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I’m ready for the weather to clear out and leave us alone

  By Mae Buice, Columnist WHAT!!!! Snow on Tuesday…it’s nice for maybe an hour but I hope it skips over us. I know the school kids would love a “snow day” vacation. This weather has been the topic of many conversations lately…..and a hot topic it is. Or

MCMS: No Place for Hate

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County Middle School MCMS wrapped up its third annual No Place for Hate week, an antibullying effort in conjunction with the Antidefamation League out of Atlanta, on Friday Jan. 24, culminating with three assemblies for all 982 students on the

Obituaries: Faye Allen Payne

Faye Allen Payne was born in Madison on May 5, 1931 to Essie and George Allen. She entered Heaven’s gates on January 19, 2014 at her home in Anaheim, California surrounded by her family. She was 82 years old. She attended Morgan County High School and graduated

Obituaries: James Louis Mize

James Louis Mize, of Lawrenceville and former resident of Madison, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013, with his daughter and family at his side. He is the loving husband of Sarah Elizabeth Thompson Mize, his high school sweetheart, to whom he was married for sixty and

Obituaries: Hugh Eden Hensley

Hugh Eden Hensley Jr., 70, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at Madison Health and Rehab in Madison. He lost a long difficult battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. He graduated from Murphy High School in 1961, served in the United States Army and attended Western Carolina

Obituaries: Mary Mason Jackson

Mary Mason Jackson, 83, of Madison passed away at her home on Sunday, January 26, 2014. She was born June 26, 1930 to Clyde and Sally Martin Mason. She was a member of Madison Baptist Church. She loved her family very much. Mrs. Jackson is survived by

Obituaries: Margaret Lee Hallman

Margaret Lee Hallman, 97, of Madison died Thursday, January 23, 2014. She was surrounded by family when she passed. Mrs. Hallman was born December 12, 1916 in Angelis, South Carolina to John and Mary Lillian Lee. She was married to the late Edgar Stephens Hallman. They spent

Obituaries: Donna Jean Cochran Bryans

Donna Jean Cochran Bryans, 54, of Newborn passed away Friday, January 24, 2014. She was born in Atlanta to Robert and Jessie Kennedy Butler on December 1, 1959. Mrs. Bryans is survived by her husband John Bryans; her children Robert Duckett, Mary Oakley and Phillip, Laura Oakley

The Sports Desk: Soupy Bowl Sunday

By Nick Nunn, Columnist I was genuinely surprised to hear just a couple of days ago that the world is bearing down on Superbowl Sunday. However, my surprise didn’t surprise me. I’m not a big follower of professional football generally. I think the last time that I

Dogs vindicate early region losses with home wins this week

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Hoop Dogs and Lady Dogs were able to make good on their sole region losses of this season last week with wins over Elbert County and North Oconee, respectively. Early in the season, the Elbert County