Stephen Fortmann has garnered interest all over the Southeast for his Paladin Wireless high-speed internet service. (Photo by Manus)

Progress 2019: Paladin Wireless provides rural option for high-speed internet

Local control.  That is the driving force and business philosophy behind Paladin Wireless, a high-speed internet provider based in Royston and founded by Stephen Fortmann of Canon. Fortmann, a native of Snellville, relocated to Franklin County in…

UNWIND: Finding a happily ever after among the vines

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Our local wineries go out of their way to prevent Bridezilla meltdowns. They start with picture-perfect views of rolling hills crosshatched with vines that lend a spirit of symmetrical harmony to the scene, along with a liberal pouring policy with their homegrown libations. “I was worried...

UNWIND: Brew Gurus. Business is hopping at Tantrum

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Ross Crumpton just couldn’t bring himself to sign on the dotted line. It was 2016 and the White County native was about to start a life in Oklahoma with a longterm career in natural gas power generation.  There was only one problem. “I absolutely hated it,” he said. Still, the...