About 100 people showed up to bid at the store's public auction. 3) A Georgia landmark, Bob's Gun Shop will close at the end of the year after four decades. (Photo by Elodie Reed)

Bob’s Gun Shop unloads

By 10 a.m. last Friday, Bob’s Gun Shop was filled with customers wearing camouflage print and flannel, balancing coffee cups and plates of fried food as they raised bid paddles for more than 200 coveted guns. Bob’s, a Georgia landmark …  Read more

Ron Miller gazes down at Milton during a hot air balloon ride earlier this month on the eve of his 66th birthday. The ride was a gift from his friend and fellow passenger, Bernadette Murray, also of Milton. (Photo by Abby Ledoux)

Up, up and away

Standing in a woven wicker basket nearly 2,700 feet off the ground is a good way to gain some perspective. Everything is small – swimming pools, parking lots, highways. More than half a mile above the earth, you quickly realize …  Read more

The Vermont Air National Guard recently dedicated each of its 23 F-16Cs to towns with the highest number of airmen. Above, Georgia town officials pose with the "Spirit of Georgia" aircraft and 12 Guardsmen in the unit. Back row, left to right: John Rowley, Technical Sgt. Dan DiPietro, Senior Airman Alexander Byrne, Master Sgt. Tammi Lemay, Master Sgt. Joseph Rounds, Master Sgt. Gertrude Lowry, Master Sgt. Scott Randal, Mike McCarthy. Front row, left to right: Chief Master Sgt. Randy Epply, Senior Master Sgt. Chris Poulin, Master Sgt. Chris Lawrence, Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Mercier, Senio Master Sgt. Reginald Lowry, Master Sgt. Donald Dubie. (Photo courtesy of VTANG)

Aiming high

The town of Georgia can now count among its namesakes a Vermont Air National Guard fighter jet. Aircraft 365 was named the “Spirit of Georgia” by the 158th Fighter Wing, which recently dedicated each of its 23 F-16Cs to Vermont …  Read more

LEFT: Georgia's new Dollar General store, located on Route 7, opened for business earlier this month. (Photo by Abby Ledoux)

Open for business

The much buzzed-about Dollar General on Georgia’s Route 7 opened for business on Sunday, Sept. 14, much to some locals’ chagrin. Last Saturday, the store held its grand opening. Dollar General spokeswoman Crystal Ghassemi said the retailer foregoes traditional ribbon …  Read more

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