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Hoop Dogs take on Elbert Co. to jump off 2013-14 region play

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) varsity and JV basketball teams traveled to Elberton on Friday, Dec. 6 to face the Elbert County Blue Devils for the first 8-AAA region games of the 2013-2014 basketball season. The varsity boys lost a close

MCMS Dogs top George Walton, Athens Christian at home duals

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) wrestling team took on George Walton Academy and Athens Christian School last Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Morgan County High School gym. The MCMS Mat Dogs beat George Walton by a score of 65-19 for their

Rugged outdoorsman’s toughness on the decline

By Alvin Richardson, Columnist There was a time in the distant past when I was pretty sure that no one was tougher than me. At 20 years old I would get up two hours before dawn, head to the swamp and tromp through ice to go duck

The BEST Christmas Pageant EVER

By Leila Dycus, Staff Writer As the cast appeared on the stage for their final bow singing at the top of their lungs the truth of the title was evident to the audience – this was “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” “There are no small parts, just

Obituaries: Robert Lee Griffin

Robert Lee Griffin, longtime resident of Madison entered into eternal rest Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Tara Nursing Home under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice and his loving daughter, Joyce and devoted son-in-law, Marion in Savannah, Georgia. Born September 17, 1918 in Greensboro,(Greene County), he was

Obituaries: John Paul Micham

John Paul Mitcham, 70, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, at Baldwin Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Mitcham was a native of Morgan County but had made his home in Milledgeville. He was a retired owner/operator truck driver.

Obituaries: Billy Wayne Hammock

Billy Wayne Hammock, 53, of Bostwick, died December 7, 2013. He was born in Athens on August 22, 1960 to the late Doris Arwood Hammock and the late Cecil Hammock. Surviving are: wife, Dee Hammock of Bostwick; daughters, April Hammock and Clint Brownlee of Bostwick; Amber Hammock

Obituaries: Harvey Jean Vickery, Jr.

Harvey Jean Vickery Jr. of Rutledge passed away December 9, 2013 at Abbey Hospice. He was born June 29, 1957 in Bainbridge, Maryland to Harvey Vickery Sr. and Mary Ann Cranford Vickery. He was a truck driver for Golden Flake. He was a member of the Church

Obituaries: Winston Marlin Bonner

Winston Marlin Bonner, 75, of Monroe, died December 4, 2013. He was born in Buckhead, on February 5, 1938 to the late Iris Marie Alford Bonner and the late Louis Gary Bonner. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruby Jo Nunn, and by his brothers,

Obituaries: William “Buz” Edward Willis

William “Buz” Edward Willis, 60 of Rutledge, passed away Tuesday morning, November 26, 2013. Buz was a gifted chiropractor that owned his own practice in Loganville, Medipractic Pain Management. One could always find him working in his garden, feeding his chickens, turning the horses out or watching