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Surgar Creek News: New Year started with a bag of sickness for us

By Mae Buice, Columnist Can hardly believe it’s nearly a month since I’ve written and I do appreciate all that have called to check and say you’ve missed me. First of all, Happy New Year to each of you and it started with a bag of sickness

“Cold as Donie” is a family saying. . what’s a Donie?

By Rachel Harper, Columnist What a difference a week makes!  Last week at this time it was “cold as donie” as Grandma used to say.  You know, we have never, never learned where that expression came from, but we all still say it in our family to

Great Blessing Ahead for Centennial Baptist!

By Rev. Donnie Compton, Columnist The New Year has brought great joy to the people of Centennial Baptist Church. This past weekend was spent getting to know our Senior Pastoral Candidate, Dr. Michael Stovall. Our pastor search team, who has been praying and seeking God for 11

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

MCHS Teacher named Music Educator of the Year

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Jeffrey Rowser, a music teacher at MCHS for three years with over 30 years of teaching experience, was named Music Educator of the Year by the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA). The award will be presented at the 2014 (GMEA) In-Service

Winter Stalwarts

By Stephanie Hudak, Columnist Don’t we love the weather in Georgia and setting record weather marks: a record amount of rain in 2013, a record low temperature in the single digits; a record high over 100 in the summer of 2012, a drought that left Alabama mad

Best of the Best: GERL Loves horses

By Cathy Best, Columnist Cowboy, a chestnut colored horse with a sweet disposition, was 15-hands high. I rode him once a week during the three years my father was stationed in El Toro, California at the Marine Corps Air Station. We arrived in California the latter part

The Sports Desk: Don’t do it

By Nick Nunn, Columnist This morning, tired and not ready for the Tuesday that I was about to face, I opened my email to see a seemingly-desperate email entitled “Don’t do it!” “Do what?” I asked myself. Was it something that I had already done, or something

Rising a step above: Mat Dogs take 3rd at AAA State Dual Tournament in Macon

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Mat Dogs earned a third-place finish at the 2014 Georgia High School Association (GHSA) AAA State Duals Championship last Saturday, Jan. 11. The bronze finish marks a step up for the Mat Dogs, who earned consecutive

Hoop Dogs sweep Franklin and Jackson at home

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) basketball program swept region opponents Franklin County and Jackson County in seven games last week for a triumphant return to region play for 2014. The JV girls were the first team to face the Franklin County