Top Stories from this Fall, Honorable Mentions: Part 1

By: Sam Lack

As this semester of Grady Newsource starts to wind down, we take a look back at some of the top stories between August and December. However, before we reveal our top 5 later this afternoon, let’s take a look at some of our honorable mentions.

Meet Que

On Nov. 21, the University of Georgia introduced its newest mascot UGA X, or best known by the nickname “Que.” Grady Newsource Reporter Abby Jessen profiled Que and the importance of this bulldog to the Georgia faithful.

Oglethorpe Gym Renovations

Oglethorpe County High School is still in the process of renovating its gym. This is a sizable investment by the county and will not be completed until next year. Watch to see what will be done in this modernization project.

Creature Comforts

Every three weeks, Creature Comforts Brewery highlights a local Athens artist on their back wall. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, they highlighted the late Sara Belle Papp who passed away at the age of 31 to breast cancer in 2009.

Papp used painting as a way to cope with her diagnoses. She created the various paintings for her close friends and family, many which hang in their homes today. Her paintings featured animals and landscapes that shaped her life. Patrons can admire 13 of her paintings when they visit Creature Comforts. All but one of her paintings on display are high-resolution giclée reproductions. These reproductions are available for purchase on Papp’s website.

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