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From his first day in Macon, Chris Smith has been plugged in. A photographer, he said he’s intrigued, not just by the images he makes, but by our growing and changing community. And if the stamps on his passport are any indication, he’s seen a few interesting communities. “Being here,

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IN HER OWN WORDS Our business evolved from something our son wanted to try.….In 2007 I had opened a pottery painting, cooking class and events business in Fort Valley. Our son Tom decided to move back home in 2009 and transition pecans that have been on our family farm for

Let’s talk about talking for a moment. I talk a lot about my hometown, about how proud I am of its growth, about how much I appreciate those who invest time into building it up. And although I mean what I say wholeheartedly, there is also another language in which

I want to apologize, first and foremost, for any unwelcome images of neon fanny-packs and island-print shirts that the word “tourist” might have spurred. That is not the type of tourism I wish to endorse. I would, however, like to take a moment and celebrate the infamous tourist. Tourists are

Flip-flops were a bad choice, I thought, as I followed Mark Twiggs, carefully inching down the steep berm to his camp on a sandy bank of the Ocmulgee River. My back to the river, I snapped a couple of photos of Mark’s camp and stumbled as I shifted my weight
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