Georgia Magazine - December 2020 - 9

Georgia glimpses

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COURTESY CHARLESTON AND CHURCH

harleston and Church, a snack
company based in Atlanta, took
home the grand prize in the
University of Georgia's 2020 Flavor of
Georgia Food Product Contest in October. Owners Warren and Jen Simmons
created the company's savory Cheddar
Rounds based on his grandmother's
tried-and-true, handwritten recipe.
This year, 117 products were entered

Warren and Jen Simmons with Charleston
and Church won the 2020 University of Georgia Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest
grand prize for their Cheddar Rounds.

in the contest. Judges sampled foods from
30 finalists and, because of the pandemic,
listened to virtual product pitches before
choosing the winners.
Category winners in the Flavor of
Georgia contest were: Barbecue sauce:
Strawberry Balsamic and Rosemary
Barbecue Sauce from Aubs Co., Decatur; Beverages: Georgia Grey Black Tea
from Thistle & Sprig Tea Co., Atlanta;
Condiments and salsas: Georgia Peach
Balsamic Vinegar from A&A Alta Cucina
Italia, Johns Creek; Confections: Georgia
Fried Peanut Cluster (Vanilla) from Georgia Fried Peanut Co., Edison; Honey and
related products: Wildflower Honey from
White Oak Pastures, Bluffton; Jams and
jellies: Apple Fig Pepper Jelly from
Wisham Jellies, Tifton; Meats and seafood: 920 Pork Sausage from 920 Cattle
& Co., Millen; Miscellaneous: Lemon
Cream Cheese from Bootleg Farm,
Springfield; Sauces and seasonings: You
Saucy Thing Soy Ginger Vidalia from
Chinese Southern Belle, Smyrna; and
Snack foods: Cheddar Rounds from
Charleston and Church, Atlanta.
For more on the winners and all
products entered in the contest, visit
flavorofga.com.

Athens' musical heritage honored

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ands such as R.E.M.,
the B-52s and Widespread Panic have
long been associated with
Athens. But did you know
about Hall Johnson, a noted
African American musician,
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composer and choral director born
in Athens in 1888?
Johnson and these bands represent
some of the town's rich musical heritage
and are among the 10 inductees to the
new Athens Music Walk of Fame. Others
inductees are Drive-By Truckers, Danger
Mouse (Brian Joseph Burton), The
Elephant 6 Recording Co., Neal Pattman,
Pylon and Vic Chesnutt.
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The Athens Cultural Affairs
Commission has designated
a two-block area downtown
marked with guitar-pickshaped, bronze plaques
honoring these musicians. Created in August, the walk of fame
passes by renowned music venues,
such as the Morton Theatre, the 40
Watt Club and the Georgia Theatre.
Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly
Girtz says that additional musical artists
will be inducted in the coming years.
To learn more about the Athens
Music Walk of Fame, visit bit.ly/athmwof
or download the free app from the Apple
App Store or Google Play.

* Connecting students. In November, the
city of Woodstock presented the Cherokee County School District with a $90,000
grant to purchase mobile Wi-Fi hotspot
devices to help students engaged in
digital learning during the pandemic.

COURTESY CITY OF WOODSTOCK

Cheddar Rounds chosen as
Flavor of Georgia winner

* App alert. The new Georgia Grown Trails
app provides information about stores,
farms, towns and trail stops along several
trails designated by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. For details on the
trails, visit gagrowntrails.com. The mobile
app can be downloaded for free from the
Apple App Store or Google Play.

* GivingTuesday. Georgians who want to
donate to nonprofit organizations can
take part in the state's largest day of
giving on Dec. 1, also known as GAgives
on GivingTuesday. For details, visit
gagives.org. [To read about the Georgia
Center for Nonprofits and its GAgives
on GivingTuesday campaign, see " A time
to give, " November 2020, page 26;
bit.ly/gcnpf.]

* Above-average season. The Georgia Sea
Turtle Cooperative documented 2,783
nests and 170,000-plus loggerhead sea
turtle hatchlings on Georgia beaches
this year. Georgia Department of Natural
Resources Sea Turtle Program Coordinator Mark Dodd reports that loggerhead
nesting has been trending upward statewide by about 3.9 percent a year since
1989. Beaches at Wassaw, Blackbeard and
Little Cumberland islands had more than
twice as many nests this year as were
documented in the 1970s; nestings on
these three islands account for about 30
percent of the state's annual totals.
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