• Entertainment

    Elvis and Lisa Marie Presley Sing Gospel Together

    The much anticipated revamped versions of Elvis Presley’s treasured gospel songs will release 8/10/18. However, the official video of the song “Where No One Stands Alone” in which his daughter Lisa duets with her father is out now. It features a haunting blend of photos and videos of Lisa with her Daddy, as well as footage of the recording session. It will put a lump in your throat. To many Elvis fans this compilation is a pleasant surprise given that Lisa, a former Scientologist, has decided to turn to sacred music. But considering the reports of her personal troubles maybe like the rest of her fellow Southerners who wander to…

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    SOLVED! Glamorous Family From Bygone Era Found!

    This mysterious family of a pleasant, bygone era briefly captivated the world when their photo slides were found in a Goodwill Store. Someone cared enough to take these photos documenting their lives, however nobody was looking for them. A bit sad, but perhaps remaining family members didn’t know they existed. Even so, the mystery is now solved and the photo slides are on their way home to Kansas. Unfortunately, we won’t know any further details as the family has decided to stay private. And doesn’t that classy approach fit perfectly with the images in those long lost slides? Sometimes, a mystery is more enjoyable when it stays that way. Read…

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    Elvis Week 2018 Line-Up Announced

    JULY 19, 2018 Events include an All-New Gospel Album listening party with Lisa Marie Presley, an unprecedented 10 concerts, the opening of the new Chapel In The Woods, and new exhibits at Elvis Presley’s Memphis Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee has announced that Elvis Week 2018 will feature more events and performances than ever. Newly announced guests and events include marking the 50th Anniversary of the “’68 Comeback Special” with director and producer of the special, Steve Binder.The recently announced gospel album from RCA/Legacy Recordings, “Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alone,” will be heard for the first time at Graceland during a special listening party hosted by Lisa Marie Presley on August 11,…

  • Food and Drink,  Recipe,  Trending

    Burnt Sugar Cake

    Most southerner’s grew up eating Sunday dinner at Grandma’s house. To us, food is the center of social occasions and should be prepared to satisfy the taste buds, give comfort and to make the most of what’s available.  This burnt sugar cake originates from the colonial days and was a favorite dessert used to bring those old-time Sunday dinners to a close. 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup boiling water 2 eggs, separated 1/2 cup butter softened 1 tsp. vanilla 2 1/4 all-purpose flour 3 tsps. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 cup milk Heat 1/2 cup of the sugar in heavy 8-inch skillet, stirring constantly until sugar is melted and…

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    Iron Skillet Cornbread Dressing

    WARNING: This is real southern comfort cooking. You may gain a pound or two. Most Southerner’s prefer cornbread dressing to stuffing any day of the week. Here is a simple recipe used in many southern kitchens. Baking in iron skillet will give it a slightly crunchy bottom and top, and a very moist center, making it perfect to eat plain or doused with turkey gravy.       Combine the following together in a large bowl. No mixer required, just a big spoon. 8 cups of crumbled cornbread (day old is best) 2 cups of crumbled biscuits (not canned!) 2 cans of cream of chicken soup 2 eggs 1 cup…

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    Bettie Page: The Sultry Siren of the Southland

    Long before Miley (bless her heart) Cyrus jiggled her bony butt in an attempt to catch the world’s attention, a woman had to have real curves in order to be considered or marketed as sexy. The original and most enigmatic of the pinup queens was Tennessee born Bettie Page. In her brief career during the 1950’s, she made such a large impact that an entire cult following endures even to this day. As for Bettie, the attention became too intense, prompting her to retreat into her own private world. After she stopped modeling, she lived the rest of her life working as a Christian missionary. Yes, depending on your own personal…

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    Lena Baker: The First and Only Woman Killed in Georgia’s Electric Chair

    Lena Baker was the first and only woman to be executed in Georgia’s electric chair. She was executed in 1945, after she was convicted of murdering a man who had imprisoned her. At the time of Baker’s execution, the Georgia prison system was under scrutiny for reform. In August 2005 Baker was pardoned posthumously by the state Board of Pardons and Paroles. The board acknowledged that the 1945 decision to deny Lena Baker clemency was “a grievous error” and that she could have been charged with the lesser crime of voluntary manslaughter, which would have prevented the sentence of capital punishment. What I done, I did in self-defense, or I…

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    Featured,  Georgia

    Draper James Jeans: Made in the American South!

    In the town of Blue Ridge, GA, workers used to proudly make Levi Jeans….that is until Levi’s started being made in China. Can you believe it? Levi’s made in China? Well, I guess if they can make our American flags, they might as well make what was once America’s favorite jeans for the working man (and women). However, recently, Blue Ridge workers started proudly making jeans for Draper James, the business venture of Tennessee native and actress Reese Witherspoon. In addition, country music songwriting legend Bill Anderson went to Blue Ridge to film a commercial at the plant for American made jeans. So, the next time you are shopping for…

  • Travel,  Uncategorized

    ONLY IN YOUR STATE: 19 Most Charming Southern Towns Everyone in the U.S. Should Visit

    Great list for anyone looking for the Southern experience! “The American south definitely has its charms. The weather is dreamy, the people are sunny, and the food is something out of a barbeque-style dream. Check out these incredibly charming southern towns and start planning your next vacation to the land of wisteria, sweet tea, and open-hearted hospitality.” http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/usa/charming-southern-towns-usa/

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    FROM THE AJC: A glamorous Goodwill mystery: Who are the strangers in these slides?

    This mystery has been solved! See update here. Updated July 13, 2018 By  Jennifer Brett The lights dimmed and the mystery unfolded, frame after tantalizing frame. The lady of the house dazzles in a strapless evening gown, pink gloves and glittery choker. There’s a champagne coupe in her right hand — Veuve Cliquot, it appears from the label behind her — and a mink stole drapes over her left arm. Where did she go that night? Read more…‘ no