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July 23, 1988
John Smoltz was a major part of the Atlanta Braves championship teams of the 1990s. Smoltz was born in Michigan in 1967. His favorite team, the...
April 11, 1990
When it comes to Vidalias, no one ever says “hold the onions.” Looking for a new cash crop during the Great Depression, Mose Coleman of Toombs County...
May 27, 1991
He combined the two great loves of his life into a comic strip that taught an entire generation about the great outdoors. Ed Dodd was born in...
November 29, 1991
An African-American with a best-selling novel -- a book that was turned into a movie --- that was unheard of in the America of the late 1940s. Yet...
January 23, 1993
“Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” one of the most famous gospel songs ever written, was inspired by the personal tragedy of its author. Thomas Dorsey...
June 29, 1993
This could be your lucky day and not just because you’re reading this. In Georgia, lotteries have been around since the 18th century. Indian lands...
September 17, 1994
Macon usually gets top billing when it comes to Georgia's musical heritage, but Columbus has a trump card – “Ma” Rainey, the “Mother of the Blues,”...
April 7, 1995
Georgia is called the Peach State, but the fruit has been part of our history long before there was a Georgia. Franciscan monks introduced peaches to...
October 28, 1995
Ted Turner called them “America’s Team,” but for most of their time in Atlanta they were lovable losers. The Braves played their first Atlanta season...
June 25, 1997
If Atlanta loses one more hockey team, it will be a hat trick. Hockey and the Deep South have always been something of a forced marriage. The Flames...
January 25, 1999
The arts, he said, are not the privilege of the few, but the necessity of us all. Robert Shaw put the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - and Chorus - on...
April 24, 1999
The largest state sports hall of fame in the country is here in Georgia. The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame began in 1956, when the Georgia Athletic...
October 22, 2001
Howard Finster saw things; he literally had visions. They inspired him to create a universe of unusual paintings, sculptures, and drawings. A self-...
February 2, 2002
From DIY to the NFL, Arthur Blank has scored big. Born in Flushing, New York In 1942, he went to work for his father’s small pharmaceutical company....
April 3, 2004
His basketball skills were so great that he was called the "human highlight film." Dominique Wilkins was born in 1960 in France, where his father was...