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Bear Hug owner and UGA graduate Sam Johnson poses with his product at Bear Hug Honey Company in downtown Athens, Georgia, on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Bear Hug is a store dedicated to all things honeybee. Jars of honey line the shelves of the shop, scented candles and soaps provide aromatherapy and dried flowers and cotton adorn the walls. Along the back wall is a honey tasting station where visitors can taste honeys made with products from all around the world. 📸: Casey Sykes
To Georgia fans, this comes as no surprise: Uga, the university's beloved English bulldog, was named the top college mascot in the country in a recent 2017 USA TODAY index poll. Since 1956, all of the University of Georgia’s mascots have been part of the same pure English bulldog line owned by Sonny Seiler.
Link in bio to see a full photo gallery of Uga I through X and to read more on the history of Uga.
Uga sits in his dog house during an NCAA college football game between Georgia and Appalachian State on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. 📸: @krstnbrad
Georgia defensive back J.R. Reed (20) and Georgia defensive back Tyrique McGhee (26) block a pass from the hands of App State wide receiver Zy Letman (82) during an NCAA football game between Georgia and App State in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. Link to see full gallery in bio. 📸: Casey Sykes
On Thursday, August 24, 2017, the University of Georgia’s Demosthenian Literary Society gathered in Demosthenian Hall for their weekly meeting at 7 p.m., but this meeting they debated the controversial issue that has taken the nation and state by storm: the removal of Confederate monuments.
The piece of history that was under debate was the portrait of confederate general Robert E. Lee that hangs in the upper chamber of Demosthenian Hall.
The society voted unanimously to remove the portrait in a 27 to 0 to 1 vote and immediately displaced the artifact from the upper chamber.
Link to read full story in bio. 📸: @ashlyn_webb_
Mokah Johnson, the president of Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement, poses for a portrait on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in front of the "Soldiers' Monument." Several protests and riots have erupted in cities throughout the country after the deadly violence that followed a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, statues across the country have been protested by community members and sometimes removed by city governments. Athens is no exception. Community members such as Mokah Johnson, look to their own communities to continue the conversation locally, beginning with the “Soldiers’ Monument” on Broad Street.
Link in bio to read full story. 📸: @krstnbrad