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The Rarified Era

The Trio of former Bulldogs focused on leading Georgia to unprecedented heights   By Johnathan McGinty It’s rare enough to find an alum of a school serving as the head coach of its college football program, and it’s even rarer to have what you have at Georgia where three of the primary leaders on its…

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Soaps Up

By Jennifer McKee  |  Photos courtesy of Johnette Rodgers   It all started with a Georgia breeze.  Georgia Breeze soap, to be exact. A clean, refreshing, invigorating scent reminiscent of a cool mountain breeze. That was Johnette Rodgers’ first introduction to Andree’s Essential Soaps. Today, Rodgers owns and operates the company. “I’ve shopped at Andree’s…

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Bags For Your Bucket List

By Jennifer McKee  |  Photos courtesy of Leigh Ann Barnes   Clear bags used to be boring – until Leigh Ann Barnes started designing them. Barnes’ antidote to the clear-bag blues? Carry your NCAA- and NFL-approved clear bag into the stadium, then dress it up later with a stylish leather cover. And with approximately 100…

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For the Joy of Flowers

By Jennifer McKee  |  Photos courtesy of R&R Secret Farm   Tucked away inside a residential neighborhood in Athens lies one of The Classic City’s natural gems.  R&R Secret Farm sits on a .7-acre plot owned by Rita and Robert O’Brien, hence the R&R. Secret because it’s something you wouldn’t expect to find in Athens. …

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Sitano’s Timeless Appeal

By Jennifer McKee  |  Photos courtesy of Merrill Horridge   It all started with the search for a simple coverup. Mary Scott Jameson and her family were looking forward to a beach vacation at the end of 2020. Jameson went on the hunt for a swimsuit coverup and was shocked by what she found.  “I…

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An Eye for Design

By Johnathan McGinty | Photos courtesy of Listen, love may not have blossomed at first sight, but it’s safe to say it was seeded by a first frame. More than two decades ago, Beth Hall Thrasher eagerly snatched up a beautiful work of art from a young, up-and-coming photographer named Jason Thrasher. It was…

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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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Totally Taylored

By Hailea Boykin  |  Photos by Evermore Photo Co.   Sustainable living can seem like a daunting lifestyle to pull off successfully. So much of our daily lives involve creating and leaving waste in our wake, but even the smallest considerations can help minimize our effects on the planet. While it’s hard to dive headfirst…

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The Scoop – Fall 2022

Marigold Market by Kayla Pritchett and Thomas Lee Looking for a market that sells homegrown, seasonal produce? The Marigold Market never fails to have fresh and affordable goods every Saturday at Pittard Park in Winterville, Ga., just a short drive east of Athens. The market’s vendors include farmers, creators and bakers, as well as live…

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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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