Betsy Bean completed graduate school at UGA in 1972. She was a school librarian for a year and then became a rock and roll DJ for the next 10. Subsequently, she worked as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal/Constitution, followed by public relations and marketing and newsletter publishing and was, more recently, the downtown development director for the City of Anniston, Ala.
Boom Athens is a lifestyle magazine for people 50 plus who live in greater Athens and the surrounding counties. Contents include "the best" calendar of events for our crowd, arts & entertainment reviews, health and fitness advice, and essays on the great societal changes we've lived through, plus profiles of trailblazers, memoirs, even poetry. While some readers are part of the Baby Boom generation, others are older, and even a little younger. Advertiser-supported, Boom Athens is a FREE magazine in print and online, with regular e-mail updates.