Maddox Center then and now

Athens Places in Peril African American sites lead the list

Melissa Jest, African American Programs Director for the Georgia Historic Preservation Division has worked in three majority-minority cities – Philadelphia, Washington, and Savannah – and she says more African American resources are at risk...
Frank Scott and Al Nettleton

Gay couple reflects on long journey

Frank Scott, 78, and Al Nettleton, 88, have been together 26 years, but both men began their adult lives in heterosexual marriages. Between them, they have five children, 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, although...
Leo and Lily Sleeping

On Becoming a Crazy Cat Lady

Here I am, returning to the Athens Area Humane Society one year after adopting Leo. Dear Leo, the cat I wasn’t sure I wanted now had me contemplating a second. A few days earlier,...

Urban Food Explorers

Connie and Art Crawley

The Return of Baxter Street as a Dining Destination, Part 1

In just a two-block section of Baxter Street, six, locally owned restaurants have emerged to establish the locale as a dining destination. Easily within walking distance of one another, these restaurants are emblematic of...

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Healthy Us

Healthy Us Summer 2019

Piedmont Athens hospital offers new procedure for carotid artery disease Over 30% of strokes in the United States each year are caused by untreated carotid artery disease, which occurs when plaque builds up in the...



Summer 2019 AARP gay pride ad

Resources for all

A family caregiver is defined as an adult age 18 or older who is providing unpaid, short-term or long-term care to a parent, spouse,...

Live streaming at OLLI – both incoming and outgoing

I don’t often start my article talking directly about OLLI@UGA, but this summer we are piloting two programs that have implications for what we...
BoomAthens Summer 2019

In This Issue Vol. 3, No 3

Betsy Bean, BoomAthens Editor It’s the nature of the publishing business that sometimes we start out in one direction, only to...
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