Billie and Louis Van Dyke, amongst other things, shared a love for Blue Willow china. The blue and white, which were their favorite colors, appealed to them but the story behind the china was much more romantic.
The legend goes like this: A Mandarin's daughter falls for her father's secretary, but because of their difference in their financial fortunes (the secretary was poor, the daughter's father was rich) the daughter was forbidden to marry him. Saddened, she chose to weep under the willow tree. The secretary would come to get her before she was to wed a ...
Mark A. Smith and Tim E. Reed first met at Mobile Oil, where they worked within the chemical division for 15 years. They didn't know each other very well, and neither realized they would be running a business together-years after they left the oil company.
Both men had worked in the landscaping field on the side, unbeknownst of each other. Coincidentally, after they left Mobile, they ran into each other while on separate contracting jobs.
In 2003, during an equestrian event held by Achieving Skills for Change's Outreach Therapeutic Counseling Services, founder and CEO Angela Clark saw the positive effect the horses gave to the children participating.
As legislation is allowing the state to create and fund charter schools heads for another attempt for a vote in the Georgia Senate Wednesday, school boards across the state are bracing for the outcome.
Tropical Nails first opened on Floyd Street five years ago, and it remained there until a location on the square became available two years later. Since then, the business has been thriving, with a growing presence on the square.