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The Life and Times of a New York Drag Queen Turned Pasaquan Saint

Whenever he needed supplies, Eddie Owens Martin would dress up in drag queen regalia, open the doors of his beat-up old station wagon, and call his cats. Dozens would emerge from every corner of the yard and hop in for the short ride to Buena Vista, Georgia. In town, the cats would scatter…

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PHOTO: Legacy Hall at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Columbus, GA

Click on title to view photo in large format: Not so many years ago, downtown Columbus, Georgia, was a decaying, dilapidated mill town, with little hope for renewal. Some thought it best to just tear it down and start over. But a group of visionary townsfolk thought otherwise. They banded together to raise…

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PHOTO: Kayaker at Chattahoochee RiverWalk in Columbus, Georgia

Click on title to view photo in large format: The 22-mile long Chattahoochee RiverWalk in Columbus, Georgia opened in 2013. In addition to providing walking and biking trails, it has used the power of two local dams to create a 2.5-mile kayak course, attracting world-class kayakers who use the facility to train. The…

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PHOTO: Wall of Fame at Grant’s Lounge in Macon, Georgia

Click on title to view photo in large format: The Wall of Fame at Grant’s Lounge in Macon, Georgia. It may look like a hole in the wall, but the photo gallery at Grant’s Lounge (sadly, closed since my visit) attested to the many greats that have performed there over the years. We…

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PHOTO: James Brown Statue in Augusta, Georgia

Click on title to view photo in large format: Deanna Thomas-Brown stepped up to the James Brown statue in Augusta, Georgia, and rested her head on its bronze shoulder. “Standing behind my father, rolling his hair, I learned everything I ever needed to know,” she said. It was just one of many fascinating…

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PHOTO: Pine Knoll Farms in Eastern Georgia

Click on title to view photo in large format: In the heart of Columbia County, Georgia, just a short drive from Augusta, lies Pine Knoll Farms. Though still a working farm with horses, pigs, goats, and chickens, the 100-acre site is today better known as the perfect venue for corporate events and weddings….

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