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Lucky southern tradition
Ringing in 2016 with black-eyed peas and greens
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Gordon Pirkle refills a pan of deep fried hog jowls during the Dawsonville Pool Rooms annual New Years Day lunch, as Mark Johnson fills his plate with lucky southern staples. - photo by Michele Hester Dawson County News
Some say they're good fortune. Others say eating collard greens and black-eyed peas bring prosperity and wealth for the New Year. "I'm just hoping for a blessed year for everyone in 2016," said Linda Segraves of Dawsonville.