You may want to start here: http://www.georgiacarry.org/
I presume your CC license/permit allows open carry. If that is the case, then by all means, OC.
You ask: Was it a "that was that" encounter? Or do you have sidewalk burns and cuff marks for your stand on the 2nd Amendment?
I think if you browse this blog you will find both has happened. Have a nice day to your a$$ is sitting in jail.
I do both depending on the situation. With that said, I believe it depends on a number of factors.
Big city - little town?
High or low crime?
LEOs respected or not?
I believe before you do, I would attempt to talk to the police chief and try to find out his attitude about CC and OC. What is the departments policy. You should be able to find an information packet as to what the law allows and give it to the chief. That's what I did.
Appearance carries a lot of weight, Do you look like a punk or are you clean cut. Perception is half the battle.
Though you say Georgia, you don't give a general location in Georgia. I suggest you state that in your profile. Then others from your area may give you their thoughts.
I'm sure others will respond to your questions.