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Ronnie Owings began his photographic career when Robert Kennedy hired him to snap candid photos at family parties. His ability to turn fleeting moments into professional, elegant images has led to a flourishing career, and his work has appeared in magazines including Better Homes & Gardens, Art & Antiques, and Elegant Bride.

Ronnie's reassuring demeanor relaxes subjects into natural poses— whether he's handing a toddler a favorite toy instead of a boring prop, or calming a yapping dog with a bone that tastes like a mailman's slacks. The resulting prints of families, kids, high-school seniors, or beloved pets take on an almost dream-like state, enhanced by digital effects such as text or oil painting. Shoots take place at his studio, which was built in 1899. Antique furniture and props still dot the interior, as do rustic fireplaces and a front porch that lends a visual glimpse of a more relaxing era. Outdoor paths wind through groves of waterfalls and azaleas, all leading to a barn that houses a living room and library, ideal for family portraits.

3825 Jodeco Rd.
Mcdonough,
GA
US

Julie Gentry recently joined the Kristin Karl Salon team as the resident nail-care technician. When she isn't polishing, buffing, and shaping nails, she might be found readying her clients for summer with full-body waxing services.

303 Olde Town Way
McDonough,
GA
US

Most Popular Service: Classroom and behind-the-wheel training

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2011

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

Brands Used: Licensed by the Georgia Department of Driver Services

Pro Tip: Road skills testing offered at our location.

Q&A with Freddie, Owner

Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?

1st Stop offers a complete one-stop shop for all your driver's training needs. In addition to the 30-hour classroom instruction and the six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, we can administer the road skills test for your student.

How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?

We value customer service and provide an excellent, well-trained staff.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

This passion was developed after moving back to the State of Georgia and realizing there was a true demand for quality driving instruction in our local community. I utilized my skills as a helicopter pilot to adopt safe driving behaviors and pass those along to our young adults.

573 N Ola Rd
Mcdonough,
GA
US

At its 38 locations, Wireless Communications, a Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer, puts clients in touch with the wider world, providing smartphones, accessories, and phone plans. As a Verizon Wireless retailer, each location may stock phones from brands such as Samsung, Apple, LG, and Motorola.

1557 Highway 20
Mcdonough,
GA
US

The certified instructors at Changing Lanes DUI School help steer drivers who have operated a vehicle under the influence onto the path of safe, responsible driving with their 20-hour DUI class and risk reduction program. The course's two-part curriculum includes an assessment and intervention exercises that participants must finish to earn a certificate of completion. Additionally, drivers can also participate in the school's nationally recognized defensive driving course to relearn safe driving practices and resolve issues surrounding speeding tickets, points on their license, and high insurance costs.

100 Hendrick Drive Suite 130
Mc Donough,
GA
US

Sycamore Learning Company's founder and owner Patrick Minnihan estimates that he's helped more than 10,000 students with the SATs and ACTs over his decade as a tutor. Today, he leads a team of diverse instructors made up of professionals ranging from educators and ex-guidance counselors to former attorneys and leech trainers made obsolete by modern medicine. No matter what fields they come from, all of the company’s test prep pros have a deep understanding of the exams' unique requirements, helping students decode the mysteries of the Scantron during engaging tutoring sessions.

1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
McDonough,
GA
US