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houses were hidden by woods; separated from the road by pastures or cotton fields. Even the houses sitting deceptively silent beside the highway concealed the fact that each one represented families and individuals who lived their lives on that spot, the occasional person tinkering in the yard, perhaps giving a laconic wave as you drove by. A large number of these oncelively stores are now closed, roofs falling in, walls creeping with kudzu or trees growing through the porches and floorboards inside, nature reclaiming its spot. Some have been replaced with convenience stores. Uncle Guy Bell’s store, as it looks today, was once a hub of activity in Fortsonia. COURTESY FRANK FORTSON With the passing of the old country store, small towns across the South have surrendered much of their inborn elegance and charm. Progress and modernization bring us many good things, but also take things away. The sense of community revolving around the old country store is one that is lost. Future generations will be lacking something by their absence. It was a blessing to have experienced this little slice of Southern culture. J. Keith Jones is the author of two books, including “In Due Time.” His book “The Boys of Diamond Hill” is the 2012 winner of the Gold Medal for History by the Military Writers Society of America. He is native of Elbert County and lives in North Carolina. Visit his website at www.jkjones-author.com. If you have a meaningful Georgia experience to share, see page 6 for submission information. November 2012 STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION (Required by 39 U.S.C. 3685) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Publication Title: GEMC GEORGIA Magazine Publication No.: 1061-5822 Date of Filing: Oct. 1, 2012 Issue Frequency: Monthly Number of Issues Published Annually: 12 Annual Subscription Price: $9.95 Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication: P.O. Box 1707, 2100 East Exchange Place, Tucker (DeKalb County), Georgia 30085-1707 Complete Mailing Address of Headquarters or General Business Office of Publisher: P.O. Box 1707, 2100 East Exchange Place, Tucker (DeKalb County), Georgia 30085-1707 Names and addresses of publisher and editor: Publisher: Georgia Electric Membership Corp.; Editor: Ann Orowski, P.O. Box 1707, 2100 East Exchange Place, Tucker (DeKalb County), Georgia 30085-1707 Owner: Georgia Electric Membership Corp. (nonprofit), P.O. Box 1707, 2100 East Exchange Place, Tucker (DeKalb County), Georgia 30085-1707 Known bondholders, mortgagees and other security holders owning or holding 1 percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages or other securities: None The purpose, function and nonprofit status of the organization and the exempt status for federal income tax purposes has not changed during the past 12 months Publication Name: GEMC GEORGIA Magazine 14. Issue Date for Circulation Data Below: November 2011-October 2012 15. Extent and Nature of Circulation: Average No. Actual No. of Copies Each of Copies of Issue During Single Issue Preceding 12 Published Months Nearest to Filing Date a. Total No. Copies (Net Press Run) .......... 511,473...... 398,117 b. Paid and/or Requested Circulation 1. Mailed Outside-County Paid Subscriptions stated on PS Form 3541................. 503,954...... 391,218 2. Mail In-County Paid Subscriptions stated on PS Form 3541 ................................. none............. none 3. Paid Distribution Outside the Mails Including Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors, Counter Sales and Other Paid Distribution Outside USPS ........................ none............. none 4. Paid Distribution by Other Classes of Mail Through the USPS ........................... none............. none c. Total Paid Distribution........................... 503,954...... 391,218 d. Free or Nominal Rate Distribution (By Mail and Outside the Mail).................. 7,519.......... 6,899 e. Total Free or Nominal Rate Distribution ....... 7,519.......... 6,899 f. Total Distribution.................................. 511,473...... 398,117 g. Copies Not Distributed ................................ none............. none h. Total (Sum of 15f and g) ..................... 511,473...... 398,117 i. Percent Paid and/or Requested Circulation ..98.5%.......... 98.3% 35 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. More online at www.georgiamagazine.org http://www.rhinoshieldga.com http://www.rhinoshieldga.com http://www.jkjones-author.com http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - November 2012

Georgia Magazine - November 2012
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Liberty Notes
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Festival Guide
Currents
Homes for the Holidays
Flip-Flops and Caviar: Winning Georgia Products
More Great Georgia Products
Around Georgia
Lodging and Dining on the North Georgia Art Ramble
My Georgia
Statement of Ownership
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Snapshot
More Snapshot Submissions
Second Helping: More Holiday Side Dishes
Plant of the Month
November Online Trivia Contest

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