All Tallapoosa, Georgia had was the Burger Chick, home of the Big O, the worlds best hamburger. After about 2:00 am you could race from the second traffic light down past what is now the Post office, side by side on the main highway through town. There was only one other traffic light in town for a total of three.
There is a pipeline that runs from a refinery in Louisana through all the southern states to Plantion Pipeline storage facility. The Mayor of Tallapoosa, after he was released from Federal Prison for making moonshine had the pipeline tapped next to an old abandoned house. He had a tanker truck that would load up at night and deliver to 7 out of the 8 service stations in town. They were finally caught when the driver left the truck as it was filling up a tank in the middle of the night, gas started running down the gutter on the main highway mentioned above. The Mayor and seven service station owners went to federal prison for interstate theft. The Mayor was the Boss Hogg of town and his henchmen did all of the work. There was a book written about the incident, The Tallapoosa Seven, don't know if it is still in print or not. It definitley the Good Ole Days.