Friday, November 6, 2009

Washington Post story about the Panhandle: Is it good or bad?

When I worked at The Augusta Chronicle, the best time of the year was during the week of the Masters Tournament. It seemed like the entire world descended on the town, including a mass of media outlets.

One thing you could always count on - besides seeing a lot of green - is that one of the out of town writers would always do a story on what a crappy place Augusta was. My favorite one was from well-known writer Mitch Albom, who was a writer from a crappy town in its own right: Detroit.

He whined that there were more Waffle Houses than people in the town and there was nothing but wig shops and tattoo joints and so on ....

It seems that on regular occasions, writers come to the Panhandle and some of them do the same.

Here's a link to a recent travel story published in The Washington Post. I can't tell if it's positive or negative. Maybe you can help me.

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