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Whaddaya Got, Loran?

  U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts had a big year of 1960 when he won the presidential election. But it was a pretty big year also for Loran Smith of Johnson County, Ga, just south of Sandersville. He attended his first Masters Tournament in April 1960 thanks to an extra badge from a…

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Taste – Fall 2021

EAT I love cooking and baking but there’s an art form to bagels that I’ve never been able to master. I leave it to the experts at Athens Bagel Company (ABC). Whether it’s picking up a bag of bagels to eat at home or grabbing a bagel sandwich for lunch, it is guaranteed to be…

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Football Season

With the University of Georgia football’s opener against Clemson quickly approaching, August 23 marked one year since my grandfather’s death. It’s unsurprising that his passing occurred in the last weeks of August, when college and high school football seasons are gearing up across the country. A quarterback at Davidson in his undergraduate years, he nurtured…

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The Scoop – Fall 2021

AthFest Music and Arts Festival September 24-26 Typically known as a summer festival, AthFest has been rescheduled to the fall season. The annual celebration of local culture showcases musicians and artists with a passion for expression and idividuality. Festivities include outdoor live music from local performers, the artist market featuring work from all different mediums,…

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Shuck Truck

By Griffin Nelson Photos Courtesy of Evermore Photo Co. The only thing better than oysters by the dozen, is oysters by the dozen in your front yard. That’s right, Seabear Oyster Bar is now coming to you! When Covid hit, Noah Brendel and Patrick Stubbers wanted to find a way to continue serving their community,…

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Taste – Summer 2021

¬† EAT Ramen as high end casual dining – is here and it’s coming in hot! Athens officially has its own ramen bar located on Broad Street downtown. Jinya Ramen Bar tops their handmade noodle bowls with popular combinations of meat, vegetables, eggs, seaweed and more. In fact, the possibilities are endless! Of course if…

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While we love the Dawgs, Athens is much more than just a college town. It's filled with interesting people and businesses that are proud to call the Classic City home. It's these stories we'll tell in Athens Magazine. It's your city and this will be your magazine.