The Scoop

Hot off the Press: BACKPACKING OVERNIGHTS Looking for a great outdoor adventure this spring, but don’t want to travel too far? Jim Parham’s newest book, Backpacking Overnights, is the perfect resource offering 48 multi-day hikes, for hikers of all levels, in the mountains of Georgia and Tennessee. Parham, who grew up in North Georgia and…

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People Pleaser

In 2016, there were 18,534 restaurants in the state of Georgia. As of October 2018, Peter Dale has contributed four to that number.  Dale is an award-winning chef who didn’t attend culinary school; more importantly, he’s a restaurateur with a gift. Dale understands the nuances of food and the importance of hospitality, and his restaurants…

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I find some irony in a restaurant named The Expat being one of the most popular new restaurants in Athens. A good irony though. The city is full of diverse culture, locals, college students, professionals, but each finds comfort in this 1930’s home-turned-restaurant. Owners Krista and Jerry Slater and executive chef Savannah Sasser make a…

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Classic Style with Caroline Swetenburg

Caroline Swetenburg finds inspiration in the abstract. The Nashville native is an abstract and portrait artist who works mostly in acrylics, oil and oil pastel. “Unlike portrait work, abstracts give me a sense of freedom, with my inspiration really coming from everywhere – architecture, color palettes, lots of different things.” From a very early age…

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Sons of Sawdust

A series of unfortunate events led brothers Matt and Ben Hobbs to begin a business that now has international reach, with customers calling from as far as Canada for their stunning products. Although Ben no longer works at Sons of Sawdust, Matt has continued to produce custom farm tables, furniture, and entire spaces—all from reclaimed…

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Classic Style with Adeline Mills

Adeline Mills has always had a love of flowers. But it wasn’t until a friend who was getting married and needed to save money on her flowers, did her passion turn into a business. “It started with my friend, and then another person asked, and then another,” Adeline says. “It just took off from there.”…

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