Tyler Mayforth

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Clark Kent Left the Daily Planet

It started to hit me when I turned off my computer for the last time at the Athens Banner-Herald. Rarely did I turn it off before (mostly logged out), but it felt right. Once I walked out the door and it shut behind me, the realization hit like a truck. That very well could have…

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A cowboy leaps off his horse during the steer wrestling event at the rodeo (Photo by Tyler Mayforth).

Nothing more American than the Wimberley VFW Rodeo

Nearly one year has passed since I moved to Georgia and in that time, I began to reflect on what I covered while in Texas and how it shaped me during that time. With the Fourth of July recently skipping by, I found it tough not to think back to the past five years when…

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Don’t Let Mistakes Keep You Down

It stared at me as soon as I walked in the office on Tuesday. As I got closer to my desk, the purple circle punched me in my gut. When I sat down and took a deeper look, I felt sick to my stomach. After a conversation that afternoon about mistakes in display type (or…

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Fans cheers as American Pharoah runs to victory at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday (Julie Jacobson/AP).

Elation, Pressure and the Belmont Stakes

Elation to buried under mounds of self-induced pressure. That’s how my Saturday night went on desk at the Banner-Herald. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked. Around 6:40 p.m., I walked from our downtown office to Mellow Mushroom on my way to getting dinner. Thanks to my reconnaissance during trivia nights, I knew that place had a…

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The Perfect Headline Brings It All Together

A designer’s best ammunition — or worst nightmare, depending how you look at it — is an empty budget. It means free reign on content and the all-important centerpiece, but it could also spell disaster if you don’t know what news should fill your pages. Such a scenario presented itself to me on Sunday. Left…

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Spidey Senses: Bad for Journalists, Great for Fans

Work in an industry long enough, you begin to develop “Spidey Senses.” This goes for any line of work, but journalism is one of those where those senses are honed and trained, because something can change in less than a moment’s notice. Such was the case Friday night in the Athens Banner-Herald sports department. Two…

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SBS: Zombie Cats (Texas State) Invade Vegas

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a series chronicling the story behind the stories I feel are some of my best. Here is the tale of how  “Bobcats down Denver” came about and earned me a first-place honor from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors for Breaking Spot News (Sports). So, without any…

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From Afternoon to Morning, Nothing Changes

While I’m nestled in Athens, Georgia, I still keep tabs on San Marcos, Texas. How could I not? I spent nearly seven years of my life in that town. Of particular interest to me is the quality of work my former assistant does (I’m proud of hiring him and want to see him succeed) as…

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More Responsibility? No Problem

Moving to Georgia forced me out of my comfort zone. That doesn’t go for just in life, but at work — as I’ve mentioned before. Recently my bosses wanted to see how I handled the responsibility of designing the A section. Yes, the front page and all of that good stuff. Was I nervous? I’d…

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Georgia, Unbeaten Kentucky and The Big Time

  There was a certain buzz around Athens, Georgia earlier this week. As soon as the Georgia Bulldogs dismantled Missouri last Saturday, the town’s focus shifted to Tuesday’s home finale against none other than Kentucky. Yes, those Wildcats who are kind of good at college basketball (29-0 at the time, No. 1 in the nation…

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