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Columnist encourages: “Attract more birds with winter berries”

By Stephanie Hudak Summer holds a smorgasbord of energy food for the birds – from insects to your favorite tomatoes. But in winter the pickings get a little slim and that’s where winter berries play a major role in keeping the birds alive until spring. Winter berries

Mannington Mills invests $50M, adds 200-plus jobs

By Patrick Yost, Editor Mannington Mills announced last Wednesday that it would expand its Madison operation and increase its workforce by more than 200 jobs. In a combined announcement from state economic development officials, county officials and the company, the company said it would invest more than

Madison candidates speak out

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer On Oct. 3, Madison City Council candidates Bobby Crawford, Stratton Hicky, Michael Naples and Chris Hodges attended the Madison candidates’ forum, which was held at the Morgan County administration building and moderated by Morgan County Citizen Publisher Patrick Yost. Crawford and Hicky

City issues addressed at Rutledge forum

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Five candidates for elected positions in the City of Rutledge met Monday evening for a candidate forum. Joellen Artz and James Bratcher are running for the position of Mayor of Rutledge, Timothy Smith and Bill Spann, incumbent, are candidates for Rutledge’s District

Officials arrest, charge 11 with gambling

By Patrick Yost, Editor A more-than-two-month investigation ended last Tuesday as Morgan County and Putnam County authorities arrested 11 men on gambling charges. According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Harold “Tyrone” Alford, 67, was arrested at his Clarks Ford Road, Buckhead,

Paranormal investigators to examine three Madison sites

Downtown Paranormal Investigations For establishing a ghost tour of the downtown Madison commercial area. About 15 investigators from East Georgia Paranormal Society. Three locations: old Madison Hardware, lower floor of Merchants Hall, one undisclosed. By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor In an effort to establish a ghost, er, haunted

Director updates commission on state of DFCS in area

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Kelly Beasley, Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) director for Morgan, Greene, Oconee, and Jasper Counties, spoke to the Morgan County Board of Commissioners during their Oct. 3 meeting. Beasley gave an overview of the benefits issued by the Morgan County

Hudson painting thought lost returned

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Christie Hudson didn’t think she’d ever see her late husband, Gary’s, painting again. The artwork, the canvas of which is taller than the average person, was completed in 2003, shortly after the couple came to Madison and repurposed the old Farmers Hardware

Save a Mountie

By Nick Nunn What do you do if you find yourself near a moose, who happens to be swimming nearby while you are riding downriver in a boat? One Canadian man decided back in July that the appropriate thing to do is to hop out of the

Thanks for work on Mannington expansion

By Bob Hughes, Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce President I want to thank all of the team members who helped make the Mannington Mills expansion here a reality. Economic Development has always been a team sport and Madison-Morgan County has a great team in place. I want