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Honeymooning in Athens, Georgia

Is it slightly embarrassing to admit that though my husband and I are native Maconites we have been strangers to Athens’ streets, shops and favorite stops all our lives? Yes. But here we are. Despite being fully aware of our neighboring city’s manifold attractions, the town never seemed to find its…

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Athens' Own: Rebecca Wood

Just down the hill from downtown Athens is Rebecca Wood's secret garden: one of America's largest pottery studios, creating ceramics with delicate painted patterns and colors that are her unique creations. The story of how this painter and naturalist came to transform ceramics into everyday beauty for the table and home is one that could happen "only in Athens."…

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Athens' Own: Sanni Baumgärtner of COMMUNITY

Athens’ Own: Community and Sanni Baumgartner Athens' Own Sanni Baumgärtner is a German Native turned long-time Athenian. Baumgärtner runs and owns the sustainable fashion shop COMMUNITY located on Jackson Street in Downtown Athens. The boutique sells handpicked vintage finds and creates modern designs from dated trends…

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What Makes Athens, GA so Quirky?

Many words can be used to describe Athens: vibrant, picturesque, eccentric, quaint, but most importantly, unique. Athens, GA is anything but ordinary. Live music, one-of-a-kind local eats, and lots of red and black are awaiting you. Athens is as quirky and fun as they come. Local Business Love…

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Athens' Own: Owen Ogletree

A well-established writer, world traveler, national beer judge and craft beer enthusiast, Owen Ogletree has made a name for himself in the beer community of the southeast. Check out his story and why…

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Athens' Own: Charlie Mustard of Jittery Joe's

Nextin our series of profiles of Athenians who contribute to our town's creative energy:  Charlie Mustard is the head roaster for Athens' favorite coffee company, Jittery Joe's! Mustard has been with Jittery Joe's since they first began roasting their own coffee and has remained passionate about his craft and the coffee through the years. …

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