The Wild Rumpus Parade and Spectacle celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend, with thousands of costumed partiers taking it to the streets of downtown Athens to celebrate Halloween. Check out photos from the event below, courtesy of Flagpole's Whitley Carpenter:
Dogs in Halloween costumes roamed the streets of the Boulevard neighborhood Sunday for the fourth annual Boo-le-Bark on the Boulevard parade and contest. Flagpole photographer Whitley Carpenter was there to capture the canine cuteness:
A regional flyball tournament at the Classic Center last weekend brought some very good puppers—and their people—to Athens from all over the Southeast.
In flyball, two teams of four dogs each race over a series of hurdles, then trigger a spring-loaded box to release a ball that they fetch and carry back to their handlers. The sport provides dogs with mental stimulation and physical exercise while creating camaraderie among teammates and building a bond between canines and their human handlers.
The annual tournament took place July 13 and 14 and was hosted by Double Dog Dare, a flyball club out of Winterville.
All photos by Flagpole intern Savannah Cole.
Athens native Michael Thurmond will sign copies of A Story Untold: Black Men and Black Women in Athens History at The Classic Center from 4–6 p.m. Saturday.
Thurmond has updated the book for its 40th anniversary.
In 1986, Thurmond became the first African-American elected to the state legislature from Athens since Reconstruction. He served as state labor commissioner from 1997–2010, becoming the first non-incumbent African-American to win a statewide race in Georgia. After a failed run for Senate, he became superintendent of the DeKalb County school system, and was elected CEO of DeKalb County in 2016.
Photo Credit: Evan Neff
UGA Presents has announced the slate of performers who will appear at the university's Performing Arts Center during its 2019–2020 season.
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