An Athens Icon.
I was just speaking to SAWB last night about how bad the UGA student newspaper The Red and Black has become in recent years, while the alt-weekly Flagpole has remained pretty good even while evolving.
This article on ORT certainly helps my case. Ort is one of those local figures that give Athens such charm. I can't count the number of beers I had at Burntstone/Copper Creek while listening to Ort tell stories. And you could always count on him for excellent suggestions during the Classic City Brewfest.
But what I like bringing attention to is that the Flagpole ran this article, not as a send up after a local legend has passed away, but as an actual interview as the local legend lives. The story is well written, but not yet over. I sure would like to see more reporting like this.