Georgia Magazine - October 2012 - (Page 4)

October 2012 CONTENTS D E PA R T M E N T S 5 VIEWPOINT Tomorrow—always a great day 6 MAILBOX 7 LIBERTY NOTES 7 PICTURE THIS? 8 GEORGIA NEWS Operation Sandbox; Leaf peepers; Georgia glimpses 10 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 14 CURRENTS Barbecue at its best; GTC helps protect rare native fish; Farmer of the year; Walter Harrison Scholarship winners 26 AROUND GEORGIA Ghosts of the Antebellum Trail 30 MY GEORGIA Another kind of Yankee 32 GEORGIA COOKS Georgia poultry rules the roost 38 SNAPSHOT Georgia’s harvest FROM THE EDITOR Pets bring smiles to our faces, love into our lives and companionship when we need it most. This month, we share some of the top photos you submitted of your favorite creatures in our 2012 Pet Photo Contest. Our staffers were amazed at the funny and touching stories you shared with us alongside photos of your pampered pooches, slithery snakes and feisty ferrets. Whether you mentioned a silly pet trick or described your pet’s loyalty, we couldn’t help but fall in love with your critters! You’ve probably already seen Candy, the sheltie on this month’s cover, but be sure to flip to page 16 for more contest winners and several great, honorable mention shots. Come along with us, too, this month, as we hit the road seeking out Southeastern festivals that celebrate anything from Georgia marble to homemade banana pudding. See our Festival Guide, page 9, Calendar, page 10, and “Adventures across the border,” page 21. On behalf of our staff and all our four-legged (and shell-covered, and finned) family members—Jill, Shaggy, Mocha, Pumpkin, Boots, Cookie, Hermit, Fish 1, Fish 2, Jake, Daisy, Newt, Samantha, Oliver, Tiggy, Lucy, Sammy, Frick, Frack, Hank, Hobbes, Bella, Josie, Roo, Elki, Mazie, Boudreaux and Chessie … Have a happy fall! Jennifer Hewett Managing Editor Vol. 68, No. 10 16 ON T H E C O VER : Julie Civitts, of Toccoa, submitted this cover-worthy, award-winning photo of her 5-year-old sheltie, Candy, a sweet and smart pup who loved chasing lizards and squirrels, posing for treats and playing ball. (Photo by Julie Civitts.) F E AT U R E S 16 Picture-perfect pets! Readers capture winning photos of their furry, finned and feathered friends. By Jennifer J. Hewett 21 Adventures across the border Enjoy fall and winter festivals in Alabama, Florida and Tennessee. By Jane F. Garvey web exclusive The “g” means more is online! web exclusive Click on the October 2012 cover, online at, for this month’s bonus content: 20-1—More pet photos 24A—Where to go in Alabama, Florida and Tennessee 28A—More ghosts of the Antebellum Trail 36A—Second helping: Poultry recipes 38A—More Snapshot submissions 38B—Liberty notes; Plant of the month 38C—Energy-efficiency tips 38D—October’s online trivia contest More online at GEORGIA MAGAZINE Official Publication of Georgia Electric Membership Corporation 4

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

Georgia Magazine - October 2012
Liberty Notes
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Picture-perfect pets!
Adventures across the border
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Cooks

Georgia Magazine - October 2012