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MEET RED FARMER. 82, still racing, and an inspiration (albeit a crotchety one) to a whole lot of people. Back in the 60s/70s Red was part of The Alabama Gang - a group of men with last names like Allison who dominated auto racing. All these years later with most of his friends long gone, Red's still out there barreling around the dirt track. If you're interested in racing or if you're not, Clay Skipper has written a great story.
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Charles McNair, one of the best writers ever in the history of Stone Mountain or any other mountain, hikes to the top of that big piece of granite, has a dream and sees a ghost. This is his tale. #atlanta  
The last time he hiked to the top of Stone Mountain before embarking on a new life in South America, longtime Atlanta writer and novelist Charles McNair saw a ghost, had a dream and found a new, pure heart in the old mountain.
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We think we can say without a single reservation that no group of people puts more hard work and time into the preservation of a Southern street culture than the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans. Check out, Pableaux Johnson’s amazing photographic account of an entire year in the lives of the Mardi Gras Indian tribes.
No matter the weather, no matter the losses, the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans work hard to preserve their distinctive contribution to the city’s flourishing street culture.
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A book (that we love) about a basic Southern dilemma — the value of stories vs. the value of facts — came to us in 1998 from North Carolina writer Daniel Wallace. Five years later, renowned director Tim Burton turned “Big Fish” into a feature film. (We loved that as well.) Today on the BS, a new Daniel Wallace essay. It's about killing... A chicken, specifically.
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Miles Macquarrie's (mad scientist/marvel of mixology at Decatur's Kimball House ) BITTER SOUTHERNER NO.5. 
Now, who amongst you is thirsty??? #atlanta   #decatur   #southern   #cocktails  
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A couple of years ago, Chattanooga Tennessee was whipped into a frenzy by two guys who wanted to bring the distillery business back to their hometown. After a big social media campaign to gain support, a Prohibition-era state law was repealed and Chattanooga Whiskey was born. But like many good Southern stories, this saga continues. Today, we bring you the latest. #chattanooga   #tennessee   #whiskey  
Tim Piersant and his partners had to unite the people of Chattanooga to reverse Prohibition-era laws before they could even begin their quest to start making whiskey in a city that long ago turned out more booze than any other place in Tennessee.  As it turned out, changing the law was the easy part.
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Since +Bitter Southerner  began, readers have asked us to define the South. So many of you asked, in fact, that about six months ago, we put “The New Mind of the South” author Tracy Thompson to work, combing through data, looking at maps and talking to all kinds of folks in an effort to define what it means, in 2015, to say, “I’m Southern." Read on. #south   #southern  
Since The Bitter Southerner began, readers have asked us to define the South. One thing’s for sure: The old definitions are now completely wrong.
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Loved the article. I just started a blog with Dixie in the name. So, when I began reading I was thinking, "Uh oh...should I change my blog name?" I thought of that too before I decided on the word in my blog name. Would it have negative connotations? But I want to write about the changing South and the fact that I've deviated from the typical meaning of Dixie that I grew up with in LA (Lower Alabama). The other name in my blog is Flapper. I think we all know flappers changed things. Flappers started the modern woman. I love being a rebel. I would have been a flapper. So, I'm gonna talk about my beloved South but it's going to be a different attitude than what most people would think. It will be modern. So I like to think my blog name is a little bit old but a little bit new. Old names. New attitudes.
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Manley Pointer, who led the ostentation of peacocks at Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia Farm, has left this mortal coil. Today, the brilliant Kay Powell, longtime mistress of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s ‪#‎obit‬ desk, pays tribute.
Manley Pointer, who led the ostentation of peacocks at Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia Farm, has left this mortal coil. The brilliant Kay Powell, longtime mistress of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s obit desk, pays tribute.
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Last weekend, tens of thousands gathered in Selma, Ala., to remember three marches that changed the course of the South (and America) forever. We asked Atlanta writer and Morehouse man Tim Turner to look across three generations of progress — and at the work that remains to be done. We also bring you stunning photographs from last weekend by Fernando DeCillis.
Last weekend in Selma, the South remembered heroes from 50 years ago — and perhaps began coming to terms with a still uncertain future. The Bitter Southerner brings you visits with the heroes and some consideration of what's ahead.
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MADE IN DURHAM: Ten years ago, when Justin Cook was studying photojournalism at the UNC at Chapel Hill, he did a “ride-along” with the Durham Police. That was the beginning of a decade-long photographic project, during which he says he “saw a spectrum of humanity and insanity: cops who loved their work, but who were often pushed to the edge; kids killed in their prime, and written off by an indifferent public …; and their grieving mothers who would gladly trade places with their slain children." Today, in photographs of the Simms, Turner, Streeter and other Durham families who lives have been ripped apart by violence. #northcarolina  
Exploring the Effects of Homicide, Incarceration and Urban Renewal in Durham, N.C., Across a Decade. Photographer Justin Cook via The Bitter Southerner.
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Huntsville, Ala., is unlike any other city in the South. It’s filled to the brim with scientists and engineers from all over the world, who've been bringing their cultures and games with them for a half century. Today, we bring you the story of how Rocket City became the only place in the South where hockey actually matters more than football. #hockey   #thesouth  
Some would argue that Southern culture doesn’t adapt well to outside influences. Sometimes those people are right, but sometimes they're very wrong. And they clearly haven’t been to Huntsville, Ala. — the hockey capital of the South.
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