Welcome to Soul of the South, SGA’s repository for tips and tidbits that focus on the American South’s cultural, literary, music, language, food and folk traditions. In addition, from time to time, we’ll feature “Southern Superlatives” – national and regional news that shows how SGA states and the region stack up in areas such as education, quality of life, “best ofs” and more.

If you have an item you would like to see included in Soul of the South, email it to charlottecole@sso.org. Enjoy!


2016 Mardi Gras
  • Garden & Gun offers everything you need to know to celebrate Mardi Gras!

So Winter Escapes
  • Parts of the Upper South are plagued with snow, sleet and ice. But the Lower South remains inviting!

Southern Front Doors
  • It’s never too early to start thinking about Spring in the South -- and home improvement projects!

Birmingham AL
  • Downtown Birmingham, AL, is on the rise.  See what's next for the Magic City!