B City, which makes sense to anyone who has wandered around Augusta National during Masters week and seen all the azaleas and dogwoods in bloom – and seen how just about any sort of flora seems to flourish in that area. And the town’s motto is: “We Feel Good,” a refer- ence to native son James Brown, the Godfather of Soul himself and the man of whom there is a statue downtown as well as a street named after him. George Walton, the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence, lived in Augusta, too, and so did Ty Cobb, who played his first professional baseball
game there. Laurence Fishburne, Amy
Grant and Hulk Hogan all hailed from
Augusta. Golfers Larry Mize and Charles
Howell III, too. And for 10 years of his life,
the 28th president of the United States,
Woodrow Wilson, called the home of The
Masters his home.
A person can find some pretty
good barbeque in town as well decent
baseball, for the minor league Augusta
Greenjackets are based there. So is an
all-female, flat track roller derby squad
called the Soul City Sirens. There is lots
going on in Augusta, and lots to com-
mend the city. But truth be told, it lacks
the historic charm of, say, Savannah, or
the cultural clout of Charleston.
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