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Sports Desk: The Lead Dawg

For the past 64 years when the University of Georgia (UGA) football team has taken the field, the lead Dawg has been its nationally acclaimed mascot, Uga, an all-white male English bulldog. The current Uga, Roman numeral X, is in…

Georgia Fare: Dalton Devotee

After years of suburban big-box stores and chains drawing people away from downtowns, small Southern towns have been finding their way back to vibrancy. Beautiful little downtowns spruced up and drew new life – new shoppers, new businesses, new diners.…

Sports Desk: Herschel No. 1

With college football celebrating its 150th anniversary, recollections brought about another round of Herschel Walker praising and a reliving of his remarkable career. The lightning-fast running back called the “Wrightsville Wonder” set multiple records during his tenure at University of…

Ga Fare: College Park Educator

College Park, south of Atlanta, is known for its proximity to the airport and named for its once-thriving women’s college (Cox College and Academy, where College Park’s City Hall now stands) and what was once Georgia Military Academy (now Woodward…

Sports Desk: A Nice Guy Wins

Whenever a Braves game is finished, I am always interested in what the manager has to say. Brian Snitker, the highly regarded incumbent, will offer up positive appraisals of his players. He will defend them as if they had grown…