South Magazine - Aug-Sept 2017

From Mike Farmer, the Alcoholic

There’s one thing Mike Farmer likes to tell every potential client that comes through the doors of the NewDay Counseling facility and treatment center. In the back office of his building on Abercorn Street, he sits down with them as if they were just two old friends, getting together to mull over politics or the weather. It’s the next string of words that tend to catch people off guard.

From Wendell Burns, the Junkie

The phrase “rock bottom” is thrown around often in the recovery community. It’s sort of symbolic for most addicts, that wrinkle in time where one realizes that yes, they’ve hit the lowest point, and all other low points leading up to here were just practice rounds. You’ve heard of a fork in the road? Well, this is it.

Stories of Addiction: Rob Horton

Rob Horton, owner of Rob's on Drayton, wrestled with addiction for years before coming to terms with the disease. Now he's a successful family man. Here's his story.

Southern Entrepreneurs:

Most entrepreneurs agree that timing is everything. Meet some of the south's most successful that have changed with the times or hit the market at just the right moment.

Arthur Blank's Check

How Arthur Blank, a kid from New York, wound up transforming the South—a few million in charitable donations (and one Super Bowl appearance) at a time.

Authenticity 50: Southern Comfort

While many people settle for cheap bedding, co-founders of Authenticity 50 took their commitment to sleep a step (or should we say a leap) further.

Dreaming of a College Education

These days a college education can be pretty darn expensive, so saving early is not only recommended but vital in order to get your kids the education they deserve.