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Fishing pro is no match for Alvin Richardson, fishing jinx

By Alvin Richardson Last summer I had the opportunity to go fishing on Lake Strom Thurmond (Clarks Hill) with perhaps the best guide on the planet. Jonathon Herndon, also known as the Sultan of Slime, is a professional catfish fisherman. He and his wife Cindy have a

Aggressive Dogs: Gearing up, MCHS football team dons pads to prep for 2013 season. Dogs play rough, after all.

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer It’s almost here. August has arrived, and Morgan County football is less than 30 days away. The first of the month means the first days in full pads for the Bulldogs, who are in the final stages of preparation before their scrimmage

Volleyball team courts new players at camp

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer This year the Morgan County High School (MCHS) volleyball team included a new addition to their preseason schedule: a three-day camp at MCHS on July 29-31, just before team tryouts took place on Aug. 1. Twenty-two potential candidates for the volleyball team

Greetings from the Oregon trail

  By Nick Nunn This week, I’m doing a little remote reporting from Oregon, visiting the family of my girlfriend, Alayna Fisher. We’re planning on making a whirlwind trip of some of the sights in Oregon, including Crater Lake, the redwoods along the coast, the Oregon caves,

The last hurrah of the Greater Rutledge Sportsman’s Club

By Alvin Richardson In 1971 Lake Oconee was just a gleam in the eye of the Georgia Power Company. There were, however rumors out there that the river was on its way to semi-extinction and that a big dead lake would take its place. The Greater Rutledge

A good, Old Time: Old Time Wrestling Federation’s family-friendly entertainment in Buckhead

By Leila Dycus Intern When it comes to professional wrestling, most people only know the sport by what they see on television, but there is a professional wrestling association that hosts events right here in Morgan County. The combined experience between Tim Lowe, Billy Jack and “Vicious”

Lady Diamond Dogs break into pre-season

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer On July 22 and 23, the Morgan County High School Lady Diamond Dogs participated in the Dan Davis Invitational, which was held at the University of North Georgia and Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega.  During the two-day event, the Lady Dogs

I’m still here

By Nick Nunn You may have noticed, but my byline has been venturing out beyond the comfortable confines of the “B” section during the past couple of weeks. In case you haven’t noticed, I am now the Citizen’s news writer as well. The reactions that I’ve received

MCHS Hoop Dogs compete in summer programs

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Several members of the Morgan County High School Hoop Dogs had the opportunity this summer to compete in regional and national programs. CJ Turman, Tookie Brown, Jaylin Ingram, and D’verious Brown were all chosen to participate in programs sponsored by Nike and

Hey, Coach!: This week we meet Charlemagne Gibbons, head coach of the Morgan Co. High School boys basketball team

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Charlemagne Gibbons was born in Montgomery, Ala. on Sept. 23, 1977. After graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, Coach Gibbons attended Auburn University at Montgomery, where he played for the basketball team and eventually returned for a Master’s Degree