Here’s how to spend a fun day in McDonough, Georgia!
How to spend a day in McDonough, Georgia! #StealMyItinerary 📍Get a massage or spa service at @spabythesquare 📍Enjoy brunch @milkandhoneymcdonough! Try the frenchie + add a lobster tail, buffalo dip with shrimp & salmon, & the shrimp and grits with fried catfish added. 📍Explore Downtown & stop by @storyonthesquare for some new books and a drink! 📍Swing by @scoopsmcdonough to satisfy your sweet tooth. 📍Try some healthy eats from @smoothngroove 📍Enjoy a fun night @purzenbar
This spot in McDonough has amazing smoothies and healthy food options!
Nothing better than finding food that’s healthy but also tastes oh so good! We have no excuses now friends!! Make sure y’all add @smoothngroove to your list 🙌🏾 Additional details: - They’re located right on the square in Mcdonough - Hours: Open daily!
Here’s a must try wine & mimosa bar in McDonough, Georgia!
I don’t fall in love with many places I visit but this one, yeah. Y’all definitely gotta go check them out! Additional details: - It’s black owned! - Parking is free - DJ comes on Wednesday & Fridays - Friday is ladies night ($5 wine) - $2 tequila specials on Tuesdays - Only place around with Grit Cakes! - Brunch on Saturday & Sundays - Hours: Monday: Closed, Tues-Saturday: 11am-12am, Sunday: 11am-10pm
Lamar County VFW Commander arrested for embezzling $35k
According to officials with the GBI, a Lamar County VFW Commander has been charged with theft by taking after allegedly transferring over $35,000 the post’s funds into his personal account.
"Grieving Griffin: 4yo Dies from Gunshot Wounds".
Griffin, GA: Following a tragic incident, two individuals have been charged after a four-year-old child lost their life due to gunshot wounds. The incident has shocked and saddened the community.
Kerry Lewis: Aiming for the White House in 2028.
Griffin-Spalding County's very own former resident, Mr. Kerry Lewis, is setting his sights on the White House in the upcoming 2028 election. With a passion for public service and a proven track record of leadership, Lewis aims to bring his unique perspective and experience to the highest office in the nation.
Covington, GA: A Movie Buff's Paradise
Hey there, fellow movie buffs! Covington, Georgia is a treasure trove for film enthusiasts like you and me. This charming town has served as the backdrop for numerous iconic movies and TV shows, including The Vampire Diaries, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Remember the Titans. So, grab your popcorn and get ready for an adventure!
Pyramidal Cottage, Griffin
I’ve always documented Georgia’s finest homes alongside its more common dwellings, and this is a great example of the latter. I maintain that the living spaces of the working classes are more important in a broader historical sense than the “grand old ladies” that have always gotten the most coverage from historians and photographers, because […]
Folk Victorian House, Griffin
The recent photographs I’ve shared from Griffin were made in 2017. I’ve recently recovered them after thinking they were lost. Griffin is growing but still feels like a small town to me, at least in its historic core neighborhoods. Many of its homes have been converted for various commercial uses. I’ve identified this house as […]
Spalding County Courthouse, 1984, Griffin
This is the third permanent courthouse to serve Spalding County, built to replace A. Ten Eyck Brown‘s 1911 courthouse, which was lost to fire in 1981. The firm of Baulding & Spandro were the architects. It’s one of the most visible structures in downtown Griffin today, and at least it has a clock. I’m not […]
Sacred Heart Church, 1910, Griffin
It took some detective work, but I finally identified this old church. A recent sign indicated it was the New Life United Holy Church, but I knew it was an older church. The mission-inspired belfry led me to believe it was a Catholic church, and it turns out it was Sacred Heart Church. Their parish […]
Old Spalding County Courthouse + Old Spalding County Jail, 1860, Griffin
The old Spalding County Courthouse is a rare example of the early use of the Italianate Style in public buildings in Georgia and is one of just a few surviving antebellum courthouses in the state. Spalding County was created in 1854 and this was its first official courthouse. It was the work of David Demarest […]
