Photo Credit: Richard Hamm
Hundreds of Athens-area children received a free book this month, thanks to a $3,000 grant from Zombie Donuts & Coffee via the First Book UGA program.
The Athens-Clarke County Library's Summer Reading program invites children from birth to age 11 to attend special events and fill out reading logs to win prizes. Children who read at least 50 books or log at least 25 hours of reading can choose a book as a prize.
"Super readers"—those who read at least 100 books or 50 hours—also received a golden ticket to a Willy Wonka-themed party July 26. Flagpole contributing photographer Richard Hamm was there.
All photos by Mike White
On Thursday night, Paul McCartney played the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth as part of his “One on One” tour, which started last April. It was obvious the venue was thrilled to have him, considering earlier this year it lured him to play by naming a new street, Paul McCartney Boulevard, in his honor. Upon arriving to the venue, I was greeted with a huge banner that read “Welcome to Duluth, Paul.”
Despite occasional heavy rainfall, this year's AthFest Music & Arts Festival drew large crowds downtown for three days of music, food, art and much more. Check out images from the weekend below, courtesy of Flagpole photographers Austin Steele and Caroline Elliott:
This year's Candler Park Music and Food Festival took over Atlanta's Candler Park last weekend, and Flagpole contributor Emily Butler was there to capture the action. Check out a gallery of her photos below:
The Amazing Acro-Cats wowed cat lovers and skeptics alike during their two-night stand at the Morton Theatre this week. Below, check out photos from the show, courtesy of contributor Richard Hamm:
Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones/file
There’s a new holiday in Athens, but it’s one that’s been around for 152 years.
For Athens, that day is May 4, the day in 1865 when the Union army arrived and freed the slaves in town and the surrounding countryside, who then gathered with their loved ones at the town hall, hoisting a flag up what they then deemed the “flagpole of liberty.”
While many marches that take place downtown are in protest, Thursday’s vigil and rally marking the “day of jubilee” was one of celebration and honoring ancestors.
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