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1970s: A new format
In 1976, the publication makes
the leap from tabloid to
magazine format and adds
pages, averaging 32 pages per
issue. New editorial content
includes monthly columns like
"Searching Your Family Tree"
and "Eating Out in Georgia."
Circulation averages more than
200,000 copies each month.

1980s: New content and color
RURAL Georgia embraces
traditional magazine
production standards by
moving from newsprint to
coated enamel paper. Content
is upgraded with the advent
of popular columns such as
"Country Cookin'" and "Joy of
Gardening." Feature stories
about people, places and
events emerge. Color begins
to appear throughout the
magazine.

1990s: A new name!
In March 1990, RURAL Georgia changes its name to GEMC GEORGIA Magazine, reflecting the
evolution of the publication's circulation, which is now as much suburban as rural in nature.
In 1995, the magazine undergoes a redesign, resulting in a new logo, more human-interest and
destination-oriented features, and four-color use throughout its pages. In the late 1990s the
magazine introduces its website, georgiamagazine.org, and circulation averages 280,000
copies a month.

2000s: A decade of growth
The new millennium brings new content. In the early 2000s, "Georgia News" and "My Georgia" are
added to the editorial lineup, along with even more coverage of people and destinations around
the state. In support of the EMCs' most prominent youth-outreach program, the Washington Youth
Tour, the magazine offers an annual package of customized covers and content to subscribing
EMCs. A new online presence debuts in 2009 when a digital flip-book version of the magazine is
introduced. At the close of the decade, the print edition's circulation averages more than
525,000 copies a month, and readership is estimated at more than 1 million.

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2010s: Another new look

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Sephardic recipes
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DECEMBER 2018

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Bucket-list
destinations

In 2018, Georgia Magazine's
staff implements a redesign
of the publication's logo and
'Crazy Good
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New departments include
"Hometown Hero" and
"Curious Georgia." Today, 32 of the state's 41 EMCs
mail the magazine to all their members on a regular basis.
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While a few dramatic changes have accompanied the
magazine's 75-year history, much remains the same.
The most notable mainstay, according to Editor Laurel
George, is the magazine's dedication to telling the story of Georgia's EMCs and their mission to provide safe and reliable electricity to the state's rural and suburban residents while contributing
to the economic development of the communities they serve.
"As we move into the next 75 years, Georgia Magazine will
continue to report news of the people, places and events that
make our state a great place to live, work and play," George says.
Jackie Kennedy is a freelance writer from LaGrange.
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