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Georgia Byrd is a publications consultant (writer and editor) with more than 30 years experience in newspaper/magazine management (including editorial, and print production).
Her first journalism position after high school (1975) was covering University of Alabama college football during the days of Paul Bryant. She was one of the first women in sports writing in the state of Alabama.
As founder of Morris Communications' (Savannah) city magazines and Closeup newspapers in the '80s, she specialized in the editing and design of start-up publications where her work earned her more than 50 regional and national awards for editorial and creative design.
Additionally, she has written, edited, and designed national advertising campaigns and supporting collateral (from creative to placement) for a number of companies ranging from Gulfstream Aerospace and the Georgia Ports Authority to a variety of international ship and yacht-builders. She has coordinated, written, and edited, public relations materials for Intermarine Yachts, (later) Palmer Johnson Yachts, Trinity Yachts, Crescent Yachts, and Global Ship Systems. She has been a judge for several yachting chef competitions and is in touch daily with yacht captains, crew, and owners, from all parts of the world. She frequently consults for yachting companies seeking her expertise on marketing and public relations. Her proximity to the East coast where yachts are frequently in and out of Savannah harbor for repair and refit allow her to stay abreast of current design and technological trends.
She is a newspaper writer, columnist, and an author and contributor to several books, including "Megayachts of the World," published by Edisea, Ltd. and "Romantic Days & Nights in Savannah" (Globe-Pequot Press), "The Insiders’ Guide to Savannah & Hilton Head," "The History of Aviation in Savannah, GA," and "Haunted Savannah," debuting in 2011. Her articles have appeared in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, and a host of yachting publications.
Georgia has been a travel consultant on Good Morning America and CNN. She has written on yachts for Forbes magazines; yachting supplements since 2000 and most recently wrote the script and assisted in production of Forbes TV's "High Seas Style," produced for The Travel Channel. She also appeared on the show. With travel and yachting her primary areas of expertise, she is also versed in economic development after editing and producing The Georgia Ports Authorities' AnchorAge magazine for 10 years.
She is the author of Insiders' Guide to Savannah & Hilton Head (8th Edition), Romantic Days & Nights in Savannah, The History of Aviation in Savannah, Haunted Savannah, and co-author of Seasons of Savannah. She is an avid sports fan and blogger.
Hi Georgia, I am looking forward to your next article. So fun to read articles from a female sportswriter. Girl power!
Hi Adrian and thanks for this awesome story! That is fantastic and I can't imagine owning such a valuable relic. It's surprising that the Bryant Museum didn't ask for the hat, although I'm sure they have a few already. I will keep your info and give you a ring soon! Thank you for reading The Bleacher Report!
Georgia, you want to see a real Bear Bryant Fedora..Please contact my father, who is standing right besides james barnnett next to Bear in your articale picture...My dad was given a Black and White HoundsTooth Fedora by Mrs Bryant..There is a long story that comes with this hat, however my dad did state to Mrs. bryant that he wanted a hat off of Bears Head and not a give away..This Hat is quality...red silk inside with Big GOLD B int the top, with William Paul Bryant in gold on one side, and Paul Bryant signed in felt marker on the other side...This hat was mad for him to wear during a game...This hat came to my dad in a wilson football box, wrapped in brown paper sealed with Alabama seal signed by mrs bryant to my father...it has been in a case ever since...we had it authenticated with the bryant measuem and it was better than the one they had...this red one is silly...if you want to see a quailty piece please call me at 205-200-4857, I can arrange a full on interview and more photos of myself and my father and bear all at 315, also pictures with Jerry pate, and Joe Namth..please contact me via email...Affordable.firstname.lastname@example.org..Below I will place link to pictures I have online for you to see...Thanks...
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