Nine Southern Twitter Feeds You Should Be Following

June 24, 2014 | By | Comments (7)
Photo: Lonely Planet Images

Photo: Lonely Planet Images

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the South can’t be distilled into a mere 140 characters. Still, there’s valiant effort in trying, so we’ve rounded up nine of our favorite Twitter accounts from folks who are from the South, live there, or write about it. We chose consistently great Twitter feeds, regardless of number of followers. From football to fashion, hip-hop to hogs, this crew covers everything. Laughs, information, and good Southern souls abound. Take a look below.

1) Alabama’s Weather Man: James Spann (@spann)
Whether it’s a weather event (excuse the repetition) or just a beautiful sunrise, James Spann keeps the South covered. TIME already named him one of the top 140 Twitter feeds of 2014 and for good reason. His is populated with photos of beautiful and terrifying weather. And no feed does a better job tracking storms, tornadoes, and and the like. I should know: I recently sat in a bathtub, wearing a bicycle helmet and refreshing his Twitter page as quickly as humanly possible.  

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2) Sports Etc. from Oxford, Mississippi: Wright Thompson (@wrightthompson)
You may know him from his indelible pieces in ESPN The Magazine, but the Oxford resident also keeps a populated, hilarious, and thoughtful Twitter feed on “whisky, food and things I like to read.” At present, he’s in Brazil for the World Cup, and he’s brought his Southern snark with him.

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3) Probably Hungover in New Orleans: skooks (@skooks)
Offering no more biographical information than an illustration of what I believe to be a cat and the bio “Probably hungover,” skooks is New Orleans’ finest commentator, satirist, and hungover cat. If you want to know what’s happening in the City that Care Forgot, just tune into skooks’ Twitter account for a few minutes, where laughter and outrage go hand in hand. The account won “Funniest Person on Twitter” in The Gambit‘s Y@ Speak Awards, a digital awards ceremony founded by the other funniest Tweeter in NOLA: writer and comedian Lauren LaBorde.

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4) Eating, Drinking, Smiling in Nashville: Beth Sachan (@betheats) If dining were a competitive sport, Beth would be Cristiano Ronaldo. She works at GooGoo Clusters, which suffices to say she knows her way around things that taste good. Still, she continuously proves it through her Twitter feed, which will ignite hunger faster than a jog. And she’s funny, to boot.

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5) The Entrepreneurial Spirit in Charleston: Holly Roberson (@TheHollyRob)
If you live in Charleston, then you know that Go Charleston Deals is the way to go (sorry, LivingSocial and Groupon). Well, you’ve got Holly to thank for that. It’s also worth thanking her for a Twitter feed that keeps the deals rolling.

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6) Laughing About Zac Efron in Birmingham: Jamie Golden (@JamiesRabbits)
Like most humans, Jamie is many things. According to her bio, she’s an “ADD survivor” and a “Blogger.” Oh yeah, and “Hate ladybugs [sic].” Jamie has a podcast, which is more than worth a listen. But f you don’t have a pair of headphones and you want a good, pop culture-focused chuckle at work, visit her Twitter feed.

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7) Atlanta’s Finest: Rembert Browne (@rembert)
The Grantland writer recaps 24 episodes and dives into the rabbithole of ’90s hip-hop nostalgia. But he’s really a pleasure to follow when his hometown teams have something on the line. The Atlanta love is overwhelming for a New Orleans boy–though challenging the ATL cheers on Twitter have returned nil for yours truly–but you can’t argue with the passion. If you rep ATL, this is the feed for you.

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8) Eating in the Nation’s Capital: Alejandra Owens (@frijolita)
When not spending her time at AARP, Alejandra does three things, according to her Twitter bio: “I blog. I eat. I blog about what I eat.” But that’s a lie, because she also Tweets. Frequently hilarious and always on top of the D.C. food scene, it’s worth following her adventures (though you may end up pining for The District).

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9) Left Brained in Atlanta: Jen West (@thejenwestquest)
The Atlanta-based filmmaker is on a quest. And like all great quests, it’s fairly undefined. What her Holy Grail is remains to be seen, but she’s tackling a plethora of interesting creative projects en route to finding it. Even the questions she asks on Twitter ring with a mystique that makes you want to see more.

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