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The UGA alum combines fashion and affordability with the business of embroidery | Art and culture

In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down almost every aspect of Laura Floyd’s life. Now a graduate of the University of Georgia, her income from working part-time in music halls during school in Athens was cut off. Revisiting her passion for embroidery that she discovered in high school, Floyd used her free time to …

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Survey: Teenagers use cannabis rose, mental health declines in states with fewer legal restrictions | national

(The Center Square) – Countries that have legalized marijuana are seeing stronger THC products and an increase in mental health problems among teenagers, according to a recent national study. The America Without Drugs Foundation is the author of a study first published by The Center Square that reported a “link between adolescent cannabis use, high-performance …

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AthFest 2022 vendors celebrate the return of art, community and festival Athfest

The AthFest Music Festival 2022, organized by the non-profit organization AthFest Educates, is well known for being a weekend full of live music. The event takes place in the city center with many stages, after-hours shows at iconic venues in Athens and a line-up of dozens of artists. As impressive as the musical talent, however, …

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Tourism in the Lynchburg region is recovering after being hit hard by COVID Local business news

Tourism in the Lynchburg region appears to be recovering from the last two years of the coronavirus pandemic. Although Lynchberg has not yet received his official tourism data for 2021, Anna Bentson, assistant director of the Office of Economic Development and Tourism, was able to talk about how Hill City is doing last year. “Obviously, …

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