.
Room for music and more in Midtown home

Room for music and more in Midtown home

Nicholas and Elliott Niespodziani didn’t just need room for themselves and their daughter, but an array of musicians and singers who frequent their Midtown home.
Tips for using rainwater and graywater in your homes, yards

Tips for using rainwater and graywater in your homes, yards

Environmental sustainability continues to remain popular in residential landscaping, as the American Society of Landscape Architects named harvesting rainwater and graywater as the top consumer trend for 2016.
The definition of a starter home has changed

The definition of a starter home has changed

At one time, the term “starter home” meant a modest house for a first-time buyer — a house with two or three bedrooms, maybe a garage, in an affordable area where a mortgage was cheaper than a rent payment.
Former Braves Tom Glavine to sign copies of “Inside Pitch” in June

Former Braves Tom Glavine to sign copies of “Inside Pitch” in June

Former Braves pitcher Tom Glavine gets to meet his “No. 1” fan in Decatur in June.Charles Robinson will be front and center when the Hall of Famer signs copies of his book “Inside Pitch: Playing and Broadcasting the Game I Love” at 7 p.
Warm Georgia climate ushers move to Cumming

Warm Georgia climate ushers move to Cumming

After decades of shoveling snow, a move south was on the horizon for a couple from Virginia. Jim and Sandy Schnarrs made numerous trips to states throughout the Sun Belt before they found a new home in the Atlanta suburb of Cumming.
Mediterranean resort in Vinings

Mediterranean resort in Vinings

Jeffrey Bulvin wanted a wine cave in his Vinings home. So his trips to Napa Valley inspired his plans to finish the basement with a 1,500-bottle wine cellar and bar with onyx.
Outdoor amenities expand living area

Outdoor amenities expand living area

Atlanta’s warm weather sets the stage for enjoying nature, and after a season indoors, we’re ready to get outside and soak it up.
Activity-filled Chateau Elan community attracts newcomers

Activity-filled Chateau Elan community attracts newcomers

Having a child can change a buyer’s priorities. Dustin and Trisha Roach considered what was missing from their neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri, when they moved to Georgia with their 3-year-old son, Tyler.
These movies were filmed in Georgia

These movies were filmed in Georgia

It’s become increasingly common to stumble upon a movie or TV set in recent years in metro Atlanta.
9 tips for saving money on a summer vacation

9 tips for saving money on a summer vacation

It’s getting to be that time of year when many families pack their bags and head to the mountains or the beach or a make a trip to see loved ones.
Custom features key to selling renovated home in Roswell

Custom features key to selling renovated home in Roswell

Name: Scott OakleyThe home: A four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath ranch home built in 1979Where: RoswellWhy he sold: Oakley, a corporate vice president of sales, wanted to move into the school district where his kids, Jake, 14, and Taylor, 12, attend middle school.
Weird Florida: Ditch the beach for unique destinations

Weird Florida: Ditch the beach for unique destinations

Florida may be known for its beaches and theme parks, but there are plenty of odd spots to visit away from the crowded sand that provide visitors with unforgettable experiences in the Sunshine State.
How to spend 48 hours in Helen with kids

How to spend 48 hours in Helen with kids

For most families in the South, visiting Helen is an annual event. After all, there's Oktoberfest and tubing and the delicious candy shops to enjoy, but what else is there?
Newlyweds see potential in Atlanta home

Newlyweds see potential in Atlanta home

Entrepreneurial couple Matt and Maria Granados didn’t expect to find a home as quickly as they did.They were only looking casually a few months before their February 2016 wedding.
Harper Lee still keeps literary world talking

Harper Lee still keeps literary world talking

A black man is charged with raping a white woman in a small Alabama town in the 1930s.A well-respected white lawyer from the area agrees to defend him, despite knowing it could prove an unpopular decision in that part of the segregated South.
Writer Mary Hood, on winning the Townsend Prize: ‘Don’t give up’

Writer Mary Hood, on winning the Townsend Prize: ‘Don’t give up’

Georgia writer Mary Hood, who won the Townsend Prize for Fiction last Thursday, said she was unprepared for the honor, not thinking her collection, “A Clear View of the Southern Sky,” would win, and was abashed at not having a pithy remark for the audience.
Mary Hood wins Townsend Prize for Fiction

Mary Hood wins Townsend Prize for Fiction

“I’m trying to scare people a little more,” said short story writer Mary Hood, as she arrived at the DeKalb History Center in the Old Courthouse Thursday evening.
Check out these tours and classes on Atlanta's Beltline

Check out these tours and classes on Atlanta's Beltline

Finding activities to participate in along Atlanta's Beltline is easier than ever. Though the Beltline offers plenty of options for those who want to grab a drink or a bite to eat, the 22-mile-long loop along Atlanta's restored historic rail line is perfect for those who want to increase their activity while spending more time outdoors.
2 Atlanta food writers win James Beard awards

2 Atlanta food writers win James Beard awards

Two Atlanta writers went home with big honors at the 2016 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards, held Tuesday in New York.
Best dog park in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Best dog park in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

The weather is ripe for a trip to the park with your furry friend. The only decision you have to make is which one to go to, as Atlanta is chock-full of prime puppy real estate.
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