Shingle Style House, 1898, Barnesville
This grand Shingle Style Victorian is one of the highlights of the historic residential section of Barnesville and an exemplar of the form. The style is relatively uncommon in Georgia and is usually found in larger urban settings. Often called cottages, most houses of this type were built between 1876-1910. If you’ve visited Jekyll Island, […]
Craftsman Cottage, 1923, Barnesville
This superb Craftsman cottage is made even more interesting with its Ludowici Tile roof and shingle siding. It’s a two-story version of the more common single-story bungalow that is synonymous with the Craftsman style. There are some great homes in Barnesville’s historic residential area but I haven’t had much luck identifying any of them. Nonetheless, […]
Morocco Swing, Circa 1863, Barnesville
The name of this Victorian home, Morocco Swing, is a bit of a mystery to me, but the best kind of mystery. The house doesn’t appear to have any Moroccan elements, but apparently it has meaning. It’s a nice example of a plain style Victorian, and it dates to circa 1863. This means construction of […]
BK Lobster McDonough: A Culinary Haven of Lobster Delights in the Heart of McDonough, Georgia
McDonough, GA - November 26, 2023 - BK Lobster McDonough, the new epicenter of exquisite lobster creations, invites gastronomes to embark on a journey through the vibrant flavors of McDonough, Georgia. Conveniently located at 99 Hwy 81 Suite 105, McDonough, GA 30253, this culinary hotspot promises an unparalleled lobster experience that will tantalize taste buds and leave patrons craving for more. Visit Order Now to explore the menu and indulge in the lobster extravaganza from the comfort of your home.
Fayetteville Man Arrested After Manhunt for Suspected Peeping Tom Activities
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. – Jeremy Quintez Pullins, a 37-year-old Fayetteville resident, was arrested on Monday following a manhunt. Pullins is suspected of being a peeping Tom and is facing charges for obstruction of law enforcement officers, loitering, and providing a false name and date of birth.
Benjamin Gachet House, 1828
LaFayette didn't visit, but it's still a gem... This is among the most important surviving early Plantation Plain houses in Georgia. For many years it was suggested that LaFayette visited the house in 1825, an anecdote perpetuated by the D.A.R. and Georgia Historical markers but now proven to be apocryphal. The myth was so revered that the local D. A. R. chapter even named themselves the Lamar-Lafayette Chapter. The area, still located in Pike County at the time, had only recently been opened by land lotteries. Benjamin Gachet (born in 1790, in France), bought property in this area in 1825 and subsequently acquired adjoining lots and built this house sometime in 1828. A small number of enslaved people were integral to this endeavor. Benjamin died in 1829 and his widow, Caroline Matilda Stubbs Gachet, lived in this house for another 20 years. She began selling off the land to her son-in-law, Benjamin M. Milner. Benjamin and Margaret Gachet Milner’s youngest son, J. S. Milner, lived in the house as late as the 1930s. In 1954 Dudley Cannafax, whose sister had married a Milner, purchased the house. Cannafax enlisted Atlanta architect (also Cannafax’s son-in-law) to restore the house. They rebuilt the detached kitchen, which had been lost since 1938. Upon the death of Mrs. Dudley Cannafax, the estate offered the house to the local D.A.R. Chapter, but they were unable to afford its upkeep and it was subsequently rented for many years. In 1987, it was purchased by the Geiger family, owners of the Barnesville Herald-Gazette. They have further restored the house under the direction of Atlanta architect W. Lane Greene. It's on the National Register of Historic Places.
Griffin High School: Supporting Students in Grief
Griffin High School has taken swift action to support students in the wake of a devastating tragedy. After the unfortunate death of a student on Saturday, the school has swiftly rallied to provide much-needed grief counselors on campus. Recognizing the profound impact this loss has on students, the school administration is committed to ensuring that support is readily available to those in need.