HAY! That Looks Like ME!!!! – I’m A Scarecrow!

Today I had an “Out Of Body Experience”. Well… not really, but sort of. There “I” was, laid out on the table getting stuffed! Actually it was my pants and shirt and suspenders, shoes and hat being brought to life at the hands of Penny and Daniel of Mountain Ridge Garden Shop in Ellijay.  I […]


We Brought “The Safe” to Jilly’s Pub

We Brought “The Safe” to Jilly’s Pub and we had a ball! Mike Bean and “the Bear” were there… the crowd was big and having a great time. Thia and I had some great chicken wings and a Patty Melt that was Mmmmmm Mmmmm good! Lot’s of people tried but to open the safe and win the […]


A “Soft Opening” for the Back Porch Bistro

  And so it begins, another day to mark down on the calendar of restaurant history. Months in the making, the Back Porch Bistro was born today. Michael opened it quietly today to give it a test ride. Success! I had the Gyro, it was really good. Everybody there told me they loved the food […]

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Poole’s BBQ Celebrates 25 years in business!

Congratulations to the Poole Family. 25 years in business is a VERY BIG Deal, so is poole’s BBQ sandwiches at 25 year-old prices! Now THAT’s a reason to celebrate… and eat!~ Folks lined up for World famous Poole’s BBQ sandwiches at 1989 prices!


A Trip To The Gilmer Cannery – (Photos – Story Coming)

Here’s the photos, a ton of them and out of order … the story  and straightened out timeline of pics will be coming soon!     Griz working hard on the tomatoes we got from PawPaw’s Produce. Mike Bushey keeps everything rolling along…. Putting them in the jars! This is what I look like early […]


Gilmer County Fair

Gilmer County Fair


Was It Christmas In July? A HUGE Tonka Truck!

Was It Christmas In July? Look what James Sturgeon got A HUGE Tonka Truck! James does things in a big way, I thought this was so cool I just had to take some pictures and share it with you. It IS after all a rare breed. Only 500 F150 Tonka Trucks were produced by Ford. […]


VW ‘s Roll on in to Jasper!

Photos by Charles & Jennie Stackpole Charles tells me about his latest assignment, the Jasper VW show- “Well this was an adventure.  You may have heard the skies opened up about the the time the show was due to start.  Then we got more than two inches in just a couple of hours.  Well we […]

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The Balloon Lady – Nancy Fangles

CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE – READ TEXT BELOW Story by Thia Newman • Photos by Robb Newman or courtesy of Nancy Brown At one time in my life, many years ago, I worked as a clown who ran children’s birthday parties. I played games and twisted balloons for the kid’s entertainment. I made two balloon […]


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