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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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Mark Richt – Still a Top Dawg

  If you’ve followed Georgia football with even a modicum of passing interest in the past 25 years, you probably have a pretty clear picture of Mark Richt that lingers in your head. Likely, it’s one of a calm, measured and focused figure who exuded confidence on the sidelines, pushed for the best out of…

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Schuyler + Joseph

Thanks to COVID-19, Schuyler Williams and her now husband, Joseph Green had a little more time to plan their big day. The couple, who met while working at Chick-fil-A in Newnan during college, wed in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony on May 2 at The Taylor Grady House. Thankfully, the couple did not have to cut…

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From Athens and Back Again

Intrigued by the punk rock music scene, Christy Bush blossomed her love of photography by documenting the kids and bands she saw on the weekends in Atlanta. Bush recalled the spark at a younger age saying, “For me it was more about the music and the people than anything else. It’s what really got me…

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Living in Color

  Neutrals seem to be the trend when renovating or refreshing your home. But not for Kim and John Turner. When the couple decided to refresh their home off Meigs in Athens’ historic Cobbham district it was all about color. The Turners worked with local interior designer Tami Ramsay. Ramsay, along with her partner Krista…

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Famous Athens Resident Terry Kay Loved to ‘Discover’ Stories for his Readers

World famous novelist and long-time Athens resident Terry Kay observed the 40th anniversary of the publication of his first book with several lectures, including one at the Athens-Clarke County Library in April 2016. He used the occasion to talk about his passions for reading and writing and to promote his then-latest book, The King Who…

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Our Favorite Things

By Ashlee Duren | Photos By Hailea Boykin & Courtesy of Businesses Featured The holiday season is upon us—a time when our thoughts turn to family, friends and gift-giving. We wanted to share a few of our favorite finds when searching for gifts for our loved ones.

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Deck the Halls

By Ashlee Duren When it comes to decorating your home for the holidays, experts agree – you don’t have to spend tons of money to make your home beautiful. We asked Tami Ramsay, principal and interior designer at Cloth & Kind, to share some tips for decorating for the holidays. “We love to pull from…

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Stranger Than Fiction

Podcaster and writer explore true-crime stories with Athens connections By Don Rhodes | Photos Courtesy of Cameron Harrelson and Jaclyn Weldon Most people have been trying to kill time at home while socially distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cameron Harrelson, of Athens, and Jaclyn Weldon White, of nearby Hoschton, Ga., on the other hand, have…

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