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The Scoop – Athens Banners Share Messages of Hope

By Jennifer McKeeBanners courtesy of Athens Downtown Development Authority Downtown Athens just got a lot more colorful. In effort to brighten spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Athens Downtown Development Authority and Athens Area Arts Council commissioned five area artists to take part in the Athens Banner Project, one that showcases the city’s creative spirit…

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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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The Scoop – July/August 2020

Virtual Explorations Staycations have become increasingly popular due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you’re looking for ways to explore Athens from the comfort of your house, look no further. A number of organizations are offering patrons a virtual experience. For a list of virtual events and experiences visit, Summer Reading If you’re looking for…

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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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Athens Magazine is the lifestyle magazine for the greater Athens area

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.