4 S G M A G A Z I N E | FA L L 2 0 1 8 Editor Thressea H. Boyd Contributing Writer Sally Kurrie Designer Jessica Sharp Photographer Pat Gallagher THBOYD Communications, LLC P.O. Box 10171 Valdosta, GA 31604-0171 [email protected] The South Georgia Business + Culture Magazine provides a unique niche in the publication market within South Georgia. The magazine’s editorial mission is to inform readers and create a synergy surrounding South Georgia’s business climate, economic growth, and cultural visibility. South Georgia Business + Culture Magazine is published by THBoyd Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from THBoyd Communications, LLC is prohibited. FA L L 2 0 1 8 cover image Thanks to our advertisers for making this publication possible! Ace Electric Ameris Bank Baker Farms BFB Gladwin Architects Calhoun Produce Citizens Community Bank Colony Bank Farmers and Merchants Bank Georgia Christian School Gibbs Farm Hamilton Estate Planning LEM Ag & Specialty Marketing Mediacom Business Renasant Bank S.C. Barker Construction Small Town Podcast South Georgia Medical Center Southeastern Credit Union Southwest Georgia Bank Spyderserve Web Services Synovus Sunset Farms Talk 92.1 Tift Regional Health Systems Turner Center for the Arts UGA Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University United Way Greater Valdosta U.S. Press Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority Valdosta Mall Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Find out more, visit sgamag.com. The Georgia Department of Economic Development named SouthLife Supply Company a 2018 Small Business Rock Star. SouthLife owners, Heather and Kelly Abbott, are pictured in their Thomasville store along with their fur babies Hoss and Jada. /SouthGeorgiaMagazine/ /SouthGAMag /SouthGeorgiaMagazine/