Northeast

White County: Tasting Success

A shuttle bus winds around the corner, quietly crunching the gravel driveway at The Cottage Vineyard and Winery in Cleveland. It’s nearly 1 p.m. on a Friday, and the six-person group with VIP Southern Wine Tours marks the informal start…

Athens | Clarke County: Creative Culture

A stream of melted chocolate flows from a spigot into a stainless steel container at Chef Peter Dale’s chocolate shop in Athens’ Five Points neighborhood, near the University of Georgia campus. The sweet, rich smell is intense in the cafe…

Elbert County: Solid Focus

For as long as anyone can remember, granite has been the foundation of Elbert County’s economic success. Drive around this rural northeast Georgia region and you’ll soon come upon deep pits cut into the earth. At one such quarry just…

Gainesville | Hall County: Ready To Roar

One of the newer residents of Gainesville lounges quietly near the intersection of Academy and Green streets. Her name is Lucile. She weighs 2,200 pounds, is 14 feet long and nearly 8 feet high. Believed to be the world’s largest…