Real Life in the Real South

South of the Gnat Line: Sharing Backroad Discoveries of the CSRA

Augusta is not only rich with tradition but also a large geographic region full of backroad eateries, shops, events and interesting wide spots in the road just waiting to be discovered and shared - from both sides of the River.  Put on your adventure hat and join SGL in this backroad journey.

 

If you know of a "tucked away" southern business or restaurant or an unusual backroads discovery, email me at southofthegnatline@gmail.com with all the usual details and I'll credit you with the tip.

 

Harriette Jacobs - SouthoftheGnatLine.com

 

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 03/07/13 - 03:50 pm
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Um, "tucked away" business or

Um, "tucked away" business or "backroads discovery"?
That would be the Augusta Chronicle.

soitgoes
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soitgoes 03/08/13 - 09:30 am
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Love the title of your

Love the title of your column!!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/08/13 - 05:42 pm
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I love that title, too. I

I love that title, too. I look forward to your stories.

Everyone who enjoys small town, south Georgia and South Carolina would love this book of photos. "The Land I'm Bound To" by Jack Leigh. Foreword by Pat Conroy.
http://www.amazon.com/Land-Im-Bound-Photographs/dp/0393049310

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jwynn9154 03/08/13 - 05:59 pm
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Jack Leigh's book on the

Jack Leigh's book on the Ogeechee River also most excellent. What a shame that he died young.

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Riverman1 03/09/13 - 09:56 am
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The people of the small town

The people of the small town and rural South are not the same Americans of the big city crowds. There is a genteel politeness and a no-TV realism about these people, black and white. They sit under the huge sycamore tree in Denmark, SC playing cards. At Wimberly’s farm where they kill hogs and grill all day, they lay down a couple of large pieces of plywood to dance on to the car radio. A guy with greased, slicked back hair, wearing a white shirt with rolled up sleeves, dances with a woman who is wearing socks, but no shoes. When it gets dark, they turn on the car and truck lights.

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Harriette 03/12/13 - 05:33 pm
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Thank you for all of your

Thank you for all of your comments and feedback. Keep them coming! I already have a number of precious back roads spots and events lined up for Spring 2013! Thank you, again!
HKJ

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