Georgia Magazine - November 2012 - (Page 8)

COMPILED BY JENNIFER J. HEWETT Georgia glimpses • Cancer care. The new 226,000-squarefoot, fully digital Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) hospital opened recently at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan. Providing cancer care using a “whole patient” approach, the hospital focuses on patients with complex and advanced-stage cancer. Visit eastern for details. • Conservation award. Zoo Atlanta recently won a 2012 Association of Zoos and Aquariums International Conservation Award for its efforts toward giant panda habitat preservation, species restoration and support of biodiversity in the wild. For more on Zoo Atlanta’s education programs and special events, call (404) 624-9453 or visit • Helping nonprofits. Columbus-based nonprofit, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, was one of five organizations voted by fans on Facebook to receive free marketing services as part of a national 24-hour marketing blitz known as CreatAthon. Contest winners get help with strategic planning, brand development, copywriting and design for their print, website, advertising and social media campaigns as part of CreatAthon. For more on the symphony, visit columbus • Barbecue champs! Atlanta-based chef Todd Mussman, of restaurant Local Three, and his team of Jay Swift, chef at 4th and Swift in Atlanta; chef Nick Melvin; and farmer Tommy Searcy, of Gum Creek Farms in Roopville, won the Cochon Heritage BBQ competition Sept. 2 in Memphis. Creating a menu from a whole hog, plus two side dishes, the team took first-place, all-around barbecue plate honors. 8 The Smithsonian Institution’s New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music has made its way to Moultrie, a region full of music stories. Boudleaux Bryant, on the fiddle, performs with Gene The Colquitt County Arts Cen- Mills and the Twilight Playboys in Moultrie circa 1949. ter is hosting the exhibit Moultrie native Lisa Love has through Dec. 1. The two-year, statewide tour of this exhibit is sponsored prepared a special local exhibit, by the Georgia Humanities Council. Moultrie Music and Memories, to pay The Arts Center is developing an ar- tribute to several local musicians who ray of programs to showcase its local went on to national prominence from the late ’30s through the ’60s. One of music heritage. Moultrie has a rich tradition of the most famous is Boudleaux Bryant roots music, from sacred to bluegrass who, after playing with local favorites and country. The Mills Theater pro- for several years, moved to Nashville vided a venue for local musicians in with his wife, Felice. Together, the the mid-20th century, as did the nu- pair became one of the most successmerous “jook joints” along “Rat Row” ful songwriting duos ever, penning in Moultrie. The Swaggerwing Coun- hits including “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake try Jamboree in Moultrie still features Up Little Susie” and “Rocky Top.” The New Harmonies and Moulcountry and gospel music on Friday trie Music and Memories exhibits will nights, a tradition for 50 years. Many regionally and nationally be open Monday through Friday, 10 known country music performers a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Saturdays, and songwriters, including rockabilly 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more informalegend Curtis Gordon, guitarist Jim- tion, contact the Colquitt County Arts my Bryant, popular country musi- Center at (229) 985-1922, or visit their cians Gene Mills and the Twilight Facebook page at “New Harmonies” Playboys, country singer Stonewall of Moultrie/Colquitt County Georgia. —Ann McCleary, University of Jackson and singer James Melton West Georgia called Moultrie home. COURTESY OF ZOO ATLANTA Barn billboards return Some of Rock City’s famous “See Rock City” barn billboards are getting a facelift in celebration of the attraction’s 80th anniversary. One of these lucky buildings, repainted in March by Jim Byers, son of Rock City’s original barn painter Clark Byers, and Don Parris, his friend and business partner of 48 years, is a barn storage facility off U.S. Highway 27 near LaFayette. At one time, almost 900 painted barns urging people to visit Rock City—a 14-acre natural and scenic attraction atop Lookout Mountain— More online at COURTESY OF LISA LOVE New Harmonies continues dotted the Midwest and Southeast. Today, only a fraction remain. —Amanda Robinson GEORGIA MAGAZINE

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

Georgia Magazine - November 2012
Picture This?
Liberty Notes
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Festival Guide
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
More Snapshot Submissions
Second Helping: More Holiday Side Dishes
Plant of the Month
November Online Trivia Contest

Georgia Magazine - November 2012