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ALBANY

Favorite Grocery Stores:

Sam’s Club

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Albany Fish Company

Hot Dog King

Loco’s

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WALB news app

Favorite Shopping

Target

How do people find churches in your area? / Any recommendations?

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Grace City Church is a very diverse church

Popular Kids Resources

Chehaw Park and Flint River Aquarium

Preschool Recommendations

In Farmington -Happy Day Daycare. She keeps lots of teachers/coaches kids.

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Longleaf Dental (Dr. Martin Clark)

Good Internet Companies

Mediacom has the monopoly

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Albany is built on a lime sink

COVINGTON

Favorite Grocery Stores

Kroger

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Los Charros

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Favorite Shopping

Target

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Popular Kids Resources

Preschool Recommendations

Discovery Point Conyers

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Kaiser

Good Internet Companies

Spectrum

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East side is a “nicer” area but west is more cost-efficient. We haven’t had any weird issues or problems living on the west side.

EARLY COUNTY (Blakely, GA)

Favorite Grocery Stores

Publix next to Home Depot in Dothan, AL (45 minute drive) or Food Lion in Blakely, GA

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Funny Girl, Village Pizza

Best local resource to learn about area. Examples: Apps, websites, private social media groups

Early County Georgia Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page

Favorite Shopping

Eagle Eye Outfitters (Dothan, AL); Several local boutiques! My favorites are Chick-a-Dee’s and Blue Hazel (both in Blakely, GA)

How do people find churches in your area? / Any recommendations?

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There’s a church on every corner here! We love First United Methodist and First Baptist of Blakely

Popular Kids Resources

 

Preschool Recommendations

Rocking Horse Childcare

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Southern Clinic (Dothan, AL),

Hughston Clinic (Orthopedic- Dothan, AL),

Aventa Women’s Care (OBGYN- Dothan, AL),

Brooks Dental Care (Blakely, GA),

Denney Vision (Vision Care- Dothan, AL)

Good Internet Companies

AT&T

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Every business has very strange hours! Be sure to call and make sure where you are wanting to go is open. Always carry cash- half the places here don’t take cards. Avoid McDonald’s at all cost. It’s worse than most

GWINNETT – Lawrenceville/Grayson/Loganville area

Favorite Grocery Stores

Kroger, Publix

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Tannery Row

El Jinete

Universal Joint

Buffalos

The Wing Suite

Local Republic McCray’s Tavern

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Facebook

Favorite Shopping

Target

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The Cross Loganville

Popular Kids Resources

Bishop Park Center, Bryant Boys and Girls Club, SaltBox Farms

Preschool Recommendations

 

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Good Internet Companies

Xfinity

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add 15 min to travel time in peak hours even this far out of Atlanta

HOUSTON COUNTY

Favorite Grocery Stores

Kroger

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

One Night Stand has a daily rotating menu and is locally owned.

The Swanson is also great “southern” food.

We love Cinnaholic and Sunset Slush when you want something sweet!

Best local resource to learn about area. Examples: Apps, websites, private social media groups

Robins To-Go Facebook page

Favorite Shopping

The Vine – treat yo self!

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Ask other coaching families

Popular Kids Resources

Google

Preschool Recommendations

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Good Internet Companies

Cox

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THOMASVILLE

Favorite Grocery Stores

Publix

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Jonah’s

Moonspin

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Favorite Shopping

Magnolia Lane and His Daughter (local places)

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The Connection Assembly

Popular Kids Resources

https://www.facebook.com/YourDadeHelper/

Preschool Recommendations

Hand-in-Hand (Thomas County Schools)

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Thomasville Family Medicine

Good Internet Companies

We use Thomasville utilities for trash, power, and internet!

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Downtown is a lot of fun! From historical spots like the big oak, to the restaurants and great atmosphere, Thomasville is a great town to live in.

TRENTON / DADE COUNTY

Favorite Grocery Stores

Food City

Ingles

Food Outlet

Dollar General Market

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Lookout Mountain Pizza Company

Los Tres Amigos

Laltio’s

Thatcher’s

Rafeal’s

Jefferson’s

Best local resource to learn about area. Examples: Apps, websites, private social media groups

https://www.dadecounty-ga.gov/ OR the ‘Your Dade Helper’ Facebook page/group

Favorite Shopping

To shop at major retailers you will have to drive to either Fort Payne, AL or Fort O, GA or Chattanooga, TN. We have a few local stores that sale miscellaneous items, clothing, or farm items.

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Use ‘Your Dade Helper’ Facebook page/group to find churches. — I would recommend my church Trenton Ministry Center  

Popular Kids Resources

https://www.facebook.com/YourDadeHelper/

Preschool Recommendations

Mountain View Christian Academy 

Sweet Peas Daycare

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Lookout Valley Dental

Good Internet Companies

Cox

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We’re a small town, with only a few restaurants and stores, since it’s advertised as more of a retirement community. Despite that we do have plenty of activities for kids, lot of sports, and outdoor activities. The high school football stadium was renamed after Magic Morgan a citizen of our community who has volunteered with the football program for YEARS.

VALDOSTA / LOWNDES COUNTY

Favorite Grocery Stores

Publix

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Big Nicks

Bubba Jax

Smokin Pig

Chop House

Salty Snapper

GUD Coffee

Steel Magnolias

Bleu Pub

Best local resource to learn about area. Examples: Apps, websites, private social media groups

Valdosta Today, Valdosta Daily Times

Favorite Shopping

Target

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Cross Pointe, Cross Roads  

Popular Kids Resources

YMCA

Preschool Recommendations

Brookfield Academy

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Dr. Hogan

Dr. Reagan

Good Internet Companies

NOT Mediacom

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There are LOTS of mom-and-pop eateries, shops, and even grocery stores. Explore all sides of Valdosta and the smaller towns like Hahira & Lake Park in Lowndes County.