The marquee of the famed Georgia Theatre in Athens usually features the names of well-known bands or bands you never heard of but probably will hear of in the future.
The theatre has hosted such famed bands as REM, Widespread Panic, U2 and others who got their start in Georgia’s music city.
A few weeks ago, the interior of the Georgia Theatre was gutted by fire, although the exterior is still intact. Now, the marquee simply says “Ouch!”
Jingle Davis, who lives in Athens, Georgia, has been a journalist for 25 years, freelancing for The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and other national and regional newspapers and magazines. She operated the coastal bureau of The Atlanta Journal and Constitution for about a decade before moving to Atlanta to work as a metro reporter. She became a metro editor in 2003, first editing three weekly zoned editions of the paper (City Life Buckhead, City Life Midtown and South Metro), then moving to metro editing. She served as assistant city editor and was acting city editor before taking a buyout retirement offer from the paper in June, 2007.