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Among the fields of cotton

It’s Friday afternoon, November 21, around 5:45 p.m., as I walk through a field of unpicked cotton in Rutledge. There is not a cloud in the sky as darkness fast approaches. The temperature is falling rapidly as a deer hunter fires his rifle in the distance. The

Trick or Trot and Spooky Fall Fest October 25th

Tim Ferguson columnist Autumn, the season that comes between summer and winter, also known as fall in the astronomical year, that period between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice, began September 23. Fall is the season in the Northern Temperate Zone in which many trees lose

T G I F in the RTL

Thank God it’s Friday in Rutledge! The long workweek is over and now it’s time to relax and have a little fun. What better way than to enjoy a FREE summer concert in the downtown Rutledge City Park. Pack a picnic, order from one of the restaurants,

Went to a Garden Party

The Rutledge Garden Club, nicknamed “The Dirt Girls”, is one of the hardest working organizations in the RTL. The Garden Club is comprised of 25 of the most wonderful ladies you will ever meet. The group is celebrating its ninth year of service to our community. The

Mommies and Poppies

On May 10th and 11th, the Sunflower Farm, famous for the annual Sunflower Festival, will be hosting a two-day Mommies and Poppies Festival celebrating Mothers and Nature. The farm is located at 1430 Durden Road, Rutledge GA 30663. The festival will be from 9:30 5 p.m.

Rutledge News: Ahoy Y’all! Bon Voyage Fundraiser

Ahoy y’all” is the welcoming call for the 4th annual Rutledge Downhome Soiree to benefit Rutledge Beautification. All of this year’s contributions will go toward curbing and landscaping the new park in the City of Rutledge. The Rutledge Beautification committee is comprised of eight local residents who

This and That from the RTL

Atlanta is by far the largest and most influential city in Georgia. In recent years Atlanta has been frequently referred to as the ATL. The Atlanta Hawks have jerseys that simply have ATL across the chest. This influence has filtered out to our “Small but Special” town

Rutledge has a new mayor

By Tim Ferguson, Columnist Rutledge’s a new mayor, James Bratcher, began his tenure as mayor on Jan, 1 2014. I met James about 10 years ago while attending Center Pointe Church in Madison. I had the pleasure of attending church with Mr. Bratcher for 7 years and

Shop small and shop local this holiday season

By Joellen Artz, Columnist Saturday of this coming weekend is Shop Local Day and is a way to promote our local merchants. Did you know that when you shop local that about 50 percent of what you spend stays right in your community in the way of

Rutledge News

By Joellen Artz, Columnist The holidays are fast approaching. You can tell because the Rutledge gazebo is all decked out in festive lights, bows and garland and there’s a spectacular Christmas tree in the corner garden. Our treasured vintage Nativity Scene graces the City Park, shops and