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Lauren Morgan Patrick is a native Southerner and the editor of Pretty Southern.com. She's on a mission to change the world. #LovetheSouth #GoDawgs Follow Lauren on Twitter

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September 11, 2021 Opinion

It feels like my adult life started the week of 9/11 I was 16 years old and sitting in my high school math class when the intercom came on announcing the first World Trade Center building being hit. Our teacher turned on the tv and we watched in horror as another plane barreled into the… Read more »

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June 9, 2021 Featured

Trinity Community Ministries Atlanta’s dedicated mission to help homeless men and veterans reclaim their lives and return to their families and communities as mentors and leaders, is thrilled to announce the return of their annual Trinity Combine.  “After all the challenges with COVID-19, plus having to shift to a virtual format in 2020, we are… Read more »

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January 1, 2021 Opinion

2020 was a Year of Reckoning In the last few years, I started a fun tradition with Michelle Khouri — Founder & CEO / Executive Producer at FRQNCY Media. As we wind down the past year and roll into a new one, Michelle and I catch up to discuss a theme for the coming year…. Read more »

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December 30, 2020 Opinion Politics

Georgia has always been a battleground state. The Revolutionary War started in Georgia when a couple of renegades broke into a powder magazine in Savannah in 1775. Less than 100 years later, in 1861, Georgia would secede from the same Union she helped to form. The Civil War would end with Sherman’s march from Atlanta… Read more »

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August 23, 2020 Featured

Check out our first Pretty Southern script In this pandemic time when COVID has closed all the local theatres and comedy clubs, I took a virtual sketch comedy writing class with Laugh Lab. Comedian Lace Larrabee started this enterprise (check out my first standup from her inaugural class in 2017) with fellow comic and writer… Read more »

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July 30, 2020 Featured

Five dynamic women leaders from the Metro Atlanta area will be honored at the first annual SHERO Awards by the Greater Atlanta Democratic Women (GADW). Originally planned as an in-person celebration, the event will be held virtually on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. EST. “Throughout their careers in business and government, these women leaders… Read more »