Q.growing succulents outdoors
I want to grow succulents outside and then leave them in the winter.
It looks like Ringgold, GA is in plant hardiness zone 7a so whatever succulent you choose just be sure it is appropriate for your zone. You do have some pretty good options including, but not limited to:
Hens & Chicks:
Here is an article that will tell you how to grow a succulent garden outdoors: