Singer-songwriter Amy Ray’s voice is perhaps best known as half of the folk-rock duo Indigo Girls. Over the years, the Georgia resident also has released a few other albums—mostly punk—when she was not touring with her Indigo Girls partner, Emily Saliers. But her newest solo effort is a country record, her first foray into music she said is a little intimidating.
The rumble of Humvees and the buzz of choppers are already commonplace to the neighbors of Camp Merrill, an elite Army base in the rolling hills north of Dahlonega. Some worry they're about to become a lot more frequent if a north Georgia lawmaker's late legislative push succeeds.
In the February 2013 issue, Georgia Trend magazine highlighted eight “renaissance cities” around the state. Editor Susan Percy talks about what makes these communities – and their downtowns – stand out.
North Georgia has seen major population gains over the last decade. But parts of the region north of metro Atlanta have been playing catch-up with technology. The area's now in the middle of a big push to get plugged-in for the economic benefits.