New stylings of the Reynolds Chorus

Like many great institutions, the Reynolds Chorus, which continues to branch out into new directions, was born of humble origins. In 2000, Jude Martincic, the chorus’ executive director, Linda Disosway, and Jean Merritt, along with more than a dozen friends who loved music, started meeting together to sing for the sheer fun of it. These…

Pickin’ and Grinnin’

“I do not like the raw sound of the human voice in unison unless it is under the discipline of music,” wrote Flannery O’Connor, one of the 20th century’s most celebrated American writers. She would be pleased to know that her final home, Andalusia Farm in Milledgeville, is being used for just that – to…

Morton Theatre: the soul of a community

Strolling up Washington Street in downtown Athens, past the 40 Watt and a sprinkling of popular bars and restaurants, one comes to Hull Street and the historic African-American business district known locally as the “Hot Corner.” Aside from a vibrant yearly festival celebrating the district’s history as a haven for black business and culture, the…

A Tune for the Ages

Inside the sanctuary at The Church at College Station in Athens, a semi-circle of chairs and music stands are arranged on the plush carpeted floor, curved toward the front of the room. Personal belongings and open instrument cases are sprawled on the chairs behind. Warm midday light filters in through the windows. It’s a typical…

Profiles in Art: Beauty & Beast

Beauty & Beast on the Chicken Tracks Art Ranch Photographed by Jesse Walker Chuck Hanes isn’t really a beast. He’s a great guy with an epic beard and deep, rolling laugh. He just makes weird, manly-looking pottery that could be the china pattern for the Hell’s Angels. But, when you stack his work next to…

Eatonton’s Artisan Village

Out of the Briar Patch Eatonton’s plans for revitalization through the arts Written and photographed by Phil Pyle If there is a sign of the times, it should fly above the county courthouse in Eatonton. In years past, Putnam County’s economy thrived in large part from three major sources: its historic dairy industry, Georgia Power’s…

Meet John Matney

A Helping Hand: Harbor Club owner, John Matney, talks success and stewardship
Written by Andrea Gable, Photographed by Terry Allen

Health & Happiness

Health and happiness: Local family brings support and awareness of mental health to Lake Oconee Written by Tracey Buckalew   Statistics show that one-in-four individuals have at least one struggle with mental illness at some point in their lives. Such a statement is hard for many to believe and easier to disregard as being untrue….

Godfather of Pottery

Jerry Chappelle: The godfather of a local art movement
Written by Taylor Sutton, Photographed by Holly Brown

Family on the Farm

Finding family on the farm: Companion Animal Rescue marks ten years, plans for the future
Written and photographed by Tia Lynn Ivey