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2023 Athens’ Game Changers

By Hailea Boykin  |  Photography by Evermore Photo Co. Athens is an incredible community where passionate compassion runs deep. Many of the challenges and opportunities the community faces today are dramatically different from those of ages past. It is critically important that we have fresh eyes and minds to address our changing environment. It takes…

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Georgia Club Foundation Announces 2022 Christmas Tour of Homes

After a four-year hiatus, The Georgia Club Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Georgia Club, is bringing back its annual Christmas Tour of Homes, with proceeds benefitting The Sparrow’s Nest and The Oconee Area Resource Council. The one-day event, held on Sunday, December 11, is designed to put you in the holiday spirit and it…

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The Boys of Fall

By Johnathan McGinty | Photos courtesy of Getty Images It’s safe to say the vibe in Athens has been, well, quite positive the past few months. The sun shines a bit brighter. The beer tastes a little colder. The barks are a tad louder. Such is the case when you’re home to the reigning national…

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Curated Elegance

Photos courtesy of Amy J. Owen Stepping inside the Watkinsville home of Nina and Chad Keller you feel an immediate calm. The soothing palette of soft whites, creams, golds and pale blues were an easy pick for the Kellers when decorating their new home. After months of looking for the perfect lot in Athens, the…

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Milan Art Institute

By Hailea Boykin | Photos courtesy of Milan Art Institute Opened by John and Elli Milan in 2010 in Statham, Ga., the Milan Art Institute has helped hundreds of students master skills that push their fine art to greater heights. While changing lives in their community the Milans felt the need to do more, little…

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Athens’ Game Changers

By Hailea Boykin  |  Photography by Evermore Photo Co. Athens is an incredible community where passionate compassion runs deep. Many of the challenges and opportunities the community faces today are dramatically different from those of ages past. It is critically important that we have fresh eyes and minds to address our changing environment. It takes…

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A Grand Vision

By Johnathan McGinty | Photography by Downtown Academy Patrick Ennis has a grand vision for Downtown Academy. The small private school, an extension of Downtown Ministries, may not be even a decade old, but its founding headmaster already is looking far into the future. Interestingly enough, it’s a future where perhaps this innovative learning environment…

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Coming Home

When Sherri-Aynn and Brian Collins first visited the quaint, picturesque town of Madison, they immediately fell in love with it. The couple lived in the Druid Hills area of Atlanta for 30 years and, until four years ago, had never been to with the quintessential Southern town. “I mean, we lived so close but we…

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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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A Home in Tune

By Ashlee Duren | Photos by Amy J. Owen Rebecca and Adam Stroup share a love of art and music. The couple, both natives of Augusta, moved to the Athens area in 2019 with Adam’s job. They initially lived in Normaltown but when it came time to build their forever home they settled in the…

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