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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

Rutledge’s Back Door, Best Kept Secret

Rutledge News Frankie Beers, Columnist Hello again! Last time I wrote about Rutledge’s new face of our community – the front door, with the new diorama at the train depot. Now you need to know about our wonderful back door, one of Georgia’s best kept secrets, “Hard

Deer hunt is food for the soul

By Tim Ferguson Autumn, what a great time of year. The air is crisp and clean, humidity and temperatures are down, leaves are beginning to change colors, and it’s football season. Oct. 19, another beautiful morning, was met with the sound of distant gunfire signaling the beginning

Rutledge Hardware is one of Rutledge’s “best-kept secrets”

By Joan Ekstrom Tucked away inside a hardware store from a by-gone era is one of the town of Rutledge’s best kept secrets. Built in 1891, Rutledge Hardware stands as a testament to time. A time that perhaps moved a little slower, a time when handmade items

The Creek: Golf course is the crown jewel of Rutledge

By Tim Ferguson Whenever I venture outside Morgan County and tell people I’m from Rutledge, the most common response I get is: “Oh, that’s where Hard Labor Creek State Park is. I’ve played the beautiful golf course there.” That beautiful golf course is The Creek at Hard

Silent soldiers: Old chimneys stand guard to history

By Nancy Darby I see them everywhere, so often it sometimes doesn’t even register that I am seeing our history flash before my eyes. A lone chimney, hiding in the woods or maybe in the middle of field. A lone sentinel of times past. But each one