Southern Tour Magazine

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A local professor is helping people across the nation experience the south. Southwest Georgia Technical College's Betty Keel recently launched "Southern Tour Magazine."

A group of college staff and students contribute stories to the monthly publication. Although it offers everything from travel to poetry, Betty has a main theme for her readers.

Keel says, "I would like them to realize the importance of family togetherness and that family is the basic unit of society. If we focus on the family I think we can build a stronger nation."

Since starting this summer, Keel already has hundreds of subscribers from 13 different states. She hopes to eventually give more "northerners" a peek into what makes "the south" so special.