Flagpole Magazine

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Flagpole Magazine
Flagpole front page.jpg
The September 27, 2006 front page of
Flagpole Magazine
TypeAlternative weekly
Owner(s)Flagpole, Inc.
PublisherPete McCommons
EditorPete McCommons
Headquarters220 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30603
United States
OCLC number30323514

Flagpole Magazine, often abbreviated to simply Flagpole, is an American alternative newsweekly that focuses on the cultural scene of Athens, Georgia and its surrounding communities. It was founded by Jared Bailey and Dennis Greenia in 1984 and is currently edited and published by Pete McCommons. The publication covers local music, politics, news, features and news related to the town that is also the home of the University of Georgia. Although nationwide delivery to paid subscribers is available, it is distributed free of charge to over 275 locations throughout the Athens area, earning the bulk of its revenue through the sale of advertising space.

In addition to its weekly issues, Flagpole, Inc. also publishes the annual Flagpole Guide to Athens, a listing of bars, restaurants, and entertainment options in Athens. It also is distributed free throughout the area.

Past editors include Jared Bailey, Dennis Greenia, Stefan Crawford, and Catherine Holmes.

Migraine Boy was one of the comic strips within the magazine.[2]


  1. ^ "Flagpole Magazine". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Archived from the original on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-01-19.
  2. ^ "transcript of an interview conducted by Molly McCommons" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-08.

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