Newcomer's Guide to Georgia
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Since the year 2000, over a million people have moved into the state of Georgia. The time seems right for a single source of essential information to aid these newcomers.
Newcomer's Guide to Georgia not only tells you about the taxes you'll have to pay, it tells you how to register your vehicles and how to obtain a license. It describes how the state government is set up and provides background about Georgia's colorful political history.
The book tells about the state's tourist attractions, historic sites, natural wonders, sports, mysteries, haunted places, and arts and food festivals. It also relates stories about Georgia's favorite sons such as R.E.M, Ray Charles, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and favorite daughters such as Margaret Mitchell, Flannery O'Connor, and Alice Walker.
Whether new to the state or a native, any Georgia resident will want the information in this one handy volume.
passed laws in 1847 making incorporation easier for textile companies than for other companies. By 1849, the number of textile mills more than doubled, from 14 to 35. The textile boom was under way. The mill owners began to employ new technology as they expanded. Mills were built at the falls on rivers and creeks to harness power for the machines. Other factories were steam powered. The coarse fabrics first produced in the mills were called “Georgia wool.” Later, the mills made a heavier fabric
Helen, the aforementioned Bavarian village, features a variety of things to do besides stuffing your face with fudge, funnel cakes, and sausages. Since the town is located on the Chattahoochee River, tubing and swimming are popular warm-weather events at Cool River Tubing, Helen Tubing, and Waterpark. In the fall, Helen hosts Oktoberfest, a celebration that includes substantial beer consumption. Nora’s Mill Granary, a restored, working mill on the Chattahoochee, is open for demonstrations and the
shop. Today, Stuckey’s has become a Southern roadside icon, boasting more than 200 stores in 19 states. Chick-fil-A Since Chick-fil-A has restaurants in 38 states, you’ve probably enjoyed one of its chicken sandwiches. Now that you’re in Georgia, you can see where it all began. Founder Truett Cathy started the business at the Dwarf Grill in Hapeville by developing a pressure-cooked, fried, boneless chicken breast sandwich. As the company grew, it expanded the menu to include grilled chicken
Religion.” Drummer Bill Berry left R.E.M. in 1995 after suffering a brain aneurysm onstage. Widespread Panic was formed in 1982 by University of Georgia students John Bell and Mike Houser. They later added bassist Dave Schools and began recording music that was a blend of jazz, Southern rock, and blues. In the late 1980s in Atlanta, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers formed a pop-rock duo called the Indigo Girls. After gaining national prominence in 1989 with their self-titled album, “Indigo Girls,”
here. He is the author of Crackers: This Whole Many-Angled Thing of Jimmy, More Carters, Ominous Little Animals, Sad-Singing Women, My Daddy and Me (1980) and a memoir, Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story (1998). Blount is also a national magazine columnist and a regular guest on the radio show A Prairie Home Companion. David Bottoms (1949–): The current poet laureate of Georgia, Bottoms is a writer whose works often deal with death, nature, and religion in the South. Born in Canton, Bottoms