For University of Georgia double graduate and regionally famous writer Darrell Huckaby, he and his wife’s move to Oconee County to be closer to family is a proverbial homecoming. 

Even before he or his children attended the university, Huckaby had a deep connection to the area. Though Huckaby’s parents didn’t have much money growing up, he and his father could always enjoy the richness of sports. 

“In the fall, we didn’t have money for a [football] ticket, but he would bring me to Athens, and we would sit on the railroad tracks and watch the games.” 

Huckaby attended UGA on a basketball scholarship as a team manager. He was the first in his family to attend college. He has written 10 books chronicling various aspects of Southern culture, from sports to cuisine to religious experiences. 

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