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Rustic Elegance

By Wendi Stewart Erin and Gary Gilmer are making their mark. The couple, who own Heritage Design and Build in Athens, have been working together to create inviting living spaces that also prove functional for their clients. The duo recently completed a main floor renovation of a home in Shoal Creek Farms. In order to…

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Versatile Lemon Verbena

By Connie Cottingham | Photos by Connie Cottingham & Sander Steven Lang/Shutterstock I remember standing on Shirley Baker’s deck years ago, interviewing her for a garden feature. A sheet of notes was lifted from my stack and wafted in slow motion over the ridge of her roof, only to reappear a few seconds later and…

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A Perennial Favorite

By Griffin Nelson | Photos By Sara Wise Photography I have always loved flowers and plants, but it never occurred to me until speaking with Rick Berry, owner of Goodness Grows Nursery, that Georgia really is pretty perfectly situated to accommodate plants from a wide variety of ecosystems. There are mountains, plains and ocean access.…

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A New Way to Grill

Sometimes, inspiration can be found in the most obvious of places. For Davis Knox, it came with a cup of coffee. By Johnathan McGinty | Photos by Hero Grill From grilling planks to custom seasonings, Davis Knox and his wife, acclaimed cookbook author Gena Knox, have poured their passions into building Fire & Flavor, an…

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Getting Here from There: A Slight History of Athens Music

By Steven Uhles Party Out of Bounds There is no record of the first time a University of Georgia student, feeling moved and the need to move, stood up while a band was playing and began to dance. Some cite the Ether Frolics, popular during the 19th century, which made liberal use of the anesthesia…

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On the Pulse

By Nancy Jackson | Photos By Andrew Davis Tucker and Courtesy of Georgia Theatre Before Georgia Theatre became one of the most iconic landmarks in Athens, the location was home to many different businesses over the years. Beginning in 1889, 215 N. Lumpkin St. was first home to the Athens YMCA. It was not until…

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Wuxtry Records

By Griffin Nelson | Photos By Sara Wise Photography Accolades and awards have been heaped upon Wuxtry Records over the years. It has been on lists of top national record stores in publications like Rolling Stone and USA Today, and most recently it was named the top record store in the state of Georgia in…

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An Outsider Looks in on a Landmark

By Ryan Lutz | Photos By Andrew Tucker Davis and Photo Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library / University of Georgia Libraries. What more can be said about the 40 Watt Club than has already been said? When your print media coverage ranges from USA Today to Travel + Leisure to Rolling Stone…

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Haleigh+Josh – October Twenty-Sixth

  By Ashlee Duren | Photos By Sarah Eubanks Standing on her family’s property, just before she walked down the aisle to her future husband, Josh, Haleigh Stinson was overcome with a sense of love. “It was in that moment when I saw all the faces of everyone who cared for us,” she says. “I…

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Callie+Jared – June Twenty-Ninth

  By Ashlee Duren | Photos By Sarah Eubanks When Callie and Jared Whigham began planning their wedding, they wanted the day to glorify God. With their focal point set, Callie’s grandmother was able to lead the couple in communion, their first official act in marriage. Her grandfather shared the Gospel, and everyone in attendance…

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