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Fall Tops All

Adam hosting Taste of Atlanta

Adam hosting Taste of Atlanta

I enjoy all four seasons in Georgia, but there’s something about fall that tops them all.  Maybe it’s the cooler air, the colorful leaves or football games.

I knew fall was in the air this year when temperatures dropped and the smell of fresh food took over at the Taste of Atlanta.  I had the pleasure of hosting one of the culinary stages at the event and I must say the food was fantastic.  There were more than 80 restaurants at this year’s Taste of Atlanta and my favorite dish was the shrimp and grits from the Depeaux.  Yum!!  If you missed out this year you can keep up with all the details on next year’s event by going to http://tasteofatlanta.net/

North Georgia Fall Colors

North Georgia Fall Colors

I also drove up to the North Georgia mountains this month and got a first hand look at the amazing fall colors.  One of the best spots to do some leaf looking is in Hiawassee along Lake Chatuge.  It’s a picture perfect spot and only a day trip away.  If you’re interested in checking out the fall foliage and would like to make a weekend trip out of it there are a couple of great hotels to consider.  You may want to check out Brasstown Valley Resort at http://www.brasstownvalley.com/.  You should also consider staying at The Ridges Resort at http://www.theridgesresort.com/

North Georgia Fall Colors

North Georgia Fall Colors

If you take some great fall photos be sure to send them to CBS Atlanta News.  We will post them on our website and may show them on television.  Email your photographs to pics@cbsatlanta.com.  I hope you have a wonderful fall season! 

Adam Murphy

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I will never forget the devastation I witnessed while covering this years flooding.  I met people who lost everything from their homes to their cars.  It was not a pretty sight, but in the midst of such tragedy I came across one story that lifted my spirits. 

Teens Rescue Flood Victims

Teens Rescue Flood Victims

Teenagers  Kevin Broyles and Matt Palmer decided to rescue people trapped in their homes by flood water.  The teens used a small boat to access homes in Austell where people had been trapped for up to three days.  

“I’ve always been the one to go out there and get it done,” said Broyles.  “We help out a lot at our church, school or just about anywhere we can,” said Palmer.

  Kevin and Matt are only 16 years old , but when it comes to helping people they’re definitely beyond their years.  The teens recued more than 40 people from the flooding and didn’t charge a penny for their services. 

I was moved by this story so I thought I’d share it with you.  It was nice to see a couple of kids make the most of their time out of school doing something meaningful.

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