Civil War Forts: Fort McAllister Besieged

Civil War Forts: Fort McAllister Besieged

By Jim Miles Fort McAllister was the southernmost defense of Savannah, built to protect a back route through the Ogeechee River. It also marked a new age in fortifications. The

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Weird Georgia: Anjette Lyles, Part 2: Mother on Trial

Weird Georgia: Anjette Lyles, Part 2: Mother on Trial

Happy Weird Georgia Mother's Day!, Part 2 Citizens of Macon now openly spoke of Anjette as a serial killer. Told of the rumors, Anjette revealed that Marcia and Carla had been

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Weird Georgia: Anjette Lyles, Part 1: The Mother Murders

Weird Georgia: Anjette Lyles, Part 1: The Mother Murders

Happy Weird Georgia Mother's Day! Anjette Donavan was the typical girl next door when she married Benjamin Franklin Lyles in October 1947. They had a nice apartment on Poplar

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Tours in Georgia: Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center

Tours in Georgia: Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center

If you're traveling anywhere near the mountains of northeast Georgia, plan a visit to Mountain City and take a walk through the past at the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, a

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Weirdness in Georgia: King Peanuts

Weirdness in Georgia: King Peanuts

Various states across the country claim to exhibit the world's largest nut, but Georgia is the peanut state and definitely has the biggest ones. The nut in Ashburn, ten feet in

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Weird Georgia Ghosts of Fort Pulaski

Weird Georgia Ghosts of Fort Pulaski

By JIM MILES Fort Pulaski ensured a battle during the Civil War, and men died here both during the war and in peacetime. It should be no surprise to discover that it is haunted by

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CSS Savannah

CSS Savannah

The CSS Savannah was the third ironclad to be constructed in Savannah (see my earlier blogs, Raise the CSS Georgia! and CSS Atlanta. The Savannah, begun in 1862 and completed in

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Restaurants in Georgia: LaGrange Restaurants

Restaurants in Georgia: LaGrange Restaurants

Brown' Guides is searching for the top LaGrange, Georgia restaurants. We've got 23 listed so far and are Twittering, emailing contacts, and viewing websites to find others. Among

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Savannah’s Confederate Submarine

Savannah’s Confederate Submarine

I have always been proud of the first successful submarine, the CSS Hunley, because it was manufactured in the city of my birth, Mobile, Alabama. That vessel was shipped via

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