Former Atlanta Journal editor Jim Wooten bought and restored the “Talmadge Mansion” of the late Gov. Gene Talmadge in rural Telfair County, Ga., a few years back. Read more …
This old, rusting vernacular farmhouse east of Sycamore, S.C., is in the middle of the six-county impoverished area that the Center for a Better South has worked with area and state leaders to apply for a federal Promise Zone designation.
We first ran this picture from Williamsburg County, S.C., on Oct. 1, 2013, and offer it today to steer you to a brand new section of the BEST pictures of the Southern Crescent project.
Kingstree, S.C., photographer Linda W. Brown admits that this old store in Jamestown in Berkeley County isn’t technically in the Southern Crescent. But the surrounding rural community certainly does fit the image of the Crescent region with its vintage gas pumps that harken back to a time of country groceries as focal points of communities.
VanishingSouthGeorgia.com photographer Brian Brown showcased this “eclectic vernacular farmhouse” from Ohoopee, Ga., in rural Toombs County back in 2011.
Vidalia onions make the county more prosperous than neighboring counties. Still, about 25 percent of county residents live below the poverty level.
Fields across South Carolina are white with “Carolina snow” as the season’s cotton harvest is underway. This field, captured by photographer Linda W. Brown of Kingstree, S.C., near Sardis in rural Florence County, S.C.
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Currently, the Center’s principal mission is to develop and help to implement strategies to reduce rural poverty and increase opportunities.Learn More