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Decorating for the Season

Decorating the house for the holiday season can be stressful, but following certain rules can make it easy and make your house beautiful. This season’s major trends include the rustic chic and retro chic looks, and shiny silver and gold…

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A Crowded Table: How Coach Rodney Garner and his Defense family celebrate the holidays

By Katie Lindley From cultural to familial to wacky, various traditions surround the holiday season. Thanksgiving calls for mountains of food, long forgotten family members, and for those lucky enough to be Bulldog fans, a great football game. While everyone…

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Giving Children A Voice: Inside the Ryan Seacrest Foundation

By: Caroline Ariail At Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, a wide, contagious smile spreads across the face of a patient as she becomes an anchor in a broadcast news segment. She has briefly escaped her daunting reality of a lengthy hospital…

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Get to know the new leader of Athens Regional

By Don Nelson   Jamey Thaw will take the reins of Athens Regional Health Services, the parent company of Athens Regional Medical Center, at the end of the year, stepping into the role of president and CEO as Jack Drew…

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A Bulldog Showcase

By Don Nelson “It was a natural thing for me to be a Bulldog fan,” said Barbara Lucas, who grew up in Watkinsville and married former UGA lineman standout Cicero Lucas nearly 49 years ago. Cicero played as a Georgia…

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Meat-n-three diners fill the gap for mother’s home cooking

By Joe VanHoose Harold Henderson has one of the few soul food restaurants open on Sundays, but the after-church crowd isn’t driving the business. “The church crowd’s good, but college students are who fill this place up,” said Henderson, the…

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Wired for Art: profile on Noah Saunders

Wired for art Noah Saunders bends his work to create human expression   By John W. English “Wire is an untapped medium,” Noah Saunders began the conversation in his home-gallery-studio in Normaltown.  “I like the way wire feels and that…

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Take a Day Trip to Lexington and Crawford

By Don Nelson Anyone seeking a weekend day trip that doesn’t require a lot of driving but does offer a two-for-one deal can’t go wrong heading to Oglethorpe County and visiting Crawford and Lexington. Only about a 12- and 15-mile…

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How does your garden grow?

Athens Land Trust nurturing neighborhoods’ community gardens By Chris Starrs Although Susan Wilson admits she doesn’t have a green thumb and adds that the conditions in her yard aren’t exactly conducive to growing things, she’s been gardening up a storm…

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Classic Profile: Cassie Pickrell

University of Georgia special education student Cassie Pickrell, 21, began bartending in November at Rye Bar, which in March earned bragging rights as the city’s best bar in the Athens Banner-Herald’s Bar Madness bracketed contest. Athens Magazine editor Don Nelson…

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