Georgia Tourism Industry Breaks Visitation Records

Explore Georgia, the state tourism office within the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), joined Governor Kemp and industry professionals from across the state today to recognize a record-breaking year in tourism at the annual Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day at the Georgia State Capitol. The annual event highlights the importance of the tourism, hospitality, and arts industries in the state. Georgia welcomed 111.7 million international and domestic visitors in 2018, who collectively spent $36.9 billion in communities ... [read more]

Atlanta Blaze Hosting ‘Star Wars Night’ on Aug. 24

The Atlanta Blaze, the city’s professional Major League Lacrosse (MLL) team, will be hosting fan-friendly events during its final two home regular season games. Fans are encouraged to show their Star Wars pride at the Saturday, Aug. 24 game versus the Chesapeake Bayhawks and the league’s leading scorer Lyle Thompson. Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite Star Wars t-shirts and outfit to the game, live characters will interact with the crowd, and throughout the game day will feature special music and announcements in support of the ... [read more]

Kids Eat Free at Pollo Tropical Tax Free Weekend

It's hard to believe that the summer break is almost over for the kids and they will be returning to school. If you're a resident of the great state of Georgia, then you know that this weekend is Tax Free Weekend and this is the best time to finish the rest of your school shopping without paying taxes on the items. One thing I know about shopping is that, it makes you really hungry and do it pretty fast. If you're familiar with Pollo Tropical, which I can say that I'm very familiar with them seeing I've eaten there a few times, they're here to ... [read more]

Outkast Dropped Their Debut Album 22 Years Ago Today

One of my all-time favorite groups and Atlanta’s own, Outkast dropped their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik twenty-two years ago today. Before the album dropped, I remember having the gold & purple CD that was their debut single, Player’s Ball when they were passing them out. When people talk about Outkast, I don’t think many realize how impactful their sound was when they dropped because Atlanta was known for the club or booty-shaking music with the likes of Kilo, Raheem the Dream, DJ Kizzy Rock and many others. Outkast ... [read more]

Why Is Georgia An Important State For The US Election?

There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about swing states and their importance for the Presidential election results. With that in mind, I wanted to take a look at why Georgia is getting so much attention at the current time. As you would expect, things are not as clear-cut as most people think. Living in the state means I have a better insight than most of the news readers on your TV. While I’m not going to back any particular candidate, I am going to highlight some facts that should help to explain the situation. Nobody knows who ... [read more]

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