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Stories and Tips Athens

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Athens: Off The Beaten Path

Written by BulldogGirl on 16 Sep, 2008

When I came to Athens for the first time, I was a junior in high school trying to figure out where I would go to college. I was excited to tour the University of Georgia campus, get a feel for the town, you know……Read More


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Teaching Old Dawgs New Tricks

Written by BulldogGirl on 23 Oct, 2008

Being at the homecoming game and seeing all the alumni come back to Athens to support the Bulldogs got me thinking about the traditions we have here that are tied to the University. Some of the football traditions go all the way back to 1892…Read More


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Athens, Georgia: Home Sweet Home

Written by BulldogGirl on 14 Sep, 2008

I can honestly say I fell in love with Athens the minute I drove into town. Cruising down Milledge Avenue past the charming southern-style houses as the sun was setting, I knew I could see myself here. Athens, home of the University of…Read More


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Meeting a Local Celebrity

Written by BulldogGirl on 23 Oct, 2008

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting one of Athens’ most famous local celebrities. I know what you’re thinking… Matthew Stafford, Knowshon Moreno, Corey Smith… no, I got to meet Uga VII.I was tailgating on North Campus with friends and family when a…Read More


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Reflecting on My Life as a Bulldog

Written by BulldogGirl on 29 Sep, 2008

It seems like yesterday that I was graduating high school, but somehow it’s my senior year of college. With all the changes that will happen in my life after May, I can’t help but get a little nostalgic of these wonderful college years. My…Read More


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Dawg Days and Nights: A Weekend in Athens

Written by BulldogGirl on 15 Sep, 2008

Known mainly as the home of the University of Georgia, Athens actually has a lot more to offer than a beautiful campus and UGA football. From personal experience, here are some highlights from the "Classic City" that you should check out next time you're…Read More


Smoke Free Restaurants

Written by Tideone on 18 Jan, 2001

Did you know there are over 50 restaurants in the Athens area that are completely smoke-free. The Athens Tobacco Prevention Coalition has enlisted such establishments as Taco Bell, Planet Smoothie, Schlotzsky's and Chick Fil-A to ban smoking in their eateries. The coalition's mission is to educate…Read More


Nightlife in Athens

Written by mnorthw on 02 Aug, 2005

I think the nightlife in Athens is very fun. The places were very quiet on the weekdays, since it was summer and Athens is a college town. I thought the drinks were reasonably priced and very good. …Read More


Nightlife in Athens

Written by Todd W. on 04 Nov, 2000

It depends on what you're looking for. If you're looking for a cheap drink, though, you'll be happy anywhere you go. The City Bar on College Avenue is a step above most. Set in an old bank lobby, it has soaring high ceilings and a…Read More


Athens Nightlife and Eateries

Written by katyw on 07 Sep, 2000

From The Velvet Elvis, that offers $1 beers surrounded by Elvis and Kiss paraphernalia, to the classy Winery, which stocks over 100 wines, Athens is a nightlife dream. You'll find the conventional chains like Bennigans and Applebee's. You'll also find the unusual like Lunch Paper.…Read More


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