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.

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  • Southern-made small-batch rum is reclaiming its rightful place in the well-stocked bar!



  •  Here are five things you might not know about the South's iconic hero, pioneer Daniel Boone!



  • The Toughest Job tells the story of MS Gov. William Winter's fight for the 1982 Education Reform Bill.


  •  Tin Pan South brings together more than 300 music makers in Nashville for a series of great shows!


  • Check out Southern Living's crop ?of lodging newcomers, from small-town Oklahoma to swanky South Beach.



  •  Southern Living has a list of "Must-Visit Spots" while visiting Austin for SXSW!



  • The American South celebrates its Irish heritage with many St. Pat's events -- check 'em out!



  • Bittermilk is a line of cocktail mixers crafted by bartenders and bottled in Charleston, SC!