Georgia Magazine - April 2012 - (Page 4)

April 2012 CONTENTS D E PA R T M E N T S 5 VIEWPOINT Layaway lessons learned 6 MAILBOX 7 LIBERTY NOTES 7 PICTURE THIS? 8 GEORGIA NEWS 10 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 13 FESTIVAL GUIDE 16 CURRENTS Severe Weather Awareness Week; GreyStone Power battles tornado; OPC, McClearen receive awards; A CEO who “Gets it”; Patriot Award recipient 28 AROUND GEORGIA Chasing the General 33 TRAVEL GUIDE 42 GEORGIA GARDENS Eat your (own) greens 44 GEORGIA COOKS Glorious grits! 50 SNAPSHOT Farm friends FROM THE EDITOR Cumming-born Zac Brown, lead man of the band by the same name, has a growing following, known as the “Zamily.” What that really means is “Zac’s family,” because his grounding is in his family and his roots. (He’s a happily married father of four daughters.) “Nothing out there is worth anything without being able to be home and be a husband and father,” says the singer. But Brown’s roots are extending. The band’s No. 1 album title, “You Get What You Give,” appears to be his mantra. A dedicated musician since youth, Brown focuses on more than just his music. His collection of companies, called Southern Ground, is adding to its list a summer camp for youth, Camp Southern Ground. Discover more about this young man in “Zamily ties,” page 18. Camp Southern Ground is also one of the beneficiaries of the Atlanta Steeplechase, a sporting event with traditions of its own. The 47th running of this horseracing event, April 14, is a festival of varied activities: dog races, fancy hat contests, camel rides and a 5K race. Read more in “Horses, hats and hospitality,” page 22. After you’ve read this issue, be sure to go online to our Web edition where more pages await you; then test yourself in our online trivia contest where you have a chance to win $25! Enjoy! Ann Orowski Editor Vol. 68, No. 4 18 ON T H E C O VER : Georgia native Zac Brown, front man for the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band, stays down to earth with Southern Ground, his Atlanta-based companies, which will soon include a summer camp for youth. (Photo by Donn Jones/CMA.) F E AT U R E S 18 22 30 4 ‘Zamily’ ties Zac Brown stands firm on Southern ground. By Jackie Kennedy Horses, hats and hospitality The Atlanta Steeplechase: It’s all about Southern tradition. By Jackie Kennedy Head for the border Discover a treasure trove of spring and summer activities in Alabama, Tennessee and Florida. By Jane F. Garvey web exclusive The “g” means more is online! web exclusive Click on the April 2012 cover, online at, for this month’s bonus content: Official Publication of Georgia Electric Membership Corporation 29A 29B 38A 43A 43B 48A 50A 50B More about the Great Locomotive Chase Energy-efficiency tips Great “border” destinations Spring planting guide; plant of the month April’s online trivia contest Second helping: grits & recipes Bonus Snapshot submissions Liberty notes; Constitution contest GEORGIA MAGAZINE More online at

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

Georgia Magazine - April 2012
Liberty Notes
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Festival Guide
‘Zamily’ ties
Horses, hats and hospitality
Around Georgia
Head for the border
Travel Guide
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks

Georgia Magazine - April 2